Unit

School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Popular Music HistoriesWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102547.1

Discipline: MUSIC

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
John Encarnacao


Equivalent Units
101741 - Music History 2; 102428 - Western Art Music 2

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2020 Spring  Yes  Penrith Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
Students will explore some of the most significant trajectories of popular music of the last 100 years. Each week will look a different facet of popular music history, stretching from the stars of the early years of the recorded music industry to the development of electronic dance music. The unit will touch upon folk, jazz, blues, rock, soul, funk, pop, disco, metal, punk, and hip hop to offer a necessarily incomplete tapestry of music scenes, chains of influence, and theories on the points of origin of styles and genres. Concepts that will be investigated include the relationship of recording and dissemination technologies with popular music creation; the notion of a “mainstream” and its margins; and the idea of a grand narrative of popular music history, including the problems of canonicity.


Courses
1651.7Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)CONTINUING
1651.8Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)CURRENT
1652.5Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)CONTINUING
1652.6Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)CONTINUING
1652.7Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)CONTINUING
1655.7Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars)CONTINUING
1655.8Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars)CONTINUING
1655.9Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars)CURRENT
1659.2Bachelor of MusicCONTINUING
1659.3Bachelor of MusicCONTINUING
1659.4Bachelor of MusicCURRENT
1696.4Bachelor of CommunicationCURRENT
1706.3Bachelor of ArtsCONTINUING
1706.4Bachelor of ArtsCURRENT
1708.3Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5/Birth - 12)CONTINUING
1708.5Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5/Birth - 12)CURRENT
1736.2Bachelor of Communication (Dean's Scholars)CURRENT
1738.2Bachelor of Music (Dean's Scholars)CURRENT
1808.2Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social ScienceCONTINUING
1808.3Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social ScienceCURRENT
1818.2Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of BusinessCONTINUING
1818.3Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of BusinessCURRENT
1822.1Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) Dean's ScholarsCONTINUING
1822.2Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) Dean's ScholarsCONTINUING
1822.3Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) Dean's ScholarsCURRENT
1823.1Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary) Dean's ScholarsCONTINUING
1823.2Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary) Dean's ScholarsCONTINUING
1841.1Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCURRENT
1842.1Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCURRENT
3654.3Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology/Bachelor of ArtsCURRENT
6005.1Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of ArtsCONTINUING
6005.2Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of ArtsCONTINUING
6005.3Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of ArtsCURRENT
6017.3Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth-5/Birth-12)CURRENT
6019.1Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)CONTINUING
6019.2Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)CURRENT
6021.1Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)CONTINUING
6021.2Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)CONTINUING


Specialisations

M1114.1MusicologyCURRENT
SM1065.1MusicologyCURRENT
SM1083.1Music for Secondary TeachingCURRENT




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