Unit

School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Music, Culture and DiscourseWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102551.1

Discipline: MUSIC

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Nicholas Ng


Equivalent Units
101134 - Contemporary Arts: Music (Histories), 101523 - Cultural Paradigms and Music

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2020 Spring  Yes  Penrith Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2021 Spring  Yes  Penrith Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
This unit builds a critical theoretical foundation for music while preparing students for more advanced musicological studies. It examines cultural theories, focusing on theories of authorship, identity, discourse, corporeality, aesthetics, and power, and their relationship to music. It explores the intersection of music with technology, considers how musical taste is formed, and looks at the ways in which institutional practices shape music and musicians. It considers the relationships to music of the overarching paradigms of humanism and post-humanism, liberalism and neo-liberalism, and modernism and postmodernism. Completing this unit will teach students how to critically evaluate music, to recognise how power functions in music’s historical narratives, and to question the assumptions on which these narratives are based. It provides students with a broadly informed view of current issues in contemporary music practice.


Courses
1651.7Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)CONTINUING
1651.8Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)CURRENT
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
1659.4Bachelor 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
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


Specialisations

M1114.1MusicologyCURRENT
SM1065.1MusicologyCURRENT




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