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A broad-genre approach to the history of music in and of Aotearoa New Zealand, with particular emphasis on notions of identity in a bicultural society, musical identity, sound and place.
This course aims to offer a broad-genre approach to the history of music in and of Aotearoa New Zealand, with particular emphasis on socio-musicological developments since World War II, and the evolution of bicultural nationhood as expressed through our music-making. The course includes an exploration of concepts of cultural identity, musical identity, sound and place.TopicsCourse topics covered include: The Māori world of music - traditional and contemporaryListening to and recognising music from Aotearoa including waiata and taonga pūoroBroken and retrieved/reinvented performing traditionsProblematics of the museum in cultural preservationKey dates and events in New Zealand Aotearoa cultural formationLandscape and NatureIsolationCultural meeting pointsRap and hip-hop in Aotearoa New ZealandPresenting NZ music to international audiencesElectroacoustic developments and a sense of placeKiwiana and IronyShort histories, small nationsDIY and the Garden ShedFlying Nun and its position in New Zealand
Students who pass this course will have developed:Knowledge of a broad range of New Zealand music including waiata and taonga pūoro, and contemporary Māori music;Knowledge of music and musical artists of Aotearoa New Zealand across a range of genres and historical periods, and the ability to discuss some musical aspects of those works and relate them to the broader contexts of New Zealand culture and society;Appreciation of the effects of colonisation and globalisation on cultural practices in Aotearoa New Zealand, and on notions of sound and place;The ability to discuss and critique notions of ‘knowledge’ and ‘norms’ particularly as applied to understandings of New Zealand’s bicultural heritage, te tiriti o Aotearoa, and the place of music in cultural practice and beliefs;Bicultural competence and confidence in relation to discussions and critiques of the music of Aotearoa New Zealand.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Biculturally competent and confident
Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
WORKLOADStudent workload (150 hours) will be allocated to:* 24 hours attending lectures* 12 hours attending tutorials* 15 hours writing essay* 20 hours preparing for listening test* 25 hours writing review assignment* 30 hours preparing and writing research assignment* 24 hours self-directed study
For further information see
Humanities and Creative Arts Head of Department
Weekly classes:1 x 2hr lecture and 1 x 1hr tutorial each week
Use of TechnologyThis course assumes that you have sufficient information and technology skills to confidently use a computer to access material for your course. Your written work will be handwritten and submitted in class time.You will be required to access our learning management system – LEARN – and to become familiar with its tools. LEARN provides easily-accessible information about the course and assessments, topics and deadlines, and supports the learning you will gain from attending all lectures and tutorials. For help using LEARN, refer to: http://learn.canterbury.ac.nz/course/view.php?id=2157
The following shows how to translate grades to numerical scores:A+ 90–100; A 85–89; A- 80–84; B+ 75–79; B 70–74; B- 65–69; C+ 60–64; C 55–59; C- 50–54; D 40–49; E 0–39In a course at 100- or 200-level examiners may grant restricted credit (R) which will be equivalent to a pass for all purposes except as a prerequisite.
Domestic fee $867.00
International fee $4,000.00
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
For further information see
Humanities and Creative Arts.