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Studies in Music History
This course provides students with an overview of different approaches and methodologies in the study of music history and musicology, and affords students an opportunity to put some of these approaches into practice in an individual research project.TOPICS COVERED IN THIS COURSE:* The discipline of musicology: origins and scope* Using source materials: scores, iconography, archives, journals and diaries* Building and questioning canons* New approaches: The 'New musicology'* Historical ethnomusicology* Recreating the past: Musicology and historically-informed performance* Into the future: Digital musicology
Students who pass this course will: Be able to evaluate and use various types of primary sources relevant to the study of music history;* Be proficient in the use of library resources relevant to the study of music history;* Be able to recognise, discuss, and evaluate key scholarly approaches to the study of music;* Be able to conduct research in music history with academic supervision;* Be able to present research findings in appropriate academic language.
Subject to approval of the Head of School.
All assessments are due at 4.00 pm on the specified date. Students must submit a hard copy, including an official School of Music assignment cover page, to the assignment drop-box in the School of Music foyer. Assignment pages can be found in the School of Music foyer, and can also be downloaded from LEARN.The contribution to class discussion includes contribution to discussion in lectorials, and completion of readings and preparatory exercises (including short written passages). Students are expected to attend and make an active contribution to all lectorials.
Use of TechnologyThis course assumes that you have sufficient IT skills to use a computer confidently to access material for your course. Your written work should be submitted typed. You will be required to access Learn. 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.
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 0–39
Domestic fee $2,066.00
International Postgraduate fees
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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Humanities and Creative Arts.