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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Provides students with a range of historical, cross-cultural and indigenous perspectives relating to the development of global music cultures. It examines the roles of music within different societies, and promotes an understanding of the dynamics of global musical cultures through the development of research frameworks for cross-cultural musical comparisons.

Unit content

  • Introduction to world music
  • African music traditions
  • Middle Eastern Music
  • The influence of European Music - Ireland, Scotland, gypsy
  • Music of South America and the Caribbean
  • Music of Asia
  • Indigenous music of Australia and North American traditions
  • Music of the Pacific
  • Production, distribution and consumption of Music in the digital age.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 identify and discuss prominent stylistic features of a variety of musical examples from different musical cultures Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning Cultural competence
2 analyse a range of historical and cross-cultural perspectives relating to the international circulation of music in the 20th and 21st century Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning Cultural competence
3 analyse contemporary issues relating to the global music 'industry' Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning Cultural competence
4 research and reflect on aspects of global music. Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning Cultural competence

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify and discuss prominent stylistic features of a variety of musical examples from different musical cultures
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. analyse a range of historical and cross-cultural perspectives relating to the international circulation of music in the 20th and 21st century
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. analyse contemporary issues relating to the global music 'industry'
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  4. research and reflect on aspects of global music.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA7: Cultural competence