MUS1012 : Understanding Music History
- Offered for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Dr Kirsten Gibson
- Lecturer: Dr Ian Biddle, Professor Eric Cross, Professor Magnus Williamson, Dr Rosemary Southey, Dr Paul Attinello, Professor David Clarke
- Owning School: Arts & Cultures
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
• To provide an introduction to the academic study of music at UG level;
• To extend students’ historical knowledge of music;
• To increase awareness of the issues and methodologies involved in the study of music history;
• To provide a platform for the study of historical-cultural options later in the UG degree programmes.
Outline Of Syllabus
This module will introduce you to the challenges of studying music(s) from the past. You will be introduced to a range of scholarly approaches to music(s) of the past and a range of ideological, epistemological and political orientations in the writing of music histories. This introduction to historical method (sometimes called historiography) will be grounded by looking at a number of specific case studies. In the past, these have included chant and liturgy in pre-modern Europe, music in late Renaissance Italy; music, society and print culture in late Elizabethan England; the rise of the audience in eighteenth-century London; the Enlightenment; Romanticism and nineteenth-century European art; Austro-German Opera at the Long Fin de Siecle; and folk song collecting in the early twentieth century.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||12||2:00||24:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||11||2:00||22:00||Workshops|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||12||1:00||12:00||Seminars - Study Skills|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Drop-in/surgery||1||1:00||1:00||tutorial surgeries|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||141:00||141:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures are given by a team of staff members; each lecture introduces a new area of study (repertory/context/methodology). Workshops give students the opportunity to enrich the contents of lectures - screenings, extended listening, primary source work.
Small group seminars offer support with study skills.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Essay||1||M||10||500 word precis|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Essay 1 tests your ability to write a précis of a piece of academic writing. This tests students skills in synthesizing ideas and articulating them in their own words.
Essay 2 tests your ability to produce a lengthier piece of work dealing directly with written sources and incorporating some additional self-directed research.
Essay 3 tests your ability to undertake a piece of research based on one of the topics presented in the lectures, and to prepare a piece of written work over the course of several weeks. It gives you the opportunity to do further reading and to explore one of the topics in greater depth.