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MUSGEN 2004 - Musics of the World II

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Assumed Knowledge: Ability to play an instrument or read music is not required for this course
Incompatible: GENMUS 1003, MUSGEN 1004, MUSGEN 3010, MUSST 1000B
Assessment: Exam 1 (25%), Essay (2000 words) (40%), Exam 2 (35%)

An introduction to the music and performance of selected world cultures. Music is presented as a form of cultural expression which can be understood in both social and music-stylistic contexts. Students will gain an appreciation of culturally distinct elements of music as well as its more universal qualities. The music and cultural examples we explore draw from select regions of the world (including Australia, Africa, East Asia, Southwest Asia, North America and the Carribean) and range from ancient ceremonial practices, to traditional court- and folk traditions, to contemporary forms of 'world music' and pop.

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 08/08/2022 Wed 17/08/2022 Fri 16/09/2022 Fri 28/10/2022

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