Subject Descriptions - Subject Information


Calendar: 2019 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of the Arts, English and Media

COSMOS mastered subject: Version 2000.01

Subject Information
Subject Code CAMS105
Subject Name Critical Studies in Music 1
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites None.
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence CAMS231
Assessment Reflection - Reflection/Journal 30% Project 40% Assignment - Written Assignment 30%
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Course
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
329-Bachelor of Economics and Finance-Bachelor of Laws
336-Bachelor of Science (Psychology) - Bachelor of Laws
340-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
351-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Course information not Found
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Course information not Found
775M-Course information not Found
776-Bachelor of Computer Science - Bachelor of Laws
778-Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology-Bachelor of Laws
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.
Availability Not Available in 2019

Subject Description
This subject seeks to build a theoretical foundation for music that may inform students' studio or practical studies. Students are introduced to the different ways by which music may be comprehended and discussed through an experiential approach to music analysis and critical listening across a range of musical genres. It encourages students to reflect on questions such as: the organisation of music including the role of acoustics, musical perception and aesthetics. This subject draws on key practitioners within the Australian and international context in order to provide students with an informed understanding of the current issues and debates shaping contemporary music ranging from Western art music to popular and experimental practices.


Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. apply appropriate technical terms and vocabulary to discuss music of various genres and styles
2. identify and critically discuss a wide repertoire of representative works
3. apply key theoretical concepts to the analysis of music
4. gain literacy skills necessary to frame scholarly essay writing including the documentation and citation of bibliographic material


Textbook Information
Students will be advised of recommended texts at the commencement of session.
Text book information is available via the UniShop website:



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