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 CAMS232
Subject Name Critical Studies in Music 2
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites None.
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Assignment - Concert Review 25% Presentation - Tutorial Presentation and Essay 50% Exam - Critical Listening Test 25%
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
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
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.

Subject Availability
Session Spring  (29-07-2019 to 21-11-2019)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 1 hr lecture & 2 hr tutorial per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Guy Freer
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-08-2019

Subject Description
This subject takes a non-linear approach to the key historical developments and theoretical debates that have shaped music today. It examines milestones and breakthroughs in the history of music from the introduction of notation and the development of harmony and counterpoint, to innovations in instrument building and the impact of music and recording technologies. The purpose is not only to provide an overview of the key periods, movements and artists in the history of western music, but also to reflect on their relevance and application to current music practice. Students also develop formal skills in music history, theory and criticism.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. an increased understanding of the key movements informing developments in western music
2. an understanding of the innovations that have shaped the development of contemporary music
3. critical listening skills enabling the identification and analysis of key musical genres and styles
4. the capacity to articulate the relationship between key historical and theoretical developments in music and their relevance to contemporary practice
5. the 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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