MUSC11406 - Language of Modern Music 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Building on your knowledge from Language of Modern Music 1, you will further develop your skills and knowledge of the language of modern music as derived from both the western art-music tradition and contemporary popular music styles. You will study music theory elements covering introductory aspects of pitch, rhythm, pulse, tempo, articulation, harmony and expression. You will apply this knowledge in a range of activities applicable to this study.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites Prerequisite: MUSC11405 Language of Modern Music 1
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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

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This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 61.76% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student feedback through unit evaluations.
Ensure the worksheet items link closely to learning materials within the unit.
Action Taken
The worksheets have undergone enhancements and reflect the learning materials to a greater degree. Positive feedback from the Unit Evaluations confirm this.
Source: Staff
Update resources for Aural component in Assessment Item 4.
The Assessment Item 4 Moodle page will be updated to include more visual resources. This will include music analysis videos and links to assist students in their learning.
Action Taken
Source: Student Evaluations
Worksheet 2: Composition instructions to have more examples.
The Worksheet 2 Moodle page will undergo enhancements to include more examples of compositions using the harmony provided.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes
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