MUSC11411 - Music Styles & Analysis 1

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit you will study the popular music styles that have emerged from the late 19th century through to the early 21st century. You will examine the role of prominent performers, composers, lyricists, and music producers in the development of these styles. You will also explore the social, political and technological events that have shaped popular music styles through this period. Your studies will give particular attention to the study and analysis of primary source materials in the form of musical analysis of the musical forms relevant to the style.

Details

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 There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Mackay
Online
Townsville

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

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Annotated bibliography 25%
2. Essay 35%
3. In-class Test(s) 40%

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%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.2 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 50% 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 evaluations
Feedback
Specific feedback on written assignments
Recommendation
The unit coordinator to ensure that students are provided with clear and specific feedback on each assessment item.
Action Taken
Each assessment was thoroughly marked and students were sent detailed revised copies of their marked assessment with editing and comments from their lecturer. Students were also able to contact lecturer to discuss their work further in person, via email and phone.
Source: Student feedback through unit evaluations
Feedback
Having all the online tutorials and YouTube videos available.
Recommendation
Upload topics 7,8 and 9 tutorials to moodle and source new YouTube links for those that are no longer available.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback through unit evaluations
Feedback
More interaction with lecturer for distance students
Recommendation
Offer Zoom sessions for distance students.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Identify the stylistic features of popular music styles from the late 19th century through to the early 21st century
  2. Describe the influence of prominent performers, composers, lyricists and producers in the development of popular music styles from the late 19th century through to the early 21st century
  3. Discuss the social, political and technological events that shaped popular music styles from the late 19th century through to the early 21st century
  4. Analyse the structure and musical style of selected popular music compositions from the 19th century through to the early 21st century.


Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Annotated bibliography
2 - Essay
3 - In-class Test(s)
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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1 - Annotated bibliography
2 - Essay
3 - In-class Test(s)