MUSC12414 - Language of Modern Music 4

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Building on the work covered in Language of Modern Music 3, you will continue to study more advanced aspects of the language of modern music. Modern harmony, melody, music structures, genre specific devices and stylistic idioms are all studied with weight given to practical applications as well as theoretical and analytical work. Analysis and written exercises are used to develop a competent knowledge of the structures and styles of modern harmony and melody.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

This unit has a prerequisite of MUSC12413 Language of Modern Music 3.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2022

Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Mackay
Online

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. Written Assessment 25%
2. Written Assessment 25%
3. Online Test 10%
4. Online Test 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 Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 52.17% 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: Moodle Feedback
Feedback
Zoom sessions to focus on assessment tasks.
Recommendation
Staff will provide specific zoom recorded sessions that focus on assessment information and requirements.
Action Taken
In 2021, assessment zoom classes were established to focus on this aspect of the unit.
Source: Staff
Feedback
Addition of an aural assessment item
Recommendation
All students will complete an aural assessment item delivered through the Auralia software.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student evaluations
Feedback
Additional Musition (software) quizzes
Recommendation
Students will be given additional musition (software) quizzes relating to the weekly topics.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Apply your knowledge of diatonic harmony and reharmonisation techniques to complete a series of written tasks
  2. Create original melodic material exploring motivic development techniques for a variety of music composition exercises
  3. Identify pitch, rhythm, keys, scales, chords, chord progressions, melody and form through aural related tasks
  4. Apply contemporary music theory relating to minor key harmony, modal interchange, advanced secondary dominant harmony and diminished harmony.

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Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
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1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Online Test
4 - Online Test
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
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Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
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1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
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Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Online Test
4 - Online Test