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 1
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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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2019

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Mackay
Online
Townsville
Term 2 - 2021 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 20%
2. Written Assessment 20%
3. Written Assessment 60%

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 - 2019 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 60% 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: Staff
Feedback
Student forum discussions to be more utilised. To provide students with regular discussions with staff on composition approaches and connecting theory to practise.
Recommendation
Staff will engage the distance cohort more regularly through the forum discussion. This will include starting discussion threads based on connecting theory to practise.
Action Taken
The Unit Coordinator engaged with students on a weekly basis via online interactive tutorials.
Source: Student evaluation data
Feedback
Revision of assessment items to align more closely with concepts covered in class.
Recommendation
Assessment items are to be revised to align more closely with concepts covered in class.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Explain more advanced theoretical principles of modern music as they apply to harmony, melody, music structures and style within jazz and popular music idioms.
  2. Analyse more advanced modern musical pieces with respect to harmony, melody, music structures and style within jazz and popular music idioms.
  3. Apply more advanced principles of modern music with respect to harmony, melody, music structures and style to create musical scores in jazz and popular music idioms.

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Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
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Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
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
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment