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ATS1345: Music across time

Faculty of Arts

Music across time

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This unit explores the historical conditions under which music was created and the purposes it served for composers, performers, patrons and the public. The unit utilises critical readings of historical and biographical texts in conjunction with analyses of representative audio, video and score materials to investigate socio-cultural trends, major significant historical events and key figures that have influenced the development of music.


1 - Annotated Bibliography - 30% 2 - Podcast - 30% 3 - Essay - 40%


Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.