MUS 144G : Turning-points in Western Music
Creative Arts and Industries
2024 Summer School (1240) (15 POINTS)
Ranging across more than a thousand years of music from plainchant to sonic art, and from Bach to Beyoncé, this course illustrates how the work of musicians has always reected the age in which they live, inuenced by historical events, inventions, artistic ideas and the prevailing social ethos. By focusing on an eclectic mix of topics, students are introduced to some signicant historical events and made aware of the inuence these have had on artistic thought and musical development.
Capabilities Developed in this Course
|Capability 1:||People and Place|
|Capability 3:||Knowledge and Practice|
|Capability 4:||Critical Thinking|
|Capability 5:||Solution Seeking|
|Capability 8:||Ethics and Professionalism|
- Identify key musical works, genres, and styles drawn from Western music history (Capability 1.2, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1 and 7.1)
- Discuss key contexts and socio-cultural factors that are relevant to developments in Western art music (Capability 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 5.1 and 6.1)
- Become familiar with key terms and concepts used in writing about music (Capability 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 3.1, 3.2, 6.1 and 7.1)
- Learn about basic reference and writing tools, including online tools, of relevance to the study of music (Capability 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 4.1, 5.1, 7.1, 8.1 and 8.2)
- Write Write clearly and with critical insight on a variety of topics relating to Western art music (Capability 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 5.1, 6.1, 7.1, 8.1 and 8.2)
- Understand the relevance of music history for the present (Capability 1.1, 1.2, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 5.1, 6.1 and 7.1)
|Music Research Assignment||20%||Individual Coursework|
|Writing Portfolio||30%||Individual Coursework|
|Final Exam||50%||Individual Examination|
|Assessment Type||Learning Outcome Addressed|
|Music Research Assignment|
Assignments are to be submitted, according to submission type specied on CANVAS, by the due date. In the event of illness or other circumstances that prevent completing an assignment, please contact the course coordinator with evidence as appropriate before the due date. Late assignments that do not have an approved extension will be penalised 10% for each day or part thereof. No assignment will be accepted after that assignment has been returned to students.
A minimum of 50% combined mark from coursework, tests and the final examination
Teaching & Learning Methods
This course is a standard 15 point course and students are expected to spend 10 hours per week involved in each 15 point course that they are enrolled in.
For this course, you can expect 24 hours of lectures, 84 hours of reading and thinking about the content, 24 hours of work on assignments, and 18 hours of exam preparation.
Attendance is expected at lectures.
Lectures will be available as recordings.
The course will not include live online events.
The examination will held online.
The activities for the course are scheduled as a standard weekly timetable.
Course materials are made available in a learning and collaboration tool called Canvas which also includes reading lists and lecture recordings (where available).
Please remember that the recording of any class on a personal device requires the permission of the instructor.
At the end of every semester students will be invited to give feedback on the course and teaching through a tool called SET or Qualtrics. The lecturers and course co-ordinators will consider all feedback and respond with summaries and actions.
Your feedback helps teachers to improve the course and its delivery for future students.
Class Representatives in each class can take feedback to the department and faculty staff-student consultative committees.
The University of Auckland will not tolerate cheating, or assisting others to cheat, and views cheating in coursework as a serious academic offence. The work that a student submits for grading must be the student's own work, reflecting their learning. Where work from other sources is used, it must be properly acknowledged and referenced. This requirement also applies to sources on the internet. A student's assessed work may be reviewed for potential plagiarism or other forms of academic misconduct, using computerised detection mechanisms.
Class representatives are students tasked with representing student issues to departments, faculties, and the wider university. If you have a complaint about this course, please contact your class rep who will know how to raise it in the right channels. See your departmental noticeboard for contact details for your class reps.
All students are asked to discuss any impairment related requirements privately, face to face and/or in written form with the course coordinator, lecturer or tutor.
Student Disability Services also provides support for students with a wide range of impairments, both visible and invisible, to succeed and excel at the University. For more information and contact details, please visit the Student Disability Services’ website http://disability.auckland.ac.nz
If your ability to complete assessed coursework is affected by illness or other personal circumstances outside of your control, contact a member of teaching staff as soon as possible before the assessment is due.
If your personal circumstances significantly affect your performance, or preparation, for an exam or eligible written test, refer to the University’s aegrotat or compassionate consideration page https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/students/academic-information/exams-and-final-results/during-exams/aegrotat-and-compassionate-consideration.html.
This should be done as soon as possible and no later than seven days after the affected test or exam date.
In the event of an unexpected disruption we undertake to maintain the continuity and standard of teaching and learning in all your courses throughout the year. If there are unexpected disruptions the University has contingency plans to ensure that access to your course continues and your assessment is fair, and not compromised. Some adjustments may need to be made in emergencies. You will be kept fully informed by your course co-ordinator, and if disruption occurs you should refer to the University Website for information about how to proceed.
Student Charter and Responsibilities
The Student Charter assumes and acknowledges that students are active participants in the learning process and that they have responsibilities to the institution and the international community of scholars. The University expects that students will act at all times in a way that demonstrates respect for the rights of other students and staff so that the learning environment is both safe and productive. For further information visit Student Charter https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/students/forms-policies-and-guidelines/student-policies-and-guidelines/student-charter.html.
Elements of this outline may be subject to change. The latest information about the course will be available for enrolled students in Canvas.
In this course students may be asked to submit coursework assessments digitally. The University reserves the right to conduct scheduled tests and examinations for this course online or through the use of computers or other electronic devices. Where tests or examinations are conducted online remote invigilation arrangements may be used. In exceptional circumstances changes to elements of this course may be necessary at short notice. Students enrolled in this course will be informed of any such changes and the reasons for them, as soon as possible, through Canvas.