Core Module Information
Module title: Sonic culture

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CSI07102
Module leader: Rod Selfridge
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Applied Informatics
Prerequisites

N/A

Description of module content:

This module addresses the wide field of sonic culture and the almost ubiquitous inclusion of sound within media. Starting with the history of sound reproduction the module progresses through its use in a wide variety of media and onto future applications such as robotics, mixed reality and the Internet of Things. The unique experience of listening is explored, along with tropes and cliches that form much of contemporary sonic culture. Students will develop a rich understanding about sonic practises across societies, and be able to utilise sound to convey complex concepts.

Teaching involves weekly lectures as well as tutorial sessions and directed study. A sonic representation of a place or event is developed as part of the coursework, which is evaluated with listeners. Tutorial sessions provide the opportunity for peer review, as well as academic support.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Demonstrate a critical awareness of the theoretical underpinnings of sonic culture.
LO2: Utilise contemporary knowledge and skills in order to be able to sonically represent cultural material.
LO3: Communicate an understanding of the historical perspectives of sound reproduction methods and their continued evolution within media.
LO4: Convey an effective awareness of listening experiences.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE,
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Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Rod Selfridge
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The class based lectures will cover the underlying principles of sonic culture (LO1), as well as demonstrate methods of sonic communication (LO2). The History of sound reproduction and its further development will also be covered (LO3), along with listeners' perspectives (LO4). The tutorial sessions will address student's comprehension of each LO, and allow them to seek clarification, as well as develop their ideas. Further support will be available on a one-to-one basis as well as through Moodle fora. Directed study (podcasts, textbooks, papers and videos) will provide a wider context to place work within and appreciate the true diversity of the field, as well as the shared experiences.

Formative Assessment:
Weekly tutorial sessions where students present their work and receive feedback accordingly. The coursework is split up into separate weekly tasks in order to manage the workflow efficiently.

Summative Assessment:
Five minute sonic representation of a place or event of the student's choice. Content has to be evaluated by listeners who are familiar with the place or event as well as those who are not in order to produce a report to identifying the effectiveness of the communication.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 152
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Practical 60 LO 1-3 13 HOURS= 00.05
Poster 25 LO 4 13 HOURS= 20.00
Project - Written 10 LO 1, LO 3, LO 14/15 , WORDS= 700
Project - Written 5 LO 1, LO 3 4 , WORDS= 400
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2022/3, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE,
VIEW FULL DETAILS
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Rod Selfridge
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The class based lectures will cover the underlying principles of sonic culture (LO1), as well as demonstrate methods of sonic communication (LO2). The History of sound reproduction and its further development will also be covered (LO3), along with listeners' perspectives (LO4). The tutorial sessions will address student's comprehension of each LO, and allow them to seek clarification, as well as develop their ideas. Further support will be available on a one-to-one basis as well as through Moodle fora. Directed study (podcasts, textbooks, papers and videos) will provide a wider context to place work within and appreciate the true diversity of the field, as well as the shared experiences.

Formative Assessment:
Weekly tutorial sessions where students present their work and receive feedback accordingly. The coursework is split up into separate weekly tasks in order to manage the workflow efficiently.

Summative Assessment:
Five minute sonic representation of a place or event of the student's choice. Content has to be evaluated by listeners who are familiar with the place or event as well as those who are not in order to produce a report to identifying the effectiveness of the communication.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 152
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Practical 60 LO 1-3 14/15 HOURS= 00.05
Poster 25 LO 4 14/15 HOURS= 20.00
Project - Written 10 LO 1, LO 3, LO 14/15 , WORDS= 700
Project - Written 5 LO 1, LO 3 4 , WORDS= 400
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
CSI07102 Sonic Culture