Core Module Information
Module title: Introduction to Musicology 1

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

Module code: MUS07145
Module leader: John Hails
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

Within this module, musicology (the study of music) is taken to be a broad umbrella topic which includes the history of music, the study of music in its cultural context (ethnomusicology), the psychology of music, and aspects of political, philosophical, and analytical study.
In lectures you will study a range of topics which will include questioning core assumptions about music and its meaning, historical perspectives on and functional contexts of music.
In dedicated sessions you will listen to and discuss a range of musical styles, genres, and idioms and develop your vocabulary to reflect this diversity.
In seminars you will explore the harmony and counterpoint that underpins much of the musical culture of the West.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Demonstrate an awareness of a range of disciplines and perspectives relating to the study of music;

LO2: Respond to a diverse mixture of musical styles, traditions, and genres;

LO3: Recall appropriate vocabulary employed in the discussion of specific musical styles, traditions, and genres;

LO4: Reproduce specific harmonic and contrapuntal techniques underpinning common musical practices.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: John Hails
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 30
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 10
Independent Learning Guided independent study 160
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 60 1,2,3 14/15 , WORDS= 2000
Portfolio 40 3,4 14/15
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

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