Core Module Information
Module title: Contextual Studies 2: Music in its Social and Cultural Context

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MUS08147
Module leader: Ken Dempster
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance

Music HNC

Description of module content:

The focus of this module is on the role of people within the practice of music as opposed to looking principally at works or technology. You will be presented with a range of methodologies for study and analysis, and new perspectives for consideration throughout the two trimesters. You will be invited to explore and question established narratives around the history of music and will be encouraged and empowered to uncover music and artists who you may not have experienced before. You will also discuss how music fits into the social environment of a culture, especially into our contemporary culture in this city.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Explore diverse historical narratives behind musical genres and forms;

LO2: Develop insight into audiences and how they relate to musical genres and forms;

LO3: Consider music in its social and cultural context;

LO4: Give examples of effective community music in practice;

LO5: Extend the range and diversity of perspectives and conceptual tools you employ in the study of music.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
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 24
Face To Face Seminar 6
Independent Learning Guided independent study 170
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 50 3,4,5 21
Portfolio 50 1,2,3,5 31
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Contextual Studies 2: Music in its Social and Cultural Context