30 Credits AUTUMN

Pre-requisites: 2:1 honours degree in Arts/Social Sciences

Co-requisites: MUS6002

Aims/Description: The unit provides a foundation in the study of music from significant traditions from each continent. It begins with one residential, which includes practical workshops in several musical studies, lectures and seminars, plus a series of e-tutorials. The remainder of the unit is taught through listening- and reading-based self study, leading to an essay on one musical tradition, a sample transcription or analysis with commentary and an annotated bibliography of sources for further research.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study,
Assessment: Course work, Practical skills assessment

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