30 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: MUS6002, MUS6003

2:1 honours degree in Arts/Social Sciences

Co-requisites: MUS6005

Aims/Description: Introduction to designing an independent field project consisting of supervised fieldwork exercises (held in Sheffield during the residential) and subsequent self-study (supported by e-tutorials) and a programme of assisted readings. Initial instruction will cover project design, participant-observation methodology, ethical issues and use of recording technology. Assessed through a written project of three parts: 1) fieldnotes diary (c. 2,000 words); ii) sample recording with commentary (c. 10 minutes of music and up to 1,000 words); iii) essay reflecting on one selected issue, either within the tradition observed or on fieldwork more generally (c. 2,000 words).

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Fieldwork, Independent Study,
Assessment: Course work

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK