30 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: 2:1 Music, Psychology or Music Education

Aims/Description: This module focuses on music in four types of everyday life setting: commerce and retail, leisure, education, and therapeutic uses of music. Subsequent weeks of this module use psychological, sociological, musicological and educational theory and research to provide insight into how and why music occupies the place it does in contemporary industrialised societies. Before examining each of these areas in more detail, the following section will provide a general introduction to the role of music in everyday life.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Problem solving, Fieldwork, Independent Study,
Assessment: Course work
WebCT resources are available for this module

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK