Contemporary Musicology

King's College London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Contemporary Musicology

  • Host University

    King's College London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Music (BA)

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    This module is open to students majoring in music at their home institution only.

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Module description:
    This module sets out to survey the field of musicology, understood in its widest sense. For the most part, it
    will concentrate on the musicological literature of the last generation, segmented according to methodologies
    and approaches. One of the module aims is to study methodology and epistemology: what should the study of music
    do and what should it be; another is simply to ensure familiarity with a wide range of material. Among topics
    covered will be: historiography, compositional process and analysis, editing and performance, gender studies,
    aesthetics, and, lest we forget, the ?postmodern turn?. This will be a good module for those considering
    postgraduate study in music.

    Teaching pattern: The module will be taught via ten two-hour lectures.

    Assessment: written examination/s; coursework;

    1 x 3000 word essay (60%) 1 x 2hr written examination (40%)

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