Issues and Topics in Music 3

King's College London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Issues and Topics in Music 3

  • 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

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  • Overview

    Module description:

    Issues and Topics in Music (4 modules of 15 credits, each module divided into 2 sections) aims to offer a
    comprehensive introduction to some of the main areas of music study that students will encounter in their
    second and third years. These include an introduction to music and music history from the Renaissance to ca.
    1780; and introduction to the music and music history from ca. 1780 to the present day; an introduction to
    popular music and jazz; an introduction to ethnomusicological issues and to music cognition. The aim of these
    modules is to give the students a solid basis of information and methodologies: a platform from which they can
    enter into the more specialised work of the second and third years.
    Issues in Music 1 will cover topics from the following list in conjunction with Issues in Music 2, 3 and 4, and
    without duplication (each of the topics below will take up a half module).
    Music in the Renaissance
    Music 1600-1780
    Music 1780-1850
    Music 1850-the present
    Popular Music
    Music and the Brain

    Teaching pattern: The module will be taught via ten two-hour lectures, and four one-hour small group tutorials.

    Assessment: written examination/s; coursework;

    Two essays (30% each) and one written examination (40%)

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