Hildegard to Avang Garde: Introduction to Western Art Music

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Hildegard to Avang Garde: Introduction to Western Art Music

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    History, Music

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    A study of Western music approached through a series of modules, each centered on one exemplary composition, with an emphasis on the social and cultural context of music, rather than on analytical study of musical style. Course coordinator: Elizabeth Hudson. Email: elizabeth.hudson@nzsm.ac.nz.

    Learning Objectives
    Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
    1. identify and describe aspects of the Western music tradition, including musical works, historical
    contexts, and individuals
    2. explain various social, political and cultural factors that influence the composition and
    performance of Western music
    3. employ skills in library research and academic writing as appropriate in assignments.

    Quizzes- 30%
    short essay- 30%
    test- 10%
    final essay- 30%

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