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MUSI225 Ethnomusicology

Approaches to the study of the world’s traditional, popular and contemporary musics in their cultural context. (No prior musical knowledge required.)

Paper title Ethnomusicology
Paper code MUSI225
Subject Music
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $931.80
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,748.50

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Prerequisite
36 100-level points
Restriction
MUSI 325
Schedule C
Arts and Music

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

View 2014 timetable information in the Web Timetable Viewer

Approaches to the study of the world’s traditional, popular and contemporary musics in their cultural context. (No prior musical knowledge required.)

Ethnomusicology is often described as `the study of people making music'. It draws as much from anthropology and other social sciences as it does from musicology. In this way, the discipline is concerned with the people who are making music, and the sounds of the music they are making. Ethnomusicologists consider contexts and the `whole process' in which music is imagined, discussed and made. By studying cultures from around the world, we can explore what music means to particular groups of people, and what part it plays in their lives. This paper is the study of approaches to the world's traditional, popular and contemporary musics in their cultural context. Through class participation, you will examine and critically evaluate the ways people have studied the world's music.

Paper title Ethnomusicology
Paper code MUSI225
Subject Music
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2015, expected to be offered in 2016
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2015 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
36 100-level points
Restriction
MUSI 325
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Teaching staff
Convenor: Professor Henry Johnson
More information link
View further information on the Department of Music's website
Paper Structure
A research project forms a major component of the assessment.
Eligibility
No prior musical knowledge in music notation and theory is required.
Contact
music@otago.ac.nz

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Timetable

Not offered in 2015, expected to be offered in 2016

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard