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MUSI269 Global Pop

A critical study of the global phenomenon of popular music.

This paper examines how popular music is consumed, and produced around the globe. While world music flows through different routes and has distinct meanings in each of its contexts, a critical examination of the place of its consumption can help us understand the reasons why such music is so often found out of its original context. Major themes to be covered include the global music industry, world music as a genre, and how music is used to represent cultures. This paper is in the cultural studies strand of Music papers and builds on the ideas introduced in MUSI 103 Music in Popular Culture and MUSI 104 Music in World Cultures.

Paper title Global Pop
Paper code MUSI269
Subject Music
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2015
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $969.00
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,840.00

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Prerequisite
36 100-level points
Restriction
MUSI 369
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Teaching staff
Convenor: Dr Oli Wilson
Contact
music@otago.ac.nz

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Timetable

Not offered in 2015

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

A critical study of the global phenomenon of popular music.

This paper examines how popular music is consumed and produced around the globe. While world music flows through different routes and has distinct meanings in each of its contexts, a critical examination of the place of its consumption can help us understand the reasons why such music is so often found out of its original context. Major themes to be covered include the global music industry, world music as a genre and how music is used to represent cultures. This paper is in the cultural studies strand of Music papers and builds on the ideas introduced in MUSI 103 Music in Popular Culture and MUSI 104 Music in World Cultures.

Paper title Global Pop
Paper code MUSI269
Subject Music
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2016 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 369
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Textbooks
MUSI 269/369 Course Reader
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding.
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Learning Outcomes
  • To develop a critical understanding of music and globalisation
  • To gain a familiarity of historical development of the global music industry
  • To gain an understanding of pertinent theories and concepts relevant to popular music globally
  • To develop an understanding of globalised and localised music cultures
  • To gain the ability to identify diverse popular music
  • To develop an ability to analyse diverse popular music in different cultural settings
Paper Structure
Please contact the Department of Music's office for a copy of the most recent paper profile.
Contact
music@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor: Dr Oli Wilson
Eligibility
No prior musical knowledge in music notation and theory is required.

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Timetable

First Semester

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

Lecture

Weeks: 9-12,14-22 Tues, Wed : 09:00-09:50

Tutorial

Weeks: 9-12,14-22 Wed : 14:00-14:50
or Wed : 15:00-15:50
or Wed : 16:00-16:50