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MUSI105 Music Matters

Perspectives of music in global, historical and cultural context. Students will learn why music matters in modules covering diverse themes and musical styles.

Paper title Music Matters
Paper code MUSI105
Subject Music
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,141.35
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Schedule C
Arts and Music
No prior musical knowledge required.

Teaching staff

Paper co-ordinator: To be advised

Teaching Staff: Professor Henry Johnson
Professor Anthony Ritchie
Dr Jennifer Cattermole


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Course outline

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Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will:

  • Develop an in-depth appreciation of music in global cultural context
  • Develop an understanding of the diverse uses, functions and meanings of music through the field of cultural musicology
  • Acquire knowledge and skills in comprehending music through cultural analysis and by writing from a critical cultural perspective
  • Gain culturally relevant knowledge of music in global context, including methods, theories and procedures relating to the field of cultural musicology

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
Tuesday 11:00-11:50 28, 31-34, 36-41
Tuesday 17:00-17:50 29-30


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
A2 Wednesday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41
A3 Wednesday 15:00-15:50 28-34, 36-41