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    Research project on a music topic in the community. Students apply research methods and knowledge to a research project of their own design.

    About this paper

    Paper title Community Project (Advanced)
    Subject Music
    EFTS 0.1667
    Points 20 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,448.79
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    MUSI 386
    Limited to
    BA(Hons), MusB(Hons), PGDipArts, PGDipMus

    Teaching staff

    Course co-ordinator and teaching staff: Professor Henry Johnson


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    Course outline

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

    This paper will encourage students to have deep, coherent and extensive knowledge of the fundamental contribution of advanced research to the discipline of ethnomusicology and its study of community music and music in the community, namely to (graduate attributes are highlighted):

    • Develop an advanced appreciation of music in the community by understanding music in its cultural context;
    • Develop an advanced ability to study, interpret and comprehend music in the community through the discipline of ethnomusicology;
    • Acquire advanced knowledge and skills when studying music in the community and be able to write about this field effectively;
    • Gain an advanced appreciation of scholarship on music in the community, including methods, theories and procedures relating to the field of ethnomusicology;
    • Display advanced competency in working with others in classes (including fieldwork);
    • Evaluate to an advanced level select texts relevant to the study of music as a community project;


    Not offered in 2024

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
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