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2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

MUSS2721 Music in Context A

20 creditsClass Size: 80

Module manager: Dr James Mooney
Email: j.r.mooney@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Pre-requisite qualifications

Normally MUSS1030, or A-level Music, or appropriate equivalent

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Objectives

On completion of this module, students should be able to:
- demonstrate the broadening of their musical knowledge through study of a defined musicological area;
- apply appropriate historical, analytical, critical and comparative methodologies to the articulation and development of arguments;
- demonstrate the development of research, and essay-writing skills;
- develop an awareness of contextual approaches applicable to a broad range of repertoire.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
- demonstrate the broadening of their musical knowledge through study of a defined musicological area;
- apply appropriate historical, analytical, critical and comparative methodologies to the articulation and development of arguments;
- demonstrate the development of research, and essay-writing skills;
- develop an awareness of contextual approaches applicable to a broad range of repertoire.


Syllabus

Students will study one topic chosen from a range available. Topics offered will cover a spectrum of musicological areas in different musical disciplines and contexts, including art, commercial, popular and world musics. The module may be taught via a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials. Plenary lectures and associated seminars will support students in developing their skills in the literature review and essay writing. At least one class will be given over to individual tutorials.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lectures31.003.00
Lecture72.0014.00
Seminar21.001.00
Tutorial10.250.25
Private study hours181.75
Total Contact hours18.25
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

4 hours evaluation of notes per topic lecture: 28 hours;
6 hours reading and listening per topic lecture or seminar: 54 hours;
Essay writing: 74 hours;
Plenary lectures and Seminar preparation: 26 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- Contribution to round table discussion in seminars, and feedback.
- Tutorials.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay4800-5200 words75.00
Literature Review800-1000 words25.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 11/10/2019

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