Undergraduate Module Descriptor
This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.
The module begins by considering key concepts and writers on music sociology and ethnomusicology. The concepts will include: affordances, homology, appropriation, affiliation and habitus. The module then sets these concepts in context of case study material focused on musical structure as a medium for thinking about the life course, social structure, embodied communication, identity, health and wellbeing; consciousness, social control and memory.
Introduction to ethnomusicology/music sociology
Key concepts with examples
What is music, sound, noise: an exercise in boundary construction
B. Music in Everyday Life over the life course and in cultural context:
Music and socialization
Music and emotion, music and work
Music and health/wellbeing: alternative healing and ritual care
Music and continuing bonds: spirituality, transcendence and commemoration through music
Learning and Teaching
This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity||24||6 two hour lectures, 4 two hour seminars and 2 student-led discussion sessions with small presentations in seminar|
|Guided Independent study||126||A variety of activities directed by module leader and allowing student choice. 1. Mapping the sonic environment 2. Interview or radio archive exercise 3. Video analysis of embodied musical engagement 4. Exploration of musicalisation of settings or interactions|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).
ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/