Undergraduate Module Descriptor
This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.
This module has three key aims: (1) to consider music's role and impact in social life; (2) to consider some of the classic and current approaches within ethnomusicology and music sociology; and (3) to exemplify these approaches with reference to empirical studies with special reference to music in daily life.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. examine and analyse musical phenomena in light of ethnomusicological and sociological theories and to apply key concepts to musical data;|
2. demonstrate ability to identify connections between musical works and social structures;
|Discipline-Specific Skills||3. relate a defined corpus of sociological ideas and data to a consideration of both production and the reception of art in the modern world;|
4. deploy sociological argument, developed through written assignments and classroom presentations in a critical relationship to received ways of talking about art works, and artists;
5. demonstrate competence in the use of a specialist terminology developed through a familiarity with the principal sociological debates concerning art as a social phenomenon;
|Personal and Key Skills||6. demonstrate independent study and group work, including the presentation of material for group discussion, developed through the mode of learning;|
7. demonstrate skills in sociological reasoning and the marshalling of evidence, use of data etc. developed through written assignments;
8. digest, select and organise material to produce, to a deadline, a coherent and cogent argument, developed through the mode of assessment.