Undergraduate Course: Music 1A: Music in Social Contexts (MUSI08011)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course is concerned with music as a social activity - a social activity that defines what it is to be human. It examines music's various roles in society and the effects of the various ways in which societies are organised on the ways in which music itself is made, heard and understood. It introduces students to the sociology and psychology of music and encourages them to think conceptually about their own musical activities. The course covers a wide range of musical practices, Western and non-Western, classical and popular, past and present, though it focuses on musical and social developments since the Industrial Revolution.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 6,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One essay c.2,000 words (40%) and one 2-hour degree examination in the December exam diet(60%).
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||2:00|
| - Students will have become familiar with a variety of social contexts in which music has played and plays an important role.
- They will understand the basic concepts that sociologists and psychologists bring to the study of music.
- They will have become familiar with issues in contemporary culture and in contemporary approaches to writing about music and its history.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Weekly lectures plus tutorials in Weeks 3,5,7,9,11.
|Course organiser||Prof Raymond Macdonald
Tel: (0131 6)50 2424
|Course secretary||Mrs Noureen Ehsan
Tel: (0131 6)50 9179
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