2007 FCB122 World Music

Unit Level: Introductory

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   FCB222

SPECIAL NOTE: subject to enrolment quota
available as an elective

Not Offered


Provides students with an introduction to the musical life of non-Western societies including discussion of the cultural significance and function of music and characteristic musical styles and instruments of regions including the Middle East, India, Japan, China, Indonesia and Africa. An introduction is also given to indigenous Australian music and the migrant folk traditions contributing to the vitality of the Australian musical landscape.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: research assignment (10%), 1200-word essay (25%), end-of-sem listening test (15%), end-of-sem exam (50%)

TEACHING PATTERN: 2-hr lecture and 1-hr tutorial weekly (13 wks)

M.Excl FCB120, FCB220

STAFF: Dr A Forbes (coordinator)

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