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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: MUSM003 Module Title: CASE STUDIES I
Module Provider: Music and Sound Recording Short Name: MUM.CASE1
Level: M Module Co-ordinator: DOWNES SC Dr (Music Record)
Number of credits: 30 Number of ECTS credits: 15
Module Availability

Weekly in Semester 2

Assessment Pattern

Assessment is based on the written-up study (up to 8,000 words). This will be double marked by internal staff and externally moderated.

Module Overview
Module Aims
  1. To apply and develop skills learnt in Analysis, Aesthetics, Popular Musicology and/or Critical Musicology in a single focussed study in eighteenth, nineteenth or twentieth-century music.
  2. To develop greater independence of thought and working practice in preparation for researching and writing a dissertation.
Learning Outcomes
  1. Apply relevant analytical and/or critical skills to a selected case study.
  2. Research and write up, with some degree of independence, a musicological project.
Module Content

Students select a 18th, 19th or 20th Century case study in consultation with the Module Convenor and other tutors as appropriate. The study may focus on a single work or a small repertoire of works.

Methods of Teaching/Learning
Tutorials up to 20 hours
280 hours of private study (300 hours in total for the module)

You will be given a supervisor for your project. You and your supervisor will work together during the preparation of your case study. During your tutorials you will receive advice on developing your self-directed learning and research skills, as well as assistance with your queries resulting from your reading. You can expect feedback on the initial drafts of your submission.
Selected Texts/Journals

Due to the diverse nature of the potential content of this module, readings will be suggested by the Module Convenor and/or any assigned tutor. These lists will form the starting point for the study.

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