Courses & Units

Popular Music & Culture FCH101



This unit surveys role of music in popular culture through a consideration of musical style and cultural function, covering genres of popular music from the mid nineteenth century to mid-twentieth century. Musical genres will be studied where possible from the perspective of the audience.


Unit name Popular Music & Culture
Unit code FCH101
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Arts
Tasmanian College of the Arts
Discipline Music

Dr Anne-Marie Forbes

Teaching staff

Dr H. Monkhouse

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2016 10/8/2016 29/8/2016 14/10/2016

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2016 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2016 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2016: $782.00 2016: $2,154.00 100101

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

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Teaching Pattern

1 x 2 hour lecture, weekly1 x 1 hr tutorial, weekly, starting from week 2


Week 5 library assignment: 15%

Week 8: mid-semester test: 15%

Essay (1200 words): 20%

End of Semester exam: 50% (listening 20% & written 30%)

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