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 College of Arts and Law
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


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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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Kelly, Music Then and Now (WW Norton)


Turabian Manual 8th ed

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