Courses & Units

Music & History FCH102



This unit focuses on music and its relationship with culture, power and religion in Europe from the fifteenth century to the end of the nineteenth century. The unit also aims to provide students with opportunities to improve important written communication skills, developing research skills, especially the distinction between formal and informal writing, and the processes of critical awareness and listening analysis.


Unit name Music & History
Unit code FCH102
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Arts
Tasmanian College of the Arts
Discipline Music

Dr Heather Monkhouse

Teaching staff

Dr Heather Monkhouse

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 27/2/2017 23/3/2017 17/4/2017 2/6/2017

* 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 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $2,207.00 100101

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

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.


Teaching Pattern

Fully online

Student workload expectation: 8-10 hours weekly

3 short quizzes (weeks 3, 7, 12): 30%

Discussion forum participation (ongoing, with final submission due end of semester): 10%

1 written report (800 words) (week 8): 20%

1 Repertoire listening quiz (week, 13): 20%

Powerpoint presentation and short written summary (end of semester): 20%

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Kelly, Music Then and Now (WW Norton)


Marien and Fleming Fleming's Arts ad Ideas vol 2, 10th ed.

Burkholder History of Western Music 9e

Turabian Manual 8th ed 978-0-226-81638-8

Co-op Bookshop links

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