Courses & Units

Music Before 1700 FCP302



This unit provides a study of the major styles and genres of music from the beginning of the Christian era to the Baroque in the context of the influential composers and sociopolitical forces that shaped stylistic change.


Unit name Music Before 1700
Unit code FCP302
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Arts
Tasmanian College of the Arts
Discipline Music

Dr Anne-Marie  Forbes

Teaching staff

Dr Anne-Marie  Forbes

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


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


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Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2016 23/3/2016 11/4/2016 27/5/2016

* 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

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FCH100 or 200 level units


Teaching Pattern

1 x 2 hour lecture, weekly

1 x 1 hr tutorial, weekly


Class assignments 30% Essay 1500wds 30% Examination 40%

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Burkholder History of Western Music 9e

Turabian Manual 8th ed


Norton Anthology of Western Music Vol.1

Freedman Music in the Renaissance (Norton)

Fassler Music in the Medieval West (Norton)

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