Courses & Units

Music and Politics FCA208

Hobart

Introduction

This unit focusses on the interrelationship between music and politics by exploring aspects such as musical activism, propaganda, censorship and the underground. You will investigate the creation, reception and transmission of music from diverse styles, cultures, periods and global perspectives and become critically aware of music’s influence and impact, and its potential to be used and misused for political intent. You will build skills to underpin diverse career pathways in music through an exciting and distinctive project in which you will interrogate and explore the concept of music and politics, while gaining an introduction to project management and further proficiency and confidence in research, writing and formats of presentation.

Summary

Unit name Music and Politics
Unit code FCA208
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Music
Coordinator

Dr. Arabella Teniswood-Harvey

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

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

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Research, analyse, and evaluate interrelationships between music and politics.
  2. Communicate in various modes to diverse audiences.
  3. Employ project management skills to plan, manage and execute a project that focuses on the interrelationship between music and politics.
  4. Reflect critically on project processes and outcomes.

Fees

Domestic

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
100101 $993.0 $850.0 not applicable $2,445.0

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Off Campus:
Fortnightly online class (1.5 hours)

On Campus:
Fortnightly tutorial (1.5 hours)
Weekly project (1.5 hours)

Assessment

Task 1: Portfolio of communication tasks (25%)

Task 2: Written research task, 1500 words (25%)

Task 3: Music and Politics project, 3000 words or equivalent (50%)

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Textbooks

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