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 aims to provide students with opportunities to increase their knowledge of major composers and significant works of music from the western canon, 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 College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Music

Associate Professor Heather Monkhouse

Teaching staff

Associate Professor Heather Monkhouse

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


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Learning Outcomes

  1. Discuss and describe the life, and significant historical features of their time, of ten (10) major composers of the western musical canon.
  2. Recognise aurally and describe major works of the western canon of music, from the medieval through the romantic periods of music history.
  3. Undertake a research project on one chosen work, using academic research skills and conforming to the approved style guide.
  4. Demonstrate reflection and communication skills through discussion posts with colleagues, and written reflection task.



Band Field of Education
1 100101

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Teaching Pattern

Fully online.
Student workload expectation: 8-10 hours weekly.


Task 1: Online quiz x 2 (30%)

Task 2: Listening quiz (20%)

Task 3: Pre-concert talk written report (25%)

Task 4: Powerpoint presentation & written reflection (25%)

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Flexible Study Options




Kelly, Music Then and Now (WW Norton) (etext version recommended)

Turabian Manual for Writers 9th ed ISBN 978-0-226-43057-7

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