NINETEENTH-CENTURY MUSIC - 2017/8

Module code: MUS2057

Module provider

Music and Media

Module Leader

WILEY C Dr (Music & Med)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 5

JACs code

W330

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Overall student workload

Lecture Hours: 22

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework COURSEWORK: 3000 WORDS/ORAL PRESENTATION OF MAX. 30 MINS) 100%

Alternative Assessment

None

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

No pre-requisites/co-requisites for Music and Tonmeister students. Other students may be admitted to the module with the permission of the Module Leader. 

Module overview

This module enables students to build upon their knowledge of the history, aesthetics, and style of a range of nineteenth-century music and associated repertories, combining discussions of identified composers and historical and cultural issues with exploration of specific set works. It draws on analytical skills acquired in previous modules and consolidates the students’ experience of nineteenth-century music encountered elsewhere on the programme, as well as complementing their studies of other areas of music history and culture.

Module aims

develop knowledge of the nineteenth-century musical repertories

develop knowledge of the history of nineteenth-century music

develop an understanding of nineteenth-century aesthetics

develop an understanding of nineteenth-century musical style

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Describe stylistic and aesthetic features of a range of nineteenth-century musical repertories. CPT
Explain the relationship of selected nineteenth-century works to wider historical and cultural issues. KCPT
Formulate a cogent written argument. CPT
Demonstrate critical thinking. CPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Indicative content includes:

Lectures will introduce topics in nineteenth-century history, aesthetics and style by focussing on a series of musical case studies. These case studies may be drawn from, but are not restricted to, the list of composers indicated below:


Beethoven
Schubert
Berlioz
Mendelssohn
Chopin
Schumann
Wagner
Liszt
Tchaikovsky
Brahms
Rossini
Verdi
Grieg

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

explore a series of identified set works through music analysis and through examination of historical and critical issues, thereby relating to historical, contextual, and analytical studies encountered elsewhere on the programme. Each lecture will take the form of an exposition of the topic by the lecturer. This may lead to class discussion. Close listening to musical works will inform both the lectures and students’ individual learning. Students will gain further depth of knowledge in relation to specific aspects of nineteenth-century music through the coursework assignments.

The learning and teaching methods include:


One two-hour lecture per week, incorporating student discussions
Individual and/or small group tutorials
Guided reading and listening
Use of online learning environment
Coursework and feedback 

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge of the wider context of nineteenth-century music with in-depth study of specific works through the coursework, which may be an oral presentation rather than a written essay. This assessment will enable students to demonstrate their understanding of music history and culture, as well as music-analytical skills, further developing their familiarity with musicological approaches and essay-writing skills acquired elsewhere on the programme.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:


Coursework: an essay of not more than 3,000 words, alternatively, an oral presentation of not more than 30 minutes, plus questions. [60%] (addresses learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4)


Formative assessment

Formative assessment in this module may include in-class tasks and formative draftwork submissions.

Feedback

Feedback will be delivered through a range of methods including verbal feedback in lecture discussions and individual tutorials, feedback given on formative draftwork, and formal feedback from the interim coursework assessment.

Reading list

Reading list for NINETEENTH-CENTURY MUSIC : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/mus2057

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.