MUSICOL 501 - Musicology Research Methods: Historical Musicology
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Music History and Musicology (MUSICOL)
Department: Music School
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Details

Credits:
3
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Description

This course offers an introduction to the methods, discourse, and intellectual debates animating the study of music history today. Questions addressed will include: How did the discipline of musicology with its roots in late nineteenth-century German-speaking academia make a transition to the United States? What are the assumptions (and biases) orienting musicological discourse in the last thirty years? To what extent and purpose do music historians drawn upon intellectual concerns, critical paradigms and research strategies from related disciplines? What is the relevance of our discipline in today’s world, whether in the academy, the diverse worlds of musical performance, or to the publics of today? Alongside with the study of these questions, students will develop their own portfolios of research-based activities. With these, they will garner expertise in current techniques of musicological and humanistic study such as archival investigation, sources and text analysis, cultural interpretation, historical narration and critical argumentation. These portfolios will afford each student the opportunity to explore a of theme of interest. For instance, each student will be asked to select a special research area that they will track throughout the semester in dialogue with weekly readings about the discipline and its practices.

Class Format:

Class periods will be run as seminars and students should come to these prepared to engage in thoughtful discussions of the weekly assigned literature and topics while, at the same time, they work on their own portfolio of research-based activities

Schedule

MUSICOL 501 - Musicology Research Methods: Historical Musicology
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001 (SEM)
 In Person
13408
Open
12
 
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W 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Note: This course offers an introduction to the methods, discourse, and intellectual debates animating the study of music history today. Alongside the study of these debates, students will develop portfolios of research-based activities honing expertise in current techniques of musicological and humanistic study.

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