MUS4216 – Methodological Topic: History and Analysis
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
The course covers most of the historical and aesthetic dimensions of musicology. In addition, it will be taught in note-based and performance-oriented musical analysis within all genres. The course is divided into the following main areas:
- Music analysis (western classical music, pop and jazz music)
- Performativity and sound
- Hermeneutics / interpretation theory
On successful completion of the course, the students will have:
- developed an understanding of (cultural) historical connections that surround musical practices and scholarship
- become aware of the importance of developing historiographical and analytical tools in relation to the sounding music and its cultures
- gained theoretical and interpretative frameworks to reflect on the character and substance of music and musical experiences.
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Formal prerequisite knowledge
Admission to the master's programme in musicology at the University of Oslo
8 double lessons lectures on the topics:
- Music analysis - 4 double lessons
- Source criticism - 1 double lesson
- Hermeneutics / Interpretation theory - 1 double lesson
- Historiography - 2 double hours
12 seminar hours.
One obligatory seminar presentation and four qualification assignements must be approved by the course tutor in order for a student to take the final exam. One assignment shall be written in each of the following four fields: music analysis (art music); music analysis (popular music); historiography; hermeneutics and / or source criticism.
Final term paper (15 pages, each containing approx. 2.300 characters, spaces not included) to be handed in by a specified deadline at the end of the semester.
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Use of sources and citation
Language of examination
You submit your term paper in English.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
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Special examination arrangements
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