Rhedir gan School of Arts, Culture and Language
30.000 Credyd neu 15.000 Credyd ECTS
Trefnydd: Mr Stephen Rees
To generate or extend insights into current trends in musicological research and discourse.
To generate or extend knowledge of research methodologies in music in areas including historiography, criticism, ethnomusicology, editing, analysis and performance practice, etc.
To enhance the level of methodological reflection and critical scholarship.
To enhance study and research skills related to musicology (use of musicological literature, of IT resources, source studies, etc.).
To enhance oral presentation skills as appropriate at a postgraduate level.
A fairly late addition to the concert of academic disciplines, musicology is defined as ‘the study of music’ broadly understood. Simple though this specification sounds, music as an object of study has elicited a variety of different methodological approaches, both intrinsic to the musicology (analysis) and imported from other disciplines (philology, literary criticism, aesthetics, sociology, anthropology, and acoustics etc.). The course intends to make students familiar with a range of methodologies and methodological debates which have a vital impact on current research undertaken in the field (e.g. historiography, analysis, ‘new musicology’, gender, structuralism and post-structuralism, authenticity).
Selected readings of scholarly writing serve a dual purpose: Firstly, they are used to establish the key concepts and approaches characteristic of the individual approaches and thus pave the way for an understanding even of jargon-ridden texts. Secondly, they form the basis of a critical assessment, which recognises the historical conditioning of methodologies and seeks to evaluate their benefits and limitations. This look behind the scenes of musicological discourse will prepare students for a reflective use of methodologies in their own research. The practice of critical discourse will be developed by discussion sessions on seminal and controversial methodological approaches, in which students take the lead. Additionally, students will be exposed to the very latest trends in musicology through the regular School of Music research seminars, which provide a forum for cutting-edge research by scholars from Bangor and elsewhere.
Threshold (50-59) Work which displays a good grasp of factual knowledge, with simple ability at conceptual thought, and some awareness of methodological issues (albeit limited), and showing sufficient evidence of a generally intellectual approach, with fair expression.
Good (60-69) Work which displays a sound grasp of the subject, a good level of conceptual thought, awareness of methodological and other issues, with evidence of intellectual acumen and good expression.
Excellent (70+) Work which displays a thorough grasp of the subject, with evidence of extended study, profound conceptual thought, originality of approach and excellent presentational skills.
On successful completion of the module, students will be able to review, synthesize and critique a range of concepts and terminology use in current musicological scholarship, research, and discourse.
On successful completion of the module, students will be able to critically evaluate and synthesize a range of current research methodologies in music.
On successful completion of the module, students will be able to collate, assimilate, and synopsize relevant musicological literature (bibliographical exercise).
On successful completion of the module, students will be able to demonstrate advanced skills in communication (written essay and oral presentation).
Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu
Directed reading, own research, preparation for presentation and assignments.
Up to four 30-minute tutorials, according to demand, in preparation for assignments and presentation.
- Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
- Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
- Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
- Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
- Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
- Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
- Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
- Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach
- Hunanymwybyddiaeth & Ystyried - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch cryfderau, gwendidau, nodau ac amcanion eich hun. Gallu adolygu ,cloriannu a myfyrio'n rheolaidd ar eich perfformiad eich hun ac eraill.
Sgiliau pwnc penodol
- Intellectual skills specific to Music – contextual knowledge, cultural awareness, critical understanding, repertoire knowledge, curiosity, analytical demonstration
- Intellectual skills shared with other disciplines – research and exploration, reasoning and logic, understanding, critical judgement, assimilation and application
- Skills of communication and interaction – oral and written communication, public presentation, team-working and collaboration, awareness of professional protocols, sensitivity, ICT skills, etc.
- Skills of personal management – self-motivation, self-critical awareness, independence, entrepreneurship and employment skills, time management and reliability, organisation, etc.
- Enhanced powers of imagination and creativity (4.17)
Goblygiadau o ran adnoddau ar gyfer myfyrwyr
SET TEXT (required purchase); Beard, David and Kenneth Gloag, *Musicology: The Key Concepts*, second edition (Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2016)