Music Scenes and Subcultures

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Music Scenes and Subcultures

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Music (BA)

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit will explore many of the major musical subcultural movements of the last sixty years through an interdisciplinary approach. To understand how music operates as a form of social, cultural and political communication this unit explores the various contexts in which music circulates and is made meaningful.
    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this unit you should be able to:
    1. employ and integrate varying theories, histories and approaches to the study of popular music
    2. apply information literacy skills to locate and evaluate primary and secondary resources.
    3. communicate critical ideas using designated media forms and presentation modes.
    4. construct a substantial critical argument in relation to subcultural theories and contexts.

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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.