Course Title: Music in Popular Culture

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Music in Popular Culture

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities. 

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Please read the Student website for additional requirements of in-person attendance: https://www.rmit.edu.au/covid/coming-to-campus.

Please check your Canvas course shell closer to when the course starts to see if this course requires mandatory in-person attendance. The delivery method of the course might have to change quickly in response to changes in the local state/national directive regarding in-person course attendance.


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COMM1081

City Campus

Undergraduate

335H Applied Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009

COMM1081

City Campus

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2022

Course Coordinator: Dr Tami Gadir

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9084

Course Coordinator Email: tami.gadir@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 9 Level 4

Course Coordinator Availability: Please check with course coordinator


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course examines the role, significance and influence of music in popular culture. You will engage with contemporary issues, historical events and key genres in music.You will also consider how music and musicians are represented within diverse cultural forms, such as television, the media, and online. In addition to providing a broad interdisciplinary perspective, the course encourages you to reflect on music as a popular cultural phenomenon, and to reimagine the role and possibilities of music in everyday life.
 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify and interpret key historical events and genres in relation to music in popular culture.
  • Describe a variety of theoretical perspectives and use these to identify and critique the relationship between music, society and popular culture.
  • Evaluate the role, significance and influence of music within its cultural context.
  • Examine issues in popular music studies and how these are addressed by theorists and practitioners.
     


In this course you will develop the following program learning outcome:

  • Identify, evaluate and critically analyse cultural, historical and theoretical practices which contextualise your professional practice and further study.


 


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in a range of learning activities which may include project work, lectures, tutorials, class discussion, individual and group activities.
 


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

The Library provides guides on academic referencing: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment may include written and oral reports, reflective papers, creative projects and presentations, individually and in groups.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

Assignment 1: 2 x online quizzes (20%), Individual learning outcomes 1, 2

Assignment 2: Vlog (40%), Individual learning outcomes 1,2,3

Assignment 3: Research Essay (40%), Individual learning outcomes 1,2, 3, 4