Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

School

Music School

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

2 Lecture hours

Prerequisite

MUSC1300, MUSC2300 or PSYC2050

Recommended prerequisite

Restricted

course offering may be cancelled if fewer than 10 students enrol

Assessment methods

project, essay, participation, exam

Course coordinator

Dr Mary Broughton

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2019 St Lucia Internal Course Profile

Please Note: Course profiles marked as not available may still be in development.

Course description

This course aims to engage students with contemporary and seminal investigations exploring the intersections of music, cognition, and development. Key questions to be explored include: Are musical abilities innate? What are the key cognitive processes involved in perceiving, learning, and performing music? How do music and cognitive abilities interact and develop across the lifespan? How can research knowledge be applied to professional music practice? How is music used in applied situations, including artistic, educational, and therapeutic contexts? Research from fields including psychology, neuroscience, education and development will be synthesised to provide students with a theoretically integrated and structured understanding of music cognition and development from rich and diverse perspectives. Please note that this course offering may be cancelled if fewer than 10 students enrol.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2018 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile