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MU2002   Scottish Music

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 8

Semester: Both

Planned timetable: 9.00 am Tue, Wed and Thu

The module explores a wide range of music in Scotland, examining Highland and Lowland folk music and more recent pop music as well as classical music composed from the medieval era onwards. In doing so, it aims to build up an understanding of the relationship between Scottish music and the society in which it is produced. No prior knowledge of musical notation is necessary: this module will interest all those interested in the rich and varied musical culture of the country in which they are living.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 3 lectures and 1 tutorial. In Semester 1: Orientation week: 2 x introductory sessions, and optional (2 hours) whistle session in ILW

Scheduled learning hours: 43

Guided independent study hours: 157

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 50%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator: Dr J A Kemp
Module teaching staff: Team taught