On successful completion of this course, the student should:
have a comprehensive understanding of popular music as a complex artistic and social phenomenon
have a comprehensive understanding of musicological theories and methods
have general knowledge of popular music research as a complex and ramified field of study
be able to position their own research interests within the field of musicological traditions
be able to choose and apply analytical tools
be able to analyse phenomena in the field of popular music with the aid of the most recent research methods
be able to raise relevant and innovative research questions
be able to contribute to academic discourses and argue confidently and critically
The course in musicological theory and method provides the students with a comprehensive understanding of the principles of musicological research as well as methodological approaches. It also looks at the fundamental issues of the philosophy of music and aesthetics. At the end of the course students should be able to raise relevant and innovative research questions and utilize scientific-theoretical argumentation on popular music as a phenomenon. In addition, the students will be provided with techniques of academic writing.
Undervisnings- og læringsformer
The course makes use of lectures, individual work, and group work.
Parts of the lessons are mandatory. These parts are communicated at the beginning of the semester through Canvas. The expected workload for students is 27 hours per credit.
Vilkår for å gå opp til eksamen
1-4 individual term-papers
Compulsory attendance in the lectures
Further information is given at the beginning of the semester through Canvas.
One written individual take-home examination. Duration: 14 days. Scope: 10 -15 pages.
The person responsible for the course, in consultation with the student representative, decides the method of evaluation and whether the courses will have a midterm- or end of term evaluation, see also the Quality System, section 4.1. Information about evaluation method for the course will be posted on Canvas.