Module Details

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Title MUSIC AND EMOTION
Code MUSI292
Coordinator Professor M Spitzer
Music
Michael.Spitzer@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 5 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Aims

To explore methods and ideas in the new field of music and emotion, mediating between the sciences and humanities.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of central topics, perspectives and debates concerning the emotional power of music.

(LO2) Students will be able to demonstrate familiarity with key scholarly literature related to the study of music and emotion in both sciences and humanities.

(LO3) Students will be able to demonstrate a practical understanding of music’s ability to express and induce emotions.

(LO4) Students will be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of quantitative and qualitative methods and approaches in used sciences and humanities research.

(S1) Critical reading and understanding.

(S2) Verbal expression and organisation.

(S3) Debating and defending intellectual positions in face-to-face contexts.


Syllabus

 

The module will include a series of lectures organised thematically. Themes include, the theory and history of emotions and musical emotions, animal communication including birdsong and whalesong, music and Artificial Intelligence, the evolution of music across 4 million years, the link between music structure and the perception of emotion, the role of individual and contextual factors in emotional responses to music, the analysis of emotion in music, expression and performance, and emotion in popular music.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Lecture
Description: Lectures introduce core concepts and material
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method 2 - Seminar
Description: Seminars facilitate further discussion of material raised in lectures by way of group discussion
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Self-Directed Learning Description: preparation of assessments


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 24

12

      24

24

84
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 66
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Assessment ID: Assessment 2 Written analysis of a music piece Reassessment Opportunity: Yes. Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty applies Anonymous Assessment: Yes  -1250 words    40       
Assessment ID: Assessment 3 Assessment Description: Essay Reassessment Opportunity: Yes. Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty applies Anonymous Assessment: Yes  -1250 words    40       
Assessment ID: Assessment 1 Assessment Description: Annotated bibliography Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty applies Anonymous Assessment: Yes  -750 words    20       

Recommended Texts

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