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Introduction to Sound Studies (SOU169)

School School of Arts
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description We are immersed in sound everywhere we go - phones, barking dogs, car alarms, church bells, football crowds, concerts, birds, musak, building sites, traffic. The city and the bush, natural, mechanical and electronic, personal and public. What impact does sound have on our lives? How has technology changed the types of sound we hear and how we use sound in our lives? This unit examines sound in our culture, how it has changed and how it could change in the future.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 hour; tutorials/workshops: 1.5 hours.
Other Learning Experiences During one of the tutorials students partake in a simple sound recording workshop.
Prerequisites Nil.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed MCC169 Introduction to Sound Studies may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2013: MCC169
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Appears in these Minors Sound Production
Sound Studies
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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