MUSI4003 Dissertation (capstone experience)
Course Type: disciplinary elective for music majors/minors, free elective for others
Prerequisite: MUSI3031 or supervisor’s recommendation (admission by consent of the Music Department)
Semester: First and Second Semesters 2021/22 (this is a year-long course)
(meeting time and venue will be agreed upon between supervisor and student)
This two-semester research course requires submission of a musicological dissertation or a substantial composition portfolio. Students wishing to take the course must contact their proposed supervisor(s) in advance to secure agreement for the project. It is recommended that this be done before the end of June. Entry to this course is at the discretion of the Head of the School of Humanities on the recommendation of the Department’s Undergraduate Coordinator, and is contingent on the student providing a working title, plan, and bibliography no later than 1 September.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • communicate clearly and effectively using appropriate technical language in both written and oral form;
  • demonstrate knowledge of a specialized literature through reviewing pertinent studies, analyzing research findings, and drawing appropriate inferences in reference to reliability, validity, and significance from a variety of materials;
  • formulate a research topic/compositional project and carry it out.
To be agreed upon between supervisor and student.