Introduction to music studies

Course Information
TitleΕισαγωγή στις μουσικές σπουδές / Introduction to music studies
FacultyFine Arts
SchoolMusic Studies
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600013859

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Mousikṓn Spoudṓn (2017-sīmera)

Registered students: 200
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Musicology / Music EducationCompulsory Course114
Music CompositionCompulsory Course114

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
  • German (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Within the framework of the course, it is expected that students will • understand the theoretic and historical areas of musicology • familiarize with the planning and organizing of a scientific module (project) • become acquainted with the basic features of qualitative research • become familiar with the methodological and practical issues, that may arise from the involvement of the researcher in the field he studies • practise in analyzing and interpreting qualitative data.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course is targeted to first-year students and comprises a kind of introduction to the various disciplines of musicology. The basic knowledge about the development of Musicology as a discipline is offered in the course and its the specific sectors are examined analytically and its scientific-artistic fields as well. Specifically the following thematic units will be examined: 1. fields of Musicology: a) historical musicology b) Systematic musicology c) Applied Musicology d) Ethnomusicology 2. the relations of musicology to the other sciences and its development. 3. The fields of applying musicology to the various areas of contemporary music life (performance and interpretation of musical works, music review, music education, music technology, discography, publishing musical works and scientific research, etc.). 4. Basic musicological literature (sources, books, magazines and various special foreign language versions). 5. the methods of musicological work (syntax of a scientific work, reading and musicological analysis of specific texts, specific terminology, methods of analysis and documentation modes). 6. the science of musicology in Greece: sources, difficulties, targets and problematic areas.
Musicology, music sciences, fields, research topics
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment160.5
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities160.5
Written assigments301
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Ulrich Michels, Άτλας της Μουσικής, 1ος τόμος, μετάφραση και μουσικολογική επιμέλεια Ι.Ε.Μ.Α. (Ινστιτούτο Έρευνας Μουσικής & Ακουστικής), εκδόσεις Φίλιππος Νάκας, 1994.
Additional bibliography for study
1. Vincent Duckles, et al. "Musicology." Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. 23 Feb. 2009
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