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People, Place and the Past (8948.3)

Level: Undergraduate First Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Creative and Cultural Practice


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  • Semester 1, 2018, ONLINE, BRUCE (176554) - View
  • Semester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (176553) - View
  • Winter Term, 2017, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (164791) - View
  • Semester 1, 2017, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (165321) - View
  • Winter Term, 2016, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (161713) - View
  • Semester 1, 2016, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (153863) - View
  • Winter Term, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (141247) - View
  • Semester 1, 2015, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (148230) - View

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This unit offers an introduction to key epochs and themes of human history focusing on human interaction with the environment. The World Heritage List is used as a device to examine how place and landscape embody memory and cultural heritage significance for different communities.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit the student will be able to:

1. identify major epochs and themes in human history and the places that represent them;

2. analyse concepts of cultural heritage significance;

3. compare a range of approaches to world history.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

3 hours per week





Assumed Knowledge


Incompatible Units


Equivalent Units

7966 A Brief History of Civilisation

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