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Cultural Heritage in Australia (7755.3)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Arts & Humanities

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    Syllabus

    The unit offers an introduction to Heritage in Australia in three integrated themes: - The scale of heritage from the level of personal treasures, family heirlooms and community history to the state, national and World Heritage properties; - The types of heritage: cultural landscapes, built heritage, indigenous societies, natural heritage, historic places and collecting institutions in addition to moveable heritage, intangible heritage and museum objects. An emphasis will be placed on Canberra and the region; - An introduction to the disciplines that constitute heritage studies including history, anthropology, archaeology, sociology, law and politics, economics and management and the relevant applied sciences.

    Learning Outcomes

    1. understand how cultural heritage has been constructed by Australian society
    2. demonstrate knowledge about Australian cultural heritage in all its forms
    3. analyse the relationship between history, heritage and Australian society and culture

    Contact Hours

    Two hour lecture and 1 hour tutorial per week.

    Prerequisites

    None

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