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APG4299

Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitHistory
OfferedNot offered in 2015
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Seamus O'Hanlon

Synopsis

History and Heritage introduces students to the policy and practice of heritage professionals in the twenty- first century. The unit draws on local and international examples to demonstrate the contested nature of what constitutes heritage. Students are introduced to ideas about cultural and architectural heritage, the meanings of culture, cultural significance, 'reading' historic buildings and landscapes, and how all of these are interpreted by heritage professionals. Students learn the various local, national and international statutes that protect and enhance physical and cultural heritage.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit students will:

  1. Have been introduced to concepts of heritage and heritage value.
  2. Know of and understand usual criteria for heritage assessment.
  3. Have developed skills in identifying, researching and classifying heritage themes and sites.
  4. Have developed strong writing skills, including the production of heritage reports and preservation submissions.
  5. Have developed strong oral communication skills, including the ability to defend positions and recommendations.
  6. Have developed skills in the use of computers and other new media.
  7. Have developed reflective skills and understandings of the broader issues around heritage and conservation issues.

Students undertaking the unit on-line will develop skills the above skills, although objective five will be in the form of virtual oral communication skills.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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