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History and Heritage (12 points)


Leader: Seamus O'Hanlon

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2003 (OCL)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (OCL)

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.

Assessment: Written Test on statutes and definitions after weekend intensive session (or section one) (2000 words equivalent): 20% + Research essay or project (heritage study, application for protection, etc) (4500 words): 50% + Reflective essay at completion of unit (2000 words): 20% + Participation in threaded discussion groups, on-line forums, etc (1000 words): 10%

Prerequisites: Undergraduate major in History or permission.

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