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HYM5095 - History and Heritage

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Seamus O'Hanlon


Not offered in 2007


As per HYM4095


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 at 5th year level will:
  1. demonstrate all of the above as well as advanced original research and writing skills commensurate with the more advanced level of their studies.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.


Test (500 words):10%, Heritage Project or essay (4500 words): 50%, Reflective essay (2000 words): 20%, Class participation (2000 words):20%

Contact hours

2 hours per week for on-campus students


Undergraduate major in History or permission


HYM4095, HSY4095