History and Heritage

Course code HIST2051Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

Offers a chance to combine classroom-based theoretical approaches with hands-on experience. The international history of heritage will be traced from the late 19th century to the present day. A close study of heritage in Australia including its legislative bases will be made. There will be consideration of the meaning of heritage as a form of history. Parallel to this theoretical stream will be a series of workshops and excursions to heritage sites providing students with a basic training in research, reporting and presentation skills and techniques of the heritage consultant.

Not available in 2015

Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAfter successful completion of this course students will be expected to:
1) understand key concepts with regard to heritage;
2) understand the relationship between history and heritage;
3) demonstrate understanding of the significance of local heritage;
4) demonstrate awareness of essential texts such as the Burra Charter and of approaches to heritage;
5) demonstrate skills appropriate to entering the heritage field;
6) perform writing and research tasks appropriate to advanced undergraduate study in the history/heritage field.
ContentThe course will trace the international history of heritage, with special attention to the legislative basis of heritage in Australia and the meaning of heritage, and will include parallel workshops and excursions.

Specific topics are likely to include:
* The History of Heritage
* The Heritage Study
* Heritage Legislation
* Sources for Heritage Studies
* Community Heritage
* National Parks and Aboriginal Heritage
* Heritage and Historians
* Heritage and Tourism
Replacing Course(s)HIST3051
TransitionStudents who have completed HIST3051 are not eligible to enrol.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledge20 units of History at 1000-level.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsWritten assignments, totalling 3,500 words, 60%
Other: (please specify)It is a requirement that students attend a minimum of 80% of tutorials and seminars.
Case Scenario/PBL exercises20%
Presentations - Individual20%
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term