The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook

Description

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.


Availability2020 Course Timetables

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2020

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able 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.


Content

The 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

Requisite

This course replaces HIST3051. If you have successfully completed HIST3051 you cannot enrol in this course.


Assumed knowledge

20 units of History at 1000-level


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Exhibit review (20%)

Proposal / Plan: Exhibit proposal (40%)

Professional Task: Exhibit mock up (20%)

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Tutorial exercises (20%)


Contact hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks starting in week 1

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting in week 2

Ourimbah

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks starting in week 1

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting in week 2