Courses & Units

Critical and Contested Issues in Cultural Heritage HGA601

Hobart

Note:

Due to the circumstances around COVID-19, you will begin your semester 2 studies online in 2020. However, when Government guidelines change, on-campus studies will be reintroduced.

Introduction

Tasmania and Australia are rich in history and heritage. What gets presented and celebrated however is contested and challenged. This unit does not only introduce a critical reading of heritage, it offers tools and frameworks for participants to reflect and be cognizant of the challenges of presenting the past, and address difficult challenges in offering heritage to the community and to tourists. Being sensitive and balanced is necessary but what that means is contested. By addressing difficult issues, this unit provides guidance on how to create, formulate and mediate exciting and meaningful heritage experiences. The unit is taught face to face from Port Arthur in week 6 of semester two, in an intensive block mode, over 4 days. Attendance is compulsory. Following the intensive block teaching, you will complete your assignments online.

Summary

Unit name Critical and Contested Issues in Cultural Heritage
Unit code HGA601
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Sociology and Criminology
Coordinator

Can Seng Ooi

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
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International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify and explain the protocols, conventions and Acts of Parliament that underpin the development of cultural heritage tourism products.
  2. Synthesise the current and future challenges for cultural heritage managers in a tourism context
  3. Critically evaluate options for managing cultural heritage experiences in a sensitive and ethical manner
  4. Effectively communicate the challenges of tourism growth in a chosen heritage site

Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2020: $1,394.00 2020: $2,702.00 080323

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Teaching

Assessment

Executive summary of the protocols, conventions and acts that guide a cultural heritage site (30%)

Detailed Tourism Site Plan of a current contested location (55%)

Oral presentation of the challenges of tourism growth in a chosen heritage site (15%)

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Textbooks

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