Courses & Units

History and Cultural Heritage HTA380

Introduction

This unit will challenge your perceptions of how heritage is manufactured. You will explore, analyse, and debate local and national issues within a global frame. Through critically reflecting on how heritage is ‘made’ by historians, archaeologists, Indigenous peoples, museums, politicians, and monument builders, you will acquire an advanced understanding of the contested nature of this field. The unit will challenge you to convey the complexities of the past to diverse audiences in compelling ways. By taking you on virtual tours of heritage interpretations we will examine the ways in which digital technologies have changed how we view and interact with past cultures

Summary

Unit name History and Cultural Heritage
Unit code HTA380
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline History and Classics
Coordinator Associate Professor Kristyn Harman
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

Key

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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Analyse and critique the formation and nature of cultural heritage.
  • Communicate persuasively using evidence-based argumentation.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to evaluate the local and global forces that shape cultural heritage.
  • Apply cultural heritage skills to appraise the interpretation of heritage objects and sites.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090305 $1,828.00 $858.00 not applicable $1,828.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 credit points at Introductory level or higher

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On campus

Weekly introductory lecture (recorded, approx. 30 minutes)

Weekly 2-hour mixed format learning (consisting of short video lectures and activities, and a 1.5 hour on-campus tutorial)

Off campus

Weekly introductory lecture (recorded, approx. 30 minutes)

Weekly 2-hour mixed format online learning (consisting of short video lectures, discussions, and activities)

 

AssessmentAn evaluation of an exhibition or heritage site (40%)|Writing exhibition labels for a social history exhibition (20%)|Writing an acquisition proposal for a museum object (40%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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