Undergraduate Majors in Heritage Studies
Changes to Heritage Studies
The Heritage Studies major facilitates an interdisciplinary approach to a field which is of special interest to students in many disciplines, including architecture, history, environmental science, museum studies, archaeology and anthropology. This major will prepare students for employment in a range of heritage-related industries and government organisations. It also acts as a feeder into postgraduate coursework programs in Museum Studies and History. No knowledge of Heritage Studies is assumed. The program examines the historical, theoretical and political issues associated with the interpretation of historic sites and environments and involves an overview of the history and role of museums as they relate to the collection and display of cultural heritage.