Units of Study

Please note:

In 2016, in addition to the units of study listed in the tables below, the following Units of Study (external to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences) can be counted towards your major. Please refer to the teaching department for details.

  • ARCH9082 Conservation of Traditional Materials Intensive March
  • ARCH9028 Conservation Methods and Practices Semester 2
  • ARCH9081 Heritage Law and Policy Semester 2

HRTG6901 - The Idea of Heritage

Semester 1b, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Annie Clarke


In contemporary society heritage is understood as a form of cultural practice and production that operates at local, national and global scales. Heritage has moved beyond the identification and conservation of 'things we want to keep' to incorporate ideas about intangible values, identity formation, the role of memory and different knowledge systems from critical and theoretical perspectives. This unit of study will examine how heritage is produced, consumed, negotiated and conserved through political processes, structures of governance and cultural practices.


1x2000wd essay (45%), 1x2000wd project report (45%), in-class presentation (peer-assessed) equivalent to 1000wd (10%)


1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

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