The Idea of Heritage (HRTG6901)

UNIT OF STUDY

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.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information

Classes

1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

Assessment

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

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.