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HI3283 - Introduction to Historical Cultural Heritage

[Offered in even-numbered years]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts & Social Sciences

History, theory and principles of European cultural heritage assessment and management in Australia; heritage practice; the role of government and other organisations in heritage preservation.

Learning Outcomes

  • to assist students to acquire skills in the interpretation and recording of a European cultural heritage site;
  • to enable students to write a generic report on a European cultural heritage site;
  • to introduce students to the principles and practice of European cultural heritage management in Australia;
  • to train students in the assessment of heritage significance.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • The ability to use and interpret different media;
  • A coherent and disciplined body of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to learn independently and in a self-directed manner;
  • A commitment to lifelong learning and intellectual development.
HI3281 HI5281 HI5283


Cairns, Study Period 2, Block
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Non-standard start/end 09-Jul-2012 to 16-Nov-2012
Face to face teaching 09-Jul-2012 to 14-Jul-2012
Coord/Lect: Dr Janice Wegner.
Workload expectations:
  • 40 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 16 hours fieldwork
Assessment: quizzes or tests (20%); report on field study site (40%); conservation plan on field study site (40%).

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