History and Heritage

University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name

    History and Heritage

  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study

    History, Intercultural Development

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    20 units of History at 1000-level

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Offers a chance to combine classroom-based theoretical approaches with hands-on experience. The international history of heritage will be traced from the late 19th century to the present day. A close study of heritage in Australia including its legislative bases will be made. There will be consideration of the meaning of heritage as a form of history. Parallel to this theoretical stream will be a series of workshops and excursions to heritage sites providing students with a basic training in research, reporting and presentation skills and techniques of the heritage consultant.
    1. Understand key concepts with regard to heritage;
    2. Understand the relationship between history and heritage;
    3. Demonstrate understanding of the significance of local heritage;
    4. Demonstrate awareness of essential texts such as the Burra Charter and of approaches to heritage;
    5. Demonstrate skills appropriate to entering the heritage field;
    6. Perform writing and research tasks appropriate to advanced undergraduate study in the history/heritage field.
    The course will trace the international history of heritage, with special attention to the legislative basis of heritage in Australia and the meaning of heritage, and will include parallel workshops and excursions.
    Specific topics are likely to include:
    • The History of Heritage
    • The Heritage Study
    • Heritage Legislation
    • Sources for Heritage Studies
    • Community Heritage
    • National Parks and Aboriginal Heritage
    • Heritage and Historians
    • Heritage and Tourism
    Written Assignment: Written assignments Exhibit review
    Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: tutorials and seminars.
    Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Scenario/PBL exercises
    Presentation: Presentations - Individual

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.