• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Asian Studies
  • Areas of interest Anthropology, Archaeology
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
From Angkor Wat to Rapa Nui: UNESCO World Heritage in SE Asia & the Pacific (ASIA3050)

This intensive one week course (28 Oct-1 Nov) introduces concepts of cultural World Heritage, as defined in the UNESCO operational guidelines and protocols, from an archaeological perspective. Based on specific case studies, students will have the opportunity to learn and assess cultural heritage sites in the theoretical framework of ‘Outstanding Universal Value’. They will learn challenges in cultural heritage management and have a raised awareness about cultural heritage sites in Asia and the Pacific.

This course focuses on:

• Introducing concepts of World Heritage,

• The process of nominating sites to the World Heritage List

• Types of World Heritage sites in Asia and the Pacific,

• Applications of cultural science in World Heritage,

• Involvement of archaeological science in assessing World Heritage sites,

• Preservation and Conservation of World Heritage sites.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On completion of this course the students will have skills in:

• basic concepts in World Heritage: site types, assessing criteria and values

• communicating ideas through oral and written presentation,

• applying theoretical concepts to case studies and interdisciplinary thinking

Indicative Assessment

Lecture and Tutorial attendance; Quizzes (10%); Readings (10%); Case study presentation (20 min.) with essay (2000 words) (30%); Final test (50%).

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Workload

Intensive one week course: 2nd Semester 2013 (28th OCT – 1st NOV)

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed 84 Units of courses.

Prescribed Texts

Australia ICOMOS. 1999. The Burra Charter: the Australia ICOMOS Charter for Places of Cultural Significance. Burwood: Australia ICOMOS Incorporated (http://australia.icomos.org/wp-content/uploads/BURRA_CHARTER.pdf, accessed: 01/07/2010).

Fowler, P.J. 2004. Landscape and World Heritage. Bollington: Windgather Press (http://anulib.anu.edu.au/anuonly/ereserve/ssh/2009/sem1/23669652.pdf, accessed: 01/07/2010).

Pearson, M. and S. Sullivan. 1995. Looking after heritage places: the basics of heritage planning for managers, landowners and administrators. Carlton, Vic: Melbourne University Press.

Smith, A. 2005. Thematic Essay: The Cultural Landscapes of the Pacific  Islands (http://whc.unesco.org/uploads/activities/documents/activity-5-2.pdf, accessed: 01/07/2010).

UNESCO, 2011. Preparing World Heritage Nominations (1st edition). World Heritage Resource Manual. (http://whc.unesco.org/uploads/activities/documents/activity-643-1.pdf)

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Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3576
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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