• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Humanities

This course focuses on best practice in conserving the cultural values of world heritage sites. Students will have the opportunity to learn practical heritage management skills alongside of gaining a thorough understanding of the theoretical and political issues relating to world heritage and, more generally, cultural heritage management. This intensive topic will be based at a key heritage site in Australia or overseas and will include local and international experts in the field of heritage.

This course focuses on:

  • World heritage guidelines and protocols
  • Cultural heritage management
  • The politics of world heritage
  • Heritage and the local community
  • Cultural landscapes

Learning Outcomes

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

 On completing this course, students will have skills:
  • in written and verbal expression for a variety of relevant academic and / or professional purposes;
  • in interdisciplinary thinking and the ability to apply theoretical ideas to case studies developed from personal observation;
  • required for cultural heritage management;
  • to model best practice and have a commitment to ethical, reflective practice in regard to cultural heritage.

Indicative Assessment

Class worksheets (50%) and a 3000 word essay (50%)

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Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the School of Archaeology and Anthropology to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3054
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4368
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Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5727 01 Apr 2016 22 Apr 2016 22 Apr 2016 30 Jun 2016 Online N/A

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