• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Archaeology
  • Areas of interest Archaeology
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Alexandra Dellios
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
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This course introduces students to the historical, political, institutional and cultural frameworks for contemporary heritage practice in Australia and internationally. It gives students the opportunity to gain a broad but comprehensive understanding of the essential underpinnings of heritage practice that are required for working in the sectors of natural and cultural heritage, land management and heritage institutions. The course will provide a solid professional basis for any employment where concepts of natural and cultural heritage and environmental management are involved.  
 
This course focuses on theoretical and methodological concepts at the core of natural and cultural heritage practice and also on the application of key concepts in theory, policy and practice, including examining different approaches to heritage practice from local, state and territory, national and international contexts. A key part of the course concentrates on exploring and understanding the different dimensions that both link and distinguish processes for natural and cultural heritage identification, conservation and management. In the Australian context, the course examines how Indigenous notions of caring for country have influenced, and continue to influence approaches to natural and cultural heritage. The role of different disciplinary traditions in environmental and cultural heritage practice is also critically examined.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Communicate concepts for a variety of relevant academic and professional purposes in cultural and environmental heritage;
  2. Apply theoretical ideas to case studies developed from personal observation;
  3. Conduct data-collection and analysis in natural and cultural heritage; and
  4. Apply a functioning knowledge of current industry standards and protocols, policy frameworks, and funding regimes to academic and professional practice in natural and cultural heritage.

Indicative Assessment

Class worksheets, 1000 words (15% each for a total of 30%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 4]
Significance assessment, 4000 words (50%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]
Presentation, 5 minutes plus submission of PowerPoint Presentation (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]
 

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of seminars and 12 hours of tutorial and tutorial-like activities; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed HUMN8003

Prescribed Texts

Nil

Specialisations

Fees

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

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
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
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
2913 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person

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