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ANT3011 Cultural Heritage Management

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Humanities & Communication
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 4 October 2023


Enrolment is not permitted in ANT3011 if ANT3009 has been previously completed


Heritage management is one of the main career paths for graduates in anthropology, archaeology and history, and this course provides students with a practical and conceptual foundation to working in the field. It surveys the national and international legal and policy frameworks governing the conservation and protection of heritage places. Students have an opportunity to work with industry partners on heritage projects that develop applied skills in significance assessment and management planning. It further encourages students to develop a critical understanding of heritage as a political and contested field, by exploring global challenges in heritage, including the interconnections between nature and culture, physical and intangible heritage, and conflicts between state and community-based approaches.

This course provides students with a practical and conceptual foundation in cultural heritage studies. Students develop a critical scholarly insight into the field, while working alongside heritage professionals to develop knowledge and skills applicable to the workplace. The course is divided into four modules:
1. Making Heritage: traditional and critical approaches to understanding heritage
2. Assessing Heritage Significance: foundational practical skill in heritage management and conservation
3. Heritage Protection: Government legislation, policy and planning frameworks
4. Politics, Ethics and Use of Heritage: heritage interpretation, tourism and contestation

The course is delivered through two workshops delivered in partnership with industry. Assessment items are developed with industry and comprise real world projects aligned to the workshops. All work encompasses team cooperation in the development of individual assignments. As an interdisciplinary field, heritage studies encompasses Aboriginal history, historic buildings, archaeological sites, national parks, monuments, stories, beliefs and landscapes; making this course valuable to students of anthropology, archaeology, engineering, history, environmental management, tourism, writing and many other disciplines involved in Environmental Impact Assessment and planning.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2023 Online
Date printed 4 October 2023