|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
An introduction to current issues and techniques in the field of cultural heritage globally. It will survey differing philosophies and challenges being faced in the documentation, interpretation, support and management of conservation and cultural heritage of buildings, landscapes, sites and cities across the world. The study will proceed via detailed case studies examining projects from a range of scales that may include individual buildings and structures, natural and designed landscapes, urban places and precincts, as well as sites of cultural and historical significance. It will include issues such as twentieth-century heritage, heritage during time of war, and the roles of sustainability and tourism as emerging challenges and opportunities for global heritage. Key to this study will be the development of a critical appreciation of the differences and relevance of international heritage-based charters and international heritage organisations. We will look at UNESCO World Heritage listings and terms of significance, and key national and international charters and regulations.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of the subject students should have:
- an understanding of the various ways in which contemporary approaches to conservation and cultural heritage differ across the globe;
- a critical understanding of the range, diversity and use of international heritage charters;
- exposure to different practices in the heritage assessment and interpretation of a building or place;
- located or managed within a cross-cultural environment, and have sensitivity to local and cultural concerns;
- a critical awareness of the aims, ideals and practices of contemporary conservation and heritage professional bodies and agencies across the globe.
On completion of the subject students should have developed the following skills and capabilities:
- working knowledge and appreciation of a range of approaches applied globally to the documentation and physical investigation of buildings, landscapes and places;
- working knowledge and appreciation of international heritage charters;
- experience in the diagnosis of appropriate approaches to conservation and cultural heritage in a global setting.
Eligibility and requirements
Admission into a course at the Melbourne School of Design.
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- LMS Discussion Threads, due on the last day of teaching, 1000 words (30%);
- Research Proposal, due in class at the end of the first week, 500 words (10%);
- Research Report, due three weeks after the final class, 3500 words (60%).
Dates & times
Principal coordinator Stuart King Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours Seminars and fieldworks equivalent to two lectures and one tutorial a week. This subject may be delivered in intensive form (not more than 44 hours). Total time commitment 160 hours Teaching period 26 August 2019 to 7 September 2019 Last self-enrol date 28 August 2019 Census date 6 September 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 20 September 2019 Assessment period ends 28 September 2019
August contact information
Stuart King (Subject Coordinator)
Time commitment details
Key reading will be provided electronically (LMS) and a Subject Reader.
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Course Master of Architecture Course Master of Architecture Course Master of Urban and Cultural Heritage Course Graduate Certificate in Urban and Cultural Heritage
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.