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Content in the Field (CUMC90023)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5Off Campus

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeCUMC90023
July - Off Campus
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This field based subject critically frames cross-cultural work currently taking place in the culture and heritage sector, and practically teaches students how to generate cultural conservation content accordingly, from community consultation, translation strategies, intellectual property protocols, working in partnership with all stakeholders and within a multidisciplinary team, to the technical needs of on-site documentation and cultural materials conservation.

Please note: This subject is delivered alternately in regional Australia and overseas in the field. In 2019 the subject will run in the Philippines. See 'Eligibility and Requirements' for further information.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Develop an appreciation of cultural diversity, community sensitivities and a changing new media paradigms that exist within the cultural heritage and conservation sectors;
  • Demonstrate a cross disciplinary understanding, to the resolution of project management issues in the field;
  • Contextualise protocols and conventions relevant to fieldwork;
  • Act as informed advocates for ethical community conservation projects, actively engaging in critical policy issues and applying ethical frameworks;
  • Build processes and skills required for documenting cultural collections in a range of forms;
  • Apply critical analysis to conservation projects using a social and cultural impact framework;
  • Evaluate the changing social contexts of cultural production in communities practice;
  • Collaborate in the field within a multidisciplinary team; and
  • Troubleshoot technical resources in the field.

Last updated: 21 September 2019