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Conservation and Cultural Environments (GEOG90021)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeGEOG90021
Semester 1
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This subject provides students with advanced level analysis and interpretation of the range of issues associated with the conservation and management of cultural environments. The subject advances student knowledge of cross cultural issues as they relate to natural and cultural resource management in diverse socio-cultural environments and examines specific issues pertaining to the evaluation and management of cultural resources. The range of topics includes conservation trends; world heritage cultural landscapes; heritage and conservation management tensions; valuing nature through diverse knowledge interfaces; and the reclamation of ethnographic images and objects by indigenous and local peoples

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the subject, students should develop an understanding and/or knowledge of:

  • the structures of governance that protect cultural resources and cultural landscapes in variously scaled jurisdictions;
  • the methods used to evaluate cultural resources and environments- technical and cultural;
  • resource management systems that integrate different types of environmental knowledge and practice, including indigenous knowledge;
  • management of various heritage landscapes;
  • illustrative cases of the complexities of cultural resource management.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students will:

  • demonstrate advanced research and presentation skills, including field research;
  • work independently;
  • write concise reports or essays
  • have gained skills in the oral presentation of information and ideas to a small audience;

Last updated: 12 June 2019