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AHIS3005 – Cultural Heritage and Public History

2020 – Session 1, Infrequent attendance, North Ryde

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General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff
Linda Evans
Tanya Evans
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
120cp at 1000 level or above and permission by special approval
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

This unit will introduce students to the study and management of cultural heritage and the ways in which history is created, practised and consumed in public, both through instruction and practical experience. Topics to be covered include: definitions of cultural heritage and public history; the history of cultural heritage; cultural heritage management in Australia; the assessment of cultural significance; preparation of conservation plans; collections and site management; the interpretation and communication of heritage; community history; aural history; and the role of the museum sector. Students will also be required to undertake an internship either in the cultural heritage or public history sectors (e.g., museums, galleries, archives, libraries, heritage consultancies, etc), in order to learn directly from professional practitioners and to practice their skills in a real-world environment.

Important Academic Dates

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: Articulate knowledge about cultural heritage and public history management.
  • ULO2: Identify and analyse important concepts and principles associated with cultural heritage and public history.
  • ULO3: Critically evaluate current issues in the study of cultural heritage and public history.
  • ULO4: Demonstrate independent research and synthesis of acquired knowledge and skills.
  • ULO5: Model best practice and demonstrate commitment to an ethical, reflective approach in a professional context.

Assessment Tasks

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Delivery and Resources

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Lectures

Lectures will take place on campus in Weeks 1-13. Each 2 hour lecture will also be recorded and made available subsequently via Echo360. You may be required to complete readings prior to some lectures.

Required Readings

There is no set textbook for AHIS3005. Weekly required readings will be provided on the AHIS3005 iLearn website or via the Library. Additional reading lists will also be provided on the unit website each week.

Unit Schedule

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Please see the AHIS3005 iLearn site for the unit schedule.

Policies and Procedures

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Students seeking more policy resources can visit the Student Policy Gateway (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/student-policy-gateway). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.

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Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/study/getting-started/student-conduct​

Results

Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au or if you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

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Equity Support

Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.

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