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AIM708 - World Heritage

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Enrolment modes:

(B, X)

Offerings:

Trimester 2

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:K Buckley
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Content

The unit will familiarise students with the strengths and weaknesses in the philosophy, system and processes of World Heritage listing. It will identify key contemporary issues relating to World Heritage listing, including the divergence in heritage approaches between different world regions, the Eurocentric imbalance in the current list, the intense tourism pressures on World Heritage sites and the need for more effective monitoring mechanisms. The unit will develop student skills in identifying system deficits and in outlining the parameters for more effective cultural tourism management on World Heritage sites.

 

 

Module 1: World Heritage: Convention and System

  • The World Heritage Convention 1972

  • Related Conventions and Declarations: Intangible Cultural Heritage and Cultural Diversity

  • World Heritage Listing: Understanding the Process

  • Selection Criteria

  • Reactive Monitoring and the World Heritage in Danger Mechanism

  • Kakadu: A Case Study
Module 2: Venice, Burra, Nara: International Comparisons
  • Shifting Concepts and Practice over Time and Place

  • The Venice Charter: Universal or European Solution

  • The Burra Charter: Reflecting the Australian Context

  • The Nara Document on Authenticity: Globalisation and Cultural Diversity

  • Other Asian Responses: China Principles and Hoi An Protocols

  • Hue: A Case study
Module 3: World Heritage: Contentious Issues
  • World Heritage Sites: The Pinnacle of World Heritage Significance and Interest

  • The Global Strategy: Is It Working?

  • Use and Over-Use: Policy and Planning Dilemmas for Sustainable Tourism

  • World Heritage Sites: Exemplars or Problems of Tourism Development and Management?

  • Periodic Monitoring

  • The Royal Exhibition Building: A Case Study

Assessment

Two assignments totalling 5000 words, 50% each.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Student Contribution Rate***Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$680$680$680$1950$2513

* Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2010
** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2009
*** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2008
**** Fee rate for students who commenced studies from 2005
***** Fee rate for students who commenced studies from 2006
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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