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Unit details

SLE791 - Interpreting Natural and Cultural Landscapes

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Trimester 3: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:

SQE744

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Suzanne Nunn

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with: AIM723
Contact hours:

As organised with the Unit Chair

Note:

Enrolment in this unit is handled by the Institute of Koorie Education.

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

The unit begins with a discussion of natural and cultural heritage values as expressed in the terms ‘cultural landscapes’ and ‘Country’. Students consider different ways of knowing and understanding in the context of the conversation across knowledge systems.  The unit examines the idea of the Australian landscape as a cultural construction embodying complex human relationships connecting nature, human nature and the environment. The use of interpretation in the process of assessing heritage ‘Significance’ is examined with reference to current international and national practice. The unit continues with an examination of the theory and principles of heritage interpretation in conservation, and highlights the importance of linking the communication of meaning and significance to the special experiences and opportunities available for visitors to heritage sites.

The contemporary international discourse on interpreting cultural landscapes will be considered, as well as The Burra Charter.  Throughout this unit students are challenged to consider the potential of interpretative theory and technique in analysing and communicating heritage significance. The need for creative and innovative thinking in interpreting landscape and seascape heritage values to the wider public is emphasised.

Assessment

Essay 25%, assessment of significance 40%, critical analysis of the interpretation offered by heritage site 35%.  To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit students must achieve at least 50% for the Statement of Significance.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$769$769$2250$2900

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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