AIM723 - Heritage Interpretation

Year:

2020 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

SQE640, SQM617

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

On campus students are required to attend 4-days of intensive classes during the trimester

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning activities equivalent to 1-hour per week, including a minimum of 1 scheduled online seminar each trimester

In-person attendance requirements

On campus students are required to attend 4-days of intensive classes during the trimester

Content

Today, “heritage” must be “interpreted”. The invention of cultural heritage shifted what were once objects, places and traditions in daily life into an artificial domain. They exist now in institutions such as historic sites and museums, curated by professionals, and presented to the public via exhibitions and guided tours, featuring old and new technologies. Thus interpretive communication forms are coloured by the political implications of constructing versions of meaning, such as national identity. This unit addresses the ethical challenges of shaping public knowledge of cultural heritage via interpretation — grounded in the concepts of significance, authenticity and learning. Key issues are public accountability, cultural diversity and social justice.

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