Level: 1

Semester: 1

Prerequisites: None


Course Description:

This course provides an introduction to some of the key subjects in the field of heritage studies such as history, culture, preservation, heritage management and heritage tourism. The course will expose students to both intangible and tangible sources of heritage such as oral history, festivals, museums and underwater cultural heritage. Concepts such as culture, memory, cultural and Caribbean identities will also be explored within the course.


Learning Outcomes:

1. Explain the value of heritage, heritage studies and the relationship of heritage with culture and history

2. Debate the commoditisation of heritage

3. Evaluate how history, culture and heritage produce and challenge identities

4. Demonstrate proficiency in problem solving and teamwork skills

5. Demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communication skills

6. Delineate the functions and responsibilities of archives, libraries, museums and other related enterprises

7. Analyse historical evidence and sources applicable to heritage research

8. Explain challenges of heritage preservation and conservation




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