HERI5106 Heritage Study Tour
- 12 points
|Not available in 2020||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- This unit centres upon a study tour of heritage sites in one area. It may involve international travel. The unit is generally conducted during the summer or winter vacation. The exact location varies each year. The purpose is to critically assess heritage tourism aims and practice within a specific area. Study tours typically last between two and three weeks and cover a wide spectrum of heritage types. Students consider the current state of heritage management, conservation, tourism, visitor infrastructure, information provision and marketing in an area. Based on in-the-field interviews and observations, as well as market research, students must construct a well-scoped and sustainable heritage tourism development plan for the area. A key consideration is how to create an integrated heritage tourism product that is rooted in social engagement and to deliver a quality heritage tourism experience that is both sustainable and socially responsible.
- Students are able to (1) make a critical assessment of heritage tourism aims and practice in a chosen area; (2) conduct a SWOT analysis; (3) conduct basic market research into market potential and target audiences; and (4) prepare an integrated heritage tourism development plan.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) classroom presentations and (2) a tourism development plan. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Professor Benjamin Smith
- Incidental fees
- Incidental student fees and charges are costs incurred by students as part of their studies at UWA that are in addition to their tuition fees (further information is available here or contact your Faculty Office).
Participation in this unit will incur the following incidental fee(s):Please provide data for 2017 (estimated cost - ).
- Contact hours
- 40 hours per week (over 2–3 weeks), then occasional meetings during four weeks of write-up, scheduled 6–20 June
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus. Copies of textbooks and other readings will be made available for students to access from the Library, online wherever possible as well as in print.