HERI5109 Heritage Special Topic

6 points
(see Timetable)
(see Summer Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Summer teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit focuses on one particular heritage topic. The topic varies from year to year. The unit is custom-designed to meet the particular interests of enrolled students and the availability of guest lecturers. It provides the opportunity for an in-depth consideration of a heritage subject not otherwise covered in the Heritage Studies degrees and that is of special topical relevance.
Students are able to (1) think critically around a specialised heritage topic; (2) debate ideas on a particular heritage topic; (3) orally present ideas on a particular heritage topic; and (4) write cogently about a particular heritage topic.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) a major essay; (2) class participation; and (3) class presentations. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Ky Gentry
Unit rules
a) 24 points in Heritage Studies, or b) by special permission of the Course coordinator.
Contact hours
4 hours per week (over 6 weeks)
This unit is available for online enrolment during one teaching period in any given calendar year. Students may request to undertake this unit in the other listed teaching periods by completing a manual enrolment form for the unit coordinator to approve on a case-by-case basis.
  • 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.