HERI5106 Heritage Study Tour

Credit
12 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2020UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
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.
Outcomes
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.
Assessment
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
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