Major - Heritage and Tourism

Western Sydney University Major Code: M1077.1

This version of the specialisation is available to new and continuing students.

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Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : YES, if the specialisation is available on your Home campus. Please ensure your course structure allows space for enrolment in the units in this unit set. Students must also meet any pre-requisite requirements. Consult your Course Advisor for further advice.

In a highly mobile world (migration, tourism, media and communications, travel and transport) and in contemporary life where the preservation of historical and natural environments present as one of the major challenges facing all societies, heritage has become a touchstone for social and cultural identity, our understanding of modernity, peace and development, our senses of citizenship, custodianship and community. At the same time heritage places have become significant tourist destinations and so in a world of flows and networks, the heritage-tourism relationship is a critical one. In the 21st century it is impossible to disentangle the two. This major introduces contemporary heritage issues and provides an in-depth understanding of tourism as a social phenomenon. It enables a critical examination of the relationship between heritage and tourism in number of settings within Australia (including Indigenous Australia) and internationally. Graduates with a heritage and tourism major can contemplate careers within a diverse range of government, non-government organization and businesses that require understanding, insight and skills related to heritage and tourism.


Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal ssap@uws.edu.au
Penrith Campus Internal ssap@uws.edu.au

Major Structure

Students must complete 80 credit points as follows

Year 1

Autumn session

101901 Tourism and Global Trends

Spring session

101598 Tourism in Society
101601 Issues in Contemporary Heritage

Year 2

Autumn session

101599 Heritage and Tourism
101590 Cultural and Social Geographies

Spring session

101643 Heritage Interpretation

Year 3

Autumn session

101904 Tourism Policy and Planning

Spring session

101905 Indigenous Cultures: A Global Perspective

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