Heritage and Tourism, Major
- Western Sydney University Major Code: 0012
Previous Code: M1077.1
Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs: Yes. Check that your program has the available credit points required to complete the subjects in this field of study. Any requisite requirements must also be met. Consult your Program 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.
|Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road||Internal||Assoc Prof Awais Piracha|
|Penrith Campus||Internal||Assoc Prof Awais Piracha|
Qualification for this major requires the successful completion of 80 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.
|Autumn session||Credit Points|
|TOUR 1002||Tourism and Global Trends||10|
|HUMN 2057||Tourism in Society||10|
|TOUR 2001||Issues in Contemporary Heritage||10|
|CULT 3015||Heritage and Tourism||10|
|HUMN 2018||Cultural and Social Geographies||10|
|CULT 3014||Heritage Interpretation||10|
|BUSM 3073||Tourism Policy and Planning||10|
|CULT 3016||Indigenous Cultures: A Global Perspective||10|
|Total Credit Points||80|