Heritage and Tourism, Major

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: 0012

Previous CodeM1077.1

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.

Location

Campus Mode Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Assoc Prof Awais Piracha
Penrith Campus Internal Assoc Prof Awais Piracha

Recommended Sequence 

Qualification for this major requires the successful completion of 80 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
TOUR 1002 Tourism and Global Trends 10
 Credit Points10
Spring session
HUMN 2057 Tourism in Society 10
TOUR 2001 Issues in Contemporary Heritage 10
 Credit Points20
Year 2
Autumn session
CULT 3015 Heritage and Tourism 10
HUMN 2018 Cultural and Social Geographies 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
CULT 3014 Heritage Interpretation 10
 Credit Points10
Year 3
Autumn session
BUSM 3073 Tourism Policy and Planning 10
 Credit Points10
Spring session
CULT 3016 Indigenous Cultures: A Global Perspective 10
 Credit Points10
 Total Credit Points80