Heritage and Tourism, Minor

  • Western Sydney University Minor Code: 0012

Previous Code : SM1097.1

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 minor 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 minor 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 socialsciences@westernsydney.edu.au
Penrith Campus Internal socialsciences@westernsydney.edu.au

Minor Structure

Students must complete four subjects as follows.

Subject Title Credit Points
Students must complete the following two compulsory subjects40
Issues in Contemporary Heritage
Heritage Interpretation
Students must also complete two of the following subjects
Indigenous Cultures: A Global Perspective
Issues in World Development: Rich World, Poor World
Cultural and Social Geographies
Heritage and Tourism
Total Credit Points40

Recommended Sequence 

Students must complete four of the following subjects

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1Credit Points
TOUR 2001 Issues in Contemporary Heritage 10
 Credit Points10
Year 2
Select one of the following: 10
Cultural and Social Geographies  
Heritage and Tourism  
Note: B Tourism Management Students should choose HUMN 2018 - Cultural and Social Geographies  
 Credit Points10
Year 3
CULT 3014 Heritage Interpretation 10
Select one of the following: 10
Indigenous Cultures: A Global Perspective  
Issues in World Development: Rich World, Poor World  
Note: B Tourism Management Students should choose HUMN 2032 - Issues in World Development: Rich World, Poor World  
 Credit Points20
 Total Credit Points40