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Postgraduate Course: World Heritage (ARCH11198)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryFramework and methodology in World Heritage designation and management. World Heritage Convention, concepts of authenticity and integrity.

1. To consider the place of the historic built environment within the diversity of cultural heritage around the world
2. To analyse the value-systems that determine the cultural significance of a site
3. To place heritage protection within the wider cultural and political context


Course description The World Heritage Convention
Statement of Significance
Diversity in World Heritage Sites
Invited lectures
Project-specific lectures and seminars
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 10, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 4, Fieldwork Hours 20, External Visit Hours 14, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 8, Formative Assessment Hours 3, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 134 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Fully illustrated analytical project report (3,000 words) - 100%

Learning Outcomes Assessed

Understand the rationale of the category of WHS and characterise a WHS with reference to its historical development, physical features, cultural and socio-economic context -33%
Analyse the complex interaction of nature and culture in WHS and its implications for conservation and appreciate the impact of tourism in WHS - 33%
Display appropriate organisational, verbal and presentational skills - 33%
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Understand the rationale of the category of WHS and characterise a WHS with reference to its historical development, physical features, cultural and socio-economic context

  2. Analyse the complex interaction of nature and culture in WHS and its implications for conservation and appreciate the impact of tourism in WHS
  3. Display appropriate organisational, verbal and presentational skills
Reading List
Bell, D. The Historic Scotland Guide to International Conservation Charters. Edinburgh: Historic Scotland, 1997
Fielden, B. & J. Jokilehto. Management Guidelines for World Cultural Heritage Sites. Rome: ICCROM, 1998
Stovel, Herb. Risk Preparedness: A Management Manual for World Cultural Heritage. Rome: ICCROM, 1998
de la Torre, Marta (ed.). Assessing the Values of Cultural Heritage. The Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, 2002
UNESCO. World Heritage: Archaeological Sites and Urban Centres. Paris: World Heritage Centre, 2002
UNESCO. Convention concerning the protection of the world cultural and natural heritage. 1972, revised 2001
UNESCO. Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention. Paris: World Heritage Centre, 2005
World Heritage Committee. Budapest Declaration on World Heritage. 2002
World Heritage Series n7 - Cultural Landscapes: the Challenges of Conservation
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Organisational and presentation skills.
Special Arrangements The course has several site-visits and the project may involve fieldtrips.
KeywordsWorld Heritage Architectural Conservation
Contacts
Course organiserMrs Ruxandra-Iulia Stoica
Tel: (0131 6)51 5746
Email: Ruxandra.Stoica@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Jennifer Watson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5735
Email: Jennifer.A.Watson@ed.ac.uk
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