208 Cultural Heritage Protection

Course Objectives

The course aims to provide students with a holistic understanding of the importance of cultural heritage protection in society and enable them to give an account of the policies and organisation of cultural heritage. Student will acquire knowledge of the principal areas of cultural heritage and the relationship between material and non-material culture. Further, students will learn to communicate ideas within the field and be aware of the role which cultural heritage plays in other sectors in regional planning and tourism.

Course Description

• Interconnections between material and non-material cultural heritage
• Protection of public cultural heritage
• Museums, archives and conservation of cultural monuments
• Voluntary cultural heritage work
• Mediation of cultural heritage
• Laws and administration
• Cultural heritage protection in the various sectors of society
• Historical development and ethics
• Legitimisation and understanding
• Public management documents and the administrative framework for cultural heritage protection

Learning Methods

Lectures and seminars spread over 2 semesters, study trips, presentations of written work and oral exercises.
There is a minimum 80% attendance requirement for the seminar/project (which has its own timetable). If students are absent for more than 20% of the meetings, they will be orally examined on the course curriculum texts. Attendance on all of the joint study trips is obligatory for all students. Students who do not participate must write a report which covers the subject material of the study trip. Students are not required to attend all lectures, but regular attendance is recommended.

Assessment Methods

Obligatory written paper which counts for 40 % of the final grade. Written individual 5-hour examination ent which counts for 60 %. Graded marks. Students must receive passing marks in both the paper and the final examination in order to achieve a final passing mark for the course.

Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

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