HIST372-22S1 (A) Semester One 2022 (The Arts Centre Christchurch)

Exploring Heritage: Politics, Power and Practice

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 21 February 2022
End Date: Sunday, 26 June 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 6 March 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 15 May 2022


This course provides students with a hands-on introduction to the study of heritage. We explore ways we might understand and interpret contemporary heritage practices in a range of contexts, including post-earthquake Christchurch.

Learning Outcomes

  • critically evaluate the value of heritage as a concept and as a tool for social action
  • consider a range of different approaches to the study of heritage and museums, including those of Mana Whenua
  • complete a heritage assessment report that applies skills and frameworks developed in the course to the study of heritage in a specific local context
  • assess the implications and significance of the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi for heritage research and practice in Aotearoa
  • critically reflect on the nature of knowledge and norms, including indigenous models, in a personal learning journal
  • contribute effectively in group and co-operative work
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

      Biculturally competent and confident

      Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

      Engaged with the community

      Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

      Globally aware

      Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


HIST: Any 30 points at 200 level from HIST, or
any 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA.

ANTH: Any 30 points at 200 level from ANTH or
any 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA.



Equivalent Courses

Timetable 2022

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 10:00 - 13:00 Arts Centre 203 Camerata
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun

Course Coordinator

Lyndon Fraser


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Heritage Assessment Report 50%
Learning Journal 25%
Structured Controversy Exercise 25%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,597.00

International fee $7,200.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Humanities and Creative Arts .

All HIST372 Occurrences

  • HIST372-22S1 (A) Semester One 2022 (The Arts Centre Christchurch)