Last modified: 25 Mar 2016 11:36
History is not simply a dry, academic study of the past; it shapes contemporary political, economic and cultural attitudes and is vital to the tourist and heritage industries - now one of the largest employment sectors in western societies. This course gives an understanding of the theoretical and practical links (as well as clear distinctions) between 'academic' History and 'public' History. This is done by having students assess how heritage and tourist businesses construct a particular version of the past. Students then undertake another project to present their ‘public’ version of an aspect of History. For further information please see course guide.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
History and Public Policy Review (1,500 words: 40%)
Reviewing Public History (2,000 words: 60%)
Work placement Report (2,000 words: 60%)
There are no assessments for this course.