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    Heritage and Tourism
    CAHT A803F
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    Heritage and Tourism
    Course Start Date
    Aut 2019
    Course Level
    Postgraduate
    Length in Terms
    1 term
    Credits
    5
    Language
    English
    Fees ($) (including lab fees)
    Future Terms
    Aut 2020
    Quota and Schedule
    Course
    Start Date
    Course Level Length in Terms Credits
    Language
    Fees ($)
    (including lab fees)
    Future Terms
    Aut 2019
    Postgraduate 1 term 5
    English
    Aut 2020

    Course Coordinator: Dr Karen Liu, BSc (SYSU), MSc (SYSU), PhD (HKU)

    Important notes
    This course will be taught via face-to-face mode. Lectures or tutorials will be scheduled on weekday evenings. There may be some field trips on weekdays or Saturdays.

    This is a five-credit, Master’s-level course in the Master of Arts in Cultural and Heritage Tourism programme. The course surveys the relationship between heritage and tourism by examining the concepts, issues, and trends in heritage tourism.

    Aims
    This course aims to introduce students to the notion of cultural heritage and its relationship to tourism. The course will account for the concepts, issues, and trends in cultural tourism and heritage protection. The main themes to be discussed include the conceptualization, recognition and conservation of tangible and intangible assets, the source and nature of tourist contact, the dynamics in and institutionalization of heritage preservation regimes and standards, and the impacts of cultural tourism on the environment and localities.

    Contents
    The course covers the following:

    • Preservation regimes
    • Theories in cultural tourism
    • Preservation approaches and strategies
    • Heritage tourism supply
    • Heritage tourism demand
    • Tangible and intangible cultural heritage
    • Authenticity debates
    • Tourist gaze and commodification
    • Heritage and society

    Contact hours
    Normally three hours per week.

    Assessment
    There will be two assignments (60%) and an examination (40%). Students are required to submit assignments via the Online Learning Environment (OLE).

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