1. From culture to heritage: principles for a critical socio-anthropological perspective. Construction and use of heritage.
2. Tourism as a socio-cultural significance context. Significant mediation of tourism space.
3. Main uses of heritage. Support of collective and social memory and of identities. Tourist resource and rerepresentation of identities. Management and administration of heritage: museums as communicative spaces.
4. Core elements for the ecological and cultural analysis of tourist environments. Valuing cultural heritage and providing value to cultural heritage: two approaches to the issue of development.
Cultural Heritage and the socio-economic development that may involve are essential elements in many profesional careers. It is very much talked, listened, read and written of Heritage or about it. Conservation, History, museums,Tradition, Identity and Memory are concepts inevitably linked to tha of Heritage, while important issues such as Culture, legal protection, Tourism and development (usually with the adjective sustainable) are often closely related to it. But, actually, what do we mean by heritage? What are you trying to protect or preserve? Can Heritage be divided into different categories? During this course we will reflect on these questions and we will try to answer them from an anthropological perspective, as we further deepen into the work of those engaged in Heritage and museums
Methodology and grading
- Case studies: Learning through the analysis of actual or simulated cases in order to interpret and resolve them by employing various alternative solution procedures.
- Lecture: Pass on knowledge and activate cognitive processes in students, encouraging their participation.
The assessment of the course will have a double continuous character and goal. Continual assessment is based in the preparation and delivery of the proposed practical activities, as well as the presentation of a valuing heritage project or about some other aspect of the subject content.
The mark of the units of learning outcomes is calculated from the weighted average of the practical activities mark (35%) and the presentatiton (65%). Delivery of activities as well as the order of the presentations will be established by the professor. Failure to comply with the time limit set for the presentation implies the resignation to make it. In case of not being able to do the presentation of the project (for breach of the term or expressly) it is mandatory to take test, in a date that will be determined by the professor. Under no circumstances this date will be before the end of the teaching period of the course and the end of the presentations. This test has overcome with a minimum score of 6 out of 10. It consists of 30 questions with 4 choices of response, but only one is correct. Each 3 mistakes deducts a correct answer. This examination does not exempt from delivering the activities, which are essential to be evaluated. As in the previous case, the activities constitute 35% of the final mark and the mark of the exam 65%.