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Introduction to heritage 0141357/5012/2223/1/74
Study guide

Introduction to heritage 01

Academic year 2022-23
Is found in:
  • IC Digital Tools for Heritage Management, programme stage 2
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 4 credits
Weight: 4,00
Total study time: 100,00 hours
Special admission is required to enrol in this course unit under
  • credit contract.
  • exam contract (to obtain a credit).
  • exam contract (to obtain a degree).
Teaching Staff: Stal Cornelis
Languages: English
Scheduled for: Semester 1

Final objectives

Based on an ethical and social frame of reference, the student critically reflects on his/her own actions and professional environment. The student autonomously and actively develops his/her own (professional) growth.
The student collaborates in intradisciplinary and interdisciplinary teams, taking or sharing responsibility for achieving high-quality collective results.
The student communicates in a clear, effective manner, adjusted to the (international) context.


This course has been designed with the aim to provide all the necessary knowledge to identify all the key issues that are necessary for the effective management of heritage in an efficient and responsible in relation to the community and its environment (human or natural):

  • The student is aware of the issues related to the managing of heritage;
  • The student is able to identify all the various stakeholders and parties involved;
  • The student understands the elements of a management plan;
  • The student understands the importance of engaging with local communities.


  • Values
  • Uniqueness
  • Local communities
  • Stakeholders
  • Management Plans
  • Conflict prevention

Organisation of education

Contactonderwijs36,00 hours

Teaching methods

  • Activating lecture
    Additional information: Online
  • Guest speaker or lecture/Testimony
    Additional information: Online
  • Assignment
    Additional information: Online

Study guidance

  • Course material is available via the digital learning environment
  • Personal assistance with instructors is possible (upon request)


Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Outside exam schedulePaper100,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
Outside exam schedulePaper100,00
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Re-sit exam: is possible.

Other study materials

  • Slides, data, and additional course material will be offered via the online elearning platform;
  • Original recordings of the classes will be published for the students in accordance with the HOGENT guidelines.

Study costs

See program website for all information about study costs.


Refer to the sequence table in the Departmental Education and Examination Regulations.
Possible deadlines for learning account: 01.12.2022 ()