Welcome to Karlstad University

Cultural Heritage, 7.5 HP

Introductory information for students admitted to Karlstad University.
It is important that you read all the information.

Before you begin your studies, you need to:

1. Create KauID
2. Register for your course

1. Create KauID

What is KauID? KauID is your digital identity at Karlstad University that allows you to log in to our digital services.

If you have studied at Kau before you do not have to create a new KauID, you can use the same KauID as last time.

2. Register for your course

You need to register on time, not to risk losing your place on the course.
Registration period: 2021-11-01 - 2021-11-12
Log in to My Kau using your KauID to register.

What is My Kau? My Kau is a personal digital service for students at Karlstad University.

It is important that you decline your admission offer if you do not wish to attend the course.

If you have been admitted late, and therefore can´t register on time, contact the administrator.

Welcome to the course Cultural Heritage!

The course will run week 45 2021-week 2 2022. The course provides an overview of current cultural political heritage issues with a focus on publicly financed projects. We will discuss how cultural heritage is constructed, handled and consumed, nationally and globally, how it is conveyed through institutions such as museums and cultural tourism.

The examination of the course consists of individual home assignments, compulsory seminars and a group assignment/presentation. Attendance to the seminars as well as to the final group presentation is compulsory. Each seminar focuses on different themes around which the course is structured. For students, who for some reason are unable to attend a seminar, the discussion shall be replaced by a written assignment. You will find that most of the literature is available as e-books from the university library, however, there are two books that you might consider buying in advance: *Harrison, Rodney (2013). Heritage: critical approaches. Milton Park, Abingdon: Routledge (c. 250 pages) and *Smith, Laurajane (2006). Uses of heritage. New York: Routledge (c. 200 pages)

Hedvig Mårdh, course convenor.

New student

There is a lot to think about when you start university, we know! We have gathered some useful information to help you, don’t forget to read the checklist!

Go to Canvas

In the course, we use the learning platform Canvas. Canvas is a tool that offers a digital learning environment.
Once you have registered for your course in My Kau, you can log in to Canvas and access important course information.

Finding your way around the University

Use the campus map MazeMap to locate buildings and rooms Go to MazeMap

Reading List

View reading list
Please note that the reading list may be revised until six weeks before the start of the course.


View schedule
Please note that the schedule may change up to two weeks before the course starts. Check the schedule on a regular basis to get the latest information on locations and times as there may be changes during the course as well.

Can we help you?

ADMINISTRATOR: Anna-Karin Worland  


STUDY AND CAREER COUNSELLOR: Elsa Wängestam, Emilia Westberg