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Anthropology Course: An Introduction

The focus of anthropology is on understanding you in relation to others and social life generally e.g., context, religion, schooling, economy, biology, politics, family structure, gender, ethnicity. It is a discipline of discovery, questioning, and imagination; a way of exploring the vast range of human possibility across cultures leading us to critical thinking about why we think, feel and act in certain ways and why others may do so differently to us. Anthropology today is also ab... [More]
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The Arab-Israeli Conflict Course

Are there any solutions to the conflict that appeared 70 BC and only seems to get more complex with centuries passing by? This course examines the history of the conflict, comparing the conflicting narratives of the Palestinians, the Arab States, and Israel. It examines the relationships among Arabs and Israelis, as well as inter-Arab relations and the relations between the rivals and external powers. The local, regional, and global complications of the confrontation between Israel ... [More]
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Revolutions that Changed the World Course

From the French Revolution of 1789 to the Arab Spring in 2011, this course will introduce you to the most important revolutions in human history. This course explains the introduction of new ideologies, such as Liberalism, Marxism and Political Islam, through the histories of the Revolution in China, the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, the Meiji Restoration in Japan, and the 1979 Revolution in Iran. Course content This history of revolutions course covers the following topics: The A... [More]
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Aboriginal Language and Culture Course: Gamilaraay

Ever wanted to learn an Australian language? Interested in Aboriginal people and culture? Then Gamilaraay is for you! This course is a unique opportunity to learn the basics of Gamilaraay, a NSW Aboriginal language. Be part of the story of language revival, learn new words, get a sense of country, share and have fun. The Gamilaraay language is a Pama–Nyungan language of the Wiradhuric subgroup found mostly in south-east Australia. It was the traditional language of the Kamilaroi peo... [More]

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Introduction to Crime Prevention Course

This Introduction to Crime Prevention training course provides practical, scenario based training. Course Outline This Introduction to Crime Prevention training course covers an array of topics including: Reasons not to solely rely on the criminal justice system to prevent crime Local crime statistics and crime data analysis techniques A crime problem-solving model Models of crime prevention Ingredients of successful partnerships Simple methods of implementing and evaluating crime p... [More]

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The Politics of Inequality Course: Introduction to Political Economy

If you have a billion dollars, you don’t even make it to the global super-wealthy rich. The world’s wealthiest 0.1 per cent are not unattainably rich – they are unimaginably rich. The importance of wealth is approaching levels last seen before the first world war. This course examines the surging income inequality and how it is violating our expectations on how the economy works. The course is based on the bestselling book ‘Capital in the Twenty-First Century’, written by the French... [More]
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Global Politics Course: Debunking the Myths

Looking for meaning in world events can be a daunting task. Global politics is not only politics among nations, but its scope comprehends economic development and finance, globalisation, human security and democracy. This course provides a broad exploration of global trends that have shaped our world, and discusses a number of current policy issues. As an introductory course, the course is suitable both as a follow up to War, Peace, Rebels and Money: Introduction to International Re... [More]
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Middle East Course: Past, Present and Future

The entire Middle East region is engulfed by the conflict and violence: from civil war in Syria and Iraq to continuous protests, political deadlock and rising sectarian violence in Egypt, Lebanon, Tunisia and other Middle Eastern and North African states. This course brings together the past and the present of the Islamic world, and analyses various Islamic societies, their differences and similarities. The class will discuss current political issues as well as possible scenarios fo... [More]
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Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) Course – An Introduction

This crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) training course provides practical, scenario based training. Course Outline This course covers an array of topics including: Key features of CPTED: Access control Territorial reinforcement Natural surveillance Space management The planning system and CPTED CPTED case studies Course Outcomes Upon completion of the training, participants will: have a working knowledge of key CPTED concepts be familiar with strategies to effect... [More]
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Financial Planning Course: Achieve Your Life Goals

We are taught to read and write, but very few of us are taught how to be financially literate. This course will help you develop meaningful life goals and the knowledge and confidence to develop the necessary financial strategies to help you achieve what is important to you. Course content This financial planning course covers the following topics: Effective financial planning Understanding how to set meaningful and important goals for you Understanding the Australian taxation syste... [More]
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