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Arts & Humanities Courses

Arts & Humanities Courses

Arts & Humanities courses in Sydney. Enrich your life.

Arts and Humanities courses are a fantastic way to explore interesting topics. They also help to develop your analytical thinking and communication techniques – useful in whichever career you choose.

The University of Sydney’s Centre for Continuing Education offers a wide range of Arts and Humanities courses. Subjects range from hands-on and creative to theoretical and academic. We also provide flexible class options to suit your schedule.

Studying arts and humanities enhances your world and gives you invaluable skills for your professional and everyday life. Learn about arts and humanities the smart way with Arts & Humanities courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney.

The Major Works of Rainer Maria Rilke Course

Literature courses in Sydney. Bookmark this page. Learn Literature the smart way with Literature courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) was one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century and today is one of the most popular poets internationally. His writings are often difficult and over the course of his life went through a number of stylistic and thematic changes. This course will introduce participants to Rilke’s major literary works and... [More]
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Anthropology Course: An Introduction

Anthropology courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Learn Anthropology the smart way with Anthropology courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. 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 leadin... [More]
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The Arab-Israeli Conflict Course

Politics courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Learn Politics the smart way with Politics courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. 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 ... [More]
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Art Basics Course

Visual Arts courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Express your creativity the smart way with Visual Arts courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. Put theory into practice and develop your artistic competency by learning the ‘rules’ to art. Working with the elements and principles of design, participants will learn perspective, how to draw illusions, create powerful designs, apply texture and value, understand colour theory and the colour wheel and learn to draw the face. A vari... [More]
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Introduction to Philosophy Course II: Humanism, Skepticism, Epistemology and Existentialism

Philosophy courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. This Philosophy course introduces fundamental philosophical concepts through an analysis of Humanism, Skepticism, Epistemology and Existentialism. Each of these areas of philosophy will be approached from both a historical and then contemporary point of view; we will study the founding philosophers of the movement and then examine the re... [More]
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The Politics of Inequality Course: Introduction to Political Economy

Politics courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Learn Politics the smart way with Politics courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. 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 expecta... [More]
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Philosophy Course: Hannah Arendt

Philosophy courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. Hannah Arendt wrote some of the profoundest philosophy of the twentieth century. Her work is rich and subtle; she engaged critically with the key intellectual ideas of philosophical history: What makes humans ‘human’; what makes an ethical life; the nature of evil; how do we forgive the unforgivable; what does it mean to have ‘common sen... [More]
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Creative Writing Course

Creative Writing courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Develop your creative style the smart way with Creative Writing courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. Designed to give participants the practical skills to approach their creative writing projects with confidence, this creative writing course is built around particular topics integral to the writing process, such as voice, character, structure, theme and editing. Using exercises to get started, participants will look at ... [More]
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Writing the Real Course

Creative Writing courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Develop your creative style the smart way with Creative Writing courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. This writing course offers you a rich immersion in creative nonfiction, practical tuition and instruction in composition and style, along with plenty of opportunities to write and be inspired. You’ll learn how to approach nonfiction writing with imagination, discipline and lyricism. The course explores the distinctions b... [More]
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Iraq Course: From Monarchy to Republic 1920-2014

Politics courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Learn Politics the smart way with Politics courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. Explore Iraq’s transformation from a new kingdom created by the British in 1920 to the 1958 coup d'état and proclamation of the Ba’athist Republic and rise of Saddam Hussein to power. This course will also look at Iraq’s political, social and economic transformations during Sadam’s era, regional power rivalry and Kurdish struggle for autonomy. The 2... [More]
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