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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.

Italian Cultural Life Course: From Ancient Rome to the Renaissance

History courses in Sydney. See the future. It’s in the past. The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. Learn about history the smart way with History courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. This course explores the cultural history of Italy, beginning with the Roman Republic and continuing with the Imperial period of Ancient Rome. One week will be devoted to Pompeii, and the course will then continue with the Early Christian and Medieval periods in ... [More]
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Philosophy for Science Course III: Bodies in Motion - Classical Physics from Democritus to Einstein

Philosophy courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. Science is a ‘methodology’: a particular way of observing and explaining the world, of answering the one BIG question: “What must the world be like, that it produce the phenomena we observe?” This course is part three of a four part Philosophy for Science series which retraces the unfolding of the Scientific Revolution: the evolution of ... [More]
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Philosophy for Science Course I: The Language and Logic of Science

Philosophy courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. Science is a ‘methodology’: a particular way of observing and explaining the world, of answering the one big question: “What must the world be like, in order that it produce the phenomena we observe?” This Language and Logic of Science course is part one of a four part Philosophy for Science series which elaborates the ‘language’ of Scie... [More]
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Writing for Children 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. Books and reading are essential to a child’s growing and learning. We can all remember a story we read as a child and creating those stories is a wonderful, satisfying experience. It may be a picture book for the very young, a ‘chapter book’ for an emergent reader or a novel for an older child. There are no rules but the... [More]
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Writing the Novel Course: Getting Started

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 is a course for writers who are looking to extend their skills in the Novel form. It is ideal for people just beginning a novel or who have completed some early drafts or preliminary work. This course is designed to give your novel impetus and to look at its sub-text, deep characterisation, the story arc and to refi... [More]
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Magic Highways: Science Fiction and Fantasy 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. Learn how to write science fiction and fantasy for the current market. In this highly practical course participants explore how to achieve an ‘invisible’ storytelling voice; master dialogue, pacing and ‘info dumping’; and use handy techniques for building fantasy worlds. Each session apart from sessions one and six will ... [More]
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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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Haiku 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. Many of us learned to write Japanese haiku as primary school students. It was a set formula for simple Japanese style poetry: three lines: five syllables, seven, five. And, yes, a theme vaguely related to nature. Easy. But authentic Japanese haiku is much more involved. It’s not for sissies, so If you want a real intelle... [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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