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Modern Astronomy Course: Voyage to the Planets

Astronomy courses. Open to everyone. Learn Astronomy the smart way with Astronomy courses at the University of Sydney. This astronomy course looks at what we have learned about the solar system in the era of space exploration. We look at what space missions from Pioneer and Voyager to Galileo and Cassini have taught us about the planets and their moons. We discuss the basics of space flight, including how interplanetary probes use gravitational slingshots to reach the high speeds ne... [More]
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The evening of star viewing in the Blue Mountains will be held Saturday, 25th October with travel and accommodation expenses – should participants choose to stay that evening – not included.

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The Fabulous Philosophers of the 19th Century Course

Philosophy courses. Open to everyone. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses at the University of Sydney. Darwin, Marx, Freud, Mill, Kierkegaard and Dostoyevsky. What a century! There are so many towering intellects to choose from it is difficult to decide who has had the most impact on the twentieth and twenty first century. Marx utterly transformed political theory and political reality; Darwin’s evolutionary theory has affected almost every area of science a... [More]
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Samuel Beckett and Franz Kafka Course: The Dark Laughter of Existence

Philosophy courses. Open to everyone. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses at the University of Sydney. Both writers share a wonderful sense of the absurd, both blend myth with daily life through language and both are interested in the structure of ‘waiting’. They are uncompromising about the reality of the human condition. Life can sometimes be without hope, but it also can be lived with compassion and laughter, courage and dignity in the ‘face of life’s abs... [More]
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Art Basics Course

Visual Arts courses. Open to everyone. Get creative the smart way with Visual Arts courses 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 variety of mediums including ink, c... [More]
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Creative Writing Course

Creative Writing courses. Open to everyone. Develop your creative style the smart way with Creative Writing courses 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 the basic elements o... [More]
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Philosophy for Science Course II: What Must the World Be Like?

Philosophy courses. Open to everyone. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses 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 course is part two of a four part Philosophy for Science series which applies the language and logic of Science to the task of distilling from our observ... [More]
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Revolutions that Changed the World Course

History courses. Uncover the past to understand today. The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. Learn about history the smart way with History courses at the University of Sydney. Learning Aims 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 history course explains the introduction of new ideologies, such as Liberalism, Marxism and Political Islam, throu... [More]
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Scandinavian Cultural Life Course: Norway and Denmark

History courses. Uncover the past to understand today. The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. Learn about history the smart way with History courses at the University of Sydney. This course will be focused on the cultural life of Norway and Denmark, from the Viking era to the present time. These two countries share many cultural links, particularly with regard to their literature. These links will be explored through the works of the 17th century playwr... [More]
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The Politics of Inequality Course: Introduction to Political Economy

Politics courses. Open to everyone. Learn Politics the smart way with Politics courses 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 expectations on how the eco... [More]
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Ideas and Issues from America

Politics courses. Open to everyone. Learn Politics the smart way with Politics courses at the University of Sydney. The last hundred years has been described as “The American Century”. What is America’s role in the Twenty-First Century in international politics and the arts? Will America’s influence be diluted by the emergence of the new superpowers, China, India or even a resurgent Russia? Learning Aims This course will examine ideas from America and gauge the extent of her influen... [More]

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