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Social Science Courses

Social Science Courses

Social Science courses in Sydney. Open to everyone.

Social science is an academic discipline concerned with society and the relationships among individuals within a society. Learn about society and the relationships the smart way with Social Science courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney.

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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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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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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Vietnam Course I: From the French to American Wars

Politics courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Learn Politics the smart way with Politics courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. This two-part course will examine how France, the United States, China, the Soviet Union, and some other countries including Australia and South Korea, became embroiled in lengthy and unbelievably costly wars in a country of little if any strategic importance. In terms of loss of life economic costs, and futility, the wars of Vietnam are perhaps unp... [More]
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Middle East Course: Past, Present and Future

Politics courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Learn Politics the smart way with Politics courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. The entire Middle Easter 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 vario... [More]
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Out of Africa Course: The Fossil Evidence for Human Evolution

Archaeology courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Learn about human activity of the past the smart way with Archaeology courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. Archaeological research has been able to identify important examples of the evolution of modern humans from ape-like ancestors. Important finds were made by Louis Leakey in Olduvai Gorge which made it clear that early humans arose in east Africa. Subsequent finds, including the famous ‘Lucy’ in Ethiopia have made it cle... [More]
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Vietnam Course II: From the French to American Wars

Politics courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Learn Politics the smart way with Politics courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. This two-part course will examine how France, the United States, China, the Soviet Union, and some other countries including Australia and South Korea, became embroiled in lengthy and unbelievably costly wars in a country of little if any strategic importance. In terms of loss of life economic costs, and futility, the wars of Vietnam are perhaps unp... [More]
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Capitalism, Crisis and Consumption Course: An Introduction

Economics courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Learn Economics the smart way with Economics courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. The driving force behind our contemporary world is capitalism, but we rarely question what ‘capitalism’ means. In many ways, it has created the most successful global society the world has ever seen, but it has also divided the world to wealthy and poor nations. This course, based on Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism by Richard H. Rob... [More]
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Ideas and Issues from America

Politics courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Learn Politics the smart way with Politics courses in Sydney 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 e... [More]
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