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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 at the University of Sydney.

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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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Global Politics Course: Debunking the Myths

Politics courses. Open to everyone. Learn Politics the smart way with Politics courses at the University of Sydney. 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 ... [More]
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Middle East Course: Past, Present and Future

Politics courses. Open to everyone. Learn Politics the smart way with Politics courses at the University of Sydney. 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, ... [More]
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Family Tree Ancestry Course: Back to your Roots

Anthropology courses. Open to everyone. Learn Anthropology the smart way with Anthropology courses at the University of Sydney. If you have been lucky enough to catch the series, ‘Who do you think you are?’ on ABC or SBS television, then no doubt you are wondering what fascinating stories or hidden secrets you may discover should you begin to delve into your own family’s history? Having decided to discover your family’s past, it can be difficult to know where to start. Nonetheless, ... [More]

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Capitalism, Crisis and Consumption Course: An Introduction

Economics courses. Open to everyone. Learn Economics the smart way with Economics courses 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. Robbins (2011), asks ho... [More]

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Anthropology Course: An Introduction

Anthropology courses. Open to everyone. Learn Anthropology the smart way with Anthropology courses 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 leading us to critical thi... [More]

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The Arab-Israeli Conflict Course

Politics courses. Open to everyone. Learn Politics the smart way with Politics courses 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 the relations betwee... [More]

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Archaeology and Artefacts Course at the Nicholson Museum

Archaeology courses. Open to everyone. Learn about human activity of the past the smart way with Archaeology courses at the University of Sydney. This one day workshop provides an introduction to archaeological practices and the study of artefacts. Participants will be introduced to the collections of the Nicholson Museum and will learn about the uses and abuses of archaeological materials. The workshop includes significant hands-on components which allow first-hand insights to the ... [More]

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Issues of Our Times

Politics courses. Open to everyone. Learn Politics the smart way with Politics courses at the University of Sydney. Issues of Our Times covers important issues from Zoe’s and other similar proposed laws across the country, Same-Sex Marriage, State of Education, State of Manufacturing, Ageism, Child Abuse, Unpaid work and Indigenous Treaties. The class will discuss, debate and analyse these important issues to politics and our Australian society. Guest Speakers will attend where rele... [More]

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