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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 in Sydney at the University of Sydney.

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A Thousand Miles up the Nile Course

Archaeology courses. Open to everyone. Learn about human activity of the past the smart way with Archaeology courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. An imaginary voyage on a 19th Century sailing boat enables us to follow in the footsteps of this famous Victorian traveller Amelia Edwards. In 1873 she took a dahabiya (2 masted sailing boat, equipped with piano of course!) from Cairo to Abu Simbel and thence to the Second Cataract of the Nile. On the way she explored the ancient... [More]
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Politics Course: Hot Topics for NSW State Election

Politics courses. Open to everyone. Learn Politics the smart way with Politics courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. Come join the debate, discussion and analysis of NSW State politics as we lead up to the 28th March 2015 election! Topics covered range from Political Donations, Worker’s Compensation, LGBT Reforms, Aboriginal Affairs and Family and Community Services, Transport and Opal Card, Coal Seam Gas, Sale of Millers Point and what Premier Mike Baird has said is the is... [More]
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The Archaeology of Israel Course I: From Earliest Times to the Iron Age

Archaeology courses. Open to everyone. Learn about human activity of the past the smart way with Archaeology courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. The region of Israel in the southern Levant has always been a bridge between Africa and Asia. Inhabited for 1 million years (first by Homo Erectus, then Neanderthals and modern humans), Israel saw the development of major technological and cultural advances. Agriculture begins in the region, and so too does urban settlement with ... [More]
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Iran Course: A Political Analysis of the Islamic Republic's Present and Future

Politics courses. Open to everyone. Learn Politics the smart way with Politics courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. Explore Iran’s modern and contemporary history. This course addresses Iran’s “long reach” in regional politics, analysing its relations from Hamas and Hezbollah to Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as the inevitable nuclear issue. Moreover, it looks at such diverse matters as the economy, Iran’s young population, the massive “brain drain,” and its role as a leade... [More]
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Iraq Course: From Monarchy to Republic 1920-2014

Politics courses. 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 2003 Americ... [More]
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The Archaeology of Israel Course II: From the Iron Age to the Romans

Archaeology courses. Open to everyone. Learn about human activity of the past the smart way with Archaeology courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. The region of Israel is closely tied to the traditions of the Torah and Old/New Testaments. Extensive excavation has been undertaken to examine the physical evidence from the Iron Age through to the Roman Period, often with a view to ‘proving the Bible’ or at least supporting what it says. More recent archaeological excavations i... [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 in Sydney 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. Non... [More]
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Anthropology Course: An Introduction

Anthropology courses. 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 leading us to cr... [More]
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The Arab-Israeli Conflict Course

Politics courses. 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 the relati... [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 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 various Islamic... [More]
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