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Arts & Humanities Courses

Arts & Humanities Courses

Arts & Humanities. 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.

Philosophy of Law Course: Jurisprudence

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. The laws of a society embody both its highest ideals and its worst nightmares. This philosophy of Law course examines the origins of law and why humans invent laws for themselves. Jurisprudence is the area of philosophy which studies the fundamental concepts on which legal systems are based. We will compare different cultural and historical systems of law, and also engage in lively discussions on issues... [More]
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Writing the Real Course

Creative Writing. Express yourself with the written word. This writing course offers you a rich immersion in creative nonfiction, practical tuition and instruction in composition and style, along with plenty of opportunities to write and be inspired. You’ll learn how to approach nonfiction writing with imagination, discipline and lyricism. The course explores the distinctions between fiction and nonfiction and the meanings of real and truthful. It encourages writers to understand... [More]
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Philosophy of Fiction Course: The Novel Part 1

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. Don Quixote (1605) by Miguel de Cervantes is frequently cited as the first significant European ‘novel’. Broadly the course will begin from the 17th c, however we will firstly discuss the features which constitute a ‘novel’ and the longer historical story of its emergence from other forms of narrative. We will then proceed historically studying the novels development, drawing mainly from the English... [More]
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Enchanting and Mysterious China Course

History. See the future. It’s in the past. The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. China and the mysterious Far East. The “far shores of Cathay” have fascinated the West for centuries. With a culture dating back five thousand years and a population of 1.3 billion people, China is increasingly making its presence felt in our daily lives. It is now a popular destination for travellers. In this history course we will look at the historical, philosophical... [More]
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Art Therapy Course

Visual Arts. Express yourself. Art is widely recognised as an important tool for helping people feel better. Using a mix of simple art activities, writing and discussion, you’ll experience a unique way to explore, restore and transform your life in this art therapy course. Be enriched as you experiment with paint, pastels and clay in a playful and supportive environment. Learn to navigate your life with art from your heart. Learning Outcomes By the end of this art therapy course,... [More]
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Art Basics Course

Visual Arts. Express yourself. This art basics course will allow you to put theory into practice and develop your artistic competency by learning the ‘rules’ to art. Working with the elements and principles of design, participants in this art basics course will learn perspective, how to draw illusions, create powerful designs, utilise value and imply texture, understand colour schemes and the colour wheel and practice drawing the face. This art basics course will allow participants... [More]
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Literature Course: Vignettes of French and German Literature

Literature. Bookmark this page. This literature course will focus on extracts from masterful literary scholars including Voltaire, Beaumarchais and Heinrich Heine and aims to deepen your appreciation and understanding of some of the great writers and literature of this period and the environment in which they lived and worked. As participants develop their familiarity with their works it will help them understand the changes that occurred in Western Society during the 18th and... [More]
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Philosophy for Science Course I: The Language and Logic of Science

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. 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 Science – the meaning of reality, existence, causation, observation,... [More]
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Philosophy for Science Course III: Bodies in Motion - Classical Physics from Democritus to Einstein

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. 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 classical physics, chemistry and electromagnetism from Democritus and... [More]
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Philosophy for Science Course III: Bodies in Motion - Classical Physics from Democritus to Einstein
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Travel Writing Course I: Sun, Sea and Script

Creative Writing. Express yourself with the written word. Pack your passport and pen and come to along to this class, which is ideal for anyone who has ever wanted to turn their travel stories into saleable tales. The goal of this course is to reveal the varied possibilities available for the aspiring travel writer. Whether the journey is far or near, this workshop will enable you to travel. Where the journey takes you is up to you! Course content This travel writing course covers... [More]
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