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Arts & Humanities Courses

Arts & Humanities Courses

Arts & Humanities courses in Sydney. Enrich your life. Courses open to the general public.

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. Learn about arts and humanities the smart way with Arts & Humanities courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney.

The Book Club

Literature courses in Sydney. Bookmark this page. Courses open to the general public. Learn Literature the smart way with Literature courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. Our Book Clubs provide a casual but structured discussion led by an experienced academic, author and reader with questions and discussion points developed to assist and enrich your thinking about the book, the author and the ideas. We will offer both fiction and non-fiction book clubs in various streams... [More]
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Topic: Giving Readers a Voice
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Topic: Reflections on Human Nature
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Screenwriting Course: From Concept to Feature Film Script

Film courses in Sydney. Courses open to the general public. Appreciate and learn about film the smart way with Film courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. For anyone contemplating being a screenwriter, a career in filmmaking or just interested in a greater appreciation of how films are put together, this course is a must. An excellent screenplay story is at the heart of every great film and this course will teach you how to write one. You will learn the fundamentals of... [More]
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Philosophy Course: Nietzsche an Introduction

Philosophy courses in Sydney. Courses open to the general public. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. That which is done out of love always takes place beyond Good and Evil. Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil. Nietzsche is famous for his theories of: Nihilism; The Eternal Return; Will to Power; Master/ Slave Morality; God is dead; Free Spirits. This course we will undertake a comprehensive introduction to these... [More]
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Philosophy for Science Course I: The Language and Logic of Science

Philosophy courses in Sydney. Courses open to the general public. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses in Sydney 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 Language and Logic of Science course is part one of a four part Philosophy for Science series which elaborates the... [More]
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Philosophy of Poetry I Course: Understanding & Origins

Philosophy courses in Sydney. Courses open to the general public. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. Hail poetry, Daughter of wisdom, Sister of reason, Daughter of prudence, Noble, revered. Old Irish Ode to Poetry Poetry is the oldest form of literature; its roots go back well into human history and was developed to high levels of literary, conceptual and psychological depth in all of the major cultures.... [More]
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Yet More Women, Past, Present and Future Course

Sociology courses in Sydney. Courses open to the general public. Learn about social behaviour the smart way with Sociology courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. Update on the latest ideas, issues and books about women. We will discuss, analyse, debate ‘Yet More Women of the Past, Present and Future’! We will discuss, analyse and debate a bundle of important issues, ideas and books. We will look at recent publications and have prominent women address the class. We will... [More]
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Iran Course II: The Glory of Ancient Persia

History courses in Sydney. See the future. It’s in the past. Courses open to the general public. The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. Learn about history the smart way with History courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. Few countries can boast of such an illustrious past as Iran (ancient Persia). Join us for this richly-illustrated course in which we examine its rich history (from earliest times to the Islamic Revolution) as well as its... [More]
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Creative Writing Course

Creative Writing courses in Sydney. Courses open to the general public. Develop your creative style the smart way with Creative Writing courses in Sydney 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,... [More]
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Creative Writing Course
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Art Basics Course

Visual Arts courses in Sydney. Courses open to the general public. Express your creativity the smart way with Visual Arts courses in Sydney 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... [More]
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Literature Course: The Book, The Library and the Survival of Ancient Literature

Literature courses in Sydney. Bookmark this page. Courses open to the general public. Learn Literature the smart way with Literature courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. The earliest literature was written around 2600 BC in ancient Sumeria. The development of the book (at first on scroll and then parchment codex) had a profound influence on intellectual enquiry. In the Greek and Roman world scientific investigation saw the creation of insightful texts which attempted to... [More]
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