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Arts & Humanities Courses

Arts & Humanities Courses

Arts & Humanities courses in Sydney. 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. 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. 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 and will feature a selection of books... [More]
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Philosophy Course: Introduction to the Philosophy of Shakespeare

Philosophy courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. Shakespeare’s plays still speak directly to us because of the depth of his human understanding and his insights into the human condition. In this course we will take the themes of Love; Power; Revenge; Ambition; Evil; Nobility; Truth; and Tragedy, through an analysis of his major characters and themes. We will also look at Shakespeare... [More]
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Introduction to Philosophy Course I

Philosophy courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. Would you like to gain an overview of the history of philosophy and the major contribution philosophy has made to areas of thought, such as political theory, ethics, aesthetics and the sciences? This course encourages the development of critical thinking and the use of informal logic techniques. Philosophers studied include the Greek... [More]
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Philosophy of Film Course: Myths for Our Time

Philosophy courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. Film fulfils many functions in contemporary society: Films can represent our ideas on morality, politics, friendship and what we believe to be a worthwhile life. But they can also be iconoclastic and irreverent of the status quo. In the course I will argue that film has a ‘mythological’ structure. This structure creates narratives out... [More]
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Writing the Novel Course: Getting Started

Creative Writing courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Develop your creative style the smart way with Creative Writing courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. This creative writing course is designed for writers who are looking to extend their skills in the Novel form. It is ideal for people just beginning a novel or who have completed some early drafts or preliminary work. This creative writing course is designed to give your novel impetus and to look at its sub-text, deep... [More]
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Writing the Novel Course: Getting Started
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Portraits of Pre-Revolutionary France Course: The 16th, 17th and 18th Centuries

History courses in Sydney. See the future. It’s in the past. 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. This history course will focus on some of the major figures in the cultural life of pre-revolutionary France, beginning with Michel de Montaigne, the outstanding essayist, traveller and mayor of Bordeaux. The cultural significance of the work of the poet Antoine... [More]
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Screenwriting Course: From Concept to Feature Film Script

Film courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. 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 writing for a market... [More]
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Philosophy for Science Course III: Bodies in Motion - Classical Physics from Democritus to Einstein

Philosophy courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. 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, 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... [More]
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Italian Art of the High Renaissance and Baroque Course

Art History courses in Sydney. Explore humankind’s amazing cultural heritage. Study objects of art and their historical development the smart way with Art History courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. The sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries saw great change in Europe. Political systems were in flux, with the threat posed by the growing super-powers of France and Spain. Religious belief was a great divider, from the Protestant fervour of the Low Countries,... [More]
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Philosophy for Science Course I: The Language and Logic of Science

Philosophy courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. 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 ‘language’ of... [More]
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