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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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Topic: Giving Readers a Voice
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Topic: Reflections on Human Nature
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Philosophy Course: Nietzsche an Introduction

Philosophy courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. 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 ideas and many... [More]
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Philosophy of Poetry I Course: Understanding & Origins

Philosophy courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. 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. Philosophically this fact makes... [More]
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Yet More Women, Past, Present and Future Course

Sociology courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. 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 study and analyse... [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. 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 remarkable art and architecture. Course... [More]
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Creative Writing Course

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. 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, participants will look at... [More]
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Creative Writing Course
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$390 inc GST

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Art Basics Course

Visual Arts courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. 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 in this art course. 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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Art Basics Course
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$332 inc GST

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Cultural Life in Austria, Germany and Switzerland Course: From the Middle Ages to the death of Schubert

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 present an overview of the cultural history of Austria, Germany and German-speaking Switzerland from the Medieval Period to the death of Schubert, focussing on the outstanding architectural, artistic, musical and literary achievements of... [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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Creative Writing Course: Writing Horror Fiction

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. Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein at eighteen after an unsettling dream and the story still haunts and intrigues us. Bram Stoker unleashed the undead into literary history. Hitchcock shocked the world with Psycho. Stephen King showed us just how dangerous small towns can be and Alien gave us a monster to terrify the... [More]
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