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

Philosophy of Law Course: Jurisprudence

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses at the University of Sydney. 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... [More]
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Writing the Real Course

Creative Writing. Express yourself with the written word. Develop your creative style the smart way with Creative Writing courses at the University of Sydney. 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... [More]
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$390 inc GST

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Philosophy of Fiction Course: The Novel Part I

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses at the University of Sydney. 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... [More]
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Literature Course: Vignettes of French and German Literature

Literature. Bookmark this page. Learn Literature the smart way with Literature courses at the University of Sydney. 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... [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. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses 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... [More]
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Caravaggio Course: His Art, His World and Legacy

Art History. Explore humankind’s amazing cultural heritage. Study objects of art and their historical development the smart way with Art History courses at the University of Sydney. This art history course explores the art of Caravaggio, addressing the historical developments of his time and analysing key aspects of his and his followers' styles. Caravaggio’s art was uncompromising and controversial from the moment the Lombard painter emerged on the Roman scene at the turn of the... [More]
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Art History Course: Italian Renaissance, Florence and Venice

Art History. Explore humankind’s amazing cultural heritage. Study objects of art and their historical development the smart way with Art History courses at the University of Sydney. This art history course focused on Italian Renaissance, Florence and Venice will provide you with an understanding of why and how the artists created their Masterpieces. This art history course will allow you to recognise the extent of the impact they had on European art for the next 500 years by... [More]
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Screenwriting Course: From Concept to Feature Film Script

Film. Focus on cinema. Appreciate and learn about film the smart way with Film courses 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 to the writer’s relationship... [More]
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Screenwriting Course: From Concept to Feature Film Script
University of Sydney (Venue TBA)
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A Weekend of Watercolour Course

Painting. Picture yourself painting. Learn to paint the smart way with Painting courses at the University of Sydney. Have you ever thought you might enjoy watercolour painting? It’s such a wonderfully soft and expressive medium, quite delicate but dynamic. Then this relaxed weekend watercolour course could be just for you. Your tutor, a master of fine art, will guide you, step-by-step, through the basic techniques and skills, so after spending just a weekend learning watercolour,... [More]
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Ireland Course: The Celts to the Celtic Tiger

History. 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 at the University of Sydney. This history course provides an introduction to Irish History through including beliefs, legends, customs, festival celebrations and storytelling traditions, as well as the small matter of history, geography and religion. The class covers Irish History from the past to the present... [More]
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