Centre for Continuing Education

Arts and humanities

Arts and humanities

Arts and humanities. Enrich your life.

COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses

We are now delivering courses both online and in-person. Please check the delivery format for each class before you enrol.

Please note that course materials for all classes (excluding prescribed textbooks) are shared electronically within 48 hours of a course starting. Printing is not available.


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 and humanities courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

Philosophy Course: Introduction to Ethics

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses We are now delivering courses both online and in-person. Please check the delivery format for each class before you enrol. Please note that course materials for all classes (excluding prescribed textbooks) are shared electronically within 48 hours of a course starting. Printing is not available. This Introduction to Ethics course considers questions which are of... [More]
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Philosophy Course: Introduction to Ethics

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Philosophy Course: The Art of Critical Thinking

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. This philosophy course aims to develop your critical thinking skills through practical sessions and the study of informal logic techniques. We will learn the basics of a good argument and evaluate the reasons why arguments go wrong. We will work through practical exercises and evaluate examples from everyday life. Aims The aim of the course is to provide you with an understanding of how to construct a... [More]
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Philosophy Course: The Art of Critical Thinking

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Philosophy Course: Philosophy of Money, Debt and Trust

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses We are now delivering courses both online and in-person. Please check the delivery format for each class before you enrol. Please note that course materials for all classes (excluding prescribed textbooks) are shared electronically within 48 hours of a course starting. Printing is not available. This course examines the connection between money, debt and trust... [More]
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Philosophy Course: Philosophy of Money, Debt and Trust

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Philosophy of History Course: Herodotus to The History Channel

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses We are now delivering courses both online and in-person. Please check the delivery format for each class before you enrol. Please note that course materials for all classes (excluding prescribed textbooks) are shared electronically within 48 hours of a course starting. Printing is not available. What is history? A possible definition is: History is change over... [More]
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Philosophy of History Course: Herodotus to The History Channel

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Archaeology Course: Ancient Cyprus

History. See the future. It’s in the past. COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses We are now delivering courses both online and in-person. Please check the delivery format for each class before you enrol. Please note that course materials for all classes (excluding prescribed textbooks) are shared electronically within 48 hours of a course starting. Printing is not available. This archaeology course will explore the history of human activity on the island of Cyprus, from the... [More]
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Archaeology Course: Ancient Cyprus

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Philosophy Course: Free Will, Fate, and Determinism

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses We are now delivering courses both online and in-person. Please check the delivery format for each class before you enrol. Please note that course materials for all classes (excluding prescribed textbooks) are shared electronically within 48 hours of a course starting. Printing is not available. This philosophy course considers the various puzzles concerning the... [More]
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Philosophy Course: Free Will, Fate, and Determinism

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Creative Writing Essentials Course

Creative writing. Express yourself with the written word. COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses We are now delivering courses both online and in-person. Please check the delivery format for each class before you enrol. Please note that course materials for all classes (excluding prescribed textbooks) are shared electronically within 48 hours of a course starting. Printing is not available. Have you always wanted to write? Have you started a novel and are looking for some tips... [More]
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Creative Writing Essentials Course

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History Course: The Legacy of Islamic Civilisations 632-1924

History. See the future. It’s in the past. COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses We are now delivering courses both online and in-person. Please check the delivery format for each class before you enrol. Please note that course materials for all classes (excluding prescribed textbooks) are shared electronically within 48 hours of a course starting. Printing is not available. This course will take you on a journey through the history of Islamic civilisations; beginning with... [More]
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History Course: The Legacy of Islamic Civilisations 632-1924

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Creative Writing Course

Creative writing. Express yourself with the written word. COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses We are now delivering courses both online and in-person. Please check the delivery format for each class before you enrol. Please note that course materials for all classes (excluding prescribed textbooks) are shared electronically within 48 hours of a course starting. Printing is not available. Designed to give you the practical skills to approach your creative writing projects... [More]
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Creative Writing Course

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The Poetry Workshop

Creative writing. Express yourself with the written word. COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses We are now delivering courses both online and in-person. Please check the delivery format for each class before you enrol. Please note that course materials for all classes (excluding prescribed textbooks) are shared electronically within 48 hours of a course starting. Printing is not available. Description: What a Poem Is; What a Poem is For; and How You Make One A poem is a... [More]
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The Poetry Workshop

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