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History. See the future. It’s in the past.

The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. All developed countries maintain a National Archive and historical professions, both of which are paid for out of taxpayer money. This is in recognition of the simple fact that knowledge of the past is essential to society. What happens in the present, and what will happen in the future, is very much governed by what happened in the past. Without knowledge of the past we would be without identity, we would be lost on an endless sea of time. Learn about history the smart way with History courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

The Story of the English Language Course

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. Limited Time Only | 25% off English Courses From 3 September – 31 December inclusive, receive 25% off any English course.* The discount will apply automatically on checkout. *Enrolments made as part of this offer are non-refundable. This discount cannot be used in conjunction with any... [More]
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The Story of the English Language Course

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p><h3>Limited Time Only | 25% off English Courses</h3></p><p>From 3 September – 31 December inclusive, receive 25% off any English course.* The discount

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History Course: A Day in Pompeii

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. The town of Pompeii, destroyed in AD79 by an eruption of Vesuvius, is one of the best preserved and best known of Roman sites, but also one of the most misrepresented. Popular accounts of the last days of Pompeii stress the sensational rather than the factual, but this study day will take... [More]
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History Course: A Day in Pompeii

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>The town of Pompeii, destroyed in AD79 by an eruption of Vesuvius, is one of the best preserved and best known of Roman sites, but also one of the most

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The Lost Kingdoms of Ethiopia Course

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. Ethiopia is one of the most fascinating countries in Africa – it has historic towns, some of which date back to the time of the Roman Empire or the Crusades, magnificent churches and the ruins of palaces. The Ethiopian monarchs claimed descent from Menelik I, whom it was believed was the... [More]
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The Lost Kingdoms of Ethiopia Course

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>Ethiopia is one of the most fascinating countries in Africa – it has historic towns, some of which date back to the time of the Roman Empire or the

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History Course: The Decline of the Roman Empire

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. It was at dusk on 15th October 1764 when Edward Gibbon, sitting amidst the ruins on the Capitoline Hill at Rome, first conceived the idea of writing about the decline and fall of the city. His classic work which emphasised the negative effects of autocracy, barbarism and religion, has long... [More]
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History Course: The Decline of the Roman Empire

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>It was at dusk on 15th October 1764 when Edward Gibbon, sitting amidst the ruins on the Capitoline Hill at Rome, first conceived the idea of writing

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Ibn Battuta Course: Muslim Traveller of the 14th Century

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. Ibn Battuta is considered one of the greatest travellers of all time. He set out from his native city of Tangier in 1325 at the age of 21 on a pilgrimage to Mecca. By the time he returned, 29 years later, he had visited most of the Muslim world as far as China. This course will examine the... [More]
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Egypt's Golden Age Course: The Pharaohs of the 18th Dynasty

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 course examines the 18th Dynasty (1570-1293 BC), the early part of the New Kingdom, when Egypt acquired an Empire in the Near East and Nubia. Participants will explore the history of Egypt from the expulsion of the Hyksos down to the end of the 18th Dynasty, a phase when the country... [More]
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Out of Africa Course: The Fossil Evidence for Human Evolution

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. Archaeological research has been able to identify important examples of the evolution of modern humans from ape-like ancestors. Important finds were made by Louis Leakey in Olduvai Gorge which made it clear that early humans arose in east Africa. Subsequent finds, including the famous... [More]
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The Lost Kingdoms of Southern Africa Course

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. Archaeological research has identified important developments in the evolution of society in Southern Africa. The San Bushmen were the native hunter-gatherer peoples of the region. Subsequently, Khoi pastoralists entered the region and were followed by Bantu speaking farmers from central... [More]
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Alexander's Heirs Course: The Ptolemies of Egypt

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. Join us in examining the rise and fall of the Ptolemaic Dynasty from Alexander the Great to Cleopatra VII. Ptolemy I was the Macedonian general of Alexander who took possession of Egypt and founded the Ptolemaic Dynasty. He created the lighthouse and mouseion, a centre of learning with... [More]
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Iran Study Day: The Glory of Ancient Persia

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. Few countries can boast of such an illustrious past as Iran (ancient Persia). Join us for this richly-illustrated Study Day in which we examine Iran’s most powerful empires. Among the sites we visit are the awe-inspiring Achaemenid palaces and tombs of Persepolis, Susa, and Naqsh-i Rustam.... [More]
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