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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.

History Course: Medieval France

History. See the future. It’s in the past. This course explores the development of the nation-state of France during the medieval years, from AD 987 – 1328. We will explore the gradual move to a more secular society, the growth of science, and the influence of science on the arts. Aims This course aims to explore the changes in French society from the 10th to 14th century, providing you with insight into the cultural trends and movements of that place and time in history. Outcomes... [More]
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History Course: Medieval France

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>This course explores the development of the nation-state of France during the medieval years, from AD 987 – 1328. We will explore the gradual move to a

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Religious History Course: The Temple in Jerusalem

History. See the future. It’s in the past. This course examines the biblical, non-biblical and archaeological records of the First, Second and apocalyptic Third Temples in Jerusalem. The First and Second Temples were structures located on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem, the current site of the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque. They functioned as the religious, cultural and political centre of ancient Israelite religion. The First Temple, built by King Solomon,... [More]
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Religious History Course: The Temple in Jerusalem

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>This course examines the biblical, non-biblical and archaeological records of the First, Second and apocalyptic Third Temples in Jerusalem.</p><p>The

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Archaeology of Ancient Greece Course

History. See the future. It’s in the past. Learn about Ancient Greece while exploring the brilliant collection of antiquities at the Nicholson Museum at the University of Sydney. You will handle genuine archaeological artefacts, engaging in a detailed analysis of material culture displayed in the museum gallery. The course is run by one the museum’s staff archaeologists, ensuring you enjoy a comprehensive and up-close experience of the best collection of antiquities from Ancient... [More]
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Archaeology of Ancient Greece Course

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>Learn about Ancient Greece while exploring the brilliant collection of antiquities at the Nicholson Museum at the University of Sydney.</p><p>You will

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Archaeology of Ancient Greece Course

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>Learn about Ancient Greece while exploring the brilliant collection of antiquities at the Nicholson Museum at the University of Sydney.</p><p>You will

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Ancient Sicily Course: Greeks, Phoenicians and Romans

History. See the future. It’s in the past. The island of Sicily preserves a rich heritage from antiquity. Inhabited from the Palaeolithic Era, the location of Sicily saw it as a crossroads of the Mediterranean and numerous colonies were established by the Greeks and Phoenicians. Superb cities developed, many preserving remarkably examples of Greek religious architecture. Conflict between the Greeks and the Carthaginians in the third Century BC saw Rome become involved and the... [More]
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Ancient Sicily Course: Greeks, Phoenicians and Romans

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>The island of Sicily preserves a rich heritage from antiquity. Inhabited from the Palaeolithic Era, the location of Sicily saw it as a crossroads of

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History Course: Ancient Cities of Western Turkey

History. See the future. It’s in the past. Join our short history course and learn about the ancient Greeks and the many cities they established along the Aegean coast of Western Turkey. These impressive cities included: Pergamum, Aphrodisias, Priene, Ephesus and Miletus. During this course, we will examine the foundation and history of each city, their principal monuments and the history of modern archaeological investigation at each site. Aspects of Hellenistic and Roman culture... [More]
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History Course: Ancient Cities of Western Turkey

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>Join our short history course and learn about the ancient Greeks and the many cities they established along the Aegean coast of Western Turkey. These

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Latin America History Course: The New World and Five Centuries of Colonialism

History. See the future. It’s in the past. This Latin American history course looks at the creation of the Americas starting with the 1492 arrival of Columbus. It is a paradigmatic history (a discovery, encounter or invasion) that is fundamental to understanding the formation of the modern world. This course begins by examining the spectacular indigenous pre-Columbian civilisations (Aztec, Mayan, Incan and others) followed by the European conquest. We will then consider the lasting... [More]
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Latin America History Course: The New World and Five Centuries of Colonialism

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>This Latin American history course looks at the creation of the Americas starting with the 1492 arrival of Columbus. It is a paradigmatic history (a <

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History Course: Napoleon in Egypt

History. See the future. It’s in the past. Join our newest history course from Michael Birrell and learn all about Napoleon’s invasion of Egypt. When Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Egypt in 1798 with 335 ships and 40,000 men, it was the largest long-distance sea-borne force in history. Napoleon took with him more than 150 scientists (or savants) including mathematicians, linguists, artists and writers, with a view to recording everything they saw in this strange and exotic country.... [More]
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History Course: Napoleon in Egypt

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>Join our newest history course from Michael Birrell and learn all about Napoleon’s invasion of Egypt.</p><p>When Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Egypt in

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Gallipoli Course: The Road to Gallipoli

History. See the future. It’s in the past. Harvey Broadbent Harvey Broadbent AM is a well-known writer, lecturer, broadcaster, documentary film and TV producer. In January 2016 he received the prestigious award of Member of the Order of Australia for his life time’s work in researching and writing history and producing historical documentaries. The citation reads 'For significant service to the literary arts as an author and publisher, to the television industry as a producer, and... [More]
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Gallipoli Course: The Road to Gallipoli

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>{block name:“Tutor - Harvey Broadbent”}</p><p>How did the Anzacs and the Turks come to be fighting each other at Gallipoli? This course traces the

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History of Archaeology Course

History. See the future. It’s in the past. Learn about the history of archaeology while handling museum artefacts from the University of Sydney’s Nicholson museum. In this course, you will gain an understanding of archaeology and how it has developed as an academic discipline over three centuries. Epochs of archaeological enquiry from antiquarianism through to a modern experimental scientific approach are considered. The work of great archaeologists of the past are also examined,... [More]
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History of Archaeology Course

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>Learn about the history of archaeology while handling museum artefacts from the University of Sydney’s Nicholson museum.</p><p>In this course, you will

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Ireland Course: The Celts to the Celtic Tiger

History. See the future. It’s in the past. This course introduces you to the history of Ireland – its beliefs, legends, customs, festival celebrations and storytelling traditions, as well as the small matters of history, geography and religion. Irish history from the past to the present is covered, encompassing luminary figures in history that have shaped the politics of this country. Outcomes By the end of this course, you should be able to: demonstrate a general understanding of... [More]
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Ireland Course: The Celts to the Celtic Tiger

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>This course introduces you to the history of Ireland – its beliefs, legends, customs, festival celebrations and storytelling traditions, as well as the

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