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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.

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) when Egypt acquired an Empire in the Near East and Nubia. We will explore the history of Egypt from the expulsion of the Hyksos down to the end of the 18th Dynasty. This was a period when the country was at its most cosmopolitan, wealthy... [More]
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Egypt's Golden Age Course: The Pharaohs of the 18th Dynasty

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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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Medieval Sicily Course: Byzantines, Arabs and Normans

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. Sicily is located in the centre of the Mediterranean and has always been a cross roads of various cultures. In late antiquity the island was ruled by the Vandals, Goths and then the Byzantine Empire. In mediaeval times Sicily was invaded by Muslims from North Africa who created a dynamic... [More]
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History of Archaeology 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. 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... [More]
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History of Archaeology Course

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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 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 in covered, encompassing luminary figures in... [More]
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Ireland Course: The Celts to the Celtic Tiger

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Constantine the Great Course: Unconquered Emperor

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. Roman Emperor from AD 306-337, Constantine the Great was one of the most influential figures in human history. His father Flavius Constantius was ‘Augustus’, senior western Emperor in Diocletian’s Tetrarchy. Constantine was proclaimed Emperor in Britain when his father died in 306 and he... [More]
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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. What has happened to make the English language of over a thousand years ago largely unintelligible to English speakers today? Why is our grammar so different from those of some otherwise closely related European languages? Why is our vocabulary so large? We will trace the influences that... [More]
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