Centre for Continuing Education

Social Science Courses

Social Science Courses

Social Science. Understand human society and relationships.

Social science is an academic discipline concerned with society and the relationships among individuals within a society. Learn about society and the relationships the smart way with Social Science courses at the University of Sydney.

Iraq Course: From Monarchy to Republic 1920-2014

Politics. Protecting and advancing ideas or goals in our communities. Learn Politics the smart way with Politics courses at the University of Sydney. Explore Iraq’s transformation from a new kingdom created by the British in 1920 to the 1958 coup d'état and proclamation of the Ba’athist Republic and rise of Saddam Hussein to power. This course will also look at Iraq’s political, social and economic transformations during Sadam’s era, regional power rivalry and Kurdish struggle for... [More]
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Three Arab-Israeli Wars Course: 1948, 1967, 1973

Politics. Protecting and advancing ideas or goals in our communities. Learn Politics the smart way with Politics courses at the University of Sydney. This course is a great overview of the Arab-Israeli relations from the formation of the Israeli state till 1973. It will provide you with the background to military and political issues of three major wars as well as various, at times conflicting, interpretations. Discuss the 1948 Independence War as a first war between Israel and its... [More]
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Politics Course: Hot Topics for 2016 Federal Election

Politics. Protecting and advancing ideas or goals in our communities. Learn Politics the smart way with Politics courses at the University of Sydney. Australian politics fills our media every day, but the sheer volume of information and rapid changes can cause most people to disengage. However, the rapidly changing political landscape affects our lives at work, the cohesiveness of society and the environment. This politics course engages with the leading political, economic and... [More]
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Levant Course: From the Ottoman Empire to the 21st Century - A Journey through Syria and Lebanon

Politics. Protecting and advancing ideas or goals in our communities. Learn Politics the smart way with Politics courses at the University of Sydney. This course provides audience with background knowledge of Levant’s modern history as well as familiarizes with the political, social and economic developments of Syria and Lebanon. Learning Aims Analytical and based on academic research analysis of modern history and current affairs are emphasised to achieve desired outcomes (see... [More]
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Out of Africa Course: The Fossil Evidence for Human Evolution

Archaeology. Unearth new discoveries. Learn about human activity of the past the smart way with Archaeology 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 ‘Lucy’ in Ethiopia have made it clear Australopithecus... [More]
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The Archaeology of Israel Course I: From Earliest Times to the Iron Age

Archaeology. Unearth new discoveries. Learn about human activity of the past the smart way with Archaeology courses at the University of Sydney. The region of Israel in the southern Levant has always been a bridge between Africa and Asia. Inhabited for 1 million years (first by Homo Erectus, then Neanderthals and modern humans), Israel saw the development of major technological and cultural advances. Agriculture begins in the region, and so too does urban settlement with important... [More]
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The Archaeology of Israel Course II: From the Iron Age to the Romans

Archaeology. Unearth new discoveries. Learn about human activity of the past the smart way with Archaeology courses at the University of Sydney. The region of Israel is closely tied to the traditions of the Torah and Old/New Testaments. Extensive excavation has been undertaken to examine the physical evidence from the Iron Age through to the Roman Period, often with a view to ‘proving the Bible’ or at least supporting what it says. More recent archaeological excavations in Israel... [More]
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Iran Course: A Political Analysis of the Islamic Republic's Present and Future

Politics. Protecting and advancing ideas or goals in our communities. Learn Politics the smart way with Politics courses at the University of Sydney. Explore Iran’s modern and contemporary history. This course addresses Iran’s “long reach” in regional politics, analysing its relations from Hamas and Hezbollah to Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as the inevitable nuclear issue. Moreover, it looks at such diverse matters as the economy, Iran’s young population, the massive “brain... [More]
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Family Tree Ancestry Course: Back to your Roots

Anthropology. Study various aspects of humans within societies of the past and present. Learn Anthropology the smart way with Anthropology courses at the University of Sydney. If you have been lucky enough to catch the series, ‘Who do you think you are?’ on ABC or SBS television, then no doubt you are wondering what fascinating stories or hidden secrets you may discover should you begin to delve into your own family’s history? Having decided to discover your family’s past, it can... [More]
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Anthropology Course: An Introduction

Anthropology. Study various aspects of humans within societies of the past and present. Learn Anthropology the smart way with Anthropology courses at the University of Sydney. The focus of anthropology is on understanding you in relation to others and social life generally e.g., context, religion, schooling, economy, biology, politics, family structure, gender, ethnicity. It is a discipline of discovery, questioning, and imagination; a way of exploring the vast range of human... [More]
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