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Social Science Courses

Social Science Courses

Social Science courses in Sydney. Open to everyone.

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 in Sydney at the University of Sydney.

The Politics of Inequality Course: Introduction to Political Economy

Politics courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Learn Politics the smart way with Politics courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. If you have a billion dollars, you don’t even make it to the global super-wealthy rich. The world’s wealthiest 0.1 per cent are not unattainably rich – they are unimaginably rich. The importance of wealth is approaching levels last seen before the first world war. This course examines the surging income inequality and how it is violating our expecta... [More]
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Turkey Today Course II: Politics, Society, Culture

Politics courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Learn Politics the smart way with Politics courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. This course addresses Turkey’s debated identity: East or West? secular or Islamic? Explore modern and contemporary history of Turkey from the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire to the rise of Republic. Critically review political evolution of successive governments. Moreover, look at such diverse matters as the economy, role of Islam, Turkey’s relati... [More]
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Sociology Course: Understanding Everyday Life

Sociology courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Learn about social behaviour the smart way with Sociology courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. This sociology course is designed to understand ordinary everyday life in diverse contexts. The course employs both contemporary and conventional sociological perspectives on working life; home life; living on the street; engaging in neighbourhood and community as well as understanding shopping, fashion, eating in and out and so on. ... [More]
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Out of Africa Course: The Fossil Evidence for Human Evolution

Archaeology courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Learn about human activity of the past the smart way with Archaeology courses in Sydney 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 cle... [More]
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Out of Africa Course: The Fossil Evidence for Human Evolution

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Anthropology Course: An Introduction

Anthropology courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Learn Anthropology the smart way with Anthropology courses in Sydney 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 possibility across cultures leadin... [More]
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Capitalism, Crisis and Consumption Course: An Introduction

Economics courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Learn Economics the smart way with Economics courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. The driving force behind our contemporary world is capitalism, but we rarely question what ‘capitalism’ means. In many ways, it has created the most successful global society the world has ever seen, but it has also divided the world to wealthy and poor nations. This course, based on Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism by Richard H. Rob... [More]
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The Arab-Israeli Conflict Course

Politics courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Learn Politics the smart way with Politics courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. Are there any solutions to the conflict that appeared 70 BC and only seems to get more complex with centuries passing by? This course examines the history of the conflict, comparing the conflicting narratives of the Palestinians, the Arab States, and Israel. It examines the relationships among Arabs and Israelis, as well as inter-Arab relations and ... [More]
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Ideas and Issues from America

Politics courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Learn Politics the smart way with Politics courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. The last hundred years has been described as “The American Century”. What is America’s role in the Twenty-First Century in international politics and the arts? Will America’s influence be diluted by the emergence of the new superpowers, China, India or even a resurgent Russia? Learning Aims This course will examine ideas from America and gauge the e... [More]
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Archaeology and Artefacts Course at the Nicholson Museum

Archaeology courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Learn about human activity of the past the smart way with Archaeology courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. This one day workshop provides an introduction to archaeological practices and the study of artefacts. Participants will be introduced to the collections of the Nicholson Museum and will learn about the uses and abuses of archaeological materials. The workshop includes significant hands-on components which allow first-h... [More]
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Global Politics Course: Debunking the Myths

Politics courses in Sydney. Open to everyone. Learn Politics the smart way with Politics courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. Looking for meaning in world events can be a daunting task. Global politics is not only politics among nations, but its scope comprehends economic development and finance, globalisation, human security and democracy. This course provides a broad exploration of global trends that have shaped our world, and discusses a number of current policy issues.... [More]
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