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Social Science. Open to everyone.

Learn about society and the relationships the smart way with Social Science courses at CCE, The University of Sydney.

Out of Africa Course: The Fossil Evidence for Human Evolution

Archaeology. Open to everyone. Learn about human activity of the past the smart way with Archaeology courses at CCE, 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. Open to everyone. Learn about human activity of the past the smart way with Archaeology courses at CCE, 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. Open to everyone. Learn about human activity of the past the smart way with Archaeology courses at CCE, 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 are... [More]
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The Art of Good Conversation Course

Sociology. Open to everyone. Learn Sociology the smart way with Sociology courses at CCE, The University of Sydney. Our lives are shaped by the conversations we have: every one of them can open up new possibilities and further horizons. In this course you’ll find out how to start a conversation and how to make it enjoyable and rewarding. We’ll explore and practise these skills and find out how to have conversations that broaden our curiosity and deepen our relationships. This... [More]
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A Thousand Miles Up the Nile

Archaeology. Open to everyone. Learn about human activity of the past the smart way with Archaeology courses at CCE, The University of Sydney. An imaginary voyage on a 19th Century sailing boat enables us to follow in the footsteps of this famous Victorian traveller Amelia Edwards. In 1873 she took a dahabiya (2 masted sailing boat, equipped with piano of course!) from Cairo to Abu Simbel and thence to the Second Cataract of the Nile. On the way she explored the ancient sites, many... [More]
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