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Social Science Courses

Social Science Courses

Social Science courses in Sydney. Courses open to the general public.

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.

Yet More Women, Past, Present and Future Course

Sociology courses in Sydney. Courses open to the general public. Learn about social behaviour the smart way with Sociology courses in Sydney at the University of Sydney. Update on the latest ideas, issues and books about women. We will discuss, analyse, debate ‘Yet More Women of the Past, Present and Future’! We will discuss, analyse and debate a bundle of important issues, ideas and books. We will look at recent publications and have prominent women address the class. We will... [More]
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Three Arab-Israeli Wars Course: 1948, 1967, 1973

Politics courses in Sydney. Courses open to the general public. Learn Politics the smart way with Politics courses in Sydney 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... [More]
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Levant Course: From the Ottoman Empire to the 21st Century - A Journey through Syria and Lebanon

Politics courses in Sydney. Courses open to the general public. Learn Politics the smart way with Politics courses in Sydney 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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Levant Course: From the Ottoman Empire to the 21st Century - A Journey through Syria and Lebanon

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Anthropology Course: An Introduction

Anthropology courses in Sydney. Courses open to the general public. 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... [More]
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Capitalism, Crisis and Consumption Course: An Introduction

Economics courses in Sydney. Courses open to the general public. 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... [More]
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The Arab-Israeli Conflict Course

Politics courses in Sydney. Courses open to the general public. 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... [More]
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Ideas and Issues from America

Politics courses in Sydney. Courses open to the general public. 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... [More]
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Archaeology and Artefacts Course at the Nicholson Museum

Archaeology courses in Sydney. Courses open to the general public. 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... [More]
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Out of Africa Course: The Fossil Evidence for Human Evolution

Archaeology courses in Sydney. Courses open to the general public. 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... [More]
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The Politics of Inequality Course: Introduction to Political Economy

Politics courses in Sydney. Courses open to the general public. 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... [More]
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