Centre for Continuing Education

Arts and humanities

Arts and humanities

Arts and humanities. Enrich your life.

Arts and humanities courses are a fantastic way to explore interesting topics. They also help to develop your analytical thinking and communication techniques – useful in whichever career you choose.

The University of Sydney’s Centre for Continuing Education offers a wide range of arts and humanities courses. Subjects range from hands-on and creative to theoretical and academic. We also provide flexible class options to suit your schedule.

Studying arts and humanities enhances your world and gives you invaluable skills for your professional and everyday life. Learn about arts and humanities the smart way with arts and humanities courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

Travel Writing Course I: Sun, Sea and Script

Creative writing. Express yourself with the written word. Pack your passport and pen and come to along to this class, which is ideal for anyone who has ever wanted to turn their travel stories into saleable tales. The goal of this course is to reveal the varied possibilities available for the aspiring travel writer. Whether the journey is far or near, this workshop will enable you to travel. Where the journey takes you is up to you! Outcomes By th end of this course, you should be... [More]
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Travel Writing Course I: Sun, Sea and Script

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Travel Writing Course I: Sun, Sea and Script

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Philosophy Course: The Philosophy of Language

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. Join us for an in-depth exploration of the philosophy of language, from Sophists to sociolinguistics. From the beginning of both Eastern and Western philosophy, the nature of language has been a significant topic of interest. Sanskrit scholars and grammarians (400 BCE) first raised many questions that have travelled down through history: How does language convey truth? What is the connection between words... [More]
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Philosophy Course: The Philosophy of Language

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Introduction to Philosophy Course I

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. This introductory philosophy course provides an understanding of the history of philosophy and the major contribution it has made to areas of thought such as political theory, ethics, aesthetics and the sciences. It encourages the development of critical thinking and the use of informal logic techniques as you explore some of history’s great thinkers and philosophers including the Greek pre-Socratics,... [More]
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Introduction to Philosophy Course I

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Writing the Real Course

Creative writing. Express yourself with the written word. This writing course offers you a rich immersion in creative nonfiction, practical tuition and instruction in composition and style, along with plenty of opportunities to write and be inspired. You’ll learn how to approach nonfiction with imagination, discipline and lyricism. The course explores the distinctions between fiction and nonfiction and the meanings of real and truthful. It encourages writers to understand... [More]
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Writing the Real Course

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Writing the Real Course

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Philosophy and Film Course: The Philosophy in 'Inception'

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. Join us as we explore the philosophy behind Christopher Nolan’s film Inception. This philosophy course considers the theoretical presuppositions inherent in the film and the key themes of dreams as alternate states to reality, knowledge (how do you know?), and scepticism (do we know anything?). Finally, we will consider the film’s final ‘cliff-hanger’ scene in which many of us want to know, did the top... [More]
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Philosophy and Film Course: The Philosophy in 'Inception'

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History Course: Ancient Cities of Western Turkey

History. See the future. It’s in the past. Join our short history course and learn about the ancient Greeks and the many cities they established along the Aegean coast of Western Turkey. These impressive cities included: Pergamum, Aphrodisias, Priene, Ephesus and Miletus. During this course, we will examine the foundation and history of each city, their principal monuments and the history of modern archaeological investigation at each site. Aspects of Hellenistic and Roman culture... [More]
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History Course: Ancient Cities of Western Turkey

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Creative Writing Essentials Course

Creative writing. Express yourself with the written word. Have you always wanted to write? Have you started a novel and are looking for some tips to get you to the next level? Are you looking to transform your love of reading into a creative practice? In this course, you will learn both basic and intermediate fiction writing techniques in a supportive and collaborative environment. This course will help you develop your understanding of key elements in narrative development,... [More]
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Creative Writing Essentials Course

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Creative Writing Essentials Course

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Jewish Culture Course: Shemot I (Exodus) - From Slavery to Sinai

Jewish culture. Learn about Jewish culture with us. In partnership with the Department of Hebrew, Biblical & Jewish Studies Course materials developed by The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning - a project of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. For specific enquiries regarding the program, please contact Hinda Young on 0432 567 917. This course involves a deep exploration of the first half of the book of Shemot (Exodus) in the Torah (The Five Books of Moses). In this... [More]
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Jewish Culture Course: Shemot I (Exodus) - From Slavery to Sinai

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Jewish Culture Course: The Purpose of Life

Jewish culture. Learn about Jewish culture with us. In partnership with the Department of Hebrew, Biblical & Jewish Studies Course materials developed by The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning - a project of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. For specific enquiries regarding the program, please contact Hinda Young on 0432 567 917. Join us as we consider ancient and modern sources in an exploration of the Jewish perspective on the meaning and purpose of life. Why do... [More]
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Jewish Culture Course: The Purpose of Life

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Latin America History Course: The New World and Five Centuries of Colonialism

History. See the future. It’s in the past. This Latin American history course looks at the creation of the Americas starting with the 1492 arrival of Columbus. It is a paradigmatic history (a discovery, encounter or invasion) that is fundamental to understanding the formation of the modern world. This course begins by examining the spectacular indigenous pre-Columbian civilisations (Aztec, Mayan, Incan and others) followed by the European conquest. We will then consider the lasting... [More]
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Latin America History Course: The New World and Five Centuries of Colonialism

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