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Philosophy of Law: Jurisprudence

The laws of a society embody both its highest ideals and its worst nightmares. This course examines the origins of law and why humans invent laws for themselves. Jurisprudence is the area of philosophy which studies the fundamental concepts on which legal systems are based. We will compare different cultural and historical systems of law, and also... [More]
$270 Limited / $243

<p>The laws of a society embody both its highest ideals and its worst nightmares. This course examines the origins of law and why humans invent laws for themselves. Jurisprudence is the area of

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12 Oct

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Changing Relations between Politics and Religion around the World

Should religious teachings play any role in shaping government policies? The question is answered in different ways in many parts of the world. Examine the interaction between religion and government in a number of countries as a basis for discussion of the most appropriate legislative framework for the relation between religion and politics in... [More]
$192 Limited / $173

<p>Should religious teachings play any role in shaping government policies? The question is answered in different ways in many parts of the world. Examine the interaction between religion and

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12 Oct

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Europe's Biggest Disaster: The Thirty Years War (1618-48)

In terms of absolute casualty numbers the Thirty Years War can, of course, not be compared to the two World Wars of the 20th century. But in relation to the population of the times, it can arguably be classed as the biggest disaster the continent has ever seen, with far reaching political, economic and individual consequences impacting on several... [More]
$232 Limited / $209

<p>In terms of absolute casualty numbers the Thirty Years War can, of course, not be compared to the two World Wars of the 20th century. But in relation to the population of the times, it can arguably

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12 Oct
Online Platform
This class is now being delivered Online only for Spring term.

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Philosophy of Media: The Medium is the Message

A philosophical analysis of the concept of ‘media’ to build a working definition, followed by a short overview of ‘media’ types from the invention of writing, through print media to telephone, radio, television and finally the internet. The focus will be on the way the medium changes the reception of the message. Marshall McLuhan will be the key... [More]
$270 Limited / $243

<p>A philosophical analysis of the concept of ‘media’ to build a working definition, followed by a short overview of ‘media’ types from the invention of writing, through print media to telephone,

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15 Oct

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Literary Tropes: The Setting, Brooding Hero and The Cuckoo in the Nest

Take a look at three influential and affective tropes in literature. Locations such as haunted houses, the brooding Byronic hero and the cuckoo in the nest are explored as thematic tropes. DELIVERY MODE Online COURSE OUTLINE Location! Location! Location!: Locations can provide as much emotional appeal as a character such as Manderlay in Rebecca or... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>Take a look at three influential and affective tropes in literature. Locations such as haunted houses, the brooding Byronic hero and the cuckoo in the nest are explored as thematic tropes.</p>

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19 Oct

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Jack Lang and the Great Depression

Jack Lang, like Gough Whitlam, looms large in Labor and Australian history. Both were “Big Fellas” who dared to take on the establishment. Both paid a high price for their stands, sacked by the respective vice-regal governors. We look at Jack Lang and his controversial role in the Great Depression: why he was loved by the poor and unemployed but... [More]
$79 Limited / $71

<p>Jack Lang, like Gough Whitlam, looms large in Labor and Australian history. Both were “Big Fellas” who dared to take on the establishment. Both paid a high price for their stands, sacked by the

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19 Oct

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The French Rococo: From Charles de La Fosse to Fragonard

Gain an overarching history of French Rococo painting. We will begin with contending debates about the nature of the arts in the French Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture, which were pivotal in redefining how the visual arts were perceived. This was to prove instrumental for a new Rococo style. A style that will be seen in full bloom in the... [More]
$65 Limited

<p>Gain an overarching history of French Rococo painting. We will begin with contending debates about the nature of the arts in the French Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture, which were pivotal

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20 Oct
Online Platform
This class is now being delivered Online only for Spring term.

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The Rise and Fall and Rise of the Taliban

Formed out of the war against the Russians in the 1980s, the Taliban rose to be the governing faction in Afghanistan until America and her allies invaded in 2001. A fundamentalist Sunni movement, they implemented Sharia law ruthlessly and harboured anti-western terrorists. Largely removed from power by the US invasion, the Taliban waited patiently... [More]
$145 Limited / $131

<p>Formed out of the war against the Russians in the 1980s, the Taliban rose to be the governing faction in Afghanistan until America and her allies invaded in 2001. A fundamentalist Sunni movement,

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20 Oct

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Turning Points in Australian Democracy since Federation

Our democracy is shaped by turning points – slow burning as well as sudden. From Federation, through conscription and the dismissal of the Whitlam government and more, come for a journey through time. Find out what was happening in Australia and the world at the time of five turning points. How did other countries react? What was the short and... [More]
$145 Limited / $131

<p>Our democracy is shaped by turning points – slow burning as well as sudden. From Federation, through conscription and the dismissal of the Whitlam government and more, come for a journey through

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21 Oct

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Perfect Punctuation

Perfect your punctuation by becoming familiar with the full stop, comma, question mark, colon, semi-colon, dash, apostrophe, hyphen, ellipsis, exclamation mark and solidus, along with their partnered comrades: quotation marks, parentheses, brackets and braces – and for extra fun, learn the three ways to set up a bulleted list, better known as dot... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>Perfect your punctuation by becoming familiar with the full stop, comma, question mark, colon, semi-colon, dash, apostrophe, hyphen, ellipsis, exclamation mark and solidus, along with their

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23 Oct
Online Platform
This class is now being delivered Online only for Spring term and has being split into two sessions.

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