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Politics & Society

Want to really understand what is going on in the world? Join us to analyse and debate both contemporary and historical political events, in a friendly and stimulating environment, ably supported by our highly knowledgeable tutors.

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Democracy Matters: How Political Cartoons Keep our Democracy Healthy

Political cartoons have long been regarded as the mark of a healthy democracy. Explore the unique role they play in national debates, as well as being ‘fire starters’ themselves. And how are cartoonists faring as the media sector radically reinvents itself? Bring examples of your favourite political cartoonist. This class will be delivered online... [More]
$89 Limited / $80

<p>Political cartoons have long been regarded as the mark of a healthy democracy. Explore the unique role they play in national debates, as well as being ‘fire starters’ themselves. And how are

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16 Oct

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The Red Scare 1947 - 1960

The years following WW2 saw the Western world plunge into a cold war against communism, both abroad and at home. Abroad we saw the Berlin Blockade, the Korean War and the Malayan Emergency. In the US the established the McCarthyite House Committee on Un-American Activities with its communist “witch hunts” and in Australia the High Court case to ban... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>The years following WW2 saw the Western world plunge into a cold war against communism, both abroad and at home. Abroad we saw the Berlin Blockade, the Korean War and the Malayan Emergency. In the

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21 Oct

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Ethics in Focus: Philosophy of Racism

What is racism? How can philosophy help us to understand racism, given that this discipline has been “white” since its inception? Is it worthwhile to study the concept of racism within this discipline in the first place? Although seemingly a difficult task, we investigate the concept of race with the help of the philosophy of Immanuel Kant (1724-... [More]
$192 Limited / $173

<p>What is racism? How can philosophy help us to understand racism, given that this discipline has been “white” since its inception? Is it worthwhile to study the concept of racism within this

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27 Oct

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Architecture as a Realm of Identity

Gain an insight into the multilayered aspect of meaning in architectural design. Examine the semantics of architectural design, focusing on issues such as ideology, gender and social culture; and trace the language architecture builds as a natural representation of its time, context and the builders themselves. This class will be delivered online... [More]
$166 Limited / $149

<p>Gain an insight into the multilayered aspect of meaning in architectural design. Examine the semantics of architectural design, focusing on issues such as ideology, gender and social culture; and

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29 Oct

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The Arab-Israeli Conflict - Today and Tomorrow

The Arab-Israeli conflict has been ongoing for over one hundred years. How is it affecting daily life? What will it look like in the coming future? What is the best way of resolving it? This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling students need to ensure they have an email, a reliable internet connection, microphone/... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>The Arab-Israeli conflict has been ongoing for over one hundred years. How is it affecting daily life? What will it look like in the coming future? What is the best way of resolving it?</p><p><

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01 Nov

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Arctic Ocean Politics: A Brief Introduction

The Arctic Council, founded on September 19, 1996, is the major regional body responsible for coordination of the eight Arctic nations: the USA, Canada, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Russia. Each of these nations has different policies and priorities in the Arctic Ocean region, but all share concerns about sovereignty and defence,... [More]
$22 Limited

<p>The Arctic Council, founded on September 19, 1996, is the major regional body responsible for coordination of the eight Arctic nations: the USA, Canada, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland,

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02 Nov

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Living Through A Planetary Crisis: Exploring Possible Futures

Concerns about the damaging impact of industrial civilisation on our planet goes back many centuries. However, the accelerating rate of climate change and environmental destruction suggests that we are entering a new phase. Human and much other life on the planet is at serious risk. We explore recent thought about what may happen from authors such... [More]
$192 Limited / $173

<p>Concerns about the damaging impact of industrial civilisation on our planet goes back many centuries. However, the accelerating rate of climate change and environmental destruction suggests that we

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02 Nov

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Election Day in America

The process to elect the American leader is like no other in the world – part glitzy TV reality show, part high-minded eighteenth century citizen-led democracy. The process is long, expensive and brutal, and that’s before the actual election campaign even begins. From firehouse caucuses and closed primaries to the Electoral College, this course... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>The process to elect the American leader is like no other in the world – part glitzy TV reality show, part high-minded eighteenth century citizen-led democracy. The process is long, expensive and

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04 Nov

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Baltic Sea Politics: A Brief Introduction

The Council of Baltic Sea States (CBSS), founded on March 6, 1992, consists of eleven states (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia, and Sweden) plus the European Union. In this course, we will consider the politics of the Baltic Sea region, with a focus on the history, structures, and functions of... [More]
$22 Limited

<p>The Council of Baltic Sea States (CBSS), founded on March 6, 1992, consists of eleven states (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia, and Sweden)

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09 Nov

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China: Friend or Foe?

We explore China’s international aims and priorities. What motivates the slogan “China Has Stood Up?” and how is Australia affected? This class will be delivered face-to-face at WEA Sydney. Enrolling students need to ensure they have read the current COVID-19 Safety Guidance that WEA Sydney has put in place before enrolling.... [More]
$22 Limited

<p>We explore China’s international aims and priorities. What motivates the slogan “China Has Stood Up?” and how is Australia affected?</p><p><strong>This class will be delivered face-to-face at WEA

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16 Nov

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