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World History

Can we understand our present if we do not understand our past? From Europe to Asia, and the medieval period to the modern day, explore the events and characters that have shaped our world. WEA Sydney offers the chance to study in a relaxed environment and our central CBD location is easily accessible by public transport.

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Iran from Ancient Times to Modern Theocracy

As part of Ancient Persia, Iran shared in the greatness of the great empires of Cyrus, Darius and Xerxes. But, after the Muslim advance out of Arabia, it became an Islamic state, following the minority Shi’ite belief. This has had a profound effect on modern times, with Iran being a theocracy since the Islamic Revolution of 1979. Today it is a... [More]
$145 Limited / $131

<p>As part of Ancient Persia, Iran shared in the greatness of the great empires of Cyrus, Darius and Xerxes. But, after the Muslim advance out of Arabia, it became an Islamic state, following the

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17 Oct

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Dictators Who Changed History

Starting with the Austrian born ‘Führer’, Adolf Hitler, look at the lives and impact of five infamous dictators: Joseph Stalin, leader of the Soviet Union during World War II; the Italian Fascist Benito Mussolini, the Spanish General and Francisco Franco and, last but not least, the Cuban communist revolutionary Fidel Castro. COURSE OUTLINE... [More]
$166 Limited / $149

<p>Starting with the Austrian born ‘Führer’, Adolf Hitler, look at the lives and impact of five infamous dictators: Joseph Stalin, leader of the Soviet Union during World War II; the Italian Fascist

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17 Oct

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The Ottoman Renaissance 1413-1575

Discover the development of the Ottoman mosque and monumental tomb architecture, as well as other decorative arts such as Iznik ceramics and calligraphy. We also look at several contemporary discussions of architecture and its intersection with both state ideology and cultural identity. The Ottoman Renaissance is a topic of considerable originality... [More]
$192 Limited / $173

<p>Discover the development of the Ottoman mosque and monumental tomb architecture, as well as other decorative arts such as Iznik ceramics and calligraphy. We also look at several contemporary

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21 Oct

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Decisive Naval Battles: Leyte Gulf

In October 1944 US and Australian naval units moved to retake the Philippines resulting in the largest naval battle in history between the Japanese and US Navies. We look at the background leading up to the battle, the strategic situation in the Pacific at the time, the major players, the battle itself as it developed, and the outcome, impact and... [More]
$38 Limited

<p>In October 1944 US and Australian naval units moved to retake the Philippines resulting in the largest naval battle in history between the Japanese and US Navies. We look at the background leading

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23 Oct

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Origins of the American Civil War: How Did It Come to This?

The American Civil War (1861 to 1865) not only cost over 600,000 lives, but wrought huge economic loss to both North and South. How did it come to this? The political and social structures in place had failed to resolve the issues at hand, and the war came. Both sides thought they were fighting for “Freedom”. The ideas in play after the Revolution... [More]
$232 Limited / $209

<p>The American Civil War (1861 to 1865) not only cost over 600,000 lives, but wrought huge economic loss to both North and South. How did it come to this? The political and social structures in

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30 Oct

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Understanding China: Past and Future

China is very much in the news but not well understood. This course will show how Chinese history for the last few thousand years influence the present and what it means to Australia. Xi Jin Ping is neither the insidious Dr Fu Manchu or the Archangel Gabriel but China has been resurrected and we better believe it. COURSE OUTLINE Traditional China... [More]
$192 Limited / $173

<p>China is very much in the news but not well understood. This course will show how Chinese history for the last few thousand years influence the present and what it means to Australia. Xi Jin Ping

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31 Oct

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Shaping History: Famous Spies Continued

Another journey to the secret world of spies: the Dreyfus affair in 1898; the German ‘Master Spy’, Franz von Rintelen; Virginia Hall, who coordinated the activities of the French Resistance; British double agent George Blake, who fled to Moscow; and last but not least, CIA intelligence officer Aldrich Ames, who was convicted of spying for the... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>Another journey to the secret world of spies: the Dreyfus affair in 1898; the German ‘Master Spy’, Franz von Rintelen; Virginia Hall, who coordinated the activities of the French Resistance;

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28 Nov

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Grand Failure: The Story of the League of Nations

The victors in World War I set up the League of Nations to prevent further wars by promoting disarmament, collective security and negotiation. The League introduced a mandate system to lead the former enemy colonies to self-determination, and became involved in other issues, such as drug trafficking, the arms trade and global health. Clearly the... [More]
$38 Limited

The victors in World War I set up the League of Nations to prevent further wars by promoting disarmament, collective security and negotiation. The League introduced a mandate system to lead the former

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11 Dec

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