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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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Great Battlefields of the American Civil War

During the four years of the American Civil War, the combatants fought nearly 400 battles in 29 states and territories, with the loss of more than 620 000 lives. Many of these battlefields have been lovingly preserved and carefully restored. We visit 10 of the most significant battlefields, in the three major theatres of war, with a tutor who has... [More]
$25 Limited

During the four years of the American Civil War, the combatants fought nearly 400 battles in 29 states and territories, with the loss of more than 620 000 lives. Many of these battlefields have been

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03 Sep

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Landscapes of War through the Lens of Poetry

The poetry of war is an evocative and moving testimony to the horrors of war and the memories of peace. War poetry is rich in pathos yet there is humour, there is anger and yet tolerance and separates the harsh reality of the war scape from the dream-like scape of peace.... [More]
$25 Limited

The poetry of war is an evocative and moving testimony to the horrors of war and the memories of peace. War poetry is rich in pathos yet there is humour, there is anger and yet tolerance and separates

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05 Sep

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Hitler and America: Contradictions and Conspiracy

Hitler’s attitude towards the US was nothing if not contradictory. On the one hand Hitler seemed to be fascinated by the United States, referring to it as an industrial colossus worthy of imitation and was even watching American films, amusing himself with Mickey Mouse cartoons. On the other hand, he called America a feeble country and dreamt of... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>Hitler’s attitude towards the US was nothing if not contradictory. On the one hand Hitler seemed to be fascinated by the United States, referring to it as an industrial colossus worthy of imitation

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12 Sep

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Nelson Mandela: A Man for His Times

Very few people have captured the imagination of so many people, both in their own homeland, but also around the world. The struggle of Mandela and his co-fighters to achieve equality for Native Africans and “people of colour” in South Africa has become legendary. But he has become even more of a legend because of his ability to forgive and teach... [More]
$49 Limited

<p>Very few people have captured the imagination of so many people, both in their own homeland, but also around the world. The struggle of Mandela and his co-fighters to achieve equality for Native

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01 Nov

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From Catherine de Medici to Mary Quant: A Historical Overview of Fashion Identity and Politics

A six week course on Fashion, focusing on the expression of social, cultural and individual identity, and the place of politics in relation to it, as very strong influences which shape the phenomenon. Through a historic survey of the subject, it will aim to build a perspective on how the contemporary condition of Fashion developed. COURSE OUTLINE... [More]

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