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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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100 Years After: The League of Nations and the Outcomes of World War I (1920-1946)

The first meeting of the Council of the League of Nations took place on 16 January 1920. We look at the origins of the League, the plans for it, and its successes and failures; all in the context of the expectations of European politicians, and the citizens of their countries. SUGGESTED READING Gary B. Ostower, with George J. Lankevich, ed. The... [More]
$22 Limited

<p>The first meeting of the Council of the League of Nations took place on 16 January 1920. We look at the origins of the League, the plans for it, and its successes and failures; all in the context

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24 Jan

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The Legacy of Islamic Civilisations 632-1924

The aim of the course is to allow students to gain an understanding of the historical forces that have shaped the Islamic civilisation from its founding in the Arabian Peninsula in the 7th century until the demise of the Ottoman caliphate in 1924. In this process the significance of the historical continuity will be made evident to the students.... [More]
$270 Limited / $243

<p>The aim of the course is to allow students to gain an understanding of the historical forces that have shaped the Islamic civilisation from its founding in the Arabian Peninsula in the 7th century

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31 Jan

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Modern Revolutions in Latin America

After an overview of Latin American independence struggles, we examine the history and influence of 7 iconic revolutions in chronological order: Mexico (1910-1920), Bolivia (1952), Cuba (1959-present), Chile (1970-73), Grenada (1979-1983), Nicaragua (1979-1990) and Venezuela (1998-present). In addressing themes like popular culture, women... [More]
$232 Limited / $209

<p>After an overview of Latin American independence struggles, we examine the history and influence of 7 iconic revolutions in chronological order: Mexico (1910-1920), Bolivia (1952), Cuba (1959-

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04 Feb

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America's China Policy Since The Opium Wars

We will consider American involvement in the China Opium trade and the decisions of various administrations throughout the late 19th and the 20th and their impact on China today. SUGGESTED READING James Bradley, The China Mirage, Little Brown & Co COURSE OUTLINE Amerca’s involvement in the Opium trade and its consequences. Theodore Roosevelt’s... [More]
$145 Limited / $131

<p>We will consider American involvement in the China Opium trade and the decisions of various administrations throughout the late 19th and the 20th and their impact on China today.<br/><p><br/><

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03 Mar

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Famous Faces of the Transformational Sixties

The 1960’s were arguably the most transformational decade in history. Over four weeks we will look at the people that made it so, the famous and not so famous, the politicians, musicians, movie stars, activists, revolutionaries, writers, and artists, and all against the backdrop of the political and social movements of the time. If you think you... [More]
$145 Limited / $131

<p>The 1960’s were arguably the most transformational decade in history. Over four weeks we will look at the people that made it so, the famous and not so famous, the politicians, musicians, movie

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06 Mar
Please note this course was originally advertsied as being on Tuesdays. It has nor been moved to Fridays.
$39 Limited

<p>The 1960’s were arguably the most transformational decade in history. Over four weeks we will look at the people that made it so, the famous and not so famous, the politicians, musicians, movie

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06 Mar
$39 Limited

<p>The 1960’s were arguably the most transformational decade in history. Over four weeks we will look at the people that made it so, the famous and not so famous, the politicians, musicians, movie

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13 Mar
$39 Limited

<p>The 1960’s were arguably the most transformational decade in history. Over four weeks we will look at the people that made it so, the famous and not so famous, the politicians, musicians, movie

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20 Mar
$39 Limited

<p>The 1960’s were arguably the most transformational decade in history. Over four weeks we will look at the people that made it so, the famous and not so famous, the politicians, musicians, movie

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27 Mar

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Unruly Women: Bad Girls Who Made History

Join us to honour those wonderful unruly and noisy women who have challenged the patriarchy, and refused to be silent and subservient: They women who conquered the gendered expectations of women in the public space, in politics, science, religion, literature, the arts, business and more. COURSE OUTLINE Unruly women of politics and social and... [More]
$49 Limited

<p>Join us to honour those wonderful unruly and noisy women who have challenged the patriarchy, and refused to be silent and subservient: They women who conquered the gendered expectations of women in

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06 Mar

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Palestine and the Palestinians

What we know about the Palestinians today we tend to know through the modern conflict between Israel and the Arabs or because of the struggle for control within Palestine between Hamas and Fatah. But what exactly is Palestine and who are the Palestinians? Is there a discreet and definable nation called Palestine? The Palestinian people today claim... [More]
$145 Limited / $131

<p>What we know about the Palestinians today we tend to know through the modern conflict between Israel and the Arabs or because of the struggle for control within Palestine between Hamas and Fatah.

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11 Mar

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Russia and America: A Very Special Relationship

Explore the special bilateral relationship between Russia and the USA from World War I to today. A relationship which has cycled between periods of cooperation and confrontation. SUGGESTED READING Gorbachev, Mikhail, The New Russia, Polity Press, 2017; Kenez, Peter, A History of the Soviet Union from the Beginning to the End, 2nd Ed., Cambridge... [More]
$145 Limited / $131

<p>Explore the special bilateral relationship between Russia and the USA from World War I to today. A relationship which has cycled between periods of cooperation and confrontation.<br/><p><br/><

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12 Mar

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Marvellous Ancient, Mediaeval and Modern Marys

High profile Marys abound in the history of the western world. The Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene are revered or condemned in modern Christian and Orthodox religion. The Catholic fanatic Mary 1 was the first crowned queen of England. Mary Surratt was executed as a Confederate spy after the assassination of Lincoln in 1865. Mary Wollstonecraft and... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>High profile Marys abound in the history of the western world. The Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene are revered or condemned in modern Christian and Orthodox religion. The Catholic fanatic Mary 1 was

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23 Mar

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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]

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