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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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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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A History of English

The history of the English language is a long and tortured tale. From its beginnings as a transported mongrel Germanic potpourri of dialects, through to its domination of the world as the predominant language of the 21st century, it has survived against all odds and flourished beyond all expectations. In this course we will track these up and downs... [More]
$65 Limited

<p>The history of the English language is a long and tortured tale. From its beginnings as a transported mongrel Germanic potpourri of dialects, through to its domination of the world as the

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17 Jan

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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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More Dictators Who Changed History

Explore five more famous and influential dictators: ‘Chairman Mao’, the founder of the People’s Republic of China; Pinochet of Chile; Uganda’s Idi Amin; Nicolai Ceausescu, Romania’s last Communist leader; and the ‘Supreme Leader’ Kim Jong – un. Explore five more famous and influential dictators: ‘Chairman Mao’, the Chinese Communist revolutionary... [More]
$166 Limited / $149

<p>Explore five more famous and influential dictators: ‘Chairman Mao’, the founder of the People’s Republic of China; Pinochet of Chile; Uganda’s Idi Amin; Nicolai Ceausescu, Romania’s last Communist

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30 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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03 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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03 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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10 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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17 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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24 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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