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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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1968: A Most Significant Year

The conservative values of the 1940s and 1950s were challenged by the emerging youth counterculture of the 1960s. The music, art, films and literature of the period reflected a strong focus on the struggles for women’s rights, civil rights and social justice. These tensions exploded throughout 1968 not only in London, Paris and San Francisco but in... [More]
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<p>The conservative values of the 1940s and 1950s were challenged by the emerging youth counterculture of the 1960s. The music, art, films and literature of the period reflected a strong focus on the

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22 Jan

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NATO: From the Cold War to New Challenges

Founded in 1949, membership of NATO has grown from 12 to 29 countries. We take a closer look at NATO’s political role and the new challenges it faces today. Is NATO, as French President Macron remarked,‘brain dead’? This class will be delivered face-to-face at WEA Sydney. Enrolling students need to ensure they have read the current COVID-19 Safety... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>Founded in 1949, membership of NATO has grown from 12 to 29 countries. We take a closer look at NATO’s political role and the new challenges it faces today. Is NATO, as French President Macron

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03 Feb

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The USA in the 1930s

The Great Depression dominated the decade of the 1930s in the USA. Other significant events included, the rise of organised crime despite the repeal of Prohibition in 1933. The lynching of black Americans and KKK rallies continued unabated. The Eugenics policies of the USA were adopted by Nazi Germany. The kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby in 1932... [More]
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<p>The Great Depression dominated the decade of the 1930s in the USA. Other significant events included, the rise of organised crime despite the repeal of Prohibition in 1933. The lynching of black

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10 Feb
$110 Limited / $99

<p>The Great Depression dominated the decade of the 1930s in the USA. Other significant events included, the rise of organised crime despite the repeal of Prohibition in 1933. The lynching of black

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10 Feb

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The Women in the Life of Thomas Jefferson

Jefferson is revered as the prime author of the Declaration of Independence, as a spokesman for democracy and as a diplomat, architect and philosopher. Yet this tall, shy and rather awkward man was condemned by political opponents for his ‘depravity’. We examine his relations with his mother, lovers, wife, slave mistress, and daughters. This class... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Jefferson is revered as the prime author of the Declaration of Independence, as a spokesman for democracy and as a diplomat, architect and philosopher. Yet this tall, shy and rather awkward man

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18 Feb

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Woodrow Wilson: Man of Peace and White Supremacist

Wilson won the 1919 Nobel Peace Prize for his role in establishing the League of Nations, and fought against business monopolies and child labour at home. Yet, born into a slave-owning family, he segregated parts of the Federal public service, promoted the revival of the Klu Klux Klan and rolled back the economic progress of black Americans. This... [More]
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<p>Wilson won the 1919 Nobel Peace Prize for his role in establishing the League of Nations, and fought against business monopolies and child labour at home. Yet, born into a slave-owning family, he

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15 Mar

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2020: The Year in Review

Join Dr Keith Suter to look back over some of the momentous events of 2020 and forward to 2021. This year's theme is Plague, Protests and Poverty. COURSE OUTLINE No one predicted just how turbulent 2020 would be. Explore the COVID crisis in three ways: The onset of the plague and its possible endings or evolution The reactions against government... [More]

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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]

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Arabia before Lawrence

Take a quick look at Arabia and its people in the centuries leading op to the 20th century, with the idea of seeing how Arabia was poised to enter the modern era. 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/speakers and access to a... [More]
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<p>Take a quick look at Arabia and its people in the centuries leading op to the 20th century, with the idea of seeing how Arabia was poised to enter the modern era.</p>

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06 Jan

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The Search for The North West Passage

Beginning in the late Elizabethan age English seafarers, such as Frobisher, Davis and Hudson began to explore for a north west passage to Russia and the Far East. All these early efforts were defeated by cold, wild weather and ice. It was not until the mid 18th century that land based exploration reached the shore of the Beaufort sea. In the early... [More]

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