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Understanding and Interpreting Probabilities and Statistics

Statistics and Probabilities are everywhere; from political polls, weather reports and the latest health trends; to academic research and product packaging. But can these figures always be trusted and what should we think about when presented with such information? Here we develop the tools needed to understand, interpret and critique the range of statistical information found in everyday life, special consideration is made to providing in depth and interesting real-world examples... [More]
$185 Limited inc GST / $167
Understanding and Interpreting Probabilities and Statistics

<p>Statistics and Probabilities are everywhere; from political polls, weather reports and the latest health trends; to academic research and product packaging. But can these figures always be trusted

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The Legacy of Helmut Kohl

87-year-old former German Chancellor Dr. Helmut Kohl passed away on 16 June 2017. Hailed as the father of German reunification and modern European Union, EU Commission President Juncker suggested an unprecedented European state funeral in Strasbourg. Does Kohl’s legacy deserve such an honour? This course will look at his life and political career as State Premier, federal opposition leader and Chancellor and its consequences for Germany, Europe and the world. [More]
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The Legacy of Helmut Kohl

87-year-old former German Chancellor Dr. Helmut Kohl passed away on 16 June 2017. Hailed as the father of German reunification and modern European Union, EU Commission President Juncker suggested an

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The Struggle for Emancipation: Modern Political Thought from Hobbes to Karl Marx

The modern era since the 18th century was formed by the political ideas of several thinkers who laid the foundations for the struggle of the common people against absolute monarchy and religious domination. The idea of the rights of people to self-determination culminated in the doctrine of a social contract. This course traces the history of this struggle in its two major forms of conservatism and liberalism to the end of the 19th century. SUGGESTED READING Political Ideologies,... [More]
$185 Limited inc GST / $167
The Struggle for Emancipation: Modern Political Thought from Hobbes to Karl Marx

<p>The modern era since the 18th century was formed by the political ideas of several thinkers who laid the foundations for the struggle of the common people against absolute monarchy and religious

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The Development of Western Democracy

We will consider key events in England, America and France that led to replacement of Monarchical Governments with Modern Liberal Democracies. We will consider the theories and social changes that drove these democratic developments and look at some of the tension found within. Finally we will look at some of the challenges facing democracy in the 21st Century. COURSE OUTLINE The Glorious Revolution of 1688 – events, antecedents and social and theoretic forces behind it. Thomas... [More]
$224 Limited inc GST / $202
The Development of Western Democracy

<p>We will consider key events in England, America and France that led to replacement of Monarchical Governments with Modern Liberal Democracies. We will consider the theories and social changes that

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From Lenin to Putin: Russian Leaders in the 20th Century

A closer look at some of the most influential Russian leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, from Lenin and his Bolshevik Revolution to Russia’s ‘New Czar’ Putin. We will also discuss – using multimedia tools – Stalin and his successor Khrushev, and the charismatic Gorbachev and his reform policies of ‘Glasnost’ and ‘Perestroika’ that signaled the end of the Soviet Union. SUGGESTED READING Gorbachev, Mikhail, The New Russia, (Polity Press, 2016); Kenez, Peter, A History of the... [More]
$224 Limited inc GST / $202
From Lenin to Putin: Russian Leaders in the 20th Century

<p>A closer look at some of the most influential Russian leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, from Lenin and his Bolshevik Revolution to Russia’s ‘New Czar’ Putin. We will also discuss – using

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The Legacy of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring

Why is Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring (1962) hailed as one of the most influential books of the 20th Century heralding in the modern environment movement? Why was Silent Spring so ferociously attacked when it was first published? How did Silent Spring lead to improved environmental legislation not only in the United States, but around the world? How is Rachel Carson’s message relevant today? SUGGESTED READING Rachel L. Carson, Silent Spring, Hamish Hamilton, London 1962 Rachel L.... [More]
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The Legacy of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring

<p>Why is Rachel Carson’s <em>Silent Spring</em> (1962) hailed as one of the most influential books of the 20th Century heralding in the modern environment movement? Why was <em>Silent Spring</em> so

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