Showing results for »
World History

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.

Thanks for adding:

Proceed to Checkout

Continue browsing

X

The Rise and Fall of Donald Trump

We will chart the trajectory of the political career of President Donald Trump. How do we explain his unexpected rise to power, and his dramatic fall? Some see Trump as part of a wider authoritarian populist trend in contemporary democracies. If this is correct, does this mean we can expect more politicians like Trump in the future? DELIVERY MODE... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>We will chart the trajectory of the political career of President Donald Trump. How do we explain his unexpected rise to power, and his dramatic fall? Some see Trump as part of a wider

...
29 Nov
$39 Limited

<p>We will chart the trajectory of the political career of President Donald Trump. How do we explain his unexpected rise to power, and his dramatic fall? Some see Trump as part of a wider

...
29 Nov

Interested in this course but can't attend? Please join the waiting list by clicking .

Japan's Vibrant 17th & 18th Century Streetscapes Explored Through Art

Two works of art are used to examine the 17th and 18th century streetscapes of Tokyo and Kyoto. With an appreciation for Japan’s flow of history and an eye for historical detail, we will consider how these two works of art are excellent resources to understand the contemporary streetscapes of both of these vibrant Japanese cities. DELIVERY MODE... [More]
$79 Limited / $71

<p>Two works of art are used to examine the 17th and 18th century streetscapes of Tokyo and Kyoto. With an appreciation for Japan’s flow of history and an eye for historical detail, we will consider

...
30 Nov

Interested in this course but can't attend? Please join the waiting list by clicking .

The Middle East: A Clash of Religions

Religion plays a central role in the Middle East Conflict. Since ancient times the struggle for dominance between the three major religions, Judaism, Islam and Christianity for control of not just the Holy Lands, but also the hearts and minds of people from Algeria to Jerusalem to Iran has led to violence and the intervention of people from other... [More]
$79 Limited / $71

<p>Religion plays a central role in the Middle East Conflict. Since ancient times the struggle for dominance between the three major religions, Judaism, Islam and Christianity for control of not just

...
06 Dec

Interested in this course but can't attend? Please join the waiting list by clicking .

Money and Power: America's Greatest Families

Americans, like Australians, like to see themselves as egalitarian. In reality, some great families exercise more power in business, politics and the entertainment industry than many of the great families of England and Europe. In some families, wealth has led to political as well as economic power; in others, the reverse. We will see how the two... [More]
$198 Limited / $178

<p>Americans, like Australians, like to see themselves as egalitarian. In reality, some great families exercise more power in business, politics and the entertainment industry than many of the great

...
31 Jan

Interested in this course but can't attend? Please join the waiting list by clicking .

Islam and the West

The Taliban victory over Western forces in Afghanistan is the latest episode in the story of almost continual struggles between rival ideologies and rival empires which began after the death of Muhammad in 632 AD. We will see how, in less than 100 years, his followers created the largest empire the world had ever seen, and kept expanding, until... [More]
$198 Limited / $178

<p>The Taliban victory over Western forces in Afghanistan is the latest episode in the story of almost continual struggles between rival ideologies and rival empires which began after the death of

...
01 Feb

Interested in this course but can't attend? Please join the waiting list by clicking .

The History of Syria

Today, Syria is caught up in a tragic civil war. Long ruled by autocrats, its people sought a new, democratic beginning in the Arab Spring of 2011. Unfortunately, this was hijacked by many groups, including ISIS and then, after that war, Syria was thrown back into Ba’athist dictatorship and suppression of its many minorities. Standing at the... [More]
$149 Limited / $134

<p>Today, Syria is caught up in a tragic civil war. Long ruled by autocrats, its people sought a new, democratic beginning in the Arab Spring of 2011. Unfortunately, this was hijacked by many groups,

...
02 Feb
$149 Limited / $134

<p>Today, Syria is caught up in a tragic civil war. Long ruled by autocrats, its people sought a new, democratic beginning in the Arab Spring of 2011. Unfortunately, this was hijacked by many groups,

...
02 Feb

Interested in this course but can't attend? Please join the waiting list by clicking .

Cultural Treasures of Latin America

Extending from Mexico in the north to Argentina in the south, Latin America is a large region full of diversity, culture, and traditions. It’s known also for the warm hospitality and happiness of its people. Latinos are also famous for the sensuality of their dancing, for their varied and tasty dishes, and traditional and colourful cultural... [More]
$49 Limited

<p>Extending from Mexico in the north to Argentina in the south, Latin America is a large region full of diversity, culture, and traditions. It’s known also for the warm hospitality and happiness of

...
11 Feb

Interested in this course but can't attend? Please join the waiting list by clicking .

The Dowager Empress Tzu Hsi

The Dowager Empress Tzu Hsi effectively ruled China in a period when relationships with the West, especially in the area of trade, were developing. Tzu Hsi came to power as the mother of a child Emperor who needed a Regent. Such was the force of Tzu Hsi’s personality she was able to override the regents chosen for her son by her dying ‘husband’.... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>The Dowager Empress Tzu Hsi effectively ruled China in a period when relationships with the West, especially in the area of trade, were developing. Tzu Hsi came to power as the mother of a child

...
22 Feb

Interested in this course but can't attend? Please join the waiting list by clicking .

Modernism Architecture in 1930's Palestine

“From the froth of a wave and a cloud I built myself a white city stormy, fluid, beautiful” Naomi Shemer, 1960. Tel Aviv’s ‘White City’ is perhaps the world’s largest collection of 1930’s modernist architecture of angular white cubes with ribbon windows, heavily inspired by the Bauhaus and Le Corbusier. Jerusalem and Haifa have similar examples.... [More]
$49 Limited

<p>“From the froth of a wave and a cloud I built myself a white city stormy, fluid, beautiful” Naomi Shemer, 1960. Tel Aviv’s ‘White City’ is perhaps the world’s largest collection of 1930’s modernist

...
25 Feb

Interested in this course but can't attend? Please join the waiting list by clicking .

The Fascinating History of German-American Transatlantic Relations

Explore the history of US - German relations from enemies in two world wars to reliable friends and allies from 1945 until today. We will examine their lively cultural exchange through art, movies and music. We will ask if Germany has 'Americanised'. President Trump criticised Germany for its trade deficit and NATO support yet President Obama... [More]
$149 Limited / $134

<p>Explore the history of US - German relations from enemies in two world wars to reliable friends and allies from 1945 until today. We will examine their lively cultural exchange through art, movies

...
03 Mar

Interested in this course but can't attend? Please join the waiting list by clicking .