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Politics and Society Courses

Politics and Society

Understanding the world helps us to understand our place in it. Learn about the important political and social events and people that have shaped, and are shaping, our world. Referendums and elections, democracy and dictatorships, recessions and depressions come to life when we explore the people whose power politics, passions and obsessions are unpacked.


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$86 Limited inc GST / $77

Merkel's Legacy to Germany and Globally - who decides?

<p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel helped steer the EU through crises for 16 years. Once nicknamed the Queen of Europe, opinions on her legacy are diverse. Crisis manager or visionary? This session

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$43 Limited inc GST

The Greek Civil War - Is it Over?

<p>As the Second World War was closing the Cold War carve up began. Greece, despite suffering more casualties per head than any other country, was at war with itself and all major powers had some

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$180 Limited inc GST / $162

Exploring American Democracy

<p>The American political system was created as an experiment in democracy; deeply influenced by Eighteenth Century Enlightenment philosophy. The experiment survived the rapid expansion of the United

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$242 Limited inc GST / $218

Climate Change, Human Rights, Social Justice - Knowledge and Skills for Campaigning

<p>Providing current human rights, social justice and environmental principles including the human rights case for addressing climate change, risks associated with more than two degrees of global

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There will be a final session held at WEA Sydney for the 14th September from 10:00am to 4:00pm
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$120 Limited inc GST / $108

The Devil's Chessboard - The CIA and the Rise of the National Security State

<p>Explore the origins and development of the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States. A post-WW2 organisation, it was tasked with keeping the nation safe and eliciting information about

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$52 Limited inc GST

Watergate 50 Years On

<p>The Watergate scandal destroyed the presidency of Richard Milhous Nixon and forced him from the White House - the first (and so far only) American president to have resigned from office. Fifty

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F2F ONL

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$43 Limited inc GST

Race for the White House

<p>Now that the candidates have been selected, we will survey the field, including independents and minor parties, and see how the race stands. Who do the polls say is ahead? Are there any dark horses

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F2F ONL

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$0 Limited

History Matters!

<p>History is important (it matters) and History as a subject has a lot of matter. Find out what is the matter with History at WEA. Learn about how courses are constructed, the time periods within

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$33 Limited inc GST

Australians - Who Are We Really?

<p>The romantic image of Australians is as laid-back, relaxed, charming larrikins. But is this true? Was it ever true? Have we changed and if so why? We will look at the research to find out who we

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