University Lecture Series

Our University Lecture Course Programme gives participants the opportunity to attend regular lectures in a selection of courses, alongside enrolled students as an observer. Please note that you are not eligible to attend tutorials, take part in assessments, sit exams and will not have access to online course material. This is a no-stress learning opportunity.

Semester 2 2022

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Please see below a list of University Lecture Series offered in Term 2 2022.

Please note these courses are run from 18 July – 20 October 2022 and include a two week mid semester break from 29 August 2022 – 9 September 2022. There are no classes during the mid semester break.

Film Studies

Film Studies

An introduction to the feature film and the main traditions of film criticism.  Course outline An introduction to the feature film and the main traditions of film criticism. A series of significant films, from 1915 to the present, are explored in detail. The aim is...

Sustainability and Us

Sustainability and Us

What is sustainability? Discusses what sustainability means, and its underpinning values, history and operation within complex physical systems.Course outline What is sustainability? Discusses what sustainability means, and its underpinning values, history and...

Global History

Global History

It is only since the fifteenth century that a truly global dimension to history can be identified. This course examines key determinants that have bound the fate of peoples together including the emergence of world trade networks, the growth of world religions, the spread of epidemic diseases, the formation of empires, and the migration of peoples across continents.