History & Society

This one term course visits each state and territories in Australia week by week and briefly examines the History, Geography, People, Products and Places as outlined below: Week 1 & 2 —Queensland Week 3—Northern Territory Week 4—Western Australia Week 5—South Australia Week 6—Tasmania Week 7—Victoria Week 8—New South Wales Week 9—ACT and other Australian Territories Monday
This one term course is for all those interested in Australian military history. It gives members a great opportunity to learn about Australia’s Colonial and National military involvement in 12 wars and police actions starting from 1860-1864 at Waikato and through to 2003-2021 with the Gulf War 2 Iraq and Afghanistan. Learn about the background and outcome of some events, such as conflicts in Sudan, Russia, Vietnam, Korea, the Malayan Emergency and the Indonesian Confrontation, the Gulf Wars 1 and 2 and WW1 and WW2. Thursday
This one term unit examines the Origins of Federation and the Constitution; Parliament and parliamentary powers; The Executive; The Judiciary and the Federal/State relationship. Wednesday
This one term course will explore the events that shaped the development of the Commonwealth of Australia from federation to World War II. Tuesday
This course explores the rich history and heritage of Bribie Island, form the earliest times, exploration, settlement and development. It provides insight into buildings, people, places and events that make Bribie such a special place to live. The course is open to all members especially newcomers. Members enrolled in this course will be expected to do some private reading and participate in heritage walks and field trips.
The Economics Forum is a discussion group in which the tutor addresses the hidden issues of economics with a special eye on monetary policy and interest rates. Although it occasionally deals with stocks, bonds and options, the Economics Forum does not dispense investment advice and is not tied to any broker. U3A and the tutor will not accept any liability or loss arising from trading the markets. Friday
The course will examine what is geography and delve into both the human and physical aspects including geology, meteorology, climatology, geomorphology, hydrology as well as cultural, political and urban geography, the environment, protected areas, economic and social geography. Also included in this course is a study of the lands, features, inhabitants and phenomena of the Earth with the aim to understand the Earth and some of its human and natural complexities, not merely where things are, and how they have changed and come to be, concentrating on those aspects as they apply to Australia. Monday
This course gives participants the opportunity to look at different aspects of how what we think and believe influences what we do in everyday life and how the consequences of our own personal choices can give us clarity. The course will encourage a group exchange of ideas, questions, short stories and action directed discussions. Wednesday
People are socialised into behaviours, such as queuing at checkouts or wearing clothes in public, but few people questions these taken-for-granted behaviours. In this class, participants explore the sociological interpretations of everyday life. Each week different social issues, such as crime, education, health, age, organisations and social change are evaluated and discussed. Sociology 1 Wednesday Sociology 2 Thursday

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