History & Society

The extensive nature of the Australian history program covers four terms throughout the year, each dealing with a specific theme. Discovery to Federation is covered in Term 1. This unit covers the time from the Ancient Greeks, through the Middle Ages and Renaissance up to the Age of Discovery of the Portuguese and Dutch, their journeys to the Indies and subsequently to the journeys of Cook, European settlement and early explorations. In subsequent terms Exploring and Developing Australia Federation to 2000 and Australia in the World will be covered. Monday
The extensive nature of the Australian history program covers four terms throughout the year, each dealing with a specific theme. Discovery to Federation is covered in Term 1. This unit covers the time from the Ancient Greeks, through the Middle Ages and Renaissance up to the Age of Discovery of the Portuguese and Dutch, their journeys to the Indies and subsequently to the journeys of Cook, European settlement and early explorations. In subsequent terms Exploring and Developing Australia Federation to 2000 and Australia in the World will be covered. Thursday
This is a discussion and research class for people who have an existing knowledge of local Queensland and Bribie Island history. It is essential for students to have done a previous "introduction to local history" class or attended the various history U3A "Insight" sessions. The weekly sessions involve reading and discussing a wide range of books, papers, documents and audio visual material. Students should have a specific interest and personal knowledge of broad aspects of Australia, Queensland and Bribie Island history. Each week a different aspect of history is explored by field trips to places of interest, visits to museums and historic sites, guest speakers, presentations and a sharing of interests and experiences. Friday
This course is a revised and extended look at Global History, examining the development of the modern world through historical periods and events and covering the rise and decline of nation states, from the Holy Roman Empire through to the emergence of 21st century globalism. Much of the material i this course has been covered in the course Global History. Wednesday
Discoveries and inventions have changed and influenced the development of the world. This course will examine some of the key inventions and theories have led to what society is today and who we are. Inventions 1 Wednesday Inventions 2 Thursday
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
This course is designed to take participants through the complete trading process, from understanding technical analysis processes, through to risk management and proficiently placing quality trades in any market. The tutor will show you how to recognise chart patterns and identify turning points and likely targets. As well as showing participants a systematic approach, the tutor will let you into some “trading secrets”. A trading software will be provided through various brokers. The STF Trading Method (“six-time-frames”) developed by the tutor allows a more accurate detection of the pivot and entry points. Trading Academy 1 Tuesday Trading Academy 2 Friday
This course is an enthusiast’s look at some “Big Toys” that have captured the imagination and how they came to be. For example: “the “Cutty Sark”, the “Flying Scotsman”, the “Spitfire” and the “Mercedes 300SLR. Wednesday

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