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. Thursday
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. Wednesday
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. Friday
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
This course will give an insight that have advanced society from pre-historic times to the present. How inventions and discoveries have changed the world and impacted on our lives. The areas to be covered include primitive people, ancient civilisation, medieval times, the Renaissance period and the industrial revolutions. 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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