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Course Prospectus - What's on offer

2015 Course Prospectus — Printed Version

2015 Course Prospectus (December 2014) [PDF, 386kB]

Please note any changes made to the Prospectus after December 2014 will be reflected in the linked subject categories below.

Opportunities for U3A members to audit courses at the University of Canberra

U3A offers long and short courses between January and December each year. Courses are advertised in the Prospectus, which is issued in December each year. Additional courses are advertised in the bi-monthly Newsletter, in eBulletins and on New Courses Page. You can also search the full range of courses (including those submitted later) using the menu below or with the Course Selector (if you want to restrict your choice to a particular location or time frame).

Many courses are held at the Hughes Community Centre, Hughes, The Cook Community Hub, Cook, and at University House on the campus of the Australian National University, although other venues in the Canberra region are also used.

An up-to-date version of the Prospectus can be accessed by clicking on any of the subject categories below:

  • Art

    Art

    Picasso

    The art courses include classes in oil and watercolour painting as well as classes discussing art and visiting galleries.

    Film classes revolve around the viewing and discussion of films, recent and old.

    There is also a course in the basics of digital photography.

    For more detail about individual classes, click on the link to Art, Film and Photography

  • Computer Studies

    Computer Studies

    Learn more about computers, word processing and spreadsheets in a relaxed atmosphere in the Computer Laboratory at the Hughes Community Centre.

    For more detail about individual classes, click on the link to Computer Studies

  • Current Affairs

    Current Affairs

    Current Affairs

    There are several participatory discussion groups that meet in different parts of Canberra to discuss social, political and economic affairs.

    Other classes may look at important issues such as the rule and function of government or globalisation.

    For more detail about individual classes, click on the link to Current Affairs

  • English Literature

    English Language and Literature

    Literature

    Several reading and book discussion groups meet in various parts of Canberra, as well as classes on particular authors (including Shakespeare, of course!) .

    There are also courses on creative writing on offer.

    For more detail about individual classes, click on the link to English Language and Literature

  • History

    History

    History

    There are courses on history ancient and modern, looking at Australia, Europe, America and Asia. Other classes look at more specialised historical topics.

    For the aspiring or ongoing family historian, there are also classes in genealogy and tracing your family history.

    For more detail about individual classes, click on the link to History

  • Languages

    Languages

    Languages

    Classes range from beginner to advanced levels in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Chinese and Indonesian. Some classes are pitched towards conversation, others to grammar and reading.

    For the traditionalists, why not try Latin?

    For more detail about individual classes, click on the link to Languages

  • Music

    Music

    Music

    Enjoy a course in music appreciation, or find out more about opera, ballet and musical theatre.

    Maybe you would rather learn the recorder or join one of the choirs, the orchestra or the recorder ensemble.

    For more detail about individual classes, click on the link to Music

  • Philosophy and Religion

    Philosophy and Religion

    Philosophy

    There are a number of courses ranging from an introduction to philosophy to more specialised discussion groups on ethics and human nature.

    Other courses delve into Christianity and the world's other major religions.

    For more detail about individual classes, click on the link to Philosophy and Religion

  • Recreational

    Recreational

    Learn to play bridge, croquet, mah jong or find out how much fun maths and puzzles can be.

    Feeling light on your feet - maybe dance classes are the way to go.

    For more detail about individual classes, click on the link to Recreational

  • Science and Environment

    Science and the Environment

    science and environment

    If you like the outdoors, you can learn about birdwatching or our trees.

    There are also courses on highly relevant topics such as energy and climate, as well as biology, genetics and other science topics.

    For more detail about individual classes, click on the link to Science and the Environment

  • Society and Behaviour

    Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Society and Behaviour

    Understand your personality, discuss travel tips, or join a course discussing theories of mind, mentality and behaviour.

    For more detail about individual classes, click on the link to Society and Behaviour