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Macquarie University Courses by Open Universities Australia

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Macquarie is one of Australia’s premier research universities. Offering courses in security studies, social research, business, arts, and numerous earth and environmental science programs, Macquarie’s diverse subject range and solid reputation in business, industry and worldwide academic circles enables students to graduate with the knowledge and skills necessary to make a difference. Macquarie University is a provider of distance education courses for Open Universities Australia.

Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age Course unit

Learn more about the historical conquests and rule of Alexander the Great with this online unit from Macquarie University.


The unit begins with Alexander’s invasion of the Persian Empire and guides you through to the cultural influences and emergence of the Roman Empire.


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American Politics Course unit

Take this online unit in American Politics from Macquarie University to gain a holistic understanding of the political undercurrents of the United States.


This unit covers everything you need to know from Congress and the Constitution to the Republicans and Ronald Reagan.


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An Introduction to Big History Course unit

An Introduction to Big History is an online unit from Macquarie University that takes you on a tour from the creation of the universe through to life in today’s world.


This course will teach you how to evaluate evidence and determine how it contributes to what we know about human interaction and community building.


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Ancient Greek A Course unit

Delve into the past with this Ancient Greek A online unit from Macquarie University.


This unit will teach students the rudiments of Greek, including the alphabet, vocabulary and grammar.


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Ancient History Capstone Course unit

The Ancient History Capstone unit from Macquarie University provides the opportunity for students to prepare a research paper on a set of approved topics relating to ancient world studies.


Delivered online, you will be required to conduct in-depth research and source analysis to present a 5,000-word publication project.


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Animals in the Ancient World Course unit

Animals in the Ancient World is an online unit provided by Macquarie University that explores the multifaceted role animals played in ancient civilisations and cultures.


The unit focuses on cultures of the ancient Mediterranean region, and addresses the use of animals in agriculture, hunting, warfare and entertainment.


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Approaches to English Literature Course unit

Learn how to critically analyse texts at a university level with this online Approaches to English Literature unit from Macquarie University.


The unit equips students with the tools and techniques needed for further studies in English literature or any text-based discipline.


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Architecture of Modern Intelligence Course unit

The Architecture of Modern Intelligence unit, provided online by Macquarie University, explores the role of intelligence in national security, and intelligence strategies are is deployed and used.


You will look at various methods and structures used by intelligence agencies in a bid to combat a variety of modern-day threats.


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Art and Architecture through Roman Eyes Course unit

Learn all about Roman art and architecture with this online Art and Architecture through Roman Eyes unit from Macquarie University.


The undergraduate level unit will enable you to analyse an extensive variety of ancient Roman artefacts and works such as monuments, paintings and coins.


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Asia Pacific Security Course unit

Examine security issues such as terrorism and territorial conflicts in the Asia Pacific region with this this online postgraduate unit in Asia Pacific Security from Macquarie University. Students can also expect to look at great powers in the region such as China, India and Japan; as well as the failing and rogue states.



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Australian Foreign Policy Course unit

This online unit from Macquarie University gives students an insight into Australian Foreign Policy.


Students will look at both background and trends in order to analyse Australia’s world politics.


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Australian History Since 1901 Course unit

Australia has developed significantly since Federation, but how did we get here? Get the full story with this online unit of study in Australian History Since 1901 from Macquarie University.


This unit will take you through the major moments of the twentieth century from WWI and the Great Depression that followed right through to the Hawke-Keating period and the rise of One Nation.


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Australian Politics in a Global Context Course unit

Australian Politics in a Global Context, offered by Macquarie University, explores Australian history from a socio-political and economic viewpoint.


Delivered online, the unit covers key Australian political institutions, ideologies, and issues to encourage critical thinking around the idea of a shared national identity.


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Bachelor of Arts

This online Bachelor of Arts course, offered by Macquarie University, gives you the opportunity to study units from a wide range of humanities disciplines.


This degree will develop your research, analytical, critical thinking and writing skills, as well as provide you with specific knowledge in individual subject areas.


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Body and Mind Course unit

Body and Mind is an online undergraduate unit from Macquarie University that explores the relationship between the body and mind, with consideration of both philosophical and scientific theories. The course promotes critical thinking, problem solving and research skills.



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Border Security and Migration Course unit

Border Security and Migration is a postgraduate online unit provided by Macquarie University that examines the effect that migration has had on states and borders throughout history. Students will investigate the methods used by countries and politicians in attempt to control migration levels and border security across the world.



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Brain and Language Course unit

Offering insight into the function and nature of language, this Brain and Language unit explores the profound impact of language on human culture and identity.


Delivered online by Macquarie University, this unit will cover theories of language development and touch on advances in neuroimaging that may provide a deeper understanding of its role in the brain.


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Business and Professional Ethics Course unit

Analyse the role of ethics in the workplace with this Business and Professional Ethics unit from Macquarie University.


Ideal for accounting, business, humanities or social sciences students, this unit will take you through CSR, labour relations, whistleblowing, discrimination and codes of conduct.


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Children's Literature Course unit

Macquarie University's online unit in Children's Literature encourages literary analysis and critical thinking about a range of genres and topics within youth and adolescent literature.


Unit texts range from picture books to poetry, and expose literary devices such as narrative theory, metafiction, intertextuality and representations of childhood.


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Contemporary Australian Children's Literature Course unit

This online unit in Contemporary Australian Children’s Literature, offered by Macquarie University, examines the relationship between Australia’s changing society and fiction, picture books, and film for children.


Focusing on the past 20 years, it encourages students to employ theoretical approaches to common themes in children’s literature, such as alienation, through textual analysis.


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Contemporary Security Challenges Course unit

This online Contemporary Security Challenges unit, through Macquarie University, introduces students to the contemporary 21st Century challenges to individual, national and international security.


Focussing on an all-hazards approach to risk assessment, the unit examines the diverse issues that constitute actual and potential security threats to individuals, organisations and states, and different methods for prioritising objectives and strategies.


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