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TERM 4 CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEK OF MONDAY 19 OCTOBER 2020.

Term 4 Registration is now available on our Registration page.

NEW HISTORY SERIES INTRODUCED IN 2020 TERM 4: EarthDiverse begins a new series of History courses in Term 4 this year. Our first History Course will be offered in our new “Selected Topics in History” series, entitled “The History of Death.” This course explores, historically, the subject of death from the perspective of several different disciplines: religion (both traditional and contemporary), philosophy, art, literature, music and film. This course is especially relevant given the current public debate over euthanasia and the increased awareness of the topic of death and dying in New Zealand society. A second new series is currently being offered in 2020 Term 4 on “Art History” with our first Art History course, “An Introduction to the History of European Art” beginning on Tuesday 20 October 2020. Additional series of History courses will be offered in Māori History and New Zealand history in 2021, so stay tuned for details!

We plan to eventually offer four distinct series of courses in our new History series. These are:

NEW ZEALAND HISTORY series:

New Zealand History: EarthDiverse plans to offer new courses on New Zealand History in 2021.

MĀORI HISTORY series:

Māori History: EarthDiverse plans to offer new courses on Aotearoan History in 2021 with specific reference to both local, regional and national Māori History, taught by a variety of Māori historians and academics.

SELECTED TOPICS IN HISTORY series:

New courses in this series launch in 2020 Term 4. Our first course in this series, HIS304, is entitled “The History of Death,” taught by artist & writer Peter Dornauf. This Term 4 course is offered on Wednesday mornings from 11:00am-12:30pm beginning on Wednesday 21 October 2020. See our Selected Topics in History page for more information on this course.

ART HISTORY series:

Our first course in this series will be HIS401: “An Introduction to European Art History” taught by Dr Norman Franke in Term 4.

If you have always wanted to find out more about the major époques of European art and to identify major styles of architecture, sculpture and painting, this paper is for you.

See our Selected Topics in History page for more information on this course.

page last updated 26 September 2020.