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OSPOXFRD 14: Ind Stdy:RAF and Anglo-Amer Air Battles in WWII or Military Med in Iraq and Afghanistan

Independent Study topics related to any of the following: the World War II Battle of Britain; air operations supporting D-day invasion of Normandy; evolution of air campaigns from Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, and Kosovo, to the air wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; aerospace medicine contributions to the NASA space program; military medicine in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Winslow, D. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 16: Creative Writing and Human Rights

Human rights concepts through their emergence in literary form(s), using creative writing, including nonfiction, fiction and poetry, to explore empathy and the most effective ways of inducing it in readers.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE, WAY-ED | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPOXFRD 18: Making Public Policy: An Introduction to Political Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

UK and U.S. What should society look like? How should incomes be distributed? How should it be taxed? How much inequality is acceptable? The overlap of economics with practical politics through political philosophy behind the government decisions; how public policy ought to be formulated. Issues include poverty, environmental policy, trade and globalization, and transport.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPOXFRD 19: Constructing Natures: Science and Technology in the British Landscape

How concepts of Nature develop through scientific practice and technological innovation. How science and technology, influenced human-nature relations through three pivotal movements in British history: the British naturalist tradition; the industrial and agricultural revolution; and the scientific turn of the late C19th and early C20th. Emphasis on how the legacy of scientific and technological practice during these historic periods continues to influence contemporary frameworks and practices
Terms: Aut | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPOXFRD 22: British Politics Past and Present

The political system of the United Kingdom; contemporary scholarly debates about UK politics and the UK constitution; and critical analysis of these debates and of current issues in UK politics (including constitutional reform), using contemporary political science and political theory.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Peterson, S. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 28: Oxford and Abroad: Travel Narratives and Historiography of an Academic City

Terms: Win | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Solywoda, S. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 32: Philosophy of Language

Introduction to contemporary analytic philosophy of language, examining some of its central concepts, including reference, meaning, and context. Students explore these concepts, by studying some of the major questions in the field, including: How do expressions esp. names secure their referents? What are the connections and differences between literal meaning and speaker meaning? What is the role of context in language? How philosophy of language impacts other areas in philosophy, by covering such topics as Meaning Externalism (metaphysics), Contextualism about 'know' (epistemology), and Propositional Attitudes (philosophy of mind).
Terms: Win | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPOXFRD 41: Western Thought: Origins of Twentieth Century Semiotics

Story of semiotic exploration, its contributions to literary critical theory, Marxist critique and feminist critique, in development of twentieth century thought. Close look at principle authors and circumstances that engendered their writings. Questions about the relationship between thought and environment, and between ideology and action raised by looking at the way twentieth century events influenced thinkers to consider the purposes of language in society, in identity , and in authority.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Solywoda, S. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 45: British Economic Policy since World War II

Development of British economic policy making from 1945, focusing on political economy including: ideological motives of governments; political business cycle; and the influence of changing intellectual fashions. Policy areas: attitude to the pound; control of the business cycle; and the role of the state in the economy. Prerequisite: ECON 50.
Terms: Win | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPOXFRD 52: Shakespeare and Performance

Examination of various aspects of the role of performance in Shakespeare. Alongside considering the aesthetics of the Elizabethan stage and how to read Shakespeare's texts for performance, the module will also look at how different types of performances and performance mediums generate different meanings for audiences. Theoretical ideas of the performance of gender and identity will also be discussed.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: McCarthy, H. (PI)
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