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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 24: British and American Constitutional Systems in Comparative Perspective

Introduction to the study of constitutions and constitutional systems of government. The workings of the British and American systems of government. Comparative study of the most important constitutional issues facing Britain and the U.S. such as how suspected terrorists should be treated in a time of war. How to think about fundamental constitutional questions.
Terms: Win | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

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 57: The Rise of the Woman Writer 1660-1860

Emergence and rise of the professional woman writer from playwright and Royalist spy Aphra Behn (1640-89) to novelist and proto-feminist Charlotte Bronte (1816-55). How women writers dealt with criticism for writing publicly, placing each author and text in its historical and literary context. Range of poets, playwrights, and novelists including Eliza Haywood, Frances Burney, and Mary Elizabeth Braddon. Topics: gender roles and proto-feminism, the public versus the private sphere, sexuality, courtship and marriage.
Terms: Win | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-Gender, WAY-A-II | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Plaskitt, E. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 89: Archaeology: Independent Study

Independent study offerings in one of the following topics:n1. The spread of farmers through Europe.n2. Museums and society.n3. General Pitt-Rivers and the history of archaeology in Britain.n4. The Romans in Britain.nnStudents will be facilitated to work in libraries, museums and in the Oxford Archaeology Unit archives in order to collect information on the Roman presence in Oxfordshire and the long-term impact on the Oxfordshire landscape. Students will also be facilitated to work with the team in Reading publishing the long-term research of Professor Mike Fulford on the Roman town of Silchester.
Terms: Win | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Hodder, I. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 90: Economic Policy in Advanced Economies

Major challenges for economic policy in developed economies. Topics include: policies to foster growth and combat recessions; social insurance; the re-distributional role of the tax and welfare system; and government policies in key sectors such as health care, financial services, education and energy. Weekly short papers and presentations.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Levin, J. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 93: Collecting the World

The art, science, and culture of the creation, transmission and collection of valuable, useful and informative objects and texts before the twentieth century, and the associated theories, purposes, and methods for collecting `worldly' goods and other valuables. Means by which local academic practices engaged with global developments in the arts and sciences through examination of primarily early modern material and intellectual culture in and around Oxfordshire. Assessments of quality, meaning, usage, cultural significance and the reception of material ¿treasures¿ in the storage rooms, vaults, and on display in museums, galleries, and libraries.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPOXFRD 117W: Gender and Social Change in Modern Britain

Changes in the social institutions, attitudes, and values in Britain over the past 20 years with specific reference to shifts in gender relations. Demographic, economic and social factors; review of theoretical ideas. Men's and women's shifting roles in a fast-moving society.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-Gender, WAY-ED, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Palmer, A. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 221Y: Art and Society in Britain

Themes in 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century British art. Painting, sculpture, and design. Comparisons between the British experience and that of continental Europe and the U.S. Readings address questions related to the role of art in modern society. Limited Enrollment.
Terms: Win | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Tyack, G. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 50: Approaches to Shakespeare

Different ways in which we might approach Shakespeare, and to whatnends. Consideration of Shakespeare's own historical context, his changing reputation, alongside modern critical readings. Read several of the works and use film and theatrical productions to discuss the differences between page and stage. Intended to serve both as an introduction for those who have not studiednShakespeare before and an exploration of different critical approaches for those who are already familiar with his work.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
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