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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 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 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 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPOXFRD 58: Ethical, Legal, and Policy Issues in the Biosciences: Comparative Perspectives

Questions raised by advances in the biosciences and how different governments answer these questions differently. Among issues to be discussed: in vitro fertilization, embryo selection through preimplantation genetic diagnosis, human germline genome editing, mitochondrial transfer, human cloning, genetically modified non-human organisms, defining death, neuroimaging in the criminal system, human stem cell research, and human-non-chimeras. One major question will underlie the seminar ¿ what leads different countries to reach their own, different answers?
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Greely, H. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 59: Independent Study on Ethical, Legal, and Policy Issues in the Biosciences and Medicine

Research in depth and write an original research paper on some aspect of an ethical, legal, or policy issue brought up by advances in the biosciences or medicine. Student and instructor will define a topc and the instructor will suggest readings. Applications beyond the United States are encouraged. Possible topics include: revival of extinct species, regulation of genetically modified organisms, the role of neuroimaging in one or more legal systems, regulation of assisted reproduction, physician-assisted dying, health care rationing, control of pharmaceutical pricing, and possible changes to the definition of death. Weekly meetings
Terms: Spr | Units: 2-4 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Greely, H. (PI)

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 195A: Tutorial in Anthropology

Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 6-7 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Solywoda, S. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 195B: Tutorial in Biology

Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 6-7 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Solywoda, S. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 195C: Tutorial in Classics

Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 6-7 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Solywoda, S. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 195E: Tutorial in Drama

Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 6-7 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Solywoda, S. (PI)
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