2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Browse
by subject...
    Schedule
view...
 

1 - 10 of 18 results for: OSPGEN

OSPGEN 11: Multicultural Australia

Creative expressions of Australia¿s many ethnic groups, with an emphasis on the ways in which those very arts have been part of ethnic and racial formations within Australian history. Topics include: indigenous traditions; the colonial engagements that started with the voyage of Captain James Cook (1770) and the penal colony led by Captain Arthur Phillip (1788); the sometimes rival pull of Asia and the west; and Australia¿s place amid the global flows of the early 21st century. Throughout these histories the role of migrants and refugees, of welcoming and hostile hosts, will be considered in relation to the creative arts. Location: Sydney, Australia
Terms: Sum | Units: 2 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPGEN 12: "Uttermost Part of the Earth" The Intersection of Nature and the Human Enterprise in Patagonia

Field-based course introducing environmental gradients and natural resources of southern Patagonia as well as current issues fisheries, ranching, and tourism. The coupled human-natural systems of Patagonia provide a unique lens to explore broader resource management and conservation issues. Curriculum includes field explorations, classroom lectures and community engaged learning in which students will meet government planners, fishermen and fish processing plant operators, tour operators, and local conservationists. Two team-based research projects using Stanford resources in Patagonia. Location: Southern Patagonia (Argentina and Chile).
Terms: Sum | Units: 2 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPGEN 13: Israeli Democracy Under Stress

Israel complex political, social and religious landscape. Israel extraordinary achievements including the very fact of its survival against great odds and its contemporary dilemmas and divisions. Through readings, lectures, site visits, and interactions with a wide range of Israelis in politics, government, academia, and civil society, explore the past and present of Israel political structure and its relationship with the state diverse population. Engage the very questions about the country future that Israelis themselves are now debating with respect to constitutional structure, politics, the economy, the society, and national security.  Location: Jerusalem, Israel.
Terms: Sum | Units: 2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Diamond, L. (PI)

OSPGEN 14: Faith, Science and the Classical Tradition in Renaissance Florence

The story of the Florentine Renaissance as a shift from a god-centered world to a human-centered one, beginning with the rediscovery of the classical humanist tradition and leading to the scientific revolution. The city itself as a way to look at the ways people represent their relationship with God and their understanding of what it is to be human and rational. Texts and artwork of the period that represent the varieties of faith experience, and social science accounts of what we know about belief and spiritual experience more generally. Location: Florence, Italy.
Terms: Sum | Units: 2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

OSPGEN 15: The Roman Harbor of Puteoli Crucible of Volcanism, Concrete Manufacturing, and Trading

Interactions between seismicity and volcanic activity in the Neapolitan Province, Southern Italy, and how these are interwoven with the engineering of Roman maritime concrete and the ancient trade routes across the Mediterranean. A journey inside the volcanoes of the region and a walking tour through the archaeological sites of Greek and Roman age. Through lectures, directed-readings, and a series of field trips to volcanoes, buried and underwater cities, and coastal cliffs, learn about natural disasters, properties of rocks and building materials, and how these materials have been used to build many of the long-lasting, ancient monuments and cities. Location: Pozzuoli, Italy.
Terms: Sum | Units: 2 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Vanorio, T. (PI)

OSPGEN 16: Island Biogeography and Culture of Madagascar

Island biogeography and culture in Madagascar with emphasis on the effects of isolation over long periods time.  Topics include species arrival, adaptive radiation, endemism, island giantism and dwarfism, ecology, energy flow, food webs, and keystone species. Historical perspective to provide a context for contemporary Madagascar.  Comparison with various islands as well as biological versus cultural isolation. Also, effects of perturbing isolation due to natural and anthropogenic effects including invasive micro and macro species, habitat loss, climate change, and pollution. Proposals for habitat preservation and remediation including local and international initiatives. Daily field studies. Location: Madagascar.
Terms: Sum | Units: 2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Siegel, R. (PI)

OSPGEN 17: Building Trust in Autonomy: Research Experiences in Edinburgh

Development of autonomous systems that have the potential to bring significant benefits to society. How do we build these systems that drive our cars, fly our planes, and invest our money? How do we develop trust in these systems? What is the societal impact on increased levels of autonomy? Fundamental concepts of autonomy; immersion in cutting-edge research laboratories at the University of Edinburgh. Instruction from lectures, guest lectures, student presentations, and individual research. The students will produce research papers and present their work to the group as well as to their respective laboratories. Location Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.
Terms: Sum | Units: 2 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPGEN 18: Conserving the Last Wild Places: Conservation Photography and Print Journalism

Integration of conservation photography and print journalism to address environmental issues in national, regional and private parks. Fundamentals of creative cooperation in small teams. Examination of print journalism and social documentary photography from historical roots through present. Workshops, guest speakers, and field trips culminating in group and individual projects. Location: South Africa.
Terms: Sum | Units: 2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

OSPGEN 19: Global Migration and Health

Migration trends, patterns and theories including investigating special needs of refugees, and the challenges and impact on the receiving countries, from a local, regional and global migration perspective, and within a historical framework. Focus on physical and mental health related issues. Analysis of health patterns of migrants from different areas and diverse health care needs. Generational change in health behaviors of second and third generation of immigrants, including adaptation of new health behaviors by immigrants according to country of migration. Understanding health care needs and challenges faced by immigrants from different countries of origin to enable contributions toward improving health of both migrant and receiving populations, in a local and global context. Location: Barcelona, Spain.
Terms: Sum | Units: 2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

OSPGEN 20: Community, Health, & Learning Through Service in Sri Lanka

Basic elements of the holistic grassroots development strategy of the village-based Sarvodaya Movement, with special focus onimplications for individual, family and village health. Experiential learning includes lectures from experts working in different facets of health care and prevention; volunteering on an organic farm; visiting an eco village; a home stay; participating in a four-day Shramadana work camp; and instruction in participatory photo mapping. Using the framework of asset-based community development, explore topics such as nutrition, maternal and child health, infectious diseases, prevention and treatment of violence, psychosocial rehabilitation, traditional healing and meditation in the context of ethnic and religious diversity, poverty, recovery from natural disaster and civil war. Location: Sri Lanka
Terms: Sum | Units: 2 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Filter Results:
term offered
updating results...
number of units
updating results...
time offered
updating results...
days
updating results...
UG Requirements (GERs)
updating results...
component
updating results...
career
updating results...
© Stanford University | Terms of Use | Copyright Complaints