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OSPGEN 36: China Technology and Engineering

Two-week study trip to China accompanied by a Stanford professor and graduate student lead. Offered by the School of Engineering in partnership with the Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP). First-hand insights into technology and engineering based businesses in China. Participants will: 1) gain knowledge of a wide spectrum of technology-based companies in the focus country; 2) understand, in a comparative approach, how western companies localize to stay competitive; and 3) experience first-hand the social and environmental impact of these businesses. Prior to departure, students will go through a curriculum targeted at understanding the state of technology business in China in order to maximize the learning experience students will have on the ground.
Terms: Sum | Units: 2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Poon, A. (PI)

OSPGEN 40: Can you Hear Me Now? The Biology, Comparative Behavior and Engineering of Sound

Sound and our sense of hearing, focusing on how medical, psychological, and engineering research in one specific field of medicine have come together to promote human health and childhood development. Interactions with university academicians, leaders of industry, and small business owners, all involved with stimulating or aiding the auditory system in some way. Location: Germany, Austria, Switzerland.
Terms: Sum | Units: 2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Oghalai, J. (PI)

OSPGEN 41: Worlds of Art: Art Scenes, Interventions & the Global Art Context

Students will visit the Venice Biennial art exhibitions as well as develop their own artworks and interventions while discussing the histories of the global art and Venice. Location: Venice, Italy
Terms: Sum | Units: 2 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Berlier, T. (PI)

OSPGEN 42: Crossroads of Arts and History in 20th Century Poland.

Interactions of Poland's artistic culture with its dramatic history explored in creative projects.
Terms: Sum | Units: 2 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPGEN 43: Objetos Religiosos: the Religious Life of Madrid and its Environs through its Material Culture

Cathedrals, rosaries, icons, relics, candles and incense, scarves and hats¿objects of all sorts play a prominent role in all religions, evoking a wide range of emotional responses, from reverence, solace and even ecstasy, to fear, hostility and violence. This course takes as its laboratory the city of Madrid, a vibrant, modern city in the midst of dramatic cultural, political and economic changes. Over the course of three weeks, we will at once explore the place of objects in religious life and unearth the history of the city, present in churches, museums and in the streets.
Terms: Sum | Units: 2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

OSPGEN 44: God, the Self, and T.S. Eliot

Close reading of selected poems by T. S. Eliot, including The Long Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, The Waste Land, and The Four Quartets, with a focus on authentic selfhood, time and history, and the question of the divine. Seminar meetings enhanced by attendance at three cultural events. Locations: London, Oxford, Cambridge.
Terms: Sum | Units: 2 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Sheehan, T. (PI)

OSPGEN 45: Lost in the Myths of Time: Landscape, Language and Identity

What ancient English topography, placenames, and landmarks reveal about culture, society, nation and identity a thousand years ago. Experience, first hand, early medieval landscapes of defense, governance, and communication, learning about medieval routes and villages, borders and material remains. Stay in Nottingham (to discover Robin Hood), Montgomery (for Offa¿s Dyke), and Cambridge (for cathedrals, fens, and Icknield Way); acquire GIS, mapping, and onomastic skills, before participating in behind-the-scenes visits to famous sites, museums, and libraries, including Sutton Hoo in Suffolk, and the British Museum, London. Location: United Kingdom
Terms: Sum | Units: 2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Treharne, E. (PI)

OSPGEN 53: Corals of Palau: Ecology, the Physical Environment, and Reefs at Risk

Coral reef ecology, biogeochemistry, physics with a view towards developing science-based solutions for coral reef protection and management.
Terms: Sum | Units: 2 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPGEN 62: St. Petersburg and Russia: City, Empire, and Culture

Main themes of Russian history ¿ autocracy, empire, national tradition, European culture -- through the lens of three cities, St. Petersburg, Novgorod and Tallinn, Estonia. Contrast the architecture, culture and historical experience of St. Petersburg with traditional Russia, exemplified by the ancient town of Novgorod, and with Tallinn, a non-Russian capital city in the vast Russian empire.
Terms: Sum | Units: 2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

OSPGEN 63: Bio-Cultural Diversity and Community-Based Conservation in Oaxaca

Interdisciplinary seminar emphasizing two major areas of study: biological sciences (ecology) and culture (the human dimensions of conservation and use of natural resources based on indigenous traditional knowledge). Challenges and opportunities of interacting with researchers and students from other cultures; analysis of the ways in which academic institutions and rural, indigenous institutions are, jointly, undertaking the challenge of sustainably managing biological resources. Location: Mexico City and Oaxaca, Mexico.
Terms: Sum | Units: 2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Dirzo, R. (PI)
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