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OSPFLOR 26: The Politics of the European Crisis: from the Maastricht Treaty to the Greek Crunch

Discussion and analysis of the European Crisis, which started in Greece in 2009 and continues. Critical comprehension of the inner functioning of the European Union's economics, politics and institutions, understanding of the reasons for the crisis and the solutions undertaken. Comparative analysis with the United States to show the complexity entailed in having one monetary policy and nineteen distinct national budgets. Discussion of key challenges in Europe and next steps in the progress of European integration.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPFLOR 28: Between Art and Science: the Evolution of Techniques from Antiquity to Leonardo da Vinci

Revival of technical activity that began in the late fourteenth century, notably in Italy, and lasted, through the fifteenth century. New perspective on the Renaissance through focus on the careers and the most significant achievements of the "artist-engineers" active before Leonardo.
Terms: Win | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Galluzzi, P. (PI)

OSPFLOR 43: Machiavelli

Machiavelli¿s writings in the context of his life and the enormous political changes that affected both Florence and all of Italy during his lifetime. The beginning of modern political thinking; continuing influence of The Prince in political thought. Machiavelli as a major contributor to the revival of classical republican ideas that eventually culminated in the American Revolution.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-4 | UG Reqs: WAY-ER, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Rakove, J. (PI)

OSPFLOR 53: Italy and Italians at War: 1939-1945

Dimensions of World War II in Italy. Military and diplomatic events, as well as the dramatic shifts in Italian fortunes at war. Social and personal dimensions of the Italian experience at war will be a major focus. The experiences of Italians fighting on the eastern front and in the Balkans, and of those who suffered multiple occupations and German reprisals at home. The fate of the Italian Jews, and the gendered character of the home front and partisan warfare. Florence as the focal point for understanding the character of the war.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPFLOR 78: The Impossible Experiment: Politics and Policies of the New European Union

Institutional design of EU, forthcoming changes, and comparison of the old and new designs. Interactions between the EU, member states, organized interests, and public opinion. Major policies of the EU that affect economics such as competition or cohesion policies, market deregulation, and single currency. Consequences of the expansion eastwards. The role of institutions as a set of constraints and opportunities for the economic actors; relationships between political developments and economic change in the context of regional integration; lessons for other parts of the world.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Baracani, E. (PI)

OSPKYOTO 27: Japanese Popular Culture

Introduction to forms and categories of Japanese popular culture including: Japanese movies and television, animation and manga, magazines, newspapers and other printed materials, characters and product brands, sports and other entertainment industries, music and idols, fashion, food and drink, consumer goods, shopping malls and other places for consumption. Using a cultural studies framework, analyze these various forms of popular culture considering the following: different groups in society; historical variability; industry, government and media interests; and advertising policies.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPKYOTO 41: Queer Culture and Life in Japan

Exploration of queer lives and cultural practices in Japan through diverse materials from film, literature, theater, art, as well as newspapers and personal testimonies. What it means to be queer in Japan and how it might signify differently from a US context. Looking at each text, examine how gender norms and sexual politics intersect and operate in Japanese society.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-ED, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPKYOTO 45: Japan's Energy-Environment Conundrum

Japan's energy-environment challenges and their consequences for Japan¿s wider society and economy. Question of how Japan's policy makers will balance energy and environmental needs and how the answers will affect the country's future as a leading regional power. Students will gain a sound understanding of the structure of Japan's energy-environment challenges and a practical analytical framework by which they can evaluate these challenges and develop their own balanced assessments.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Hugh, M. (PI)

OSPMADRD 38: Global Trends: Anticipating the Future in Order to Shape It

Examination of "megatrends" such as globalization and interdependence, demographic change, the rise of new powers, increasing prosperity and inequality, demand for limited resources, diffusion of power, and demands on governments everywhere; how they interact, and possible implications for the international system. Also examination of potential "game changers" such as climate change, new technologies, the global economy, and what the United States does/does not do. Goal is enhanced understanding of the challenges we face, how they interact, and what can/must be done to preserve peace and prosperity, maximize benefits, and minimize risks.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Fingar, T. (PI)

OSPMADRD 42: A European Model of Democracy: The Case of Spain

Current Spanish political system, its main judicial and political institutions, outstanding actors' and the political process of the last decade. Historic antecedents; immediate precedents; and the current political system and life. Relation between the elements that constitute a political system; results of the process of democratization; integration to the EU.
Terms: Win | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
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