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OSPSANTG 12S: Accelerated Second-Year Spanish, Part I: Chilean Emphasis

Intensive sequence integrating language, culture, and sociopolitics of Chile. Emphasis is on achieving advanced proficiency in oral and written discourse including formal and informal situations, presentational language, and appropriate forms in academic and professional contexts. Prerequisite: one year of college Spanish, or 11 or 21B if taken more than two quarters prior to arriving in Santiago.
Terms: Aut, Spr, Sum | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Bobbert, A. (PI)

OSPSANTG 14: Women Writers of Latin America in the 20th Century

Key figures in poetry, narrative fiction, theater, and testimonio, such as Mistral, Garro, Lispector, Poniatowska, Valenzuela, Eltit and Menchú. Close reading technique. Issues raised in literary texts that reflect the evolution of the condition of women in Latin America during the period. Topics include gender differences and relationships, tradition versus transgression, relationship between changes in the status of women and other egalitarian transformations, and women writers and the configuration of literary canons.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-Gender, WAY-A-II, WAY-ED | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Missana, S. (PI)

OSPSANTG 29: Sustainable Cities: Comparative Transportation Systems in Latin America

Energy and environmental challenges resulting from the growing size and complexity in Latin American cities. Key issues: way in which public authorities deal with the dynamics of urban growth and complexity; related environmental and energy issues, particularly related to different public transportation models. Systemic approach as seen in Curtiba, Bogota, Santiago, and Medellin. Analysis centering on different approaches used to tackle these related issues; different institutional strategies.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4-5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPSANTG 30: Short Latin American Fiction of the 20th Century

Introduction to short narrative fiction produced in Latin America during the 20th Century. Key features of the short story genre, as defined by Chekhov in the 19th Century and redefined by Kafka and Borges in the 20th Century. Main literary movements of the period in Latin America, including Regionalism, Social Realism, the Avant-Garde, the Boom of the 1960s and Magical Realism, the Post-Boom, etc. Close reading course with strong emphasis on analysis and discussion of the required texts. Readings placed in the context of the main developments in Latin American history and culture in the period.
Terms: Sum | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Missana, S. (PI)

OSPSANTG 32: Global Work

History and challenges of global work as well as on the technologies that support it. Topics include strategic reasons for distributing work, challenges associated with geographic distance, time zone differences, language and cultural differences, and the implications of using various collaboration technologies to work together across national boundaries. Examination of group dynamics, interpersonal relationships, how to structure distributed work, how to work more effectively as a global team member, and how to lead more effectively in these situations. Guest speakers from and/or visits to international firms located in and around Santiago for discussions about experiences in managing and working on global teams.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Hinds, P. (PI)

OSPSANTG 34: Independent Study Topics

Range of topics related to history, economics and sociology. Historical projects examining politics of inequality in Chile over time; micro-level evidence evaluating plausibility of either economic resource curse or political resource curse. Other possible topics include Politics of Globalization, International Political Economy, Comparative Political Behavior, and Political Economy of Taxation, each with a focus on Chile or Latin America. Other areas to be discussed with instructor.
Terms: Sum | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Scheve, K. (PI)

OSPSANTG 35: Independent Study in Organizational Behavior

Focus on one of the following topics based on the interest of the student: 1) Team Dynamics; 2) Technology & Work; 3) Topics in Organizational Behavior. Students conduct review of relevant research on the topic selected and, for 4 units, conduct original empirical research of their own (such as interviews with relevant people).
Terms: Aut | Units: 2-4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Hinds, P. (PI)

OSPSANTG 41: Political Economy: Chile in Comparative Perspective

Why are some countries rich while others are poor? Why do some countries regularly adopt bad economic policies? What is the impact of political institutions on the policies countries implement? Why do some countries have institutions associated with policies that promote development and human welfare? Examine determinants of economic and political development with a focus on the historical experience of Chile and Latin America more generally. Factors influencing choices in a variety of policy areas including international trade, foreign direct investment, fiscal and monetary policy, education, and social insurance.
Terms: Sum | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Scheve, K. (PI)

OSPSANTG 58: Living Chile: A Land of Extremes

Physical, ecological, and human geography of Chile. Perceptions of the Chilean territory and technologies of study. Flora, fauna, and human adaptations to regional environments. Guest lectures; field trips; workshops.
Terms: Aut, Spr, Sum | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-EngrAppSci | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Reid, S. (PI)

OSPSANTG 68: The Emergence of Nations in Latin America

Major themes of 19th-century Latin American history, including independence from Spain, the emergence of nation states, and the development of a new social, political, and economic order.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Jaksic, I. (PI)
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