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OSPOXFRD 32: Philosophy of Language

Introduction to contemporary analytic philosophy of language, examining some of its central concepts, including reference, meaning, and context. Students explore these concepts, by studying some of the major questions in the field, including: How do expressions esp. names secure their referents? What are the connections and differences between literal meaning and speaker meaning? What is the role of context in language? How philosophy of language impacts other areas in philosophy, by covering such topics as Meaning Externalism (metaphysics), Contextualism about 'know' (epistemology), and Propositional Attitudes (philosophy of mind).
Terms: Aut | Units: 4-5
Instructors: Petzolt, S. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 66: A Model Island in Practice

This course builds on the concepts explored in 'A Model Island' with cultural engagement activities in Oxford and UK and an individual enquiry into the culture as you experience it on the BOSP Oxford Programme.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1 | Repeatable 3 times (up to 3 units total)

OSPOXFRD 72: Oxford Fantasists

The lives and selected fantasy literature of famous Oxford alumni William Morris (Exeter College), Lewis Carroll (Christ Church), Oscar Wilde (Magdalen), C.S. Lewis (University and Magdalen), and J.R.R. Tolkien (Exeter, Pembroke, and Merton), looking at each writer's unique take on the fantasy genre. To place readings in context, this course will also explore and compare selected source materials used by these writers, including examples of classic "high" and "low" fairy tales, selections from Norse and Welsh mythology, and Arthurian romance.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-ED
Instructors: Plaskitt, E. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 76: Access, Distinction and Material Culture through Coffee

Each object we come in contact with over the course of any given day brings with it its own accumulation of significances and histories, and helps us to shape our identities. The study of things and their constituent materials is a means to examine exchange, power, identity, and the practices through which things become meaningful. Through the close inspection of a single good we can see the complex accumulation and contestation of themes, meanings, and global connections. Issues of access, inequality, and social capital as explored through the world of goods, beginning with a globally-traded commodity with a rich local history: coffee.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI
Instructors: Parrish, S. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 81: Displacement and Identity in 20th Century Europe

In Europe, Twentieth Century population movements brought about by war and destruction, and enabled by unifications and peace. Using the methods of cultural history, examine the memoirs and biographies of European academics and intellectuals, with a special focus on those who relocated to Oxford University, as they reflect on the meaning of these relocations for their sense of self.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4-5
Instructors: Solywoda, S. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 86: From the hills to the sea

This course would focus on the Thames River, at least since Roman times arguably the most important waterway in Britain. The basis of the class would be an exploration of the Thames from different angles both scientific and historical. The science side of the course would consider the following topics: the geology/geographic setting that gave rise to the Thames; its hydrology including a history of its floods and droughts as well as climate change trends; aspects of the hydrodynamics of tides and the estuarine environment of the Thames; the effects on the Thames of human modification such as loss of wetlands associated with building of the Docklands in the 18th and 19th centuries; sea level rise and the Thames including the design basis of the Thames Tidal Barrier. The history side of the course would consider how the Thames has played a role in the history of Britain, e.g., as an inland transportation corridor, as a barrier between states, as the site of the signing of the Magna Carta, as the heart of the global trade enterprise that built the British Empire, as a challenge to important engineering feats in Victorian London, as a subject for landscape painters like Turner, and as a spur of public policies of environmental protection and restoration.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4-5

OSPOXFRD 195A: Tutorial in Anthropology

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

OSPOXFRD 195B: Tutorial in Biology

Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 6-7 | Repeatable 3 times (up to 18 units total)
Instructors: Solywoda, S. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 195C: Tutorial in Classics

Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 6-7 | Repeatable 3 times (up to 7 units total)
Instructors: Solywoda, S. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 195F: Tutorial in Economics

Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 6-7 | Repeatable 3 times (up to 14 units total)
Instructors: Solywoda, S. (PI)
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