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OSPGEN 10: Introduction to Japan: History, Religion, Culture

This course provides a broad introduction to the history, religion, and culture of Japan from prehistory until the death of the Meiji Emperor in 1912, with emphasis on Japan¿s relations with the continent (especially China) and the wider world and how those relations changed over time in the context of successive waves of globalization. The course is experience-intensive, taking full advantage of the historical and cultural treasures of Kyoto and environs through multiple field trips per week.
Terms: Sum | Units: 2

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

The story of the Renaissance can be told as a shift from a god-centered world to a human-centered one, a shift that began with the rediscovery of the classical humanist tradition (especially the philosopher-poet Lucretius) and led eventually to the scientific revolution. It is quintessentially the story of Florence. This course presents the story by using the city itself to look at the ways people represented their relationship with God and their understanding of what it is to be human and rational. That in turn leads us to a larger question: how to understand belief itself.
Terms: Sum | Units: 2

OSPGEN 26: Interdisciplinary Introduction to African Urban Studies

The main idea for this course will beto use Accra as a way to illuminate cities of the students'own choice.This meansthat the course will be inherently comparative andfeatures of Accra will be usedto ignite students¿understanding of details of the urbanin general.Features of other African cities such as Cairo,Lagos, Kinshasa, and Johannesburg will beintroduced primarily through literary, anthropological,and other humanistic texts. And spatial concepts such asspatial morphology, spatial traversal and the means of locomotion, space-time anamorphism (for science fiction), topoanalysis (from phenomenology), and chronotopes(from Bakhtin)will be progressively introduced and applied to different urban features. The course will be a combination of classroom discussions and various fieldwork walking and bus tours of Accra. These will help to further ground the spatial concepts they will have been introduced to in class.There willalsobetrips to the Elmina and Cape Coast Castles, old seats of the European trading presence on the Gold Coast/Ghanaand sites of the slave trade.
Terms: Sum | Units: 2

OSPGEN 28: Can a Start-Up Culture and Technology Heal the World?

Israel's health system is one of the most admired in the world. Despite its small size, Israel is home to a disproportionate number of start-ups.Through this immersive seminar, students will gain an understanding of how socio-cultural conditions, including political, regulatory, military, and academic institutions; geographical, historical, and environmental conditions; and human cultures and activities have shaped the health innovation ecosystem in Israel into one of the world's most productive centers; and an appreciation of the advantages and disadvantages faced by entrepreneurs in Israel, how they have evolved, and how they compare to the experience of entrepreneurs elsewhere.
Terms: Sum | Units: 2

OSPGEN 29: A cultural, ethical, medical and legal exploration of Japanese and American Societies

How can someone be dead in America but alive in Japan? Why does Japan have among the lowest rates of life-saving organ transplantation in the world despite being a highly developed society? While death is broadly considered an absolute biological event, the space between life and death may be blurry and influenced by often-competing forces. This course will explore historical, anthropological, ethical, and medical constructs around death and dying, brain death and organ transplantation. Through in-classroom and experiential learning, we will compare the US and Japanese perspectives and will include unique cultural, ethical, and medical experiences in Osaka and Kyoto, Japan.
Terms: Sum | Units: 2

OSPGEN 48: Jordanian Futurities between Ancient Antiquities and Performances of Urban Life

Present-day Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is the site of remarkable civilizations of Antiquity. In Jordan, the Eastern civilizations of Ammon, Moab, Canaan, Assyria, and Babylon thrived as did the Romans and the Persians. Today, the most visible of Jordan's ancient world are the Roman, Nabatean, and Islamic civilizations. The proposed course takes cultural artifacts as the foundational blocks of the Levant, asking a fundamental question about how a contemporary state exists on top and beside the ancient past, by exploring three cities: Petra, Jerash, and Amman. All three cities have large Amphitheatres that suggest a particular pattern of growth over time, and play a major role in how these cities function today as tourist attractions and geography for performances of everyday life. In these three case studies, students will investigate how theatre and performance, along with culture in its broadest definition, have shaped the destiny of the Levant historically and the present-day Hashem more »
Present-day Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is the site of remarkable civilizations of Antiquity. In Jordan, the Eastern civilizations of Ammon, Moab, Canaan, Assyria, and Babylon thrived as did the Romans and the Persians. Today, the most visible of Jordan's ancient world are the Roman, Nabatean, and Islamic civilizations. The proposed course takes cultural artifacts as the foundational blocks of the Levant, asking a fundamental question about how a contemporary state exists on top and beside the ancient past, by exploring three cities: Petra, Jerash, and Amman. All three cities have large Amphitheatres that suggest a particular pattern of growth over time, and play a major role in how these cities function today as tourist attractions and geography for performances of everyday life. In these three case studies, students will investigate how theatre and performance, along with culture in its broadest definition, have shaped the destiny of the Levant historically and the present-day Hashemite Kingdom. n nWe will ask: How did three major metropolitan cities that stretch back to antiquity develop into very different urban living spaces today? Why do all of them have a massive theatrical space in their midst? What conclusions can be drawn from the stunted development of Petra, the semi-developed city of Jerash, and the highly developed capital city, Amman, based on the position and the level of activity in their theatrical spaces over time?
Terms: Spr, Sum | Units: 2

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

OSPGEN 259: Community Health in Oaxaca

Close observation of clinicians at work in community health settings in Oaxaca and service with local community health organizations. Combination of classroom study and discussion with cultural immersion, language training, clinical shadowing, and community service. Topics include: Mexican healthcare system; cultural, socioeconomic and educational factors impacting health of Mexicans and Mexican immigrants to U.S.; Mexican cultural and health beliefs; Mexican migration as a multi-ethnic process.
Terms: Sum | Units: 2 | Repeatable 3 times (up to 6 units total)
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