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OSPMADRD 71: Sociology of Communication

Understanding the sociocultural diversity of communication in Spain with the help of theoretical and practical tools. How communication happens through language and other means; significance of images in today's world; vision of the world produced by media; problems of social communication from perspective of reception. Offered at the Universidad Complutense with an additional tutorial for Stanford students.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI

OSPMADRD 83: Narrating the Nation: National and Post-National Spanish and Latin American Literature

Basic themes and issues required to understand the connections between literature and nationalism in modern Spain and Latin America: main political and philosophical concepts and theories about national identity; narrative, stylistic and conceptual strategies that conform the rhetoric of nationalism, as well as those that try to lead to a postnational paradigm. Textual and discourse analysis of Spanish and Latin American journalistic and literary works related to nationalism and postnationalism, with attention paid to real historic and political contexts. Readings in Spanish.
Terms: Win | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI

OSPOXFRD 22: British Politics Past and Present

The political system of the United Kingdom; contemporary scholarly debates about UK politics and the UK constitution; and critical analysis of these debates and of current issues in UK politics (including constitutional reform), using contemporary political science and political theory.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI
Instructors: Peterson, S. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 70: The History of London

London's physical growth, emphasizing characteristics which set it apart from other capitals, and its economic, social and political development, including the problems of poverty and the inner city, the provision of public services, and the growth of suburbs and public transport. Challenges facing London in modern times. Walking tours, especially less frequented areas.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI
Instructors: Tyack, G. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 93: Collecting the World

The art, science, and culture of the creation, transmission and collection of valuable, useful and informative objects and texts before the twentieth century, and the associated theories, purposes, and methods for collecting `worldly' goods and other valuables. Means by which local academic practices engaged with global developments in the arts and sciences through examination of primarily early modern material and intellectual culture in and around Oxfordshire. Assessments of quality, meaning, usage, cultural significance and the reception of material ¿treasures¿ in the storage rooms, vaults, and on display in museums, galleries, and libraries.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II, WAY-SI
Instructors: Landrus, M. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 117W: Gender and Social Change in Modern Britain

Changes in the social institutions, attitudes, and values in Britain over the past 20 years with specific reference to shifts in gender relations. Demographic, economic and social factors; review of theoretical ideas. Men's and women's shifting roles in a fast-moving society.
Terms: Win | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-Gender, WAY-ED, WAY-SI
Instructors: Palmer, A. (PI)

OSPPARIS 51: Development and Education of Young Children

In this course, we will compare French and U.S. policies related to the education of young (preschool age) children and the political, economic and cultural issues underlying these policies, such as beliefs about the role and interests of the state in children's development and education any more specifically about the goals of early childhood education. We will also review research evidence on the qualities of preschool environments that promote self-regulation and social and cognitive development in children.
Terms: Win | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-SI
Instructors: Stipek, D. (PI)

OSPPARIS 81: France During the Second World War: Between History and Memory

French politics and society from the causes of the collapse of the French Third Republic and the emergence of the French State at Vichy. The political and cultural measures of this regime in the shadow of Nazi Germany. Anti-Jewish laws and action; deportations by Vichy, the Germans, the French Fascists, and reactions to the fate of the Jews. Visions of the Resistance, the combat for liberation, and WW II in the collective memory of France.
Terms: Win | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-SI
Instructors: Virgili, F. (PI)

OSPPARIS 86: Measuring Well-Being and Sustainability in Today's World

Explore well-being and sustainability through the lens of the new indicators that are being developed in all corners of social sciences and at the frontier with natural and physical science. Lab to learn how to build an indicator of well-being or sustainability. Historical perspective on well-being and sustainability thinking since Aristotle; overview of standard economic indicators and their limits. Well-being indicators focusing on health, education, happiness, trust, inequality and governance. New research in sustainability indicators. How building new indicators changes policy at the global, national and local level.
Terms: Win | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI

OSPPARIS 91: Globalization and Its Effect on France and the European Union

Economic and political impact of globalization on France and the EU and influence of France and the EU on the process of globalization. Issues of sovereignty and national identity for France; protection from versus integration into the network of globalization.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI
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