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OSPMADRD 90: Universal Jurisdiction and Human Rights in Spain

Origins and development of the idea of universal jurisdiction over human rights violations ¿ the idea that any nation has the authority under international law to intervene in situations of grave human rights abuses. Law, philosophy, and politics of universal jurisdiction. Intellectual development of the idea of universal jurisdiction and humanitarian intervention in the writings of the "School of Salamanca"; concepts of universal jurisdiction and the Transatlantic slave trade in the 19th century; international trials of Nazi war criminals; arrest of Pinochet in London on a Spanish warrant for the crime of torture in the 1990s. Field trips to Salamanca and Museo del Prado.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-4 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI
Instructors: Martinez, J. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 18: Making Public Policy: An Introduction to Political Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

UK and U.S. What should society look like? How should incomes be distributed? How should it be taxed? How much inequality is acceptable? The overlap of economics with practical politics through political philosophy behind the government decisions; how public policy ought to be formulated. Issues include poverty, environmental policy, trade and globalization, and transport.
Terms: Win | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI

OSPOXFRD 20: Oxford Philosophy: Its Origins and Legends

Historical roots of Oxford Philosophy, both in Oxford and in Cambridge, including such traditions as Common Sense Philosophy and Logical Positivism. Analysis of the movement itself with its influences on Behaviorism, and its major players, including readings by Ayer, Ryle and others. Analysis of the legacies of Oxford Philosophy, which continue to this day, including Identity Theory and Functionalism, as well as more recent movements. What better place is there to study Oxford philosophy than in Oxford itself?
Terms: Win | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, 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 41: Western Thought: Origins of Twentieth Century Semiotics

Story of semiotic exploration, its contributions to literary critical theory, Marxist critique and feminist critique, in development of twentieth century thought. Close look at principle authors and circumstances that engendered their writings. Questions about the relationship between thought and environment, and between ideology and action raised by looking at the way twentieth century events influenced thinkers to consider the purposes of language in society, in identity , and in authority.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-SI
Instructors: Solywoda, S. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 45: British Economic Policy since World War II

Development of British economic policy making from 1945, focusing on political economy including: ideological motives of governments; political business cycle; and the influence of changing intellectual fashions. Policy areas: attitude to the pound; control of the business cycle; and the role of the state in the economy. Prerequisite: ECON 50.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-SI

OSPOXFRD 54: Empire and Emancipation: British Imperialism in Africa, c. 1880-1960

African experiences of British imperialism in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century, engaging with colonial thought, missionary encounters, rebellion and resistance, nationalism, pan-Africanism and decolonization. Central themes of imperial history in various parts of the continent; introduction to historical methodologies with the opportunity to explore pertinent archives and museums.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-ED, WAY-SI
Instructors: Manoeli, S. (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: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II, WAY-SI
Instructors: Landrus, M. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 95: Global Islam and the British Empire

Oxford as the intellectual hub of Britain's lengthy engagement with Islam and Muslim societies and as a window onto the history and contemporary politics of empire, religion, race, gender, migration, and citizenship. How European scholars came to "know" Islam through material culture, archaeology, manuscripts, and art. British colonial rule in South Asia, the Middle East, and Africa through examination of artifacts and textual sources in museums, libraries, and archives of Oxford and London. Politics of Islam in British society since the dissolution of the empire. How competing claims about migration, gender, race, secularism, geopolitics, militancy, cosmopolitanism, and 'Britishness' have framed debates about Islam and Muslims in Britain, Europe, and the world today.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-ED, WAY-SI
Instructors: Crews, R. (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)
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