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OSPBER 126X: A People's Union? Money, Markets, and Identity in the EU

The institutional architecture of the EU and its current agenda. Weaknesses, strengths, and relations with partners and neighbors. Discussions with European students. Field trips; guest speakers.
Last offered: Spring 2020 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI

OSPCPTWN 10: Climate Change and Political Violence

Policymakers and scholars are increasingly interested in whether climate change could increase the risk of political instability, including violent conflicts within and between countries. In this seminar, we explore such questions as: How could the expected effects of climate change make civil or international conflicts more likely? What evidence is there that environmental factors contribute to political violence, both historically and today? What regions or countries are most at risk from these challenges, and why? In addition to addressing the human and social impacts of climate change, topics include what causes political violence within and between countries and how we can assess the contribution of different risk factors. In addition, methods and data that scholars use to explore the link between climate and conflict.
Last offered: Spring 2020 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI

OSPCPTWN 36: The Archaeology of Southern African Hunter Gatherers

Archaeology, history and ethnography of the aboriginal hunter gatherers of southern Africa, the San people. Formative development of early modern humans and prehistory of hunters in southern Africa before the advent of herding societies; rock paintings and engravings of the subcontinent as situated in this history. Spread of pastoralism throughout Africa. Problems facing the descendants of recent hunter gatherers and herders in southern Africa, the Khoisan people.
Last offered: Summer 2020 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI

OSPCPTWN 45: Transitional Justice and Transformation Debates in South Africa

Exploration of transitional justice through critical discussion of contemporary South Africa. Conflicting perspectives of the South African transition through an exploration of the creation of the "rainbow nation" as well as discussions over whether a denial of justice for apartheid-era crimes prevails. Decisions made post-apartheid over how best to confront the large-scale human rights abuses of the past, including South Africa's recent past through the lens of the "pillars" of transitional justice: truth seeking, criminal justice, reparations and institutional reform. Issues of structural violence and the legacies of apartheid in order to question to what extent we can consider South Africa to have realised the promises of its transition
Terms: Win, Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-ED, WAY-SI

OSPCPTWN 67: ICT4D: An Introduction to the Use of ICTs for Development

Overview of selected ICT4D initiatives in Africa and South Africa. Engage critically with the optimism that follows technology invention to evaluate context and the digital knowledge gap. Themes such as the notion of technological colonization, co-design, SDG ICT agenda, policy and frameworks and other fundamentals in the field. Three-day block course with 4 mini-seminars and discussion groups each day.
Terms: Win, Spr | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI

OSPCPTWN 83: From Cape to California: Settler Colonialism and the Genocide of Indigenous Peopes

Two major social and historical phenomena: genocide and settler colonialism, contextualized within the broad contours of world history as well as the making of European colonialism and Western global domination from the start of European colonial expansion in the fifteenth century to the twentieth century. Emphasis on developing global comparative perspectives focusing on southern African, North and Latin American, as well as Australian case studies. Histories of the place from which students come, California, as well as the place they currently find themselves, the Cape, and the links both have to settler colonialism and the genocidal destruction of indigenous peoples
Last offered: Summer 2020 | UG Reqs: WAY-ED, WAY-SI

OSPFLOR 16: Silicon Valley: The Modern Day Rebirth of Renaissance Florence

Over the last few decades, Silicon Valley has originated a remarkable period of innovation, wealth creation, and impact on the world. Many describe this golden age of technology as the modern day rebirth of Renaissance Florence. But how could lightning strike twice, not to mention 6000 miles away and 700 years apart? What combination of elements enabled two relatively small valleys to rise up and change the world?
Last offered: Spring 2020 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI

OSPFLOR 26: Economics of the EU

Discussion and analysis of the European Crisis, which started in Greece in 2009 and continues. Critical comprehension of the inner functioning of the European Union's economics, politics and institutions, understanding of the reasons for the crisis and the solutions undertaken. Comparative analysis with the United States to show the complexity entailed in having one monetary policy and nineteen distinct national budgets. Discussion of key challenges in Europe and next steps in the progress of European integration.
Terms: Win | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI

OSPFLOR 47: Faith, Science, and the Classical Tradition in Renaissance Florence

The Renaissance was a pivotal period in the history of European thought when the Christian religious worldview was challenged by the recovery of classical secular philosophy. In particular, Stephen Greenblatt's Pulitzer-prize-winning The Swerve argues that the rediscovery of Lucretius' On the Nature of Things reoriented European intellectual history toward modern scientific materialism.Readings from Renaissance philosophers and site visits to see the magnificent works of Florentine art will suggest a more complex interaction between religious experiences and secular thought. This course will aim to develop students' capacity for historical criticism, to enhance students' knowledge and appreciation of the philosophy and art of Renaissance Florence, and to illustrate how contemporary social science can be used to deepen our understanding of historical change.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI

OSPFLOR 51: Globalization and Social Divisions

The course examines how social diversity and inequality are produced, understood, and enacted in the context of growing global integration. It will explore how existing social arrangements create and maintain social differences among people ¿ social class; race and ethnicity; age, gender and sexuality; citizenship and nationality ¿ and are influenced by cultural, economic and political processes that are increasingly spanning across borders. Analyzing the implications of global forces, relations, and institutions ¿ e.g. the media and cultural industry, tourism, religion, social movements and the human rights regime ¿ will help students understand why the social construction of diversity and inequality today should overcome the "methodological nationalism" that often characterizes the study of social divisions. nnInstructor: Paola Bonizzoni
| UG Reqs: WAY-ED, WAY-SI
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