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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

OSPFLOR 64: Colonial Heritage, Euro-Mediterranean Relations, Migrations, Multiculturalism

Analysis of colonialism during the 19th century, with particular reference to French colonialism, followed by discussion of the influence of the colonial heritage on current African and Euro-Mediterranean relations. Consideration from the perspective of colonial law. In addition, discussion of three aspects of Euro-Mediterranean relations: 1) the period from the establishment of the European Economic Community (EEC) up until the beginning of the "Arab Spring"; 2) the new EU policies after the uprisings of the "Arab Spring", and 3) the new EU perspectives after the failure of the "Arab Spring" with the exception of Tunisia. Review of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) in 2011 and in 2015 after the end of the "Arab Spring" revolts.
Terms: Win | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-ED, WAY-SI
Instructors: Gozzi, G. (PI)

OSPFLOR 65: Exclusion/Inclusion Processes of Migrants in Italian Society

Analysis of the processes of exclusion/inclusion of migrants into Italian society, in a country which has recently become a place of immigration from abroad. It is divided into five parts: 1. Migration theories. 2. Migration policies. 3. Labour market and social mobility. 4. Social representations of migrants. 5. Migration and criminality. Field trips to NGO's
Terms: Aut | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-ED, WAY-SI

OSPFLOR 78: The Impossible Experiment: Politics and Policies of the New European Union

Institutional design of EU, forthcoming changes, and comparison of the old and new designs. Interactions between the EU, member states, organized interests, and public opinion. Major policies of the EU that affect economics such as competition or cohesion policies, market deregulation, and single currency. Consequences of the expansion eastwards. The role of institutions as a set of constraints and opportunities for the economic actors; relationships between political developments and economic change in the context of regional integration; lessons for other parts of the world.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI

OSPFLOR 81: Communism(s)

History of communism since 1917 as a factor in the making of the global world. Focus of the course will be on the intersections of communism with the colonial and post-colonial world, by analysing strategies, influences, and connections between the Soviet Union, Europe, and the Third World.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI

OSPHONGK 23: China Under Mao

Exploration of the history of Mao Zedong¿s years in power in the founding period of the People¿s Republic of China. Historical processes contributing to this era of turbulent elite politics, chaotic and often horrifically violent revolutionary political campaigns, and unprecedentedly vast state-directed restructuring of the economy, culture, and nearly all aspects of society and culture has been joined by an interest in the related human and natural costs, the lived experiences, and the diverse forms in which local societies at the grassroots so distant from party leaders adapted their own variations of life under Chinese socialism.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI

OSPHONGK 24: Urban China

Socioeconomic, political, and cultural facets of urbanization with a regional focus on China. Critical observation and analysis of the process of urbanization and its lived experiences in the Chinese context. Comparative lessons from other regions for comparative understanding of the complex processes of urbanization across the globe. Critical investigation of urban issues ranging from land politics, urban planning, urban governance, to citizen rights, urban space, and urban culture. Overview of China's quest for modernity and its urban transformation since the late imperial era, followed by an interdisciplinary approach to examine China's unprecedented urban development in the post-reform era. Hands-on field trip in Hong Kong to take full advantage of Hong Kong as a global city.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI
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