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OSPFLOR 26: The Politics of the European Crisis: from the Maastricht Treaty to the Greek Crunch

The course will discuss and analyze the European Crisis, which started in Greece in 2009 and is still going on. The main objective is to help students develop a critical comprehension of the inner functioning of the European Union's economics, politics and institutions, so as to understand the reasons for the crisis and the solutions undertaken.nnThis course is divided into three main parts.nnThe first part will explore the ways in which the crisis has affected the functioning of the European institutions, in particular how it has changed the role of the European Parliament, of the European Commission and of the European Council. By analyzing the European financial crisis we will be able to understand the specific institutional framework of the European Union and how it differs from the U.S.nnThe second part of this course will examine the ways in which Europe has addressed the crisis through its policies (fiscal, monetary and banking policies), and how they have consequently evolved. A comparative analysis with the United States will show the complexity entailed in having one monetary policy and nineteen distinct national budgets. nnThe third part of the class will come to grips with the bail-out programs implemented in five European countries (Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and Cyprus). We will consider both successful examples such as Spain and Ireland, and more problematic ones, such as Greece and Portugal. The rise of populist parties, in Greece and in many European countries, is addressed as one of the key challenges in Europe.nnThe course concludes by looking at the next steps in the progress of European integration: how far away (and how difficult) is the creation of a true Political Union in Europe, similar to the United states? Are the 28 Member States ready to give up more sovereignty? And if so, in which areas? If further steps are not accomplished, what are the risks of moving backwards? What are the risks of a potential disruption of the Euro? Should the U.S. be more engaged with the current European situation in light of the broader geopolitical risks?
Terms: Aut | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI

OSPFLOR 28: Between Art and Science: the Evolution of Techniques from Antiquity to Leonardo da Vinci

Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-SI
Instructors: Galluzzi, P. (PI)

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: Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI
Instructors: Baracani, E. (PI)

OSPKYOTO 25: Japan and China in the Early Modern World

Japan and China before and during their transition to modernity. Topics include: China's impact on the formation of Japanese civilization in the 6th through 15th centuries CE; the 16th century, when European merchants and missionaries first reached East Asia; early twentieth century, when European and American steamships dominated the Pacific. Historical dynamics of Japanese and Chinese societies during these centuries, their connections and contrasts, as well as the profound impact that each has had on the other. How did Sino-Japanese relations in the early modern era lay the foundations for the current fraught relationship between these two East Asian powers?
Terms: Win | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-ED, WAY-SI
Instructors: Sommer, M. (PI)

OSPKYOTO 27: Japanese Popular Culture

Introduction to forms and categories of Japanese popular culture including: Japanese movies and television, animation and manga, magazines, newspapers and other printed materials, characters and product brands, sports and other entertainment industries, music and idols, fashion, food and drink, consumer goods, shopping malls and other places for consumption. Using a cultural studies framework, analyze these various forms of popular culture considering the following: different groups in society; historical variability; industry, government and media interests; and advertising policies.
Terms: Win, Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI

OSPMADRD 42: A European Model of Democracy: The Case of Spain

Current Spanish political system, its main judicial and political institutions, outstanding actors' and the political process of the last decade. Historic antecedents; immediate precedents; and the current political system and life. Relation between the elements that constitute a political system; results of the process of democratization; integration to the EU.
Terms: Win | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-SI

OSPMADRD 54: Contemporary Spanish Economy and the European Union

Concepts and methods for analysis of a country's economy with focus on Spain and the EU. Spain's growth and structural change; evolution of Spain's production sectors, agriculture, industry, and services; institutional factors such as the labor market and public sector; Spain's economic international relations, in particular, development of the EU, institutional framework, economic and monetary union, policies related to the European economic integration process, and U.S.-EU relationship.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-SI

OSPMADRD 61: Society and Cultural Change: The Case of Spain

Complexity of socio-cultural change in Spain during the last three decades. Topics include: cultural diversity in Iberian world; social structure; family in Mediterranean cultures; ages and generations; political parties and ideologies; communication and consumption; religion; and leisure activities.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-ED, WAY-SI

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
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