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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: Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-ED, WAY-SI

OSPMADRD 75: Sefarad: The Jewish Community in Spain

The legacy of Sefarad, the Jewish community in Spain. Historical evolution of the Sephardic community, under both Muslim and Christian rule, including the culmination of Anti-Semitism in 1492 with the expulsion of the Jews. Cultural contribution of the Hebrew communities in their condition as a social minority, both in al-Andalus, the peninsular Islamic State, and in the peninsular Christian kingdoms.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-ED

OSPOXFRD 16: Creative Writing and Human Rights

Human rights concepts through their emergence in literary form(s), using creative writing, including nonfiction, fiction and poetry, to explore empathy and the most effective ways of inducing it in readers.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE, WAY-ED

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: Spr | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-Gender, WAY-ED, WAY-SI
Instructors: Palmer, A. (PI)

OSPPARIS 32: French History and Politics: Understanding the Present through the Past

Key aspects of French politics including the constitutional framework, institutions, political parties and ideology, elections, political cultures, religion and politics, political elites and public policy-making, grass-root citizen participation, decentralization and local politics, and the major issues that structure and inform public debate, including attitudes and policies vis-à-vis the US.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-ED
Instructors: Sick, K. (PI)

OSPPARIS 34: Franco-American Encounters: Paris-New York in the 20th Century

Double vision of American artists and intellectuals of Paris, as well as their French counterparts of New York, throughout the 20th century. Exploration of Franco-American relations through two very problematic itineraries. Superposing the two will create a rich and complex image of the interaction between the two cultures. Migration of American artists and intellectuals to Paris in the 1920¿s and of French artists and intellectuals to New York during the Second World War. Through study of films, texts and images, view the two cities through eyes of immigrants, both temporary and permanent. Major figures such as Hemingway, Josephine Baker, and Louis-Ferdinand Céline.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II, WAY-ED
Instructors: Karsenti, T. (PI)

OSPPARIS 68: France: Birthplace of Human Rights

How French society has negotiated ethnic, racial, and religious difference within the context of international human rights. Basic documents of human rights, including readings on the ideas behind human rights, as found in the political philosophy of Locke and Mill; centrality of the droits de l'homme, placed within historical context.; and the Dreyfus affair as a key moment in human rights discourse. Visits to the archives of the Bibliothèque Nationale, as well as other museums, to view textual, graphic and artistic representations of that period. Establishment of international human rights discourse that followed the Second World War, locating its emergence in the context of decolonization and new nationalisms; North African independence and the impact of immigration to France. US notions of "multiculturalism" and French "integration."
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-ED, WAY-SI

OSPPARIS 77: Literature and Philosophy of Place

Themes of place and displacement in literature and philosophy of the larger French-speaking world, focusing on diasporic writers. Paris as a magnet for artists and thinkers seeking freedom from restrictive environments. Contrast the experiences of characters who are at "home" and those who are "away," the anxieties of exile and of colonialism, how one person's claim on home can be another's experience of being invaded,. Philosophers' analyses of the interdependence of place and identity, place and belonging, the sometimes contradictory nature of 'home,' as they pertain to the literary (fiction, essay, poetry) texts we will read.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-ED

OSPPARIS 97: Le Grand Paris: Paris of the 21st Century

Urban change and urban policies in France. Characteristics of the French political, social and administrative model as illustrated by the city of Paris. As the capital, Paris is a concern of the State and has been progressively transformed into a complex and conflictual political arena. As a world city, Paris is undergoing social and economic changes that are shaping the future of the entire metropolitan area. Students will explore these two trends (global and national) throughout the course
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-ED, WAY-SI

OSPPARIS 186F: Contemporary African Literature in French

Focus is on African writers and those of the diaspora, bound together by a common history of slave trade, bondage, colonization, and racism. Their works belong to the past, seeking to save an oral heritage of proverbs, story tales, and epics, but they are also contemporary.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-A-II, WAY-ED
Instructors: Leca, F. (PI)
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