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OSPPARIS 122X: Challenges of Integration in the European Union

European integration is now an economic, social, and political reality. This integration has a history of mutation and a transformation of its very foundation. Topics: the evolution of welfare states, elites, political parties, and systems in Europe; lobbies, trade unions, voluntary associations, social movements, popular protest, citizenship, democracy.
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-SI

OSPPARIS 153X: Health Systems and Health Insurance: France and the U.S., a Comparison across Space and Time

Should health systems be organized or left to the free market? What is the role of the state in the delivery of health care? The evolution of the health profession, health policy, and reform in France and the U.S.; measures restraining professional autonomy such as prescription guidelines in the French Medical Convention. Is the solution to the increase of health expenditures and reduced access to health care the end of autonomy for the medical profession?
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom
Instructors: Fessler, J. (PI)

OSPSANTG 41: Political Economy: Chile in Comparative Perspective

Why are some countries rich while others are poor? Why do some countries regularly adopt bad economic policies? What is the impact of political institutions on the policies countries implement? Why do some countries have institutions associated with policies that promote development and human welfare? Examine determinants of economic and political development with a focus on the historical experience of Chile and Latin America more generally. Factors influencing choices in a variety of policy areas including international trade, foreign direct investment, fiscal and monetary policy, education, and social insurance.
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci
Instructors: Scheve, K. (PI)

OSPSANTG 68: The Emergence of Nations in Latin America

Major themes of 19th-century Latin American history, including independence from Spain, the emergence of nation states, and the development of a new social, political, and economic order.
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-SI
Instructors: Jaksic, I. (PI)

OSPSANTG 116X: Modernization and its Discontents: Chilean Politics at the Turn of the Century

Chile's strides towards becoming a developed country have engendered high levels of alienation and disaffection among significant sectors of the population. The roots of this apparent paradox of modernization, focusing on newly emerging actors in the Chilean political scene: Mapuche organizations, women's groups, the environmental movement, and new features of the established ones like trade unions and human rights activists.
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-SI

OSPSANTG 118X: Artistic Expression in Latin America

Elite, mass-media, and popular cultural changes in Chile under conditions of economic and political liberalization. The reception of cultural meanings from the center of the world social system (U.S., EU, and Japan), reformulation to respond to local conditions, and export in the shape of cultural artifacts. Innovative elements rooted in the regional and local culture.
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-ED
Instructors: Albornoz, C. (PI)

OSPSANTG 119X: The Chilean Economy: History, International Relations, and Development Strategies

The Chilean economy in five stages, taking into account: the international economic position of Chile; internal economic structures closely related to the inherited historical conditions and to the changing international economic position of the country; and the economic strategies prevalent during the period and the concrete development policies conducted by government authorities.
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-SI
Instructors: Luders, R. (PI)

OSPSANTG 130X: The Chilean Economy in Comparative Perspective

Introduction to the main debates and approaches developed to understand and analyze the economies of Latin America. Recent processes of transition to market economies. Common characteristics among countries of the region; the differences and special traits of individual countries. Historical, analytical, and empirical perspectives on topics at the center of controversies and specific policy problems over several decades. Recommended: ECON 1, 51, and 52.
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci
Instructors: Luders, R. (PI)

PEDS 65N: Understanding Children's Health Disparities

The social and economic factors that affect children and their health status. The principal sources of disparities in the health of children in the U.S. are not biologic, but social and economic. Topics include ethnic, cultural, and behavioral factors that affect children's health, both directly and indirectly; lack of health insurance; and current proposals for health care reform, focusing specifically on how they will impact existing health disparities among children.
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-AmerCul, WAY-ED, WAY-SI
Instructors: Barr, D. (PI)

PEDS 65Q: Understanding Children's Health Disparities

The social and economic factors that affect children and their health status. The principal sources of disparities in the health of children in the U.S. are not biologic, but social and economic. Topics include ethnic, cultural, and behavioral factors that affect children's health, both directly and indirectly; lack of health insurance; and current proposals for health care reform, focusing specifically on how they will impact existing health disparities among children. Includes instruction addressing written assignments and required oral presentations.
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-AmerCul, Writing 2
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