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OSPFLOR 34: The Virgin Mother, Goddess of Beauty, Grand Duchess, and the Lady: Women in Florentine Art

Influence and position of women in the history of Florence as revealed in its art. Sculptural, pictorial, and architectural sources from a social, historical, and art historical point of view. Themes: the virgin mother (middle ages); the goddess of beauty (Botticelli to mannerism); the grand duchess (late Renaissance, Baroque); the lady, the woman (19th-20th centuries).
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-Gender, WAY-A-II, WAY-ED
Instructors: Verdon, T. (PI)

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

Terms: Win | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-ED, WAY-SI

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

Terms: Aut | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-ED, WAY-SI
Instructors: Becucci, S. (PI)

OSPFLOR 67: The Celluloid Gaze: Gender, Identity and Sexuality in Cinema

Film in the social construction of gender through the representation of the feminine, the female, and women. Female subjects, gaze, and identity through a historical, technical, and narrative frame. Emphasis is on gender, identity, and sexuality with references to feminist film theory from the early 70s to current methodologies based on semiotics, psychoanalysis, and cultural studies. Advantages and limitations of methods for textual analysis and the theories which inform them.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-Gender, WAY-A-II, WAY-ED
Instructors: Campani, E. (PI)

OSPFLOR 76: Sociology of Migrations

Conceptual tools to understand the social phenomena of international migrations; discussion of the most relevant theoretical approaches in the field, e.g. assimilation, transnationalism, and migration regimes, among others.Crucial topics: discussion of the causes of migration and the distinction between different types of migrants, analysis of current migration policies and the related issues of borders, asylum, irregular migration and possible paths toward legalization. Also, reaction of receiving societies towards migration, with the related increasing problems of racism, discrimination and the rise of far-right parties. Analysis of North-American, North-Western European and Southern European cases with particular attention to the Italian case.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-ED

OSPHONGK 42: Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Society

Examination of gender and sexuality from a contemporary and regional perspective. Based on a cross-cultural perspective, read and analyze different meanings of gender and sexuality, and how these meanings are constructed. How gender relations and sexual politics are related with historical backgrounds, cultural heritage, market expansion, ideological shifts, and capitalist dynamics in a context of modernization campaigns and globalization processes. The topics of gender and sexuality interwoven with that of migration, work, family, popular culture, mass media, and consumerism.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-ED, WAY-SI

OSPKYOTO 41: Queer Culture and Life in Japan

Exploration of queer lives and cultural practices in Japan through diverse materials from film, literature, theater, art, as well as newspapers and personal testimonies. What it means to be queer in Japan and how it might signify differently from a US context. Looking at each text, examine how gender norms and sexual politics intersect and operate in Japanese society.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-ED, WAY-SI

OSPKYOTO 65: From the Cradle to the Grave: Wrestling with Demographic Destiny in Japan

In this course, students will not only learn to see Japan in demographic perspective during their stay, they also will be able translate their skills and understanding of demographic data, concepts and processes back to their lives in the United States -- where similar changes (e.g., toward an aging society) and debates (e.g., about immigration restriction) are occurring.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-ED, WAY-SI

OSPMADRD 45: Women in Art: Case Study in the Madrid Museums

Viewing the collections at the Prado Museum through study and analysis of the representations of women. Contemporary literary texts and images that situate paintings in the historical, social, and political conditions that produced the works.
Terms: Win | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-Gender, WAY-A-II, WAY-ED

OSPMADRD 48: Migration and Multiculturality in Spain

Dimensions of recent migratory phenomena in Spain. Changes in past decades from a country of emigration to one of immigration, and vice versa. North Africa, Latin America, and Eastern Europe on the one side and the rest of Europe on the other. Social concern and public debate resulting from these changes.
Terms: Win | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-ED
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