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OSPOXFRD 21: British and American English: History, Dialects, and Structure

Differences between U.S. and British dialects of English. History of English language, noting the factors which have led to similarities and divergences among the English spoken in the UK and the United States. Variation in English as it is used by different people and groups of people and attitudes toward language variation. Introduction to core concepts in linguistics, which focuses on rigorous study of language as a social, historical, grammatical, and cognitive phenomenon.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-4 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Lassiter, D. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 22: British Politics Past and Present

The political system of the United Kingdom; contemporary scholarly debates about UK politics and the UK constitution; and critical analysis of these debates and of current issues in UK politics (including constitutional reform), using contemporary political science and political theory.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Peterson, S. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 25: Topics in Language and Cognition

Independent study tailored to students' interests in topics related to language studies, linguistic theory, and cognitive science. Possible topics include formal theories of grammar and meaning; discourse pragmatics; pragmatics and sociolinguistics; philosophy of language; cognitive science of language; psycholinguistics; and the grammatical structure of specific languages (instructor's knowledge extends to English, German, French, Spanish, Latin, and ancient Greek, but self-motivated students should not hesitate to choose other languages to research). Weekly meetings to discuss research directions, set goals and review progress.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Lassiter, D. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 60: Shakespeare and his Contemporaries

Study of Shakespeare's work alongside that of his contemporaries. Characteristics of his art as well as insight into this period of British history. Visits to performances of plays.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Beer, A. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 70: The History of London

London's physical growth, emphasizing characteristics which set it apart from other capitals, and its economic, social and political development, including the problems of poverty and the inner city, the provision of public services, and the growth of suburbs and public transport. Challenges facing London in modern times. Walking tours, especially less frequented areas.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Tyack, G. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 93: Collecting the World

The art, science, and culture of the creation, transmission and collection of valuable, useful and informative objects and texts before the twentieth century, and the associated theories, purposes, and methods for collecting `worldly' goods and other valuables. Means by which local academic practices engaged with global developments in the arts and sciences through examination of primarily early modern material and intellectual culture in and around Oxfordshire. Assessments of quality, meaning, usage, cultural significance and the reception of material ¿treasures¿ in the storage rooms, vaults, and on display in museums, galleries, and libraries.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPOXFRD 195A: Tutorial in Anthropology

Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 6-7 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Tyack, G. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 195B: Tutorial in Biology

Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 6-7 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Tyack, G. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 195C: Tutorial in Classics

Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 6-7 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Tyack, G. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 195E: Tutorial in Drama

Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 6-7 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Tyack, G. (PI)
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