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OSPCPTWN 36: The Archaeology of Southern African Hunter Gatherers

Archaeology, history and ethnography of the aboriginal hunter gatherers of southern Africa, the San people. Formative development of early modern humans and prehistory of hunters in southern Africa before the advent of herding societies; rock paintings and engravings of the subcontinent as situated in this history. Spread of pastoralism throughout Africa. Problems facing the descendants of recent hunter gatherers and herders in southern Africa, the Khoisan people.
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI

OSPCPTWN 49: Water in South Africa: Human Right, Public Trust, or Market Commodity?

History of South Africa's current water policies and its approach to the management of its water resources, guaranteeing all citizens a "minimum basic quantity of water" - a human right to water - as well as providing for "ecological water reserves" to meet environmental needs. Market concepts to help meet its water goals. How is South Africa doing in meeting its water goals and what policy measures might better realize those goals? Meetings with local and national water officials, non-profit leaders, and water users to discuss the water challenges that the nation faces.
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-SI
Instructors: Thompson, B. (PI)

OSPCPTWN 54: Monuments and Memory

Required course. How do particular Eastern Cape historical sites reflect the history of South Africa? How have the objects of public memory changed over time? In what ways, and to what ends are people and events remembered today? What kinds of personal identities are involved? Critical engagement with the concept of heritage and its institutions, private and public (incl. National Heritage Council, SA Heritage Resource Agency, and various museums). Focus on Eastern Cape sites, via week-long field trip, which will include Qunu; Albany; Port Elizabeth; King Williams Town; and Alice.
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-SI
Instructors: Parker, G. (PI)

OSPCPTWN 68: Cities in the 21st Century: Urbanization, Globalization and Security

Cities in a globalizing world. Themes: challenges posed by globalization; general and specific responses of cities to these challenges; security issues created by globalization and urbanization. Concerns related to food security, resource availability, and threat of political instability. Policies recommended by World Bank. Case study method.
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI

OSPFLOR 25: Italian Food: A Cultural History

Why is Italian cooking so popular? And why does it play such a key role in the national identity?nObserving a meal, we can explain everything, or almost, about people. Eating is a universal experience. However, not only we do not eat the same things but also the ways, places and times we eat change according to traditions and habits. The culture of food is deeply embedded in history.nThis course will use documentary sources as well as art, literature, cultural studies, statistical data, and movies to describe how meals can paint a fresco of the history of Italians and their food.nEconomy, culture, class, gender, race, geography, international relations: all have a part in depicting the outline of this history of Italian food in the last 150 years. And all raise questions: how can food mark social differences, set cultural boundaries, raise ethical and religious controversies, involve agribusiness and politics, question our own identities? A tasty travel to the very roots of our human sociality.
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI

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.
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI
Instructors: Baracani, E. (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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| UG Reqs: WAY-SI
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