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OSPBEIJ 60: Chinese Philosophies and Modern China

Introduction to Chinese philosophy. Daoism, Confucianism, the Confucian development in the Song and Ming periods, the "liberal" and Legal school of thought, Buddhism, the Confucian thinkers of the Modern period, and "Dialectical Materialism." Chinese form of "liberalism" since the 1980s and the future of Confucian scholarship in the postmodern era. How central questions of Western philosophy pertain to the Chinese tradition, and how relevant Chinese philosophy is to the differences in approaches taken to such issues as truth, good, beauty, mind, body, spirit, being, cosmology, ontology, and epistemology.
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum

OSPBER 17: Split Images: A Century of Cinema

20th-century German culture through film. The silent era, Weimar, and the instrumentalization of film in the Third Reich. The postwar era: ideological and aesthetic codes of DEFA, new German cinema, and post-Wende filmmaking including Run Lola Run and Goodbye Lenin. Aesthetic aspects of the films including image composition, camera and editing techniques, and relation between sound and image.
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-A-II
Instructors: Kramer, K. (PI)

OSPBER 25: Architecture, Memory, Commemoration

Exploration of questions about architectural form together with a sense of place in Berlin and surrounding regional cities. Interdisciplinary approach to the study of urbanism and memory through the concerns of cultural geography, anthropology, history, fiction and films. Trips to sites to explore how memory is visualized in the built environment. Themes of the course include: "About Form," "Mapping the City," and "Heritage and Commemoration."
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum
Instructors: Ebron, P. (PI)

OSPBER 43: Culture Clashes: Race, Ethnicity and Migration in Germany and the U.S.

This course interrogates cultural products from Germany and the U.S. (novels, graphic narratives, tv and film, advertising images) to explore the cultural imaginaries through which people understand themselves, their compatriots, and the incoming migrants to the geopolitical regions in which they live. In asking what it might take to create racial and ethnic justice in our time, we look at the diversity of group formation, attend to conflicting claims to national belonging, and debate theoretical perspectives on race and ethnicity.
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-A-II, WAY-ED

OSPBER 70: The Long Way to the West: German History from the 18th Century to the Present

Battles still current within Germany¿s collective memory. Sources include the narrative resources of museums, and experts on the German history in Berlin and Potsdam. Field trips.
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI
Instructors: Jander, M. (PI)

OSPBER 101A: Contemporary Theater

Texts of plays supplemented by theoretical texts or reviews. Weekly theater visits, a tour of backstage facilities, and discussions with actors, directors, or other theater professionals. In German. Prerequisite: completion of GERLANG 3 or equivalent.
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II
Instructors: Kramer, K. (PI)

OSPBER 68: Protestant Reformation

New forms of Christian religious thought and practice that emerged in Western Europe in the early to mid-sixteenth century and decisively shaped the course of Western history. Religious status quo and other forms of religious dissent that challenged late medieval Christendom; proposals for reform exemplified by Martin Luther, Andreas Karlstadt, Thomas Müntzer; impact of the changes in religion and the conflicts over religion for society more broadly.
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum

OSPFLOR 11: Film, Food and the Italian Identity

Food in Italian cinema staged as an allegory of Italy¿s social, political and cultural milieu. Intersections between food, history and culture as they are reflected in and shaped by Italian cinema from the early 1900s until today. Topics include: farmer's tradition during Fascism; lack of food during WWII and its aftermath; the Economic Miracle; food and the Americanization of Italy; La Dolce Vita; the Italian family; ethnicity, globalization and the re-discovery of regional culinary identity in contemporary Italy. Impact of cinema in both reflecting and defining the relationship between food and culture.
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-A-II, WAY-ED
Instructors: Campani, E. (PI)

OSPFLOR 17: The Evolution of Modern Italian Design

Cultural context that gave rise to the globally recognized phenomenon of "Italian Design" in the 20th century. Historical complexity of Italian design through an analysis of selected case studies. Several on-site visits to important areas of design innovation and production offer students hands-on opportunities.
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II

OSPFLOR 20: Design Driven Innovation: Italian Excellence

Focus on fashion, furniture and food, the three F¿s of Italian style. Historical knowledge combined with contemporary analysis; tools to understand the role of Italian design and its contribution to the innovation process. Masters and masterpieces of each discipline starting from the point of view of design itself with case studies specifically dedicated to each of the three F¿s. On-site classes complement lectures.
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II
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