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NATIVEAM 16: Native Americans in the 21st Century: Encounters, Identity, and Sovereignty in Contemporary America (ANTHRO 16, ANTHRO 116C, ARCHLGY 16)

What does it mean to be a Native American in the 21st century? Beyond traditional portrayals of military conquests, cultural collapse, and assimilation, the relationships between Native Americans and American society. Focus is on three themes leading to in-class moot court trials: colonial encounters and colonizing discourses; frontiers and boundaries; and sovereignty of self and nation. Topics include gender in native communities, American Indian law, readings by native authors, and Indians in film and popular culture.
Terms: Win | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-AmerCul, WAY-ED, WAY-SI
Instructors: Wilcox, M. (PI)

OSPAUSTL 40: Australian Studies

Introduction to Australian society, history, culture, politics, and identity. Social and cultural framework and working understanding of Australia in relationship to the focus on coastal environment in other program courses. Field trips.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-ED, WAY-SI

OSPBEIJ 20: Communication, Culture, and Society: The Chinese Way

How people communicate, what they achieve through their communications, and the social and cultural consequences of these communicative behaviors. Focus on the interactive relationship between communication, culture and society in China. How communication habits are influenced by the individual¿s culture and how communication acts help to change and transform the society in which we live.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI

OSPBEIJ 21: Chinese Society in the Post-Mao Era

A survey of the major social trends that have implications for China's political and economic future. Topics range from inequality to social change, corruption, religion, nationalism, and various forms of rural and urban conflict. The course is a seminar, and enrollment is limited.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-SI, GER:EC-GlobalCom
Instructors: Walder, A. (PI)

OSPBEIJ 54: Formal Organizations

Formal organizations are ubiquitous in contemporary societies, such as firms, schools, hospitals, and government agencies. They educate us, manage our financial accounts and structure our daily routines, and they distribute resources, status, and opportunities among social groups. This course introduces dimensions and aspects of formal organizations and basic concepts and theoretical logics for analyzing them. A multidisciplinary approach is adopted to understand organizational phenomena, with special attention to complementary perspectives drawn from economics, psychology, and sociology. Organization research literature and specific cases, especially those in the Chinese context, are used to illustrate the applications of the analytic models and concepts in the real world of organizations.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI
Instructors: Zhou, X. (PI)

OSPBEIJ 82: Globalization and the Chinese City

Dynamics of China¿s urban transformation and contemporary city life in the context of globalization. Applying interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives to selected themes related to the distinctive characteristics of China¿s urban development, students gain critical knowledge and understanding of how Chinese urban space is transformed by the forces of globalization, urbanization, marketization, and political decentralization; socio-spatial implications upon urban residents and the migrant population. Opportunities and challenges that Chinese cities face, given its current urban development strategies and trajectories. Field trips and site visits.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI
Instructors: Shi, M. (PI)

OSPBER 15: Shifting Alliances? The European Union and the U.S.

The development of European integration, a model for global security and peace, and a possible replacement for the U.S. position as unilateral superpower. Competing arguments about the state of transatlantic relations.
Terms: Win | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI
Instructors: Bruckner, U. (PI)

OSPBER 37: Leading from Behind? Germany in the International Arena since 1945

Germany's changing role in European and world politics. Have old principles based on lessons from World War II become obsolete? Can Germany be a leading power in global affairs?
Terms: Spr | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-SI
Instructors: Tempel, S. (PI)

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.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI
Instructors: Jander, M. (PI)

OSPBER 115X: The German Economy: Past and Present

The unsteady history of the German economy in the Wilhelmine Empire, the Weimar Republic, the Third Reich, the post WWII divided and united Germany. Special attention on the economic policy of the Third Reich and the present role of Germany in the world economy
Terms: Aut | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI
Instructors: Klein, I. (PI)
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