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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.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-ED, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

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.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPMADRD 74: Islam in Spain and Europe: 1300 Years of Contact

Primary problems and conflicts in the contemporary Islamic world and it relations with the West, as well as the relationship between Spain and Islam throughout history. Special attention to the history of al-Andalus, an Islamic state in the Iberian Peninsula during the Middle Ages, evaluating the importance of its legacy in Europe and in contemporary Spain. Spain¿s leading role in relations between Europe and the Mediterranean Islamic states from the Modern Era to the present day.
Terms: Win | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPMADRD 83: Narrating the Nation: National and Post-National Spanish and Latin American Literature

Basic themes and issues required to understand the connections between literature and nationalism in modern Spain and Latin America: main political and philosophical concepts and theories about national identity; narrative, stylistic and conceptual strategies that conform the rhetoric of nationalism, as well as those that try to lead to a postnational paradigm. Textual and discourse analysis of Spanish and Latin American journalistic and literary works related to nationalism and postnationalism, with attention paid to real historic and political contexts. Readings in Spanish.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPMADRD 87: A History of European Conservatism

Origins and trajectories of conservative thought in Europe: how it emerged in response to, and in fact as a critique of, the ambitions of the French Revolution and the project of Enlightenment more generally. Readings in the history of conservative thought in Europe paired with texts (mostly speeches and editorials) by current or recent leaders who can be understood, or understood themselves, as in some way conservative (Rajoy, Sarcozy, Merkel, Cameron, Ratzinger). Trace lineage of current political ideas on the European right while charting the covert transformations undergone by a line of thinking that first emerged as a rejection of transformation.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Daub, A. (PI)

OSPMADRD 90: Universal Jurisdiction and Human Rights in Spain

Origins and development of the idea of universal jurisdiction over human rights violations ¿ the idea that any nation has the authority under international law to intervene in situations of grave human rights abuses. Law, philosophy, and politics of universal jurisdiction. Intellectual development of the idea of universal jurisdiction and humanitarian intervention in the writings of the "School of Salamanca"; concepts of universal jurisdiction and the Transatlantic slave trade in the 19th century; international trials of Nazi war criminals; arrest of Pinochet in London on a Spanish warrant for the crime of torture in the 1990s. Field trips to Salamanca and Museo del Prado.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-4 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Martinez, J. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 18: Making Public Policy: An Introduction to Political Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

UK and U.S. What should society look like? How should incomes be distributed? How should it be taxed? How much inequality is acceptable? The overlap of economics with practical politics through political philosophy behind the government decisions; how public policy ought to be formulated. Issues include poverty, environmental policy, trade and globalization, and transport.
Terms: Win | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPOXFRD 20: Oxford Philosophy: Its Origins and Legends

Historical roots of Oxford Philosophy, both in Oxford and in Cambridge, including such traditions as Common Sense Philosophy and Logical Positivism. Analysis of the movement itself with its influences on Behaviorism, and its major players, including readings by Ayer, Ryle and others. Analysis of the legacies of Oxford Philosophy, which continue to this day, including Identity Theory and Functionalism, as well as more recent movements. What better place is there to study Oxford philosophy than in Oxford itself?
Terms: Win | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

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 41: Western Thought: Origins of Twentieth Century Semiotics

Story of semiotic exploration, its contributions to literary critical theory, Marxist critique and feminist critique, in development of twentieth century thought. Close look at principle authors and circumstances that engendered their writings. Questions about the relationship between thought and environment, and between ideology and action raised by looking at the way twentieth century events influenced thinkers to consider the purposes of language in society, in identity , and in authority.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Solywoda, S. (PI)
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