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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: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II, WAY-SI
Instructors: Landrus, M. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 95: Global Islam and the British Empire

Oxford as the intellectual hub of Britain's lengthy engagement with Islam and Muslim societies and as a window onto the history and contemporary politics of empire, religion, race, gender, migration, and citizenship. How European scholars came to "know" Islam through material culture, archaeology, manuscripts, and art. British colonial rule in South Asia, the Middle East, and Africa through examination of artifacts and textual sources in museums, libraries, and archives of Oxford and London. Politics of Islam in British society since the dissolution of the empire. How competing claims about migration, gender, race, secularism, geopolitics, militancy, cosmopolitanism, and 'Britishness' have framed debates about Islam and Muslims in Britain, Europe, and the world today.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-ED, WAY-SI
Instructors: Crews, R. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 117W: Gender and Social Change in Modern Britain

Changes in the social institutions, attitudes, and values in Britain over the past 20 years with specific reference to shifts in gender relations. Demographic, economic and social factors; review of theoretical ideas. Men's and women's shifting roles in a fast-moving society.
Terms: Win | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-Gender, WAY-ED, WAY-SI
Instructors: Palmer, A. (PI)

OSPPARIS 81: France During the Second World War: Between History and Memory

French politics and society from the causes of the collapse of the French Third Republic and the emergence of the French State at Vichy. The political and cultural measures of this regime in the shadow of Nazi Germany. Anti-Jewish laws and action; deportations by Vichy, the Germans, the French Fascists, and reactions to the fate of the Jews. Visions of the Resistance, the combat for liberation, and WW II in the collective memory of France.
Terms: Win | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-SI
Instructors: Virgili, F. (PI)

OSPPARIS 86: Measuring Well-Being and Sustainability in Today's World

Explore well-being and sustainability through the lens of the new indicators that are being developed in all corners of social sciences and at the frontier with natural and physical science. Lab to learn how to build an indicator of well-being or sustainability. Historical perspective on well-being and sustainability thinking since Aristotle; overview of standard economic indicators and their limits. Well-being indicators focusing on health, education, happiness, trust, inequality and governance. New research in sustainability indicators. How building new indicators changes policy at the global, national and local level.
Terms: Win | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI

OSPPARIS 91: Globalization and Its Effect on France and the European Union

Economic and political impact of globalization on France and the EU and influence of France and the EU on the process of globalization. Issues of sovereignty and national identity for France; protection from versus integration into the network of globalization.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI

OSPPARIS 97: Le Grand Paris: Paris of the 21st Century

Urban change and urban policies in France. Characteristics of the French political, social and administrative model as illustrated by the city of Paris. As the capital, Paris is a concern of the State and has been progressively transformed into a complex and conflictual political arena. As a world city, Paris is undergoing social and economic changes that are shaping the future of the entire metropolitan area. Students will explore these two trends (global and national) throughout the course
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-ED, WAY-SI

OSPPARIS 122X: Challenges of Integration in the European Union

European integration is now an economic, social, and political reality. This integration has a history of mutation and a transformation of its very foundation. Topics: the evolution of welfare states, elites, political parties, and systems in Europe; lobbies, trade unions, voluntary associations, social movements, popular protest, citizenship, democracy.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-SI

OSPSANTG 29: Sustainable Cities: Comparative Transportation Systems in Latin America

Energy and environmental challenges resulting from the growing size and complexity in Latin American cities. Key issues: way in which public authorities deal with the dynamics of urban growth and complexity; related environmental and energy issues, particularly related to different public transportation models. Systemic approach as seen in Curtiba, Bogota, Santiago, and Medellin. Analysis centering on different approaches used to tackle these related issues; different institutional strategies.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI

OSPSANTG 52: Energy and Climate Cooperation in the Americas: The Role of Chile

Overview of current political dynamics in each of the major fossil fuel producing countries in the Western Hemisphere and impact on local energy exploration and production. Potential for development and integration of markets for renewable energy resources within the Americas, and how this might affect the environment, food prices, and land use. Ways to facilitate hemispheric initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, focusing on efforts in Chile. Possibilities of reviving the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas or ECPA, launched by the Obama administration at the Fifth Summit of the Americas in Trinidad in April 2009.
Terms: Sum | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI
Instructors: O'Keefe, T. (PI)
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