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OSPGEN 25: The Khmer Rouge Legacy and Transitional Justice in Cambodia

The ongoing trials at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) began a transitional justice process that ushered in an era in which Cambodians began to examine their experience of the Khmer Rouge regime (1975-1979). This seminar will focus on Cambodia's experience of civil war, trials, reparations, reconciliation, and coming to terms with the past. We will engage with ECCC, UN, and human rights NGO representatives, as well as young Cambodian artists, human rights lawyers, and academics. In Phnom Penh, we will visit the ECCC, the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, the Choeng Ek Killing Fields, human rights NGOs, etc. We will go on to visit Siem Reap and the temple complex of Angkor Wat.
Terms: Sum | Units: 2

OSPGEN 26: Interdisciplinary Introduction to African Urban Studies

The main idea for this course will beto use Accra as a way to illuminate cities of the students'own choice.This meansthat the course will be inherently comparative andfeatures of Accra will be usedto ignite students¿understanding of details of the urbanin general.Features of other African cities such as Cairo,Lagos, Kinshasa, and Johannesburg will beintroduced primarily through literary, anthropological,and other humanistic texts. And spatial concepts such asspatial morphology, spatial traversal and the means of locomotion, space-time anamorphism (for science fiction), topoanalysis (from phenomenology), and chronotopes(from Bakhtin)will be progressively introduced and applied to different urban features. The course will be a combination of classroom discussions and various fieldwork walking and bus tours of Accra. These will help to further ground the spatial concepts they will have been introduced to in class.There willalsobetrips to the Elmina and Cape Coast Castles, old seats of the European trading presence on the Gold Coast/Ghanaand sites of the slave trade.
Terms: Sum | Units: 2

OSPGEN 27: Creative City: Culture and Resistance in Global Bangalore

Formerly described as "pensioner's paradise," and "garden city," Bangalore is a city in southern India that once evoked images of rest and retreat. From an earlier somnolent rhythm of life, Bangalore has transformed into the high technology capital of the Global South and grows at a pace so rapid that it eludes our conceptual grasp of it. This course explores a central question: How did the southern Indian city, Bangalore, transform from ¿pensioner's paradise¿ to India's high tech capital? We will study the urban transformations of Bangalore through three vectors of analysis: the city'sn2vibrant arts scene, civic and legal activism, and environmental and social justice movements.
Terms: Sum | Units: 2

OSPGEN 28: Can a Start-Up Culture and Technology Heal the World?

Israel's health system is one of the most admired in the world. Despite its small size, Israel is home to a disproportionate number of start-ups.Through this immersive seminar, students will gain an understanding of how socio-cultural conditions, including political, regulatory, military, and academic institutions; geographical, historical, and environmental conditions; and human cultures and activities have shaped the health innovation ecosystem in Israel into one of the world's most productive centers; and an appreciation of the advantages and disadvantages faced by entrepreneurs in Israel, how they have evolved, and how they compare to the experience of entrepreneurs elsewhere.
Terms: Sum | Units: 2

OSPGEN 29: A cultural, ethical, medical and legal exploration of Japanese and American Societies

How can someone be dead in America but alive in Japan? Why does Japan have amongthe lowest rates of life-saving organ transplantation in the world despite being a highly developed society? While death is broadly considered an absolute biological event, the space between life and death may be blurry and influenced by often-competing forces. This course will explore historical, anthropological, ethical, and medical constructs around death and dying, brain death and organ transplantation. Through in-classroom and experiential learning, we will compare the US and Japanese perspectivesand will includeunique cultural, ethical, and medical experiences in Osaka and Kyoto, Japan.
Terms: Sum | Units: 2

OSPGEN 58: Stoking an ancient flame: Ceramics intensive in Tamba

The Tamba region near Kyoto, Japan, has been a center of pottery production for over eight centuries. In many ways, medieval stoneware pottery of Tamba and Japan¿s other ¿six ancient kilns¿ can be seen as forebears of what we now know as the wabi-sabi aesthetic of Japanese tea culture. Today, surviving heirloom pieces such as jars (tsubo) and flower vessels (hanaire) serve as inspirational archetypes for surging international interest in the revival of styles and methods of traditional Japanese wood-fired ceramics (yakishime). In this Bing Overseas Seminar, Stanford students will travel to Tamba to undertake an intensive introduction to forming and firing clay. Lectures, discussions and studio demos will build a broad view of traditional aesthetic elements of yakishime, but at the same time, students will be encouraged to explore a modern individualistic approach to creative process to help them develop their own expressive forms. The seminar culminates in a traditional wood firing rea more »
The Tamba region near Kyoto, Japan, has been a center of pottery production for over eight centuries. In many ways, medieval stoneware pottery of Tamba and Japan¿s other ¿six ancient kilns¿ can be seen as forebears of what we now know as the wabi-sabi aesthetic of Japanese tea culture. Today, surviving heirloom pieces such as jars (tsubo) and flower vessels (hanaire) serve as inspirational archetypes for surging international interest in the revival of styles and methods of traditional Japanese wood-fired ceramics (yakishime). In this Bing Overseas Seminar, Stanford students will travel to Tamba to undertake an intensive introduction to forming and firing clay. Lectures, discussions and studio demos will build a broad view of traditional aesthetic elements of yakishime, but at the same time, students will be encouraged to explore a modern individualistic approach to creative process to help them develop their own expressive forms. The seminar culminates in a traditional wood firing reaching kiln temperatures in excess of 2300F, which is a process that one must experience first-hand to viscerally comprehend. A final critique of student work will probe the complex interplay of natural materials, creative vision, manual skills and serendipity in this most ancient yet vital paragon of the arts of fire.
Terms: Sum | Units: 2 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE

OSPGEN 60: Earth's 3rd Pole: Coupled Human-Natural Systems in the Khumbu Valley, Nepal

Through place-based exploration of the Khumbu Valley, Nepal, this field seminar focuses on the complex relationships between mountain and glacial geomorphology, culture and religion, land use in extreme environments, climate change, and sustainable resource development and management. An analysis of the coupled human-natural systems of the Khumbu Valley provides a unique lens for students to interpret broader resource management and conservation issues. The curriculum balances field explorations, classroom lectures, and meetings with government officials, NGO staff, national park managers, Sherpa leaders, and several Buddhist Lamas.
Terms: Sum | Units: 2

OSPGEN 61: SETS: Sustainable Water and Sanitation in Southeast Asia

This course investigates sustainable water and sanitation management through connections with water, energy, and food scarcity in Southeast Asia. Upon completion of the course, students will demonstrate improved understanding of: (1)The linkages between food, energy, water, and sanitation provision(2)Key challenges and opportunities facing each sector, and cross-cutting solutions(3)Ways in which industries, governments, and research institutions envision resource efficiency in the 21st century.
Terms: Sum | Units: 2

OSPGEN 74: St. Petersburg: Imagining a City, Building a City

St. Petersburg, the world's most beautiful city, was designed to display an 18th-century autocrat's power and to foster ties between Russia and the West on the tsar's terms. It went through devastating floods and a deadly siege; it birthed the Petersburg myth, poems and prose that explore the force of the state and the individual's ability to resist. This class addresses the struggle between the authorities and the inhabitants; the treacherous natural environment; the city as a node in national and international networks of communication; the development of urban transportation networks; and the supply of goods
Terms: Sum | Units: 2

OSPGEN 79: Preserving Biodiversity: Conservation Photography in South Africa

Conservation photographers photograph the natural world, animals and plants, and people that threaten, protect or study wildlife and ecosystems, with the goal of advocating for specific conservation outcomes. We will actively practice conservation photography to address biodiversity and environmental issues in national, regional and private reserves in South Africa. Explore the fundamentals of creative cooperation in small teams, with the goal of producing effective photoessays. Workshops and guest speakers will address issues of biodiversity, wildlife management, poaching, ecotourism, and community engagement with conservation. Daily field trips culminate in group and individual projects. Location: Kruger National Park and surrounds, South Africa.
Terms: Sum | Units: 2
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