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OSPOXFRD 28: Oxford and Abroad: Travel Narratives and Historiography of an Academic City

Rich history of Oxford, the place in which students are studying; skills to become aware of the profound influences the experience of living and studying abroad can have on self-conceptions. Appreciation of study in a town with such a marvelous tradition of scholarship through understanding of the history of learning in Oxford. How Oxford came to be the university town it is today.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI

OSPOXFRD 30: Archaeology, Espionage and the End of Empire: From Lawrence of Arabia to ISIS

The role of archaeological sites, expeditions and archaeologists in the intrigues of war from Britain's occupation of the Middle East, two world wars, through the Suez Crisis to the current conflicts involving ISIS and its destruction of heritage sites. Focus specifically on the historic Oxford connection using university archives and collections, as well as exploring current initiatives by Oxford scholars to document and preserve heritage during recent conflict in the Middle East. How have the British empire and British interests been served by archaeology, in the past and present, and how has that mission been entangled with struggles over religion, sovereignty, territory, oil, and antiquities.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5

OSPOXFRD 32: Philosophy of Language

Introduction to contemporary analytic philosophy of language, examining some of its central concepts, including reference, meaning, and context. Students explore these concepts, by studying some of the major questions in the field, including: How do expressions esp. names secure their referents? What are the connections and differences between literal meaning and speaker meaning? What is the role of context in language? How philosophy of language impacts other areas in philosophy, by covering such topics as Meaning Externalism (metaphysics), Contextualism about 'know' (epistemology), and Propositional Attitudes (philosophy of mind).
Terms: Spr | Units: 4-5

OSPOXFRD 52: Shakespeare and Performance

Examination of various aspects of the role of performance in Shakespeare. Alongside considering the aesthetics of the Elizabethan stage and how to read Shakespeare's texts for performance, the module will also look at how different types of performances and performance mediums generate different meanings for audiences. Theoretical ideas of the performance of gender and identity will also be discussed.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-ED

OSPOXFRD 76: Access, Distinction and Material Culture through Coffee

Each object we come in contact with over the course of any given day brings with it its own accumulation of significances and histories, and helps us to shape our identities. The study of things and their constituent materials is a means to examine exchange, power, identity, and the practices through which things become meaningful. Through the close inspection of a single good we can see the complex accumulation and contestation of themes, meanings, and global connections. Issues of access, inequality, and social capital as explored through the world of goods, beginning with a globally-traded commodity with a rich local history: coffee.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4-5

OSPOXFRD 195A: Tutorial in Anthropology

Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 6-7 | Repeatable for credit

OSPOXFRD 195B: Tutorial in Biology

Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 6-7 | Repeatable 3 times (up to 18 units total)

OSPOXFRD 195C: Tutorial in Classics

Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 6-7 | Repeatable 3 times (up to 7 units total)

OSPOXFRD 195F: Tutorial in Economics

Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 6-7 | Repeatable 3 times (up to 14 units total)

OSPOXFRD 195H: Tutorial in Engineering

May be repeat for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 6-7 | Repeatable 3 times (up to 21 units total)
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