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OSPOXFRD 10A: Independent Study: The Novels of Jane Austen

Read though Jane Austen's novels in the order in which she wrote them, including her unfinished novels, juvenilia and letters.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Vermeule, B. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 10B: Independent Study: British Comedy

Two major strands of British comedy, both of which have long traditions: comedy as social critique and the comedy duo. What makes British comedy so distinctive and globally recognizable. Weekly meetings to asses progress.
Terms: Spr | Units: 2-4 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Vermeule, B. (PI)

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 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Petzolt, S. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 45: British Economic Policy since World War II

Development of British economic policy making from 1945, focusing on political economy including: ideological motives of governments; political business cycle; and the influence of changing intellectual fashions. Policy areas: attitude to the pound; control of the business cycle; and the role of the state in the economy. Prerequisite: ECON 50.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPOXFRD 71: Contemporary British Art and Artists

Introduction to contemporary visual art in Britain. Readings, short lectures, and class discussion in Oxford, complemented by numerous field trips to London galleries, museums, and other more far-flung sites of artistic interest.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

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 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Parrish, S. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 81: Displacement and Identity in 20th Century Europe

In Europe, the Twentieth Century saw great population movements brought about by war and destruction, and enabled by unifications and peace. This course uses the methods of cultural history to examine the memoirs and biographies of European academics and intellectuals, with a special focus on those who relocated to Oxford University, as they reflect on the meaning of these relocations for their sense of self.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4-5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Solywoda, S. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 195A: Tutorial in Anthropology

Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 6-7 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Solywoda, S. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 195B: Tutorial in Biology

Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 6-7 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Solywoda, S. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 195C: Tutorial in Classics

Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 6-7 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Solywoda, S. (PI)
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