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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: Win | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-SI
Instructors: Solywoda, S. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 62: Digital Technology in the UK (Technical Version)

Includes all of the sessions and requirements of the seminar Digital Technology in the UK, with an additional hour per week of meeting time focused on more technical readings from British computing pioneers. Please note that students can take this seminar or OSPOXFRD 63, but not both
Terms: Win | Units: 4-5
Instructors: Davies, T. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 63: Digital Technology in the UK

A seminar focused on the British experience with computer and informational network technologies, and their social context and impacts. The course covers the development of computing from Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace, to Alan Turing, to the present. The emphasis will be on broader social lessons and applications beyond the UK, including the role of gender and cultural norms in shaping the experience of technology's contributors, and uses of digital technology in democratic institutions. Please note that students can take this seminar or OSPOXFRD 62, but not both
Terms: Win | Units: 3-4
Instructors: Davies, T. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 69: Topics in Social Informatics

Directed study and independent project work in the social science of information technology, with weekly meetings to review the student's progress. Possible topics include: ¿ Online public deliberation and e-participation in the UK ¿ Voting systems in comparative perspective: theory and evidence ¿ Social informatics and the use of digital media in the US and UK elections of 2016 ¿ Social movements and digital media: General assemblies, democracy villages, and hashtags
Terms: Win | Units: 1-3
Instructors: Davies, T. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 72: Oxford Fantasists

The lives and selected fantasy literature of famous Oxford alumni William Morris (Exeter College), Lewis Carroll (Christ Church), Oscar Wilde (Magdalen), C.S. Lewis (University and Magdalen), and J.R.R. Tolkien (Exeter, Pembroke, and Merton), looking at each writer's unique take on the fantasy genre. To place readings in context, this course will also explore and compare selected source materials used by these writers, including examples of classic "high" and "low" fairy tales, selections from Norse and Welsh mythology, and Arthurian romance.
Terms: Win | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-ED
Instructors: Plaskitt, E. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 77: Reading and Influencing People

Understanding and managing human behavior dynamics in the negotiation process. Topics include understanding and influencing leverage, communicating effectively, differentiating interests from positions, using effective table tactics, and optimally closing the deal. Pedagogical goal: systematic understanding of the dynamics individuals typically use in negotiations. Lectures, followed by simulations to combine theory with practice. Intellectual and experiential learning integrated through combination of readings, presentations, and simulations.
Terms: Win | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI
Instructors: Nasher, J. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 97: Museum Anthropology and Digital Technologies

Engage with material cultural theory debates of the late 20th century and examine the impact of the digital revolution on the way we exhibit culture two decades into the third millennium. Reflect upon the transformation of the politics and poetics of museum display analysing readings and exhibitions from the 1990s to the present day. Digital interfaces in our daily lives have altered the way we seek information and the way we communicate with each other. What have we learned about representing cultures in museum spaces and what have we put into practice? Examine contemporary issues and contentions relating to cultural display in relation to exhibits in Western art and anthropology museums.
Terms: Win | Units: 4-5

OSPOXFRD 195A: Tutorial in Anthropology

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

OSPOXFRD 195B: Tutorial in Biology

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

OSPOXFRD 195C: Tutorial in Classics

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