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OSPOXFRD 16: Creative Writing and Human Rights

Human rights concepts through their emergence in literary form(s), using creative writing, including nonfiction, fiction and poetry, to explore empathy and the most effective ways of inducing it in readers.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE, WAY-ED

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: Win | 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 31: Independent Study

Independent study topics: 1. Origins of the English Parliament, from Magna Carta and the Provisions of Oxford to the Glorious Revolution. 2. Origins of statutory law. When and how did laws change from royal decrees to parliamentary statutes? When and how did English judges become independent? 3. When and how did non-elite men and women gain the right to vote in English elections?
Terms: Aut | Units: 1-3
Instructors: Cox, G. (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: Aut | Units: 4-5

OSPOXFRD 36: Creating English Democracy

How English democracy developed historically. How did the "Mother of Parliaments" first get going? How did it survive repeated attempts by the monarch to make it subservient, ultimately turning the latter into a figurehead? How did laws, which were once royal decrees enforced by judges who served "at royal pleasure," become parliamentary statutes enforced by judges who held their offices "during good behavior." How did elections transform from affairs in which less than 10% of adult men could vote into mass elections with universal suffrage?
Terms: Aut | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI
Instructors: Cox, G. (PI)

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: Spr | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-SI

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 66: A Model Island in Practice

This course builds on the concepts explored in 'A Model Island' with cultural engagement activities in Oxford and UK and an individual enquiry into the culture as you experience it on the BOSP Oxford Programme.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1 | Repeatable 3 times (up to 3 units total)
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