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OSPGEN 11: Multicultural Australia

Creative expressions of Australia's many ethnic groups, with an emphasis on the ways in which those very arts have been part of ethnic and racial formations within Australian history. Topics include: indigenous traditions; the colonial engagements that started with the voyage of Captain James Cook (1770) and the penal colony led by Captain Arthur Phillip (1788); the sometimes rival pull of Asia and the west; and Australia's place amid the global flows of the early 21st century. Throughout these histories the role of migrants and refugees, of welcoming and hostile hosts, will be considered in relation to the creative arts. Location: Sydney, Australia
Terms: Sum, last offered Summer 2019 | Units: 2 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPGEN 50: Bauhaus: The Origin of Modern Design

This seminar takes students to Berlin, Weimar, and Dessau to study on site one of the most influential design movements of the modern age. The Staatliches Bauhaus was a German design school that ran for only 14 years--from 1919 to 1933--but its immense impact is still apparent in architecture and design today. This seminar coincides with Bauhaus 100, the centenary of the school's founding, and will take full advantage of special centennial events, performances, and exhibits.
Terms: Sum, last offered Summer 2019 | Units: 2 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPGEN 51: Planet Earth Crossroads: Human Evolution, Animal Migration and Climate Change in Israel

Israel as a crossroad between Europe/Asia and Africa for animals and humans. Topics include: modern humans and their predecessors from 100,000 to 50,000 before the present; ecological zones, conservation and environmental issues; water engineering, advances in solar technology, marine ecology of the Red Sea, and advanced agriculture of Israel.
Terms: Sum, last offered Summer 2019 | Units: 2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

OSPGEN 53: Corals of Palau: Ecology, the Physical Environment, and Reefs at Risk

Coral reef ecology, biogeochemistry, physics with a view towards developing science-based solutions for coral reef protection and management.
Terms: Sum, last offered Summer 2019 | Units: 2 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPGEN 54: The European Union in a Globalized World

In Brussels, visits to the European Union's three main political institutions, the Commission, Council and Parliament, and NATO headquarters. Meet with senior politicians and diplomats to discuss the current challenges and threats to the EU's economy and its security, such as Brexit, the stability of the Euro, the influx of refugees, the rise of populism within the EU and autocratic governments in neighboring countries, and the current unpredictability of transatlantic relations. Also visit the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg.
Terms: Sum | Units: 2 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPGEN 55: Innovation in Technology and Human Rights Institutions

This two-week course examines the ongoing comprehensive peace process in Colombia, namely through the creation of a number of unique transitional justice institutions including: a Special Jurisdiction for Peace, with competence to impose criminal sanctions for charges of genocide, crimes against humanity, and gross violations of the laws of war; a truth commission; a disappearances commission; and administrative units devoted to reparations. Students meet with academics, advocates, government officials, journalists, and other actors with an eye towards understanding the challenges and opportunities presented by the field of transitional justice.
Terms: Sum, last offered Summer 2019 | Units: 2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

OSPGEN 56: 2019 Venice Biennale Arts Immersion

Established in 1895, the Venice Biennale is the longest running international exhibition of contemporary art. This course will explore the history of global art in Venice using the Biennale as a focal point. We will also visit major art historical sites in the area.
Terms: Sum, last offered Summer 2019 | Units: 2 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPGEN 57: SETS: Engineering and Technology in Morocco

The engineering, technology, business, and cultural aspects of Morocco. Focus on: (1) the main industries, companies, and technologies in each location; (2) key challenges and opportunities facing various sectors; and (3) ways in which businesses and agencies operate within the political, economic, and cultural contexts.
Terms: Sum, last offered Summer 2019 | Units: 2 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPGEN 62: St. Petersburg and Russia: City, Empire, and Culture

Main themes of Russian history -- autocracy, empire, national tradition, European culture -- through the lens of three cities, St. Petersburg, Novgorod and Tallinn, Estonia. Contrast the architecture, culture and historical experience of St. Petersburg with traditional Russia, exemplified by the ancient town of Novgorod, and with Tallinn, a non-Russian capital city in the vast Russian empire.
Terms: Sum, last offered Summer 2019 | Units: 2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

OSPGEN 63: Bio-Cultural Diversity and Community-Based Conservation in Oaxaca

Interdisciplinary seminar emphasizing two major areas of study: biological sciences (ecology) and culture (the human dimensions of conservation and use of natural resources based on indigenous traditional knowledge). Challenges and opportunities of interacting with researchers and students from other cultures; analysis of the ways in which academic institutions and rural, indigenous institutions are, jointly, undertaking the challenge of sustainably managing biological resources. Location: Mexico City and Oaxaca, Mexico.
Terms: Sum, last offered Summer 2019 | Units: 2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
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