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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 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: Aut | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE, WAY-ED | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPOXFRD 22: British Politics Past and Present

The political system of the United Kingdom; contemporary scholarly debates about UK politics and the UK constitution; and critical analysis of these debates and of current issues in UK politics (including constitutional reform), using contemporary political science and political theory.
Terms: Win | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Peterson, S. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 23: Topics in Climate Economics and Policy

Students may choose to study Comparative UK and European Climate Policy or Energy and Resource Economics with topics tailored to student interest. Regular meetings to discuss progress.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1-3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Kolstad, C. (PI)

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: Aut | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Solywoda, S. (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 39: Introduction to British Ballet and Contemporary Global Dance in the U.K.

Introduction to the rich set of dance and performance practices that have emerged in recent years in the UK as models of how dance and movement are being used to bring focus to social, political and cultural issues in unique ways. Beginning with an exploration of the UK as home to the great narrative tradition in grand-scaled ballets by the Royal Ballet and other established companies, trace new directions including Indian dance fusion in UK performance and how Britishness is performed by an international cast of bodies across traditional and emerging new dance forms. Venues from the street, to the museum to the stage to YouTube and back will be explored as rich sites for this new and often challenging work as the class visits studios, rehearsals and performances of these works.
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Ross, J. (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: Win | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Solywoda, 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)
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