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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: 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: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

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: 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: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPOXFRD 49: Environmental Economics and Policy

Economic dimensions of environmental policy with an emphasis on experience in the UK and EU, particularly in the context of climate change. Topics include: positive and normative perspectives in environmental economics; market failure; regulation theory and practice; asymmetric information; and the valuation of environmental goods and services. Both lecture and seminar formats with visits from local scholars and regulators and a field trip to Parliament and London regulatory agencies. An introductory economics class is recommended prior to taking the class. Oxford University students are welcome.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Kolstad, C. (PI)

OSPOXFRD 64: Arts in Prison in the U.K.

Terms: Win | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-ED | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Ross, J. (PI)

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
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