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OSPAUSTL 40: Australian Studies

Introduction to Australian society, history, culture, politics, and identity. Social and cultural framework and working understanding of Australia in relationship to the focus on coastal environment in other program courses. Field trips.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-ED, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPBEIJ 20: Communication, Culture, and Society: The Chinese Way

How people communicate, what they achieve through their communications, and the social and cultural consequences of these communicative behaviors. Focus on the interactive relationship between communication, culture and society in China. How communication habits are influenced by the individual¿s culture and how communication acts help to change and transform the society in which we live.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPBEIJ 21: Chinese Society in the Post-Mao Era

A survey of the major social trends that have implications for China's political and economic future. Topics range from inequality to social change, corruption, religion, nationalism, and various forms of rural and urban conflict. The course is a seminar, and enrollment is limited.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Walder, A. (PI)

OSPBEIJ 42: Chinese Media Studies

Fundamental changes in Chinese media. Issues such as: how Chinese media emerge and evolve against the background of modern Chinese history; how they interact with government, sponsors, receivers, and other social institutions; and implications for Chinese social development.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPBEIJ 67: China-Africa and Middle East Relations

China¿s relations with the outside world, with a focus on Africa and the Middle East. Historically contextualized relations; evolution of relations within the international climate during different periods, especially in the present; impact of geopolitical and geoeconomic relations on the existing international order.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-ED | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPBER 12: The Politics of Memory

Why is the urban landscape of Berlin so crowded with memorials of WW II, its victims, perpetrators, and the resistance? Exploration of the politics surrounding the memorialization of WW II, with a focus on the city of Berlin: the nature of collective memory and its representation; the function of the memorial in public consciousness; the importance of memory of WW II in German political culture; the changing political landscape of WWII in the context of European politics; comparison of American and European memorialization of war. Material: Films and literary texts; field trips to memorials and museums, including the concentration camp Sachsenhausen; historical accounts and political analyses.
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPBER 13: Jewish and Muslim Berlin

Politics of religion and religious minorities in contemporary German/ Berlin culture, with a focus on Jews and Muslims. Consideration of political, historical, social and cultural perspectives: differences between American and German separation of religion and political structures; the historical establishment of Jewish culture in comparison to the contemporary rise of Islam to second-largest religious community in Germany; antisemitism and Islamophobia in Germany and Europe; recent religious controversies (mosques, circumcision, the veil, etc.) Material: Literature, site visits in Berlin, meetings with representatives of the Jewish and Muslim communities.
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-ED | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPBER 15: Shifting Alliances? The European Union and the U.S.

The development of European integration, a model for global security and peace, and a possible replacement for the U.S. position as unilateral superpower. Competing arguments about the state of transatlantic relations.
Terms: Win | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Bruckner, U. (PI)

OSPBER 17: Split Images: A Century of Cinema

20th-century German culture through film. The silent era, Weimar, and the instrumentalization of film in the Third Reich. The postwar era: ideological and aesthetic codes of DEFA, new German cinema, and post-Wende filmmaking including Run Lola Run and Goodbye Lenin. Aesthetic aspects of the films including image composition, camera and editing techniques, and relation between sound and image.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-A-II | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Kramer, K. (PI)

OSPBER 70: The Long Way to the West: German History from the 18th Century to the Present

Battles still current within Germany¿s collective memory. Sources include the narrative resources of museums, and experts on the German history in Berlin and Potsdam. Field trips.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Jander, M. (PI)
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