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OSPCPTWN 36: The Archaeology of Southern African Hunter Gatherers

Archaeology, history and ethnography of the aboriginal hunter gatherers of southern Africa, the San people. Formative development of early modern humans and prehistory of hunters in southern Africa before the advent of herding societies; rock paintings and engravings of the subcontinent as situated in this history. Spread of pastoralism throughout Africa. Problems facing the descendants of recent hunter gatherers and herders in southern Africa, the Khoisan people.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPCPTWN 38: Genocide: The African Experience

Genocide as a major social and historical phenomenon, contextualized within African history. Time frame ranging from the extermination of indigenous Canary Islanders in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries to more recent mass killings in Rwanda and Darfur. Emphasis on southern African case studies such Cape San communities and the Herero people in Namibia. Themes include: roles of racism, colonialism and nationalism in the making of African genocides. Relevance of other social phenomena such as modernity, Social Darwinism, ethnicity, warfare and revolution. Comparative perspective to elucidate global dimensions.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-ED | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Adhikari, M. (PI)

OSPCPTWN 43: Public and Community Health in Sub-Saharan Africa

Introduction to concept of public health as compared with clinical medicine. Within a public health context, the broad distribution of health problems in sub-Saharan Africa as compared with U.S. and Europe. In light of South Africa's status as a new democracy, changes that have occurred in health legislation, policy, and service arenas in past 16 years. Topics include: sector health care delivery, current distribution of infectious and chronic diseases, and issues related to sexual and reproductive health in South Africa. Site visits to public sector health services and health related NGOs.
Terms: Win, Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:EC-GlobalCom | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Cooper, D. (PI)

OSPCPTWN 44: Negotiating Home, Citizenship and the South African City

Material and socio-cultural dimensions of the multiple spaces making up South African cities. The gendered, placed, sexual, and racial character of homes, neighborhoods, and cities. Ways in which crises such as housing shortages and tenure insecurity are materially and socially embodied in economically impoverished families and communities¿ lives. Interplay of this body politic with economic and political contexts in which the meaning of citizenship is crafted. Urban fieldwork with the Valhalla Park United Civic Front, a community-based organization in Cape Town.
Terms: Win | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPFLOR 35: European Economic and Monetary Integration

Historical overview of economic and monetary integration process in Western Europe. European Union institutions: the Commission, the Parliament, the European Council, the Council of Ministers, and the Court of Justice. Microeconomic theory of inter-industry and intra-industry trade and the case of EU. Microeconomics of integration: the costs and benefits, also applicable to NAFTA. The Lisbon Strategy as a European response to the challenges of globalization. The euro, the dollar and the international monetary system. Monetary and fiscal policies in EMU: the European Central Bank and the Stability and Growth Pact. Prerequisites: ECON 51, 52 or equivalent.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPFLOR 51: Italian Foreign Policy and the Global Players

Reshaping of foreign policy and its governing principles with the new balance of power of the early 21st century. Strategies underlying a country¿s long-term foreign policy, especially with respect to diplomatic models. Role of need for energy resources in foreign policy. Geographical and historical boundaries behind a foreign policy vision. Effect of foreign policy stance on the outcome of elections. Foreign policy shaping in Italy and its relationship between the Mediterranean and the rest of Europe.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPFLOR 53: Law and the Use of Force: An Historical Appraisal

Efforts by individuals, groups, and governments to control the use of force in human history through legal rules. Review of current laws, looking at both the right to engage in armed conflict and the manner in which armed conflict may be conducted. The UN Charter, relevant Geneva Conventions, and developments in humanitarian law related to non-combatants. Appraisal of whether and in what ways current legal rules and regimes have been effective.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Sofaer, A. (PI)

OSPFLOR 78: An Extraordinary Experiment: Politics and Policies of the New European Union

Institutional design of EU, forthcoming changes, and comparison of the old and new designs. Interactions between the EU, member states, organized interests, and public opinion. Major policies of the EU that affect economics such as competition or cohesion policies, market deregulation, and single currency. Consequences of the expansion eastwards. The role of institutions as a set of constraints and opportunities for the economic actors; relationships between political developments and economic change in the context of regional integration; lessons for other parts of the world.
Terms: Win | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Baracani, E. (PI)

OSPFLOR 79: Migrations and Migrants: The Sociology of a New Phenomenon

Interdisciplinary approach to the study of immigration. Typology of forms of migration through politics put into action by the EU and within single nations. Related cultural and religious questions which elicit symbolic borders, territorialization of cultural identities, and the often spatial differentiation of immigrants and locals. The politics of integration and the instruments necessary to manage it.
Terms: Win | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPKYOTO 10: Gamelan to Kabuki: Musical Traditions of Far East Asia

Introduction to traditional musical cultures of the Far East with an emphasis on Japan. Listening, viewing and study of prominent musical examples. Survey of unique traditional instruments and ensembles in a range of performance contexts, from sacred rituals to secular dance and theater. Traditional genres and their impact on local and global musical culture of today. Development of critical listening skills. Live performances and encounters with local masters; early morning monastery chanting; visits to Bunraku and Kabuki theaters.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-A-II | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
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