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OSPKYOTO 17R: Religion and Japanese Culture

Major religious traditions of Japan. Topics include: relation between religion and culture; ancient Japanese religion and Shinto; Buddhist schools of Heian Japan; Zen Buddhism as it flourished in the Kamakura period; Confucianism, as originally conceived in ancient China and as transmitted to Japan in the Edo period in its neo-Confucian form; characteristic modern practices. Field trips to religious centers to observe current religious practices.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-GlobalCom | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPKYOTO 62: Japan and America: A Historical Survey

How various segments of Japanese society view the war in Asia, where fault lines lie, and what attempts have been made to achieve reconciliation. Topics include: origins of the Asia-Pacific War; foreign and domestic images of Japan's wartime actions; American Occupation policy and the Tokyo war crimes trial; impact of peace movements and the Cold War; the emergence of conflicting postwar narratives about the war; Asian perceptions of postwar Japan; the institutionalization of public memory; attempts and failures at reconciliation with Japan's neighbors; comparisons with Europe.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Duus, P. (PI)

OSPMADRD 43: The Jacobean Star Way and Europe: Society, Politics and Culture

The Saint James' Way as a tool to understand historic dynamics from a global perspective. Its effect on the structures that form a political and institutional system, and its society, economy, and ideology.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-GlobalCom | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPMOSC 62: Economic Reform and Economic Policy in Modern Russia

Russian economic history in the 20th century. Reasons and logic for economic transformation, major components of postcommunist economic transformation doctrine, and results of practical implementation. Mechanisms of economic policy decision making in modern Russia, and patterns of and alternatives in economic development.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPMOSC 72: Space, Politics, and Modernity in Russia

The idea of space as a key to understanding Russian politics and governance, economy, society, and culture. Phenomenology of Russian space: structure, topology, and features, including notions of enormity. Space in its relation to state power; how geography shaped Russian history and politics. Reification of space-state relationship on levels such as economy, politics and administration, security and social mobility, nationalism and imperialism, culture and language, and habits and ways.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPMOSC 74: Post-Soviet Eurasia and SCO: Society, Politics, Integration

Analysis of the opportunities and challenges for political, economic, and military cooperation within the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). Likelihood of SCO¿s aspirations being realized and the potential of its becoming a political and military counterbalance to the West. Issues related to national security and security perceptions of post-Soviet states and China, their economic and energy ambitions and needs, and the role of external players in the region.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPOXFRD 70: The History of London

London's physical growth, emphasizing characteristics which set it apart from other capitals, and its economic, social and political development, including the problems of poverty and the inner city, the provision of public services, and the growth of suburbs and public transport. Challenges facing London in modern times. Walking tours, especially less frequented areas.
Terms: Win | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Tyack, G. (PI)

OSPPARIS 29: Colonization, Decolonization and Immigration in France

Social and historical phenomena of colonization and decolonization in France during the 20th century, and their relation to the migratory movements that took shape after the Second World War. Case study of Algeria. Topics include: phenomenon of colonization in its administrative, judicial, social, economic and political context; conflicts leading to independence of colonized territories; migration of population before and after decolonization.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPPARIS 33: The Economics of Climate Change: Policies in Theory and Practice in the EU and the U.S.

Economic tools for tackling climate change. Analytical bases of existing cap-and-trade schemes. The European greenhouse gas Emission Trading Scheme within the frame of the Kyoto Protocol, and emerging regulatory or voluntary markets in the U.S. Carbon-pricing mechanisms with focus on power and gas markets. Possibilities of linking carbon pricing mechanisms on both sides of the Atlantic and conditions for integrating these markets into an international post-Kyoto agreement.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPPARIS 57: Human Rights in Comparative Perspective

Human rights arose from Enlightenment principles but their status in the American and French constitutions differ. Have European court decisions created a transatlantic human rights model giving more weight to Anglo-Saxon legal tradition? Philosophical, historical, and legal resources; recent case studies from both sides of the Atlantic.
Terms: Win | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
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