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Bing Overseas Studies Program

The Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) provides opportunities for Stanford students to broaden their undergraduate education through study in another country and exposure to its culture. Regular quarter-length programs in Australia, Berlin, Cape Town, Florence, Istanbul, Kyoto, Madrid, Oxford, Paris, and Santiago offer courses in social and natural sciences, humanities, engineering, and earth sciences with full Stanford credit. Many courses also count toward major requirements and/or fulfill University breadth requirements. Students may enroll for one or more quarters at most locations. Academic or paid internships are available at certain program locations. Research opportunities are available in various formats at different centers. Community-engaged learning and community-based research opportunities are available in Cape Town. Minimum academic and language prerequisites are specific to each program. See the BOSP website for information on these prerequisites.

In addition to the programs offered through BOSP for enrolled Stanford students, the University is a member of the Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies (KCJS), where students may enroll while remaining registered at Stanford. Overseas Studies also offers three-week faculty-led overseas seminars in various locations during Summer Quarter, faculty-initiated programs in Oaxaca, Mexico focusing on community health and biocultural diversity, and occasionally other programs in various locations. A quarter-length program in Hong Kong is scheduled to open in Autumn Quarter 2019-20 in partnership with The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

While studying overseas through BOSP, students remain enrolled at Stanford and pay regular tuition along with an overseas fee, which is based on Stanford on-campus room and board rates. Regular financial aid applies and may be adjusted to cover additional costs. At many centers, students live in a homestay or a dormitory setting with local and other students.

Located on the ground floor of Sweet Hall, Overseas Studies has full-time staff members and student ambassadors to assist in advising and planning for overseas study. Course and program information, while accurate at the time of publication, is subject to change. Consult the BOSP website for updated information.


Courses offered by the Overseas Studies Program are listed on the Stanford Bulletin's ExploreCourses web site under subject codes beginning with OSP. Each BOSP location has its own subject code. Those subject codes, by location, are:

Program Director

Program Director: Ramón Saldívar

Stanford Program in Australia

Director: Ian Tibbetts, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland

Faculty-in-Residence: Kevin Arrigo

Program Faculty: Claire Baker, Catherine Lovelock, Christopher Salisbury, Selina Ward

Stanford Program in Berlin

Director: Karen Kramer

Faculty-in-Residence:  Rodney Ewing, Héctor Hoyos

Program Faculty: Maria Biege, Diana Boebe, Ulrich Brückner, Wolf-Fabian Hungerland, Martin Jander, Wolf-Dietrich Junghanns, Sylvia Kloetzer, Leah Muir, Matthias Pabsch, Matthew Stephen, Jonathan Treitel, Jochen Wohlfeil, Tomasz Wozniakowski

Stanford Program in Cape Town

Director: Adelene Africa

Faculty-in-Residence: Pascaline Dupas, Pamela Hinds, Elisabeth Pate-Cornell

Program Faculty: Mohamed Adhikari, June Bam, Diane Cooper, Ronelle Carolissen, Stephan Klingebiel, Nomusa Makhubu, John Parkington, Ulrike Rivett, Jeremy Sarkin, Helen Scanlon, Nolubabalo Tyam, Joseph Warren, Laura Wenz, Taryn Young

Stanford Program in Florence

Director: Ermelinda Campani

Faculty-in-Residence: Laura Dahl, Dan Edelstein, Kenneth Goodson, Pamela Karlan

Program Faculty: Maurizio Ambrosini, Elena Baracani, Nigel Bennet, Laura Calvelli, Veronica De Romanis, Paolo Galluzzi, Iside Gjergji, John Hooper, Sebastiano Maffettone, Michele Papa, Fiorenza Quercioli, Filippo Rossi, Giulia Tossani, Timothy Verdon

Stanford Program in Istanbul

Program suspended for 2018-2019 academic year.

Stanford Program in Kyoto

Director: Mike Hugh

Faculty-in-Residence: Terry Berlier, Ximena Briceno, Nick McKeown

Program Faculty: Satoko Itani, Yuko Kawahara, Catherine Ludvik, Daiko Matsuyama, Yasue Numaguchi, Naoyuki Ogino, Naoko Shiotani, Kiyoko Tanaka, Jun Tomita, Rie Tsujino, Douglas Woodruff

Stanford Program in Madrid

Director: Pedro Perez-Leal

Faculty-in-Residence: Steven Callander, Brad Larsen, Joseph Lipsick

Program Faculty:  María Almudena Ariza Armada, Alberto Bosco, Aída Esther Bueno Sarduy, Miguel Buñuel, María Teresa Camblor Portilla, Pablo Campos Calvo Sotelo, Jean Castejon Gilabert, Raúl de la Fuente Marcos, Andrés Díez Herrero, Julia Doménech López, Sylvia Hilton, Sheila Klaiber, Miguel Larrañaga Zulueta, Laura Luceño Casals, Eduardo Manzano Moreno, Irene Martín Cortés, Antonio Muñoz Carrión, Laura Murcia Cánovas, Alicia Pérez Blanco, Beatriz Pérez Galán, Roshan Samtani, Oscar Sánchez Fuster, Isidro Yerba Prada

Stanford Program in Oxford

Director: Stephanie Solywoda

Faculty-in-Residence: Terry Castle, Charles Kolstad, Janice Ross, Blakey Vermeule

Program Faculty: James Forder, Matthew Landrus, Jack Nasher, Amanda Palmer, Sabine Parrish, Scot Peterson, Sebastian Petzolt, Emma Plaskitt, Olivia Reilly

Stanford Program in Paris

Director: Estelle Halévi

Faculty-in-Residence:  Margaret Cohen, David Rehkopf, Gregory Rosston

Program Faculty: Marie-Fleur Albecker, Nicolas Baudouin, Matthieu Creson, Jean-Marie Fessler, Benedicte Gady, Patrick Guédon, Louise Lartigot-Hervier, Eloi Laurent, Florence Leca, Elizabeth Molkou, Pauline Prat, Gregoire Quenault, Marie-Christine Ricci, Klaus-Peter Sick, Fabrice Virgili

Stanford Program in Santiago

Director: Iván Jaksic

Faculty-in-Residence: Alexandra Boehm, Adrian Lew, Gabriel Weintraub

Program Faculty: Mabel Abad, César Albornoz, Andrés Bobbert, Germán Correa, Ximena Lavín, Rolf Lüders, Sergio Missana, Thomas O'Keefe, Iván Poduje, Hernan Pons, Sharon Reid, Pablo Rivano

Overseas Studies in Australia Courses

OSPAUSTL 10. Coral Reef Ecosystems. 3 Units.

Key organisms and processes, and the complexity of coral reef ecosystems. Students explore the Great Barrier Reef from the southern end which demonstrates the physical factors that limit coral reefs, to the northern reef systems which demonstrate key aspects of these high biodiversity ecosystems. Human-related changes. Emphasis is on research experiences and development of analytical skills. Two units only counted for the Biology major.

OSPAUSTL 25. Freshwater Systems. 3 Units.

Integrated water resource management and how this applies across the globe, comparing strategies and results in the developing and more developing world. Ethics, values and politics of water and the management of extremes such as drought and flood. Ecology and hydrology in an urban context, along with important current issues such as stormwater and water sensitive urban design. Construction of a well, a water tank, and a pit latrine. Community service working with a local catchment management group on riparian and wetland restoration work. Field work complements lectures.

OSPAUSTL 30. Coastal Forest Ecosystems. 3 Units.

Prehistory of Australian rainforest and how rainforest structure and biodiversity change with altitude, latitude, and geology. Tropical coastal marine wetlands, mangrove forests, and the relationship between land- and sea-based biota. Biology and ecology of marine plants, mangroves, and tropical salt marsh. Introduction to specialized fields of marine plant biology and ecology including biogeography and evolution, aquatic plant ecophysiology, water quality and bioindicator techniques, pollution and eutrophication, and environmental control of marine plant distribution and productivity. Two units only counted for the Biology major.

OSPAUSTL 40. Australian Studies: History, Society and Culture Down Under. 3 Units.

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.

OSPAUSTL 50. Targeted Research Project. 4 Units.

Prior to arriving in Australia, students establish a link with University of Queensland faculty to develop project ideas that combine personal interests and career goals with opportunities presented by the Australian Coastal Studies program, such as how mangrove roots find sediment rich zones of the shore, or the dynamics of ecotourism in southern and northern coastal Queensland. Project report and presentation in Australia.

Overseas Studies in Berlin Courses

OSPBER 1Z. Accelerated German: First and Second Quarters. 8 Units.

A jump start to the German language, enabling students with no prior German to study at the Berlin Center. Covers GERLANG 1 and 2 in one quarter.

OSPBER 2Z. Accelerated German, Second and Third Quarters. 8 Units.

Qualifies students for participation in an internship following the study quarter. Emphasis is on communicative patterns in everyday life and in the German work environment, including preparation for interviews.

OSPBER 3B. German Language and Culture. 7 Units.

Completion and refinement of First-Year grammar, vocabulary building, reading literature and news, writing skills, esp. journal. Extensive use of current materials, such as local Berlin and national news, and emphasis on building speaking skills for everyday situations and discussions.

OSPBER 17. Split Images: A Century of Cinema. 3-4 Units.

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.

OSPBER 21B. Intermediate German. 5 Units.

German language skills for Intermediate students. Refinement of German grammar; vocabulary building, writing practice via journal and essays; German culture, including current news and issues, literature and films. Special emphasis on comprehension and speaking skills for discussions, everyday situations, and in-class presentations. Prerequisite: completion of first-year German.

OSPBER 24B. Advanced German Grammar. 2 Units.

Syntax and organizational patters (connectors, structuring and cohesive devices) for various types of texts and arguments, contrastive vocabulary practice, and reading strategies. Skills for writing well-structured critical essays, giving effective presentations, and reading extensively as well as intensively.

OSPBER 30. Berlin vor Ort: A Field Trip Module. 1 Unit.

The cultures of Berlin as preserved in museums, monuments, and architecture. Berlin's cityscape as a narrative of its history from baroque palaces to vestiges of E. German communism, from 19th-century industrialism to grim edifices of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp.

OSPBER 31. Ways of Hearing: Exploring Berlin Through its Music. 1 Unit.

Introduction to the diverse Berlin music scene and its interwoven roots, exploring the intimate connections between music and German identity. Why music of all kinds is of such profound importance in Germany and how the German musical tradition has influenced the entire world and has, in turn, integrated impulses from many different cultures. Enrollment limited.

OSPBER 32. Topics in Nuclear Security. 1-2 Unit.

Topic to be negotiated with the instructor. Typical topics include: n-Lise Meitner - the life of a woman and Jew in physics at the beginning of the 20th centuryn-How does a nuclear bomb work? n-What are the effects of a nuclear weapon explosion - as compared to nuclear power plant accidents? n-How does a nuclear power plant work? n-Radiation - what are the dangers? n-Evaluating the risk of new technologies n-Radioactive waste disposal in Germany - from Gorleben to Asse.

OSPBER 40M. An Intro to Making: What is EE. 5 Units.

Is a hands-on class where students learn to make stuff. Through the process of building, you are introduced to the basic areas of EE. Students build a "useless box" and learn about circuits, feedback, and programming hardware, a light display for your desk and bike and learn about coding, transforms, and LEDs, a solar charger and an EKG machine and learn about power, noise, feedback, more circuits, and safety. And you get to keep the toys you build. Prerequisite: CS 106A.

OSPBER 50M. Introductory Science of Materials. 4 Units.

Topics include: the relationship between atomic structure and macroscopic properties of man-made and natural materials; mechanical and thermodynamic behavior of surgical implants including alloys, ceramics, and polymers; and materials selection for biotechnology applications such as contact lenses, artificial joints, and cardiovascular stents. No prerequisite.

OSPBER 60. Cityscape as History: Architecture and Urban Design in Berlin. 5 Units.

Diversity of Berlin's architecture and urban design resulting from its historical background. Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and his artistic ancestors. Role of the cultural exchange between Germany and the U.S. Changing nature of the city from the 19th century to the present.

OSPBER 61. Germany: Nuclear Power and Energiewende. 3 Units.

The relation between Germany and all things nuclear, including Germany's effort to develop a nuclear bomb during the Second World War, the post war development of nuclear energy, and finally, the Energiewende strategy that replaces nuclear power with renewal energy sources.

OSPBER 66. Theory from the Bleachers: Reading German Sports and Culture. 3 Units.

German culture past and present through the lens of sports. Intellectual, societal, and historical-political contexts. Comparisons to Britain, France, and the U.S. The concepts of Körperkultur, Leistung, Show, Verein, and Haltung. Fair play, the relation of team and individual, production and deconstruction of sports heroes and heroines, and sports nationalism. Sources include sports narrations and images, attendance at sports events, and English and German texts. Taught in English.

OSPBER 70. The Long Way to the West: German History from the 18th Century to the Present. 4-5 Units.

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.

OSPBER 71. EU in Crisis. 4-5 Units.

Challenges confronting Europe as a whole and the EU in particular: impact of the sovereign debt crisis of the Eurozone, mass migration, external and internal security challenges, as well as political and social needs for reform. How the EU and its members respond and if the opportunities of these crises are constructively used for reform - or wasted (Crisis = Danger + Opportunity). Analyse institutions, interests and competing narratives to explain the current situation in Europe. Excursion to Athens or similar to get a non-German perspective on the crises.

OSPBER 77. "Ich bin ein Berliner" Lessons of Berlin for International Politics. 4-5 Units.

History and theoretical concepts of International Relations, taking advantage of Berlin's unique history. Topics include: balance of power system, the era of total war, the East-West conflict, and the age of globalization, connecting these international political phenomena to sites and features of historical and contemporary Berlin. Core issues and theories of International Relations positioned in relation to the social and political history of Berlin, offering both a knowledge of Berlin as a global city of the twentieth century, and an understanding of International Relations through concrete examples.

OSPBER 79. Political Economy of Germany in Europe: an Historical-Comparative Perspective. 4-5 Units.

Political economy of Germany with special emphasis on contemporary issues. German political economy in the broader context of European integration, with some comparison with the U.S. model of economic and monetary integration. Assess, in comparative perspective, the specifics of the German economy embedded in Europe. How did Germany manage to become third export economy in the world? What is the role of government in its economic success?.

OSPBER 80. The Secret Life of Things. 3 Units.

What is the role of objects in culture? Address this question from a variety of frameworks, including new materialism, symbolism, material culture, and historical materialism. Contrast these approaches in our hands-on study of Berlinalia¿literally, all things Berlin. Readings by Walter Benjamin on the telephone, Carl Jung on the totem, Bruno Latour and Jane Bennett on the relationship between nature and culture. Objects analyzed range from the emblematic (the hammer and sickle) to the mundane (rubble). No previous experience in the humanities required.

OSPBER 81. Global 1989: Berlin and Beyond. 1-3 Unit.

Independent study with weekly meetings. Comparative analysis of the major events and cultural implications of one momentous year, 1989, across different locales: Colombia, Germany, China, and the United States. How to define "the spirit of the times" (Zeitgeist) in a purportedly globalized world? And how to tell its literary history? Engagement with the concept of World Literature (Weltliteratur) and the Nietzschean notion of "untimeliness" (unzeitgemäßigkeit).

OSPBER 82. Globalization and Germany. 4-5 Units.

Main channels of globalization¿movement of capital, goods, people and ideas¿and their history. Arguments in favor and against economic integration and relationship between globalization and domestic political processes. Key industries of the German export economy; how globalization relates to current debates on migration and social policy. Germany's position in the European Union, as well as the world economy; Germany and its role in future globalization.

OSPBER 83. Refugees and Germany. 3-4 Units.

History and lived experience of refugees, both those who have fled from and to Germany, in the twentieth and twenty-first century. Visits to relevant sites in Berlin, meetings with refugees and experts on this topic, and readings to provide context. Participants write a journal; option for creative writing, either fiction or creative non-fiction.

OSPBER 99. German Language Specials. 1-10 Unit.

May be repeat for credit.

OSPBER 101A. Contemporary Theater. 5 Units.

Texts of plays supplemented by theoretical texts or reviews. Weekly theater visits and discussions with actors, directors, or other theater professionals. In German. Prerequisite: completion of GERLANG 3 or equivalent.

OSPBER 104. Berlin University Lecture Series 1. 1 Unit.

May be repeat for credit.

OSPBER 105. Berlin University Lecture Series 2. 1 Unit.


OSPBER 126X. A People's Union? Money, Markets, and Identity in the EU. 4-5 Units.

The institutional architecture of the EU and its current agenda. Weaknesses, strengths, and relations with partners and neighbors. Discussions with European students. Field trips; guest speakers.

OSPBER 174. Sports, Culture, and Gender in Comparative Perspective. 5 Units.

Theory and history of mass spectator sports and their role in modern societies. Comparisons with U.S., Britain, and France; the peculiarities of sports in German culture. Body and competition cultures, with emphasis on the entry of women into sports, the modification of body ideals, and the formation and negotiation of gender identities in and through sports. The relationship between sports and politics, including the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. In German. Prerequisite: completion of GERLANG 3 or equivalent.

OSPBER 198D. Humboldt Universitat: Humanities 2. 2-3 Units.

Course may be repeated for credit.

OSPBER 198F. Humboldt Universitat: Social Sciences 2. 2-3 Units.


OSPBER 198H. Freie Universitat: Humanities 3. 2-3 Units.

Course may be repeated for credit.

OSPBER 199A. Directed Reading A. 2-4 Units.

Course may be repeated for credit.

OSPBER 199B. Directed Reading B. 2-3 Units.

Course may be repeated for credit.

OSPBER 199C. Directed Reading C. 1-3 Unit.


OSPBER 199D. Humboldt Universitat: Humanities. 2-3 Units.

Course may be repeated for credit.

OSPBER 199F. Humboldt Universitat: Social Sciences. 2-3 Units.

Course may be repeated for credit.

OSPBER 199G. Freie Universitat: Social Sciences 1. 2-3 Units.

Course may be repeated for credit.

OSPBER 199H. Freie Universitat: Humanities 1. 2-3 Units.

Course may be repeated for credit.

OSPBER 199J. Freie Universitat: Natural Sciences 1. 2-3 Units.

Course may be repeated for credit.

OSPBER 199K. Freie Universitat: Social Sciences 2. 2-3 Units.

Course may be repeated for credit.

OSPBER 199L. Freie Universitat: Humanities 2. 2-3 Units.

Course may be repeated for credit.

OSPBER 199M. Freie Universitat: Natural Sciences 2. 2-3 Units.

Course may be repeated for credit.

Overseas Studies in Cape Town Courses

OSPCPTWN 12. Public History After #RhodesMustFall. 1-2 Unit.

This course considers recent debates on public history, with an emphasis on the Cape Town area. In entering those debates we'll seek to find ways beyond the current impasse by emphasizing both a wider historical context also a broader theoretical framework encompassing collective memory and commemoration.

OSPCPTWN 13. Technological Risks. 3 Units.

Basic concepts of risk assessment, especially when one does not have a large statistical base--or none at all--and ways to reduce the risks under uncertainty and resource constraints. Applications focus on the reliability of engineered systems, but extend to medical applications, risk in operations and risks in conflicts.

OSPCPTWN 14. Academic Internship. 3-5 Units.

Opportunity for students to pursue their specialization in an institutional setting such as a school, research institute, university, NGO, ICT4D organizations, or museums/art galleries. Engage with selection of readings relevant to the context of internship, meet weekly with the Engaged Learning Coordinator in small groups, attend group seminars, and complete assignments set by the instructors. Program culminates with a symposium, where students present their internship projects. Units determined by the number of hours per week at the internship. Prerequisite: consultation with BOSP Cape Town Engaged Learning Coordinator to develop internship that links field of study to practical experience and reflection.

OSPCPTWN 16. Sites of Memory. 4 Units.

ey sites of memory in post-apartheid South Africa, in both Cape Town and Johannesburg, that are representative of a diverse range of memorialisation in contemporary South Africa. Consideration of the relevant historical context, contemporary conflicting interpretations and contemporary identity contestations. What is the historical context of the site? By whom is the site remembered and memorialised? How is the site memorialised? What are the diverse interpretations and contestations about the site in terms of contemporary identities and memorialisation in the new South Africa?.

OSPCPTWN 18. Xhosa Language and Culture. 2 Units.

History of the Xhosa language; understanding Xhosa culture and way of life. Listening, speaking, reading and writing, combined with the social uses of the language in everyday conversations and interactions. Intercultural communication. Content drawn from the students¿ experiences in local communities through their service learning/volunteer activities to support the building of the relationships in these communities. How language shapes communication and interaction strategies. Course may be repeated for credit.

OSPCPTWN 25. Organizing for Good. 3 Units.

The extent to which organizations and their agents can and should "do good" in society and some of the barriers they face when trying to "do good." Topics include: corporate social responsibility; social entrepreneurship; NGO's and humanitarian organizations; and alternative forms of organization that are proving to be promising for "doing good" in a complex global world. Discussion of: role of meaning and purpose in work; responsibilities of organizations and their leaders; tradeoffs of various organizational structures and alliances; and the role of culture and cultural differences when operating globally, including in the transfer of practice from one nation to another.

OSPCPTWN 26. Topics in Organizations and Management. 1-3 Unit.

Students my choose from the following topics: Culture and Cultural Differences; Global Work; Navigating Diverse Teams; Organizations and Management; The Future of Work. Weekly meetings to review progress.

OSPCPTWN 31. Political Economy of Foreign Aid. 3 Units.

Political economy approach to foreign aid. Context of debate on development: differences between developed and less developed countries, concept of poverty, how to measure development. History of foreign aid; main actors and characteristics of official development assistance. Theoretical and empirical impact of aid with regard to economic growth and governance. Benefits and problems associated with aid.

OSPCPTWN 36. The Archaeology of Southern African Hunter Gatherers. 4 Units.

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.

OSPCPTWN 38. Genocide: African Experiences in Comparative Perspective. 3-5 Units.

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.

OSPCPTWN 43. Public and Community Health in Sub-Saharan Africa. 4 Units.

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.

OSPCPTWN 45. Transitional Justice and Transformation Debates in South Africa. 4 Units.

Exploration of transitional justice through critical discussion of contemporary South Africa. Conflicting perspectives of the South African transition through an exploration of the creation of the "rainbow nation" as well as discussions over whether a denial of justice for apartheid-era crimes prevails. Decisions made post-apartheid over how best to confront the large-scale human rights abuses of the past, including South Africa's recent past through the lens of the "pillars" of transitional justice: truth seeking, criminal justice, reparations and institutional reform. Issues of structural violence and the legacies of apartheid in order to question to what extent we can consider South Africa to have realised the promises of its transition.

OSPCPTWN 46. Topics in Economic Development. 2-4 Units.

Independent study with weekly meetings. Types of topics covered: What explains low political participation among young South Africans and what could help increase it? Migration patterns in post-Apartheid South Africa; Measuring inequality from space? What can be learn about income distribution from satellite imagery; Did the fertility transition stall in sub-Saharan Africa?.

OSPCPTWN 50. [Independent Study] Conservation & Resources in Sub-Saharan Africa. 2-3 Units.

Independent research and writing on topics related to conservation and resources in Sub-Saharan Africa. Potential topics include climate change and adaption to South Africa, community-based conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa (examining conservation experiments such as the Lewa Conservancy and the Northern Rangeland Trust in Kenya), the provision of energy in South Africa, and citizen rights to healthy environment in African nations.

OSPCPTWN 57. Directed Study in Health Systems and Policy. 1-3 Unit.

Directed study projects focusing on some aspect of health systems and policy in the Southern African context. Example topics include analysis of: local HIV control policies; the South African health care system; health care delivery patterns; investments in health infrastructure as an enabler of health care delivery; health systems strengthening and concomitant improvements in population health; and social networks and influences in disease risk. Students will be expected to write an in-depth term paper that carefully analyzes the problem under consideration. Analyses that include the development of mathematical or analytical models are encouraged.

OSPCPTWN 67. ICT4D: An Introduction to the Use of ICTs for Development. 3 Units.

Overview of selected ICT4D initiatives in Africa and South Africa. Engage critically with the optimism that follows technology invention to evaluate context and the digital knowledge gap. Themes such as the notion of technological colonization, co-design, SDG ICT agenda, policy and frameworks and other fundamentals in the field. Three-day block course with 4 mini-seminars and discussion groups each day.

OSPCPTWN 70. Youth Citizenship and Community Engagement. 3 Units.

Critical thinking about core concepts in community engagement such as community, self, and identity. The course aims to cultivate a critical consciousness about the meaning of charity, caring, social justice and the aims of engagement with communities to enhance self awareness, awareness of others who are different, awareness of social issues, and an ethic of care where students can be change agents. The meaning of youth citizenship as it relates to engagement with communities will be explored.

OSPCPTWN 74. Development Economics: An Introduction from the Ground Up. 5 Units.

Introduction to the field of development economics through the lens of the economic problems facing the disadvantaged in South Africa and introduction to field research. Three topics relevant to the South African economy: unemployment, health, and education, systemic factors behind these issues and potential policies and programs to alleviate them. Mixture of lectures and field research trips piggy-backing on the ongoing research performed by the Africa office of the Jameel Poverty Action Lab (JPAL) in the University of Cape Town School of Economics. Prior economics training is not required, but students who have some economics knowledge can take the course and will be assigned more advanced readings/assignments.

OSPCPTWN 78. Postcolonial Modernist Art Movements in Africa. 3 Units.

Introduction to the complexities and contradictions of 'modernity' and 'modernism(s)' in postcolonial Africa. With a focus on ideology-driven interdisciplinary artistic movements in Senegal, Nigeria, Sudan, Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia and South Africa, examine various schools of thought that were part of modern consciousness that characterised the independence decades. Role that art centres, workshops, collectives and mission schools played in histories of European expansion and colonialism. Debates regarding notions of 'appropriation,' 'natural synthesis' and 'assimilation' interpreted in the context of postcolonial theory. Different modes of production and methodological approaches.

OSPCPTWN 79. Creative Cityness in the Global South. 3 Units.

Critical exploration of culture-led urban development in postapartheid Cape Town and beyond. Introduction to the rise of the creative economy in South Africa and Cape Town; current local development of Woodstock. Ways and forms of conflict but also new social interfaces between the new creative tenants and the old established community, on the one hand pointing to problematic issues like lingering gentrification, sociospatial polarisation and lopsided cultural representation while also trying to flesh out some of the opportunities for finding the right frequency of engagement between creative industries and spaces of vernacular creativity within Cape Town's post-apartheid urban realm.

OSPCPTWN 83. From Cape to California: Settler Colonialism and the Genocide of Indigenous Peopes. 3-5 Units.

Two major social and historical phenomena: genocide and settler colonialism, contextualized within the broad contours of world history as well as the making of European colonialism and Western global domination from the start of European colonial expansion in the fifteenth century to the twentieth century. Emphasis on developing global comparative perspectives focusing on southern African, North and Latin American, as well as Australian case studies. Histories of the place from which students come, California, as well as the place they currently find themselves, the Cape, and the links both have to settler colonialism and the genocidal destruction of indigenous peoples.

OSPCPTWN 199A. Directed Reading A. 2-4 Units.

Course may be repeated for credit.

OSPCPTWN 199B. Directed Reading B. 1-5 Unit.

Course may be repeated for credit.

Overseas Studies in Florence Courses

OSPFLOR 1A. Accelerated First-Year Italian, Part 1. 5 Units.

Accelerated sequence that completes first-year Italian in two rather than three quarters. For students with previous knowledge of Italian or with a strong background in another Romance language. Prerequisite: advanced-level proficiency in another Romance language Prerequisite: Placement .

OSPFLOR 1F. First-Year Italian, First Quarter. 5 Units.

All-in-Italian communicative and interactive approach. Emphasis is on the development of appropriate discourse in contemporary cultural contexts. Interpretation of authentic materials, written and oral presentations, and plenty of conversational practice. Language lab, multimedia, and online activities.

OSPFLOR 2A. Accelerated First-Year Italian, Part 2. 5 Units.

Continuation of ITALLANG 1A. Accelerated sequence that completes first-year Italian in two rather than three quarters. For students with previous knowledge of Italian or with a strong background in another Romance language. Prerequisite: Placement Test, ITALLANG 1A or consent of instructor. Fulfills the University language requirement.

OSPFLOR 2F. First-Year Italian, Second Quarter. 5 Units.

Continuation of ITALLANG 1. All-in-Italian communicative and interactive approach. Emphasis is on the development of appropriate discourse in contemporary cultural contexts. Interpretation of authentic materials, written and oral presentations, and plenty of conversational practice. Language lab, multimedia, and online activities. Prerequisite: Placement Test, ITALLANG 2.

OSPFLOR 3F. First-Year Italian, Third Quarter. 5 Units.

Continuation of ITALLANG 2. All-in-Italian communicative and interactive approach. Emphasis is on the development of appropriate discourse in contemporary cultural contexts. Interpretation of authentic materials, written and oral presentations, and plenty of conversational practice. Language lab, multimedia, and online activities. Prerequisite: Placement Test, ITALLANG 2 or consent of instructor. Fulfills the University language requirement.

OSPFLOR 11. Film, Food and the Italian Identity. 4 Units.

Food in Italian cinema staged as an allegory of Italy¿s social, political and cultural milieu. Intersections between food, history and culture as they are reflected in and shaped by Italian cinema from the early 1900s until today. Topics include: farmer's tradition during Fascism; lack of food during WWII and its aftermath; the Economic Miracle; food and the Americanization of Italy; La Dolce Vita; the Italian family; ethnicity, globalization and the re-discovery of regional culinary identity in contemporary Italy. Impact of cinema in both reflecting and defining the relationship between food and culture.

OSPFLOR 12. Constituting a Republic: Machiavelli, Madison, and Modern Issues. 5 Units.

Looking back to the worlds of Machiavelli and Madison, consider citizenship and constitutional design today. How should government today be constructed to serve the public good? What are our responsibilities as citizens with respect to public policy? Readings from central works of Niccolo Machiavelli, Discourses on Livy and Discourse on Florentine Affairs and of James Madison, Federalist Papers.

OSPFLOR 15. An Introduction to Contemporary Italy. 3 Units.

Today's Italy through a series of thematic lectures covering a wide range of subjects, from politics to contemporary art and from sexual mores to the Mafia. Nature of contemporary Italian society, insights into the economic challenges facing Italy, as well as keys to deciphering Italian politics, and the elements required to make sense of what can be read, seen and heard in the Italian media. Assesing modern Italian culture in terms of the society that has produced it.

OSPFLOR 19. Florence for Foodies: Discovering the Italian Culinary Tradition. 1 Unit.

A look at modern Florentine and Italian cuisine in light of historical heritage and foreign influences. Hands-on participation in three cooking classes with professional chefs. Understanding of the past and present of Italian food culture and its most important governing principles: the Mediterranean Diet, fresh and local ingredients, the market culture, and the Slow Food philosophy.

OSPFLOR 21F. Accelerated Second-Year Italian, Part A. 5 Units.

Review of grammatical structures; grammar in its communicative context. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills practiced and developed through authentic material such as songs, newspaper articles, video clips, and literature. Insight into the Italian culture and crosscultural understanding. Prerequisite: one year of college Italian if completed within two quarters of arriving in Florence, or ITALLANG 21.

OSPFLOR 22F. Accelerated Second-Year Italian Part B. 5 Units.

Grammatical structures, listening, reading, writing, speaking skills, and insight into the Italian culture through authentic materials. Intermediate to advanced grammar. Content-based course, using songs, video, and literature, to provide cultural background for academic courses. Prerequisite: ITALLANG 21 within two quarters of arriving in Florence or ITALLANG 21A or OSPFLOR 21F.

OSPFLOR 26. The Politics of the European Crisis: from the Maastricht Treaty to the Greek Crunch. 5 Units.

Discussion and analysis of the European Crisis, which started in Greece in 2009 and continues. Critical comprehension of the inner functioning of the European Union's economics, politics and institutions, understanding of the reasons for the crisis and the solutions undertaken. Comparative analysis with the United States to show the complexity entailed in having one monetary policy and nineteen distinct national budgets. Discussion of key challenges in Europe and next steps in the progress of European integration.

OSPFLOR 28. Between Art and Science: the Evolution of Techniques from Antiquity to Leonardo da Vinci. 4 Units.

Revival of technical activity that began in the late fourteenth century, notably in Italy, and lasted, through the fifteenth century. New perspective on the Renaissance through focus on the careers and the most significant achievements of the "artist-engineers" active before Leonardo.

OSPFLOR 31F. Advanced Oral Communication: Italian. 3 Units.

Refine language skills and develop insight into Italian culture using authentic materials. Group work and individual meetings with instructor. Minimum enrollment required. Prerequisite: ITALLANG 22A, 23 or placement.

OSPFLOR 32. Critical Strategies in Contemporary Photographic Practice: Florence Through a Lens. 4 Units.

Technical knowledge and the evolved analytical and conceptual skills required to begin producing complex, reflexive, innovative and challenging photographic work. Workings of the camera, classical rules of aesthetic creation and the nature of light. History of the medium and its relationship to society as a whole. Ethical issues at the heart of photographic practice; examination of the scientific and philosophical foundations of photography itself.

OSPFLOR 34. The Virgin Mother, Goddess of Beauty, Grand Duchess, and the Lady: Women in Florentine Art. 4 Units.

Influence and position of women in the history of Florence as revealed in its art. Sculptural, pictorial, and architectural sources from a social, historical, and art historical point of view. Themes: the virgin mother (middle ages); the goddess of beauty (Botticelli to mannerism); the grand duchess (late Renaissance, Baroque); the lady, the woman (19th-20th centuries).

OSPFLOR 37. The Refugee and Migration Crisis in the EU: Responses and Perspectives. 5 Units.

Key issues related to migration in Europe. Built on a sociological perspective: 1) analyze migratory movements as a social and global phenomenon through key categories such as: international migration, border, migration governance, citizenship, integration, etc.; 2) explore migration into EU, from a historical and sociological perspective, as well as the EU responses to the current refugee crisis in the Mediterranean region, with focus on the borders' strengthening and externalization process, both discursively and in practice; and 3) examine the different national responses to the current refugee crisis by analysing the Italian case, as one of the most important receiving country in the European Union.

OSPFLOR 41. The Florentine Sketchbook: A Visual Arts Practicum. 4 Units.

The ever-changing and multifaceted scene of contemporary art through visual and sensorial stimulation. How art is thought of and produced in Italy today. Hands-on experience. Sketching and exercises on-site at museums and exhibits, plus workshops on techniques. Limited enrollment.

OSPFLOR 42. Academic Internship. 1-5 Unit.

Mentored internships in fashion, education, engineering, the fine arts, health, media, not-for-profit organizations, and publishing (among others). May be repeated for credit.

OSPFLOR 45. Europe: The State of the Union. 2 Units.

Learn about, debate, and analyze the most pressing and critical issues that Italy and the EU are facing today. As former Prime Minister, and in current capacity as head of the Democratic Party, the instructor has been dealing with these issues firsthand for a number of years. On questions such as the current migrant/refugee crises, issues of citizenship and national identity, the Euro, and Brexit (just to name a few), the approach will be informed by political and economic theories and will be presented in an objective academic context; the instructor will also share not only his take on these questions but also his experiences in addressing them as an insider.

OSPFLOR 46. Images of Evil in Criminal Justice. 5 Units.

Iconographic component of criminal law; reasons and functions of the visual representation of criminal wrongdoing. Historical roots of "evil typecasting;" consideration of its variations with respect to common law and civil law systems. Fundamental features of the two legal systems. Sources, actors, enforcement mechanisms of the criminal law compared; study of cases in the area of murder, sex offences, organized crime and terrorism. Different techniques of image typecasting highlighted and discussed. International criminal law, which takes the burden to describe, typecast and punish forms of "enormous, disproportionate evil," such as genocide and other mass atrocities.

OSPFLOR 48. Sharing Beauty in Florence: Collectors, Collections and the Shaping of the Western Museum Tradition. 4 Units.

The city's art and theories of how art should be presented. The history and typology of world-class collections. Social, economic, political, and aesthetic issues in museum planning and management. Collections include the Medici, English and American collectors of the Victorian era, and modern corporate and public patrons.

OSPFLOR 49. On-Screen Battles: Filmic Portrayals of Fascism and World War II. 5 Units.

Structural and ideological attributes of narrative cinema, and theories of visual and cinematic representation. How film directors have translated history into stories, and war journals into visual images. Topics: the role of fascism in the development of Italian cinema and its phenomenology in film texts; cinema as a way of producing and reproducing constructions of history; film narratives as fictive metaphors of Italian cultural identity; film image, ideology, and politics of style.

OSPFLOR 50M. Introductory Science of Materials. 4 Units.

Topics include: the relationship between atomic structure and macroscopic properties of man-made and natural materials; mechanical and thermodynamic behavior of surgical implants including alloys, ceramics, and polymers; and materials selection for biotechnology applications such as contact lenses, artificial joints, and cardiovascular stents. No prerequisite.

OSPFLOR 54. High Renaissance and Mannerism: the Great Italian Masters of the 15th and 16th Centuries. 4 Units.

The development of 15th- and early 16th-century art in Florence and Rome. Epochal changes in the art of Michelangelo and Raphael in the service of Pope Julius II. The impact of Roman High Renaissance art on masters such as Fra' Bartolomeo and Andrea del Sarto. The tragic circumstances surrounding the early maniera: Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino and the transformation of early Mannerism into the elegant style of the Medicean court. Contemporary developments in Venice.

OSPFLOR 55. Academy of Fine Arts: Studio Art. 1-5 Unit.

Courses through the Academia delle Belle Arti. Details upon arrival. Minimum Autumn and Winter Quarter enrollment required; 1-3 units in Autumn. May be repeated for credit.

OSPFLOR 56. University of Florence Courses. 1-5 Unit.

May be repeated for credit.

OSPFLOR 58. Space as History: Social Vision and Urban Change. 4 Units.

A thousand years of intentional change in Florence. Phases include programmatic enlargement of ecclesiastical structures begun in the 11th century; aggressive expansion of religious and civic space in the 13th and 14th centuries; aggrandizement of private and public buildings in the 15th century; transformation of Florence into a princely capital from the 16th through the 18th centuries; traumatic remaking of the city¿s historic core in the 19th century; and development of new residential areas on the outskirts and in neighboring towns in the 20th and 21st centuries.

OSPFLOR 59. Independent Study on Human Rights and the Catholic Church. 2-4 Units.

Christian theology played a key role in shaping and promoting theories of rights, which eventually became a foundation for our modern notions of human rights. From Thomas Aquinas and the Spanish Neo-scholastics, to nineteenth-century popes and Christian thinkers (such as Jacques Maritain), the Church repeatedly contributed to the history of human rights, all the way up to the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Readings in English translation (or Latin originals).

OSPFLOR 63. From Vivaldi to Verdi: Experiences in Italian Music. 1 Unit.

Explore classical music from the Baroque to the present day by attending live music performances in Florence during the quarter. Students may steer the course according to their individual musical interests and preferences (from solo piano concerts and art song recitals to chamber music and larger symphony orchestra performances, etc.). Preparation for selected performances to include listening assignments and study of the various composers, their place in history and compositional style, etc. Develop listening skills as well as proficiency in identifying different styles of classical music (Medieval, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Modern, etc.).

OSPFLOR 66. The Engineering of Opera. 3 Units.

Opera is at the very heart of the Italian cultural heritage, and Florence is arguably the birthplace of opera with productions dating back to 1598. This course introduces the history, performance, composition, and production of opera, and extensively leverages local performances and venues. Topics include the history and structural underpinnings of operatic composition, the acoustics of vocal sound production and concert halls, and the design and construction of theatrical sets. The course features visits to performance venues in Florence, guest lectures and performances by professional artists, as well as previews, discussions and attendance of several evening operas spanning the classical, romantic, and modern eras.

OSPFLOR 67. The Celluloid Gaze: Gender, Identity and Sexuality in Cinema. 4 Units.

Film in the social construction of gender through the representation of the feminine, the female, and women. Female subjects, gaze, and identity through a historical, technical, and narrative frame. Emphasis is on gender, identity, and sexuality with references to feminist film theory from the early 70s to current methodologies based on semiotics, psychoanalysis, and cultural studies. Advantages and limitations of methods for textual analysis and the theories which inform them.

OSPFLOR 69. Abstract Art: Creativity, Self-Expression and Depicting the Unimaginable. 4 Units.

Overview of the birth and evolution of abstract art with visual background necessary to produce works of art free of a realistic representation. Movements and trends in abstract art; experimentation with different media and techniques. Enrollment limited.

OSPFLOR 70. The Value of Life: Philosophical Foundations. 4 Units.

Analysis of the value of life from a philosophical point of view, presenting lay foundations of bioethics. Three main steps. 1) The notion of life, which can be seen from different angles and with diverse intentions; comparative analysis of plural interpretations of the notion of life, economic, scientific, religious, and the limits of the notion itself. 2) Ethics as a theory of value, the metaphysical background of life, and the structure of bioethics; a vision of life as a "critical choice", which implies respect for life and individual responsibility; some non-Western ideas on the value of life. 3) Practical issues such as the meaning of death, abortion and euthanasia.

OSPFLOR 71. A Studio with a View: Drawing, Painting and Informing your Aesthetic in Florence. 4 Units.

Recent trends in art, current Italian artistic production, differences and the dialogue among visual arts. Events, schools, and movements of the 20th century. Theoretical background and practical training in various media. Work at the Stanford Center and on site at museums, exhibits, and out in the city armed with a sketchbook and camera. Emphasis is on drawing as the key to the visual arts. Workshops to master the techniques introduced. Limited enrollment.

OSPFLOR 72. Reinventing Republicanism: How Florence Turned an Ancient Idea into a Revolutionary Project. 4 Units.

This course retraces the rise and fall of the Florentine Republic. Students will read works by Florentine authors who defended republican government, as well as works by their classical predecessors. We will consider the inner workings of the Florentine Republic, visit its key sites, and learn how it was incessantly threatened by elite families. We will also study the afterlife of the Florentine Republic in works by later revolutionaries who chose it as an example. Authors include Aristotle, Livy, Cicero, Leonardo Bruni, Coluccio Salutati, Niccolò Machiavelli, Montesquieu, John Adams, and James Madison.

OSPFLOR 76. Sociology of Migrations. 5 Units.

Conceptual tools to understand the social phenomena of international migrations; discussion of the most relevant theoretical approaches in the field, e.g. assimilation, transnationalism, and migration regimes, among others.Crucial topics: discussion of the causes of migration and the distinction between different types of migrants, analysis of current migration policies and the related issues of borders, asylum, irregular migration and possible paths toward legalization. Also, reaction of receiving societies towards migration, with the related increasing problems of racism, discrimination and the rise of far-right parties. Analysis of North-American, North-Western European and Southern European cases with particular attention to the Italian case.

OSPFLOR 78. The Impossible Experiment: Politics and Policies of the New European Union. 5 Units.

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.

OSPFLOR 111Y. From Giotto to Michelangelo: The Birth and Flowering of Renaissance Art in Florence. 4 Units.

Lectures, site visits, and readings reconstruct the circumstances that favored the flowering of architecture, sculpture, and painting in Florence and Italy, late 13th to early 16th century. Emphasis is on the classical roots; the particular relationship with nature; the commitment to human expressiveness; and rootedness in the real-world experience, translated in sculpture and painting as powerful plasticity, perspective space, and interest in movement and emotion.

OSPFLOR 115Y. Building the Cathedral and the Town Hall: Constructing and Deconstructing Symbols of a Civilization. 4 Units.

The history, history of art, and symbolism of the two principal monuments of Florence: the cathedral and the town hall. Common meaning and ideological differences between the religious and civic symbols of Florence's history from the time of Giotto and the first Guelf republic to Bronzino and Giovanni da Bologna and the Grand Duchy.

OSPFLOR 199A. Directed Reading A. 1-4 Unit.

Course may be repeated for credit.

OSPFLOR 199B. Directed Reading B. 1-4 Unit.

Course may be repeated for credit.

OSPFLOR 199C. Directed Reading C. 1-5 Unit.


Overseas Studies in Istanbul Courses

Overseas Studies in Kyoto (KCJS) Courses

OSPKYOCT 103A. Third-Year Japanese I. 12 Units.

Preparation for function beyond basic level in a Japanese-speaking environment by developing and enhancing communicative competence through: review of basic grammar; new grammar; reading short essays and articles with help of dictionary; short writing and speaking assignments using formal style to describe, explain, and discuss sociocultural topics; enhancing listening comprehension.

OSPKYOCT 103B. Third-Year Japanese II. 12 Units.

Preparation for function beyond basic level in a Japanese-speaking environment by developing and enhancing communicative competence through: review of basic grammar; new grammar; reading short essays and articles with help of dictionary; short writing and speaking assignments using formal style to describe, explain, and discuss sociocultural topics; enhancing listening comprehension.

OSPKYOCT 104A. Fourth-Year Japanese I. 12 Units.

Emphasis on applications of correct grammar and strengthening academic communication skills through: reading longer essays, articles, and novels with some dictionary work; reading and writing assignments in paragraph format using formal style to describe, explain and discuss sociocultural topics; developing listening comprehension.

OSPKYOCT 104B. Fourth-Year Japanese II. 12 Units.

Emphasis on applications of correct grammar and strengthening academic communication skills through: reading longer essays, articles, and novels with some dictionary work; reading and writing assignments in paragraph format using formal style to describe, explain and discuss sociocultural topics; developing listening comprehension.

OSPKYOCT 105A. Fifth-Year Japanese I. 12 Units.

For students with advanced proficiency. Goals include advanced command of grammar, composition, and stylistics. Emphasis is on academic Japanese preparing students to audit classes at a Japanese university.

OSPKYOCT 105B. Fifth-Year Japanese II. 12 Units.

For students with advanced proficiency. Goals include advanced command of grammar, composition, and stylistics. Emphasis is on academic Japanese preparing students to audit classes at a Japanese university.

OSPKYOCT 156. Kyoto and the Meiji Restoration. 6 Units.

Kyoto¿s seminal role between 1850 and 1868 in triggering the Restoration, and the Restoration¿s seminal role in reinventing Kyoto as both a modern city and the cradle of Japan¿s traditional culture. The city¿s transformation from staging ground for the Restoration, to early victim of the new government¿s drive to modernize (which included relocating the imperial court from Kyoto to Tokyo), to its eventual rejuvenation as Japan¿s iconic bridge between past and present, traditional and modern. How the ¿legacy of Meiji¿ has been commemorated, debated and represented over the past 150 years.

OSPKYOCT 179. Kyoto Artisans and their Worlds. 6 Units.

Focus on materials¿bamboo, wood, clay, cloth, metal and paper¿and the processes by which they turn into objects of beauty¿splitting, smoothing, shaping, dyeing, casting, carving and printing. Study blinds and archery bows, architectural and interior accents, tea bowls and vases, kimono and obi, screens, scrolls, even artisanal foodstuffs. Classes are focused around weekly fieldtrips backed by brief lectures and readings providing historical, cultural, and technical background for each topic.

Overseas Studies in Kyoto Courses

OSPKYOTO 2K. First-Year Japanese Language, Culture, and Communication, Second Quarter. 5 Units.

Continuation of JAPANLNG 1. First-year sequence enables students to converse, write, and read essays on topics such as personal history, experiences, familiar people. Prerequisite: JAPANLNG 1 if taken 2012-13 of later (JAPANLNG 7 if taken 2011-12 or earlier).

OSPKYOTO 3K. First-Year Japanese Language, Culture, and Communication, Third Quarter. 5 Units.

(Formerly OSPKYOTO 9K). Continuation of 2K. First-year sequence enables students to converse, write, and read essays on topics such as personal history, experiences, familiar people. Fulfills University Foreign Language Requirement. Prerequisite: JAPANLNG 2 or OSPKYOTO 2K if taken 2012-13 or later (JAPANLNG 8 if taken 2011-13 or earlier).

OSPKYOTO 5B. News Shaping Japan Today. 1 Unit.

Examine a wide range of topical themes affecting Japan and its society through selected stories from news media as these stories emerge. As such, this course is entirely reactive to national events as they unfold. Students have a significant amount of choice of topics they address, as they are able to select stories that interest them from a list of news articles, which changes each week.

OSPKYOTO 13. Contemporary Religion in Japan's Ancient Capital: Sustaining and Recasting Tradition. 4 Units.

Japanese attitudes to religion and popular forms of religiosity. Syncretic nature of beliefs and practices drawn on a variety of interwoven concepts, beliefs, customs and religious activities of native Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and Indian origins as background. Topics include: pursuit of worldly benefits, religion and healing, fortune-telling, ascetic practices, pilgrimage, festivals (matsuri), new religions and their image, impact of the internet, response of religion in times of crisis.

OSPKYOTO 19. Zazen: A Practicum in Zen Meditation. 1 Unit.

Zen teaching through practice and experience. Condensed practicum course where students receive zazen training and experience monastic life in Myoshinji, the largest Zen complex in Japan, under the guidance of Rev. Daiko Matsuyama, Deputy Head Priest of Taizo-in temple. Over one week, regular early morning zazen training sessions on site in Taizo-in temple plus visit to World Cultural Heritage site Ryoanji with a private viewing and workshop. Other aspects of monastic life such as temple cleaning, and learning how to rake and care for the dry gardens at Taizo-in. Course culminates in an overnight zazen training session in Myoshinji's magnificent Hatto Dharma Hall. Enrollment limited.

OSPKYOTO 20A. Social Sculpture Independent Study. 1-2 Unit.

Immediacy of the body as material and sculpture in order to investigate private and social spaces in Kyoto. Investigate the body as material and develop site specific performances enacted for: Private/Domestic and Public Space; Constructed Space and Physical Space; Ecological Systems; and generate both Individual & Collaborative based Actions, Interventions, & Events. Develop 1-3 social sculpture performances over the course of the quarter using at these two of the strategies investigated each week. Weekly meetings to review process. Outside work tailored to student interest.

OSPKYOTO 20B. Zen in Contemporary Art Independent Study. 1-2 Unit.

Use of Zen practice in art making from traditional to contemporary. Comparisons of Eastern and Western Art: spirit versus form; an object seen for what it is versus fitting it into man-made symmetries. The job of the Zen artist is to suggest the essence, the eternal qualities of the object, fully understanding the inner nature of the aesthetic object, its Buddha nature. Weekly meetings to review process. Outside work tailored to student interest.

OSPKYOTO 21. Japanese Woodworking & Contemporary Sculpture. 4 Units.

Explore sculpture, woodworking, and work directly with local artists and crafts persons. Introduction to both traditional and non-traditional approaches to Japanese woodworking and contemporary sculpture production through working with model making, traditional woodworking techniques and experimental materials. Conceptual and technical skills, and safe and appropriate use of tools emphasized. Impact of material and technique upon form and content, and the physical and expressive possibilities of diverse materials explored. Historical and contemporary methods of woodworking provide a theoretical basis for studio work.

OSPKYOTO 21K. Second-Year Japanese Language, Culture, and Communication, First Quarter. 5 Units.

(Formerly OSPKYOTO 17K.) Goal is to further develop and enhance spoken and written Japanese in order to handle advanced concepts such as comparison and contrast of the two cultures, descriptions of incidents, and social issues. 800 kanji, 1,400 new words, and higher-level grammatical constructions. Readings include authentic materials such as newspaper articles, and essays. Prerequisite: JAPANLNG 3 if taken 2012-13 or later (JAPANLNG 7 if taken 2011-12 or earlier).

OSPKYOTO 23K. Second-Year Japanese Language, Culture, and Communication, Third Quarter. 5 Units.

Formerly OSPKYOTO 19K). Goal is to further develop and enhance spoken and written Japanese in order to handle advanced concepts such as comparison and contrast of the two cultures, descriptions of incidents, and social issues. 800 kanji, 1,400 new words, and higher-level grammatical constructions. Readings include authentic materials such as newspaper articles, and essays. Prerequisite: JAPANLNG 22 or OSPKYOTO 22K if taken 2012-13 or later (JAPANLNG 18 if taken 2011-12 or earlier).

OSPKYOTO 29. The Culinary Arts of Japan. 2 Units.

Focusing on Kyoto's culinary heritage, introduction to the principle ingredients and methods used in Japanese cuisine. Field trips to select local producers and purveyors organized around related food groups including tea and wagashi; dashi; tofu, miso and shoyu; seasonal vegetables and seafood; tsukemono and rice. Visits to shops and artisan workshops specializing in culinary tools such as cutlery, kitchen utensils and tableware are also scheduled, as is a final hands-on cooking lesson with one of Kyoto's leading chefs. Enrollment limited.

OSPKYOTO 37. Kyoto Artisans in the 21st Century. 2 Units.

Introduction to the multiple arcs of innovation within Kyoto's world of crafts and the reverence for materials and techniques in such a way that each enterprise reflects a recognizable template from which students can better assess their relative merits (or demerits) while gaining first-hand insights into the resilience and remarkable staying-power of these multigenerational heritage operations.

OSPKYOTO 39. Capturing Concepts: A Photographic Exploration of the Origins of Kanji. 2 Units.

Under guidance of official photographer for KYOTOGRAPHIE International Photography Festival, photograph scenes from everyday life in Kyoto to portray contemporary versions of the ancient forms and original meanings of ten different kanji. Develop observational, interpretive and creative abilities as well as improve technical skills (including picture composition and image editing).

OSPKYOTO 40M. An Intro to Making: What is EE. 5 Units.

Is a hands-on class where students learn to make stuff. Through the process of building, you are introduced to the basic areas of EE. Students build a "useless box" and learn about circuits, feedback, and programming hardware, a light display for your desk and bike and learn about coding, transforms, and LEDs, a solar charger and an EKG machine and learn about power, noise, feedback, more circuits, and safety. And you get to keep the toys you build. Prerequisite: CS 106A.

OSPKYOTO 41. Queer Culture and Life in Japan. 4 Units.

Exploration of queer lives and cultural practices in Japan through diverse materials from film, literature, theater, art, as well as newspapers and personal testimonies. What it means to be queer in Japan and how it might signify differently from a US context. Looking at each text, examine how gender norms and sexual politics intersect and operate in Japanese society.

OSPKYOTO 42. Gardens of Kyoto: Spaces of Aesthetic and Spiritual Contemplation. 3 Units.

Chronological stroll through Japanese gardens of different types and functions, spanning from the Heian period (794¿1185), when the ancient capital of Kyoto was established, through to contemporary times. Weekly field trips to a selection of Kyoto gardens and garden-related activities, in order to gain an understanding of the historical development and functions of Japanese gardens, including their design principles, techniques, and elements.

OSPKYOTO 44. The Zen of Japanese Design: Wa Concepts and their Creative Application. 3 Units.

Links between successful Japanese design innovations and Japan¿s traditional `Wa¿ (lit. ¿harmony¿) principles that underpin them. Wa as a codified conceptual framework; how Japanese creatives continue to directly apply Wa principles to enhance their designs. Through a combination of classroom study and hand-on creative assignments as well as field trips throughout Kyoto, explore the relationship between Zen and Wa thinking and how it is applied in Japanese design. Students will gain significant experience developing their own original designs for products, business models or services, utilizing Wa principles.

OSPKYOTO 51. Salsa in Japan:Musical Migrations and Cultural Hybridity. 3-5 Units.

Salsa as a major musical cultural product of 20th century Latin America in Japan. After Frances Aparicio¿s influential work, the course situates salsa in contemporary Japanese culture. The goal of this class is twofold: familiarity with the cultural history of salsa as a narrative of musical migration in connection with African and Caribbean diasporas; how this narrative unfolds from an ethnomusicological perspective in the vibrant salsa scene in contemporary Japanese culture, which connects to a history of Japan¿s global musical connections. Critical understanding of salsa as soundscape, rather than as a geographically bound musical genre.

OSPKYOTO 52. Topic in Peruvian Nikkei History, Art and Literature. 1-3 Unit.

Japanese-Peruvian history and culture. Influence of Japanese-Peruvian artists and writers in Peruvian and Latin American culture. Possible topics: What are the fictions about Japan and Peru that take part in the establishment of Peruvian Nikkei cultural production? How to tell this literary history? What worldview do their works express? Can we speak of Orientalism (Said), transculturation (Ortiz), heterogeneity (Cornejo Polar), hybridity (García-Canclini and Haraway)? Authors: Watanabe, Iwasaki, Moromisato, and others. Biweekly meetings tailored to student interest.

OSPKYOTO 58. A Journey into the Buddhist Visual Arts of Japan. 4 Units.

Impact of Buddhism on the arts and culture of Japan as seen in the ancient capital of Kyoto. Image production, iconography, representational strategies, as well as the ritual and visual functions of Buddhist sculpture and painting with a focus on selected historical temples and their icons. Also examination of architectural and landscape elements of temple layouts, within which iconographic programs are framed, images are enlivened, and practices centered on these devotional and ritual art.

OSPKYOTO 70. Orientalism @ 40. 1-3 Unit.

Edward Said¿s monumental work of literary and cultural theory, Orientalism, turned forty last year. What can we make of its legacy? How does it read today, especially in the context of a study trip to Japan? The goal of this independent is to analyze and critique this single monograph, while producing a final research paper in its wake.

OSPKYOTO 101K. Third-Year Japanese Language, Culture, and Communication, First Quarter. 5 Units.

Goal is to express thoughts and opinions in paragraph length in spoken and written forms. Materials include current Japanese media and literature for native speakers of Japanese. Cultural and social topics related to Japan and its people. Prerequisite: Placement Tests, JAPANLNG 23. See

OSPKYOTO 103K. Third-Year Japanese Language, Culture, and Communication, Third Quarter. 5 Units.

(Formerly OSPKYOTO 119K). Continuation of 118K. Goal is to express thoughts and opinions in paragraph length in spoken and written forms. Materials include current Japanese media and literature for native speakers of Japanese. Cultural and social topics related to Japan and its people. Prerequisite: JAPANLNG 102 or OSPKYOTO 102K if taken 2012-13 or later (JAPANLNG 118 if taken 2011-12 or earlier).

OSPKYOTO 109K. Probability for Computer Scientists. 5 Units.

Topics include: counting and combinatorics, random variables, conditional probability, independence, distributions, expectation, point estimation, and limit theorems. Applications of probability in computer science including machine learning and the use of probability in the analysis of algorithms. Prerequisites: 103, 106B or X, multivariate calculus at the level of MATH 51 or CME 100 or equivalent.

OSPKYOTO 144K. Introduction to Computer Networking. 3-4 Units.

Principles and practice. Structure and components of computer networks, packet switching, layered architectures. Applications: web/http, voice-over-IP, p2p file sharing and socket programming. Reliable transport: TCP/IP, reliable transfer, flow control, and congestion control. The network layer: names and addresses, routing. Local area networks: ethernet and switches. Wireless networks and network security. Prerequisite: CS 110.

OSPKYOTO 199. Directed Reading. 1-4 Unit.

Course may be repeated for credit.

OSPKYOTO 210K. Advanced Japanese. 5 Units.


Overseas Studies in Madrid Courses

OSPMADRD 8A. Cities and Creativity: Cultural and Architectural Interpretations of Madrid. 4 Units.

Architecture and the city, with a focus on recent currents in the progress of both, such as sustainability, environmentalism and the relationship with nature. Topics underpinned by discussion of theory, and illustrated by a study of the city of Madrid: an example of a hybrid architectural/planning experiential environment that looks to the future with an ambition for modernization.

OSPMADRD 8B. Debating Design: Spanish and International Fashion. 2 Units.

Culture and society in Spain as viewed through the lens of the fashion industry. Social changes, trends, and the evolution of life styles. Industrial, commercial and media involvement in the internationalization of the industry.

OSPMADRD 8C. Appreciating Spanish Music. 2 Units.

Unique aspects of Spanish art music. Participation in concert outings and field trips for live performances of studied repertoire. No previous knowledge of music required.

OSPMADRD 11. Directed Reading on Spanish Language. 1-5 Unit.

Expand knowledge of Spanish language by doing research on a specific linguistic topic from any perspective (e.g. grammar, phonology, history, sociolinguistics, dialectology, etc.). A Directed Reading Proposal must be submitted to the Overseas Studies Office and to the Program Director at least two months prior to the quarter of intended study. A directed reading may be taken only in addition to twelve units of regular coursework offered directly by the Center. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: SPANLANG 102 or equivalent placement. Approval of instructor.

OSPMADRD 12M. Accelerated Second-Year Spanish I. 5 Units.

Intensive sequence integrating language, culture, and geo/sociopolitics of Spain. Emphasis is on achieving advanced proficiency in oral and written discourse, including formal and informal situations, presentational language, and appropriate forms in academic and professional contexts. Prerequisite: one year of college Spanish or 11 or 21B more than two quarters (six months) prior to arriving in Madrid, or equivalent placement.

OSPMADRD 13M. Accelerated Second-Year Spanish II. 5 Units.

Intensive sequence integrating language, culture, and geo/sociopolitics of Spain. Emphasis is on achieving advanced proficiency in oral and written discourse, including formal and informal situations, presentational language, and appropriate forms in academic and professional contexts. Prerequisite: 11 or 21B within two quarters (six months) of arriving in Madrid or 12 or 22B, or equivalent placement.

OSPMADRD 14. Introduction to Spanish Culture. 2 Units.

Required for all Madrid students. Lectures and activities covering a wide selection of culturally and academically significant topics to understand Spain, as well as its international context. Requirements include orientation, study trip, and language pledge compliance.

OSPMADRD 15. Flamenco Dance. 1 Unit.

Practical instruction. The rhythms and styles of flamenco and the expression of feelings proper to this art form which synthesizes song, music, and dance. Zapateado (footwork), braceo (arm positions and movement technique), and choreographies, including Rumba flamenca and Sevillanas. Enrollment limited. May be repeated for credit.

OSPMADRD 17. Directed Reading on Catalan, Galizian, or Basque Languages. 1-5 Unit.

For students interested in studying one of the languages spoken in Spain other than Spanish. A Directed Reading Proposal must be submitted to the Overseas Studies Office and to the Program Director at least two months prior to the quarter of intended study. This directed reading may be taken only in addition to twelve units of regular coursework offered directly by the Center.

OSPMADRD 18. Exploring Music and Society: Understanding Flamenco. 3 Units.

Origins and history of flamenco and its place in Spanish culture, including both theory and actual dance instruction.

OSPMADRD 27. Canarian Night Skies. 4 Units.

Exploration of night skies in Spain's Canary Islands as well as those seen from California. Science for non-majors. Constellations, Solar System, Galactic and Extragalactic objects. Unique characteristics of the Canary Islands as astronomical reserve studied prior to field trip to the Canary Islands. Comparison of naked-eye Canarian and Californian night skies. Study and exploration of relevant astronomical instrumentation as well as representative celestial objects. Astrophotography-related activities. Enrollment limited.

OSPMADRD 34. Sociology of Art. 5 Units.

Concepts related to the process of creation, mediation, reception and consumption of art as well as lifestyles, artistic circuits, and the field of art as a whole using a sociological approach in analyzing artistic practice. Sociological methods for the creation and critique of art. Using an external, sociological approach, contemplate art as a social phenomenon, not addressing the aesthetic and psychological aspects of art, but rather its group features and its value as a political and economic act. Offered at Universidad Complutense.

OSPMADRD 35. Sociology for Design. 5 Units.

Communicative approach to the products of design, allowing for understanding of the temporary and social circuits of Design and their creation. Practices of creation and consumption of design, and on the social framework surrounding the production of objects and images in different cultures. Methods of sociological and anthropological analysis applied to Design.,,Three ways of making objects and images or three "logics of creation,"drawing from Cultural Sociology and the Sociology of Art when classifying objects and images from different periods and latitudes as examples of ways of thinking, creating and using artificial elements according to two criteria: 1st, mythical-unwritten compared with the scientific-written; 2nd, Western versus non-Western origin. Offered at Universidad Complutense.

OSPMADRD 40. Pirates, Soccer, and Dons: A Sampler of Economics and Data Science in Spain. 3 Units.

The goal of this course is to provide an introduction into real-world¿and sometimes surprising¿economic phenomena with modern and historical Spain as the backdrop. The course will also give students a very basic introduction to statistical analysis in R.

OSPMADRD 41. Independent Study on Economic Phenomena in Spain. 1 Unit.

Students may select from the following topics for independent study: microeconomic phenomena in modern-day Spain; the macroeconomy and labor markets in Spain; or economic phenomena in historical Spain. The professor will provide a number of suggested academic papers and resources for the student. Weekly meetings to discuss progress.

OSPMADRD 42. A European Model of Democracy: The Case of Spain. 4 Units.

Current Spanish political system, its main judicial and political institutions, outstanding actors' and the political process of the last decade. Historic antecedents; immediate precedents; and the current political system and life. Relation between the elements that constitute a political system; results of the process of democratization; integration to the EU.

OSPMADRD 43. The Jacobean Star Way and Europe: Society, Politics and Culture. 5 Units.

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. Enrollment limited; instructor approval required.

OSPMADRD 45. Women in Art: Case Study in the Madrid Museums. 4 Units.

Viewing the collections at the Prado Museum through study and analysis of the representations of women. Contemporary literary texts and images that situate paintings in the historical, social, and political conditions that produced the works.

OSPMADRD 46. Drawing with Four Spanish Masters: Goya, Velazquez, Picasso and Dali. 4 Units.

Approaches, techniques, and processes in drawing. Visits to Madrid museums to study paintings and drawings by Goya, Velázquez, Picasso, and Dalí and to explore the experience of drawing. Subject matter: the figure, still life, interiors, landscape, and non-representational drawing. No previous experience required. Enrollment limited.

OSPMADRD 47. Cultural Relations between Spain and the United States:Historical Perceptions and Influences, 1776-2. 4 Units.

Critical historical thinking about international cultural relations, using Spain and U.S. as case studies examples, with references to Atlantic world contexts, from 1776 to the present. Insights into the continuing social and political relevance of their contested legacies. interpretive perspectives grounded in different ideologies, interests and collective identities within both societies. Introduction to pertinent social scientific theory regarding identity formation, self-image, and perceptions of and interactions with ethnic and cultural otherness. Differences between history, historiography and memory through consideration of diverse forms of expression and vehicles of transmission of collective memory.

OSPMADRD 48. Migration and Multiculturality in Spain. 4 Units.

Dimensions of recent migratory phenomena in Spain. Changes in past decades from a country of emigration to one of immigration, and vice versa. North Africa, Latin America, and Eastern Europe on the one side and the rest of Europe on the other. Social concern and public debate resulting from these changes.

OSPMADRD 50. The Cancer Problem: Causes, Treatments, and Prevention. 4 Units.


OSPMADRD 54. Contemporary Spanish Economy and the European Union. 4 Units.

Concepts and methods for analysis of a country's economy with focus on Spain and the EU. Spain's growth and structural change; evolution of Spain's production sectors, agriculture, industry, and services; institutional factors such as the labor market and public sector; Spain's economic international relations, in particular, development of the EU, institutional framework, economic and monetary union, policies related to the European economic integration process, and U.S.-EU relationship.

OSPMADRD 55. Latin Americans in Spain: Cultural Identities, Social Practices, and Migratory Experience. 4 Units.

Shift in recent decades from Spain being a country of emigration to one attractive for immigration, especially for people coming from Latin America. Transnational processes of interculturality, integration and assimilation as illustrated by the different ways that immigrant Spaniards relate to Spanish society in Spain.

OSPMADRD 56. The Political Economy of Spain: A Fragmented Nation within the EU. 3 Units.

Using Spain's interesting and unique political structure, examine how formal institutions of political governance are structured, how the different levels interact with each other, how they connect with the public, and what this means for a citizenry's notion of identity.

OSPMADRD 57. Health Care: A Contrastive Analysis between Spain and the U.S.. 4 Units.

History of health care and evolution of the concept of universal health care based on need not wealth. Contrast with system in U.S. Is there a right to health care and if so, what does it encompass? The Spanish health care system; its major successes and shortcomings. Issues and challenges from an interdisciplinary perspective combining scientific facts with moral, political, and legal philosophy.

OSPMADRD 58. Directed Reading on Political Economy. 3 Units.

Directed reading/tutorial on a wide range of topics in the political economy Spain and the EU, or broadly construed. Demonstrate understanding of key ideas, core issues, and possible implications of alternative hypotheses.

OSPMADRD 59. Independent Study. 1-2 Unit.

Possible Independent Study Topics Include:n(1) The science and ethics of gene editing. [Doudna & Sternberg's A Crack in Creation and articles on CRISPR] (2) The history of molecular biology. [Judson's Eighth Day of Creation and other readings] (3) Readings in cancer biology. [selected papers from the primary literature] (Biology or Human Biology majors).

OSPMADRD 60. Integration into Spanish Society: Service Learning and Professional Opportunities. 4 Units.

Engagement with the real world of Madrid through public service work with NGOs and public service professions such as teaching. Depending on availability, topics relevant to present-day Spain may include: the national health plan, educational system, immigration, prostitution, refugees, youth, and fair trade. Fieldwork, lectures, and research paper. Limited enrollment. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: completion of SPANLANG 11 or 21B or placement.

OSPMADRD 61. Society and Cultural Change: The Case of Spain. 4 Units.

Complexity of socio-cultural change in Spain during the last three decades. Topics include: cultural diversity in Iberian world; social structure; family in Mediterranean cultures; ages and generations; political parties and ideologies; communication and consumption; religion; and leisure activities.

OSPMADRD 72. Issues in Bioethics Across Cultures. 4 Units.

Ethical dilemmas concerning the autonomy and dignity of human beings and other living creatures; principles of justice that rule different realms of private and public life. Interdisciplinary approach to assessing these challenges, combining scientific facts, health care issues, and moral philosophy. Sources include landmark bioethics papers. Prerequisite: completion of SPANLANG 11, 21B or placement, or instructor approval.

OSPMADRD 74. Islam in Spain and Europe: 1300 Years of Contact. 4 Units.

Primary problems and conflicts in the contemporary Islamic world and it relations with the West, as well as the relationship between Spain and Islam throughout history. Special attention to the history of al-Andalus, an Islamic state in the Iberian Peninsula during the Middle Ages, evaluating the importance of its legacy in Europe and in contemporary Spain. Spain¿s leading role in relations between Europe and the Mediterranean Islamic states from the Modern Era to the present day.

OSPMADRD 75. Sefarad: The Jewish Community in Spain. 4 Units.

The legacy of Sefarad, the Jewish community in Spain. Historical evolution of the Sephardic community, under both Muslim and Christian rule, including the culmination of Anti-Semitism in 1492 with the expulsion of the Jews. Cultural contribution of the Hebrew communities in their condition as a social minority, both in al-Andalus, the peninsular Islamic State, and in the peninsular Christian kingdoms.

OSPMADRD 79. Earth and Water Resources' Sustainability in Spain. 3-4 Units.

Interdisciplinary focus on the relationship between earth systems and human activities. Nature and distribution of natural resources, their uses and exploitation, environmental impacts associated with exploitation, and sustainable development initiatives, including the restoration and rehabilitation of the land affected by extraction activities. Water management: understanding of the resource and its location; the development of efficient tools; an associated regulatory apparatus; and economics.

OSPMADRD 80. Word, Image and Power. 4 Units.

Relationships and uses of oral discourse, art, and iconography in politics in different countries through history. Case studies from ancient Egypt, the Greek Paideia, Cesar Augustus, medieval Europe, Spanish modern empire, French revolutionary discourse, and proletarian national identity in Russia and China.

OSPMADRD 84. Madrid Through My Eyes: A Theoreticl/Practical Documentary Film Workshop. 4 Units.

Theoretical and practical view of Spanish language documentary cinema; potential of this type of film making as a form of personal expression. Tools for understanding and analyzing this type of cinema. Creative and analytical reflection on student 's Madrid experience; develop individual visual discourse to portray life in the city by filming a short documentary.

OSPMADRD 86. Literature and Philosophy of Travel. 4 Units.


OSPMADRD 102M. Composition and Writing Workshop for Students in Madrid. 3-5 Units.

Advanced. Writing as craft and process, emphasizing brainstorming, planning, outlining, drafting, revising, style, diction, and editing. Students choose topics related to their studies. Prerequisite: 13, 23B, or equivalent placement.

OSPMADRD 199A. Directed Reading. 1-5 Unit.


Overseas Studies in Oxford Courses

OSPOXFRD 10A. Independent Study: The Novels of Jane Austen. 3 Units.

Read though Jane Austen's novels in the order in which she wrote them, including her unfinished novels, juvenilia and letters.

OSPOXFRD 10B. Independent Study: British Comedy. 2-4 Units.

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.

OSPOXFRD 16. Creative Writing and Human Rights. 5 Units.

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.

OSPOXFRD 22. British Politics Past and Present. 4-5 Units.

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.

OSPOXFRD 23. Topics in Climate Economics and Policy. 1-3 Unit.

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.

OSPOXFRD 28. Oxford and Abroad: Travel Narratives and Historiography of an Academic City. 5 Units.

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.

OSPOXFRD 32. Philosophy of Language. 4-5 Units.

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).

OSPOXFRD 39. Introduction to British Ballet and Contemporary Global Dance in the U.K.. 3 Units.

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.

OSPOXFRD 41. Western Thought: Origins of Twentieth Century Semiotics. 4-5 Units.

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.

OSPOXFRD 45. British Economic Policy since World War II. 4-5 Units.

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.

OSPOXFRD 49. Environmental Economics and Policy. 3-5 Units.

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.

OSPOXFRD 64. Arts in Prison in the U.K.. 4-5 Units.

The UK is home to some of the most exemplary and successful, arts and prisons programs in the world. Arts in Prison in the UK offers BOSP Oxford students an immersive opportunity to explore this little known aspect of the interlinked British criminal justice and cultural systems. Through the dual lens of the arts and social change and cultural tourism, this seminar explores firsthand a range of issues including the linked histories of the U.K. and U.S. legal systems via this unique frame of the arts.

OSPOXFRD 71. Contemporary British Art and Artists. 3-5 Units.

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.

OSPOXFRD 72. Oxford Fantasists. 4-5 Units.

The lives and selected fantasy literature of famous Oxford alumni William Morris (Exeter College), Lewis Carroll (Christ Church), Oscar Wilde (Magdalen), C.S. Lewis (University and Magdalen), and J.R.R. Tolkien (Exeter, Pembroke, and Merton), looking at each writer's unique take on the fantasy genre. To place readings in context, this course will also explore and compare selected source materials used by these writers, including examples of classic "high" and "low" fairy tales, selections from Norse and Welsh mythology, and Arthurian romance.

OSPOXFRD 76. Access, Distinction and Material Culture through Coffee. 4-5 Units.

Each object we come in contact with over the course of any given day brings with it its own accumulation of significances and histories, and helps us to shape our identities. The study of things and their constituent materials is a means to examine exchange, power, identity, and the practices through which things become meaningful. Through the close inspection of a single good we can see the complex accumulation and contestation of themes, meanings, and global connections. Issues of access, inequality, and social capital as explored through the world of goods, beginning with a globally-traded commodity with a rich local history: coffee.

OSPOXFRD 77. Reading and Influencing People. 5 Units.

Understanding and managing human behavior dynamics in the negotiation process. Topics include understanding and influencing leverage, communicating effectively, differentiating interests from positions, using effective table tactics, and optimally closing the deal. Pedagogical goal: systematic understanding of the dynamics individuals typically use in negotiations. Lectures, followed by simulations to combine theory with practice. Intellectual and experiential learning integrated through combination of readings, presentations, and simulations.

OSPOXFRD 81. Displacement and Identity in 20th Century Europe. 4-5 Units.

In Europe, the Twentieth Century saw great population movements brought about by war and destruction, and enabled by unifications and peace. This course uses the methods of cultural history to examine the memoirs and biographies of European academics and intellectuals, with a special focus on those who relocated to Oxford University, as they reflect on the meaning of these relocations for their sense of self.

OSPOXFRD 93. Collecting the World. 4-5 Units.

The art, science, and culture of the creation, transmission and collection of valuable, useful and informative objects and texts before the twentieth century, and the associated theories, purposes, and methods for collecting `worldly' goods and other valuables. Means by which local academic practices engaged with global developments in the arts and sciences through examination of primarily early modern material and intellectual culture in and around Oxfordshire. Assessments of quality, meaning, usage, cultural significance and the reception of material ¿treasures¿ in the storage rooms, vaults, and on display in museums, galleries, and libraries.

OSPOXFRD 117W. Gender and Social Change in Modern Britain. 4-5 Units.

Changes in the social institutions, attitudes, and values in Britain over the past 20 years with specific reference to shifts in gender relations. Demographic, economic and social factors; review of theoretical ideas. Men's and women's shifting roles in a fast-moving society.

OSPOXFRD 195A. Tutorial in Anthropology. 6-7 Units.


OSPOXFRD 195B. Tutorial in Biology. 6-7 Units.


OSPOXFRD 195C. Tutorial in Classics. 6-7 Units.


OSPOXFRD 195F. Tutorial in Economics. 6-7 Units.


OSPOXFRD 195H. Tutorial in Engineering. 6-7 Units.

May be repeat for credit.

OSPOXFRD 195J. Tutorial in Jurisprudence. 6-7 Units.


OSPOXFRD 195L. Tutorial in Health Care. 6-7 Units.

May be repeated for credit.

OSPOXFRD 195M. Tutorial in History of Science. 6-7 Units.


OSPOXFRD 195N. Tutorial in Human Biology. 6-7 Units.


OSPOXFRD 195P. Tutorial: Interdisciplinary. 6-7 Units.


OSPOXFRD 195R. Tutorial in International Relations. 6-7 Units.


OSPOXFRD 195S. Tutorial in Computer Studies. 6-7 Units.


OSPOXFRD 195T. Tutorial in Literature. 6-7 Units.


OSPOXFRD 195U. Tutorial in Music. 6-7 Units.


OSPOXFRD 195V. Tutorial in Philosophy. 6-7 Units.


OSPOXFRD 195W. Tutorial in Physics. 6-7 Units.


OSPOXFRD 195Z. Tutorial in Political Science. 6-7 Units.


OSPOXFRD 196A. Tutorial in Psychology. 6-7 Units.


OSPOXFRD 196B. Tutorial in Religion. 6-7 Units.

Course may be repeated for credit.

OSPOXFRD 196C. Tutorial in Sociology. 6-7 Units.

Course may be repeated for credit.

OSPOXFRD 196E. Tutorial in History. 6-7 Units.

Course may be repeated for credit.

OSPOXFRD 196F. Tutorial in History of Art. 6-7 Units.

Course may be repeated for credit.

OSPOXFRD 196G. Tutorial in Chemistry. 6-7 Units.

Course may be repeated for credit.

OSPOXFRD 196J. Tutorial in Interdisciplinary Area Studies. 6-7 Units.

Course may be repeated for credit.

OSPOXFRD 196K. Tutorial in Zoology. 6-7 Units.

Course may be repeated for credit.

OSPOXFRD 196L. Tutorial in Education. 6-7 Units.


OSPOXFRD 196M. Tutorial in Public Policy. 6-7 Units.

Course may be repeated for credit.

OSPOXFRD 196N. Tutorial in Mathematics. 6-7 Units.

Course may be repeated for credit.

OSPOXFRD 196Q. Tutorial in Computer Science. 6-7 Units.

May be repeated for credit.

OSPOXFRD 196R. Tutorial in Geography. 6-7 Units.

May be repeated for credit.

OSPOXFRD 196S. Tutorial in Business. 6-7 Units.

Course may be repeated for credit.

OSPOXFRD 196V. Tutorial in Medieval and Modern Languages. 6-7 Units.


OSPOXFRD 197A. Tutorial in Anthropology. 6-7 Units.

Course may be repeated for credit.

OSPOXFRD 197B. Tutorial in Biology. 6-7 Units.

Course may be repeated for credit.

OSPOXFRD 197C. Tutorial in Classics. 6-7 Units.

Course may be repeated for credit.

OSPOXFRD 197F. Tutorial in Economics. 6-7 Units.

Course may be repeated for credit.

OSPOXFRD 197J. Tutorial in Jurisprudence. 6-7 Units.

Course may be repeated for credit.

OSPOXFRD 197L. Tutorial in Health Care. 6-7 Units.

Course may be repeated for credit.

OSPOXFRD 197R. Tutorial in International Relations. 6-7 Units.

Course may be repeated for credit.

OSPOXFRD 197S. Tutorial in Computer Studies. 6-7 Units.


OSPOXFRD 197T. Tutorial in English Literature. 6-7 Units.

Course may be repeated for credit.

OSPOXFRD 197U. Tutorial in Music. 6-7 Units.

May be repeated for credit.

OSPOXFRD 197V. Tutorial in Philosophy. 6-7 Units.

May be repeated for credit.

OSPOXFRD 197Z. Tutorial in Political Science. 6-7 Units.

May be repeated for credit.

OSPOXFRD 198A. Tutorial in Psychology. 6-7 Units.

May be repeated for credit.

OSPOXFRD 198B. Tutorial in Religion. 6-7 Units.

May be repeated for credit.

OSPOXFRD 198C. Tutorial in Sociology. 6-7 Units.

May be repeated for credit.

OSPOXFRD 198E. Tutorial in History. 6-7 Units.

May be repeated for credit.

OSPOXFRD 198F. Tutorial in History of Art. 6-7 Units.

May be repeated for credit.

OSPOXFRD 198K. Tutorial in Zoology. 6-7 Units.

May be repeated for credit.

OSPOXFRD 198M. Tutorial in Public Policy. 6-7 Units.

May be repeated for credit.

OSPOXFRD 198N. Tutorial in Mathematics. 6-7 Units.

May be repeated for credit.

OSPOXFRD 199A. Directed Reading A. 2-4 Units.

Course may be repeated for credit.

OSPOXFRD 199B. Directed Reading B. 2-5 Units.

Course may be repeated for credit.

OSPOXFRD 199D. Directed Reading. 1-3 Unit.

Course may be repeated for credit.

Overseas Studies in Paris Courses

OSPPARIS 1A. Accelerated First-Year French, Part 1. 5 Units.

Completes first-year language sequence in two rather than three quarters. All-in-French communicative and interactive approach. Emphasis on the development of French in a contemporary cultural context. Interpretation of diversified materials, written and oral presentations.

OSPPARIS 2A. Accelerated First-Year French, Part 2. 5 Units.

Continuation of FRENLANG 1A. Completes first-year language sequence in two rather than three quarters. All-in-French communicative and interactive approach. Emphasis is on the development of French in a contemporary cultural context. Interpretation of diversified materials, written and oral presentations. Prerequisite: French 1A.

OSPPARIS 10A. Engineering Research Internship. 6 Units.

For Paris Program students with academic experience in electronics, telecommunications or signal and image processing. Under direct guidance of researchers at Institut Supérieur d'Electronique de Paris (ISEP), and where applicable, in collaboration with other French and international graduate students, contribute to the ISEP's ongoing research projects. In French or English.

OSPPARIS 10B. Biology and Bio-Engineering Research Internship. 6 Units.

Biology research opportunity at the Brain & Spinal Cord Institute (ICM) located within the Hospital Pitié-Salpetrière. Team focuses on understanding the disease mechanism of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease). Direct access to patient samples. Cutting-edge experimental methods. Prior research experience in biology lab work required. Students will be expected to work actively two full days a week in the lab, and provide a research report to the instructor at the end of the quarter. Language of instruction: French or English according to student's proficiency.

OSPPARIS 10H. Refugee NGO Internship. 4 Units.

Intern with Konexio, an association working to integrate refugees into French professional life through technology and innovation. Konexio offers regular workshops, a project incubator and a sponsorship program, all using an innovative pedagogy model based on inclusive and collaborative learning. Interact with Konexio community, including refugee participants, communicate with nation and international partners, and help develop existing initiatives. Take part in the global fight against exclusion of refugees, while developing practical skills such as communication, social media, crowd-fund, partnership development, projects coordination.

OSPPARIS 11. Special Internship. 1-6 Unit.

Often initiated by special contacts between students and professionals in France. Involvement may be based more on field work, and activity, rather than on fulfilling traditional academic requirements. Prerequisites: Written permission from the program director.

OSPPARIS 12. Paris Photography Workshop. 3 Units.

Exploration of Paris through camera and lab techniques. Both theoretical and practical aspects of creative photography. Extensive field work. Students must bring camera or phone with camera. Enrollment limited. Taught in English.

OSPPARIS 14. Media Internship. 3 Units.

Case studies and independent research as groundwork for comparative analysis of media on both sides of the Atlantic. Nature of media in the U.S and in France. Media as a means for understanding culture.

OSPPARIS 15. Hospital Mentoring. 3 Units.

Observation of medical services in Paris hospitals. How hospital teams work in France; how medical decisions are made; how patients are treated by nurses and doctors.

OSPPARIS 16A. French Schooling Internship. 2-3 Units.

Working with French schoolchildren in one of three settings: a neighborhood support association in the outskirts of Paris; or two after-school support association in the city. Commitment for a minimum of three hours a week on site plus meetings with internship instructor and a final paper. Number of placements depends on the needs of the sponsoring institutions. Previous work with children advised. Prerequisite: placement into French 22 or higher upon arrival in Paris.

OSPPARIS 19. Arranged Internship 1. 3-6 Units.

Two-quarter stay required unless student places into French 23P or above upon arrival. Internships can be arranged in a number of areas including the arts, architecture, politics, engineering, marketing and PR, media and journalism, health and psychological services, IT, NGO's, research, and hospitality administration.

OSPPARIS 22P. Intermediate French I. 4 Units.

Prerequisite: one year of college French if completed within two quarters of arriving in Paris, or FRENLANG 21C.

OSPPARIS 23. Economic Policy Challenges in France. 5 Units.

Study of economic policy issues to understand options for government intervention and possible outcomes. Combine economic analysis with political science methodology to understand efficient and implementable policy proposals. Topics include taxation, budget, entitlement programs, economic regulation and competition policy, trade, demography, income inequality, and monetary policy. Other timely and salient policy issues incorporated as they arise during the quarter.

OSPPARIS 23P. Intermediate French II. 4 Units.

Prerequisite: FRENLANG 21C within two quarters of arriving in Paris, or FRENLANG 22C or OSPPARIS 22P.

OSPPARIS 24. Introduction to French Society. 2 Units.

Required for Paris program participants. Exploration of meaningful aspects of French society and culture through lectures on history of France, participation in on-site cultural projects with French students, and a series of special encounters, venues and activities through the quarter. May be repeated for credit.

OSPPARIS 30. The Avant Garde in France through Literature, Art, and Theater. 4 Units.

Multiple artistic trends and esthetic theories from Baudelaire to the Nouveau Roman, from the Surrealists to Oulipo, from the theater of cruelty to the theater of the absurd, from the Impressionists to Yves Klein. Interdisciplinary approach to reflect on the meaning of avant garde and modernity in general, and on the question of why revolutionary artists in France remained in search of institutional recognition, nonetheless.

OSPPARIS 32. French History and Politics: Understanding the Present through the Past. 5 Units.

Key aspects of French politics including the constitutional framework, institutions, political parties and ideology, elections, political cultures, religion and politics, political elites and public policy-making, grass-root citizen participation, decentralization and local politics, and the major issues that structure and inform public debate, including attitudes and policies vis-à-vis the US.

OSPPARIS 35. A Taste of History: Exploring the French Culinary Tradition. 2 Units.

Safeguarding of the diversity of gastronomic cultures. How does a country such as France seek to promote itself as a true civilization of gastronomy and wine? What does the idea of the French art de la table exactly imply? How do the specificities of regional culinary products and gastronomic traditions relate to the idea of a French national cuisine? Address these different issues, by tasting and sampling the food and wine of France on site, as a basis for students¿ reflections.

OSPPARIS 36. French Writing Workshop. 3 Units.

Offered upon request for students who have completed an Advanced French course. Focus on French writing style, enabling students to understand and master the subtleties of French writing.

OSPPARIS 40M. An Intro to Making: What is EE. 5 Units.

Is a hands-on class where students learn to make stuff. Through the process of building, you are introduced to the basic areas of EE. Students build a "useless box" and learn about circuits, feedback, and programming hardware, a light display for your desk and bike and learn about coding, transforms, and LEDs, a solar charger and an EKG machine and learn about power, noise, feedback, more circuits, and safety. And you get to keep the toys you build. Prerequisite: CS 106A.

OSPPARIS 41. EAP: Perspective, Volume, and Design. 2 Units.

Mastering the techniques of spatial representation and developing a good visualization of volume. Offered by a major studio arts school in Paris, the "Ecole d'Arts Plastiques" (EAP). Preference for Art Practice, Art History, Product Design, Architecture or STS majors or minors with good language skills. In French. May be repeated for credit.

OSPPARIS 41E. EAP: Sculpture. 2 Units.

Control of volume through use of materials such as clay or plaster in order to master three dimensioned representations. Offered by a major studio arts school in Paris, the ¿Ecole d¿Arts Plastiques¿ (EAP).Preference for Art Practice, Art History, Product Design, Architecture or STS majors or minors with good language skills. In French. May be repeated for credit.

OSPPARIS 42. EAP: Drawing with Live Models. 2 Units.

Solid foundation in drawing; concepts of proportions, composition and analysis through observation. Perception of space, movement and forms. Techniques include: graphite, charcoal, chalk, pastel, watercolor, monotype, markers. Offered by a major studio arts school in Paris, the "Ecole d'Arts Plastiques" (EAP). Preference for Art Practice, Art History, Product Design, Architecture or STS majors or minors with good language skills. In French. May be repeated for credit.

OSPPARIS 43. EAP: Painting and Use of Color. 2 Units.

Different painting techniques for pictorial representation through various themes supporting the development of creativity. Offered by a major studio arts school in Paris, the "Ecole d'Arts Plastiques" (EAP). Preference for Art Practice, Art History, Product Design, Architecture or STS majors or minors with good language skills. In French. May be repeated for credit.

OSPPARIS 44. EAP: Analytical Drawing and Graphic Art. 2 Units.

Focus on observation of a model to be copied. Analysis of one aspect of a general structure while using various materials and techniques in a limited amount of time. Offered by a major studio arts school in Paris, the "Ecole d'Arts Plastiques" (EAP). Preference for Art Practice, Art History, Product Design, Architecture or STS majors or minors with good language skills. In French. May be repeated for credit.

OSPPARIS 44E. EAP: Computer Art. 2 Units.

Learn and develop efficient technique of modern graphic design. Offered by a major studio arts school in Paris, the "Ecole d'Arts Plastiques" (EAP).Preference for Art Practice, Art History, Product Design, Architecture or STS majors or minors with good language skills. In French. May be repeated for credit.

OSPPARIS 46. Independent Study on Influences on Health in France. 1-3 Unit.

Directed readings and independent study opportunities within specific domains exploring influences on health in France from a comparative perspective with other countries. Potential topics for focus include: 1) the medical care system, 2) the social safety net, 3) social cohesion, 4) immigrant communities, 5) health related behaviors within a social context and the social construction of race, each within the context of how this may impact well-being, longevity and life expectancy.

OSPPARIS 49. Why do the French live so long?. 3 Units.

France has had among the highest life expectancies in the world over many decades, and is currently 9thin the World, with a particularly high life expectancy among women, 5thin the world. The United States, despite much more per capita spending on medical care, consistently ranks much lower, currently 31stin the world. This course surveys how aspects of the country of France compare to the United States with respect to contributing to the health and longevity of the population, including medical care, genetics, social cohesion, health related behaviors and social policy. Approach to exploring the contribution of each domain involves historical and contemporary sources from across multiple disciplines.

OSPPARIS 50M. Introductory Science of Materials. 4 Units.

Topics include: the relationship between atomic structure and macroscopic properties of man-made and natural materials; mechanical and thermodynamic behavior of surgical implants including alloys, ceramics, and polymers; and materials selection for biotechnology applications such as contact lenses, artificial joints, and cardiovascular stents. No prerequisite.

OSPPARIS 53. Electricity, Magnetism and Optics with Laboratory. 5 Units.

How are electric and magnetic fields generated by static and moving charges, and what are their applications? How is light related to electromagnetic waves? Represent and analyze electric and magnetic fields to understand electric circuits, motors, and generators. Wave nature of light to explain interference, diffraction, and polarization phenomena; geometric optics to understand how lenses and mirrors form images. Workings and limitations of optical systems such as the eye, corrective vision, cameras, telescopes, and microscopes. Discussions based on the language of algebra and trigonometry. An integrated version of PHYSICS 23 and 24, targeted to premedical students who are studying abroad with integrated labs. Prerequisite: PHYSICS 21 or 21S. This course meets the STEM track requirement for the Paris Program during Winter Quarter 2019-2020.

OSPPARIS 54. The Artist's World: The Workshop, Patronage and Public in 19th and 20th Century France. 4 Units.

Synergy between artists, their workshops, patrons, models and the public in 19th and 20th century France. Weekly sessions in museums, artists' studios, and special venues within and around Paris, attempting to understand the world of the artist, and how, in many cases, this world became not only a place of refuge, but a metaphor of the artistic creation itself.

OSPPARIS 55. Topics in French Literature. 1-3 Unit.

Independent study on topics in modern French literature, culture, and/or literary theory. Students propose a topic to the instructor who will help craft a reading list and appropriate on-site field trips or archives. Weekly meetings; outside work tailored to student interest.

OSPPARIS 70. Realist Paris, Romantic Paris. 5 Units.

Introduction to French literature about Paris during the middle decades of the 19th century when the city was an icon of Western modernity. How did literature both represent the city's political, cultural, and social innovations (realist Paris) - and create fantasies of Paris, romanticizing new urban life and/or the lost past. How did the Paris imagined by writers relate to the historical city? How did literature imagine a new type of individual, freed from old-fashioned social constraints? Who were the heroes - and anti-heroes? Visits to museums with art and historical imagery from the era.

OSPPARIS 72. The Ceilings of Paris. 4 Units.

Seventeenth century transformation of the ceilings of Paris, private and public. Itinerary of this transformation from artists' initial drawings to their finished work. Under the guidance of the curator of 17th century French Drawings in the Louvre Museum, study the original drawings as well as the venues in and around Paris. Sites vary from the most illustrious (Versailles) to the lesser known (Hotel Lauzun). Reflection on the changing social and political aspirations as represented in these new artistic forms. Language of instruction: French.

OSPPARIS 81. France During the Second World War: Between History and Memory. 5 Units.

French politics and society from the causes of the collapse of the French Third Republic and the emergence of the French State at Vichy. The political and cultural measures of this regime in the shadow of Nazi Germany. Anti-Jewish laws and action; deportations by Vichy, the Germans, the French Fascists, and reactions to the fate of the Jews. Visions of the Resistance, the combat for liberation, and WW II in the collective memory of France.

OSPPARIS 85. The Louvre: A Journey through France. 1 Unit.

The Louvre as the starting point for intimately understanding France through its art. Explore French painting, the artists who created them, and the world they depicted throughout the 18th and 19th century.

OSPPARIS 91. The Future of Globalization: Economics, Politics and the Environment. 5 Units.

Economic and political impact of globalization on France and the EU and influence of France and the EU on the process of globalization. Issues of sovereignty and national identity for France; protection from versus integration into the network of globalization.

OSPPARIS 92. Building Paris: Its History, Architecture, and Urban Design. 4 Units.

The development of Parisian building and architecture from the 17th century to the present. Interaction of tradition and innovation in its transformation and its historical, political, and cultural underpinnings. Visits and case studies throughout Paris illustrate the formation of the city landscape and its culture.

OSPPARIS 97. Le Grand Paris: Paris of the 21st Century. 4 Units.

Urban change and urban policies in France. Characteristics of the French political, social and administrative model as illustrated by the city of Paris. As the capital, Paris is a concern of the State and has been progressively transformed into a complex and conflictual political arena. As a world city, Paris is undergoing social and economic changes that are shaping the future of the entire metropolitan area. Students will explore these two trends (global and national) throughout the course.

OSPPARIS 98. Global Health Systems: the Future. 5 Units.

Globalization of health the world over and consideration of its development in the future. Need to develop a system that protects the global community rather than compare different systems. Risks, illnesses, epidemics, chronic diseases and crises go beyond countries¿ frontiers and require countries to cooperate and coordinate their operations with one another. Best practices of each country in the fields of public health policies, medical and information technologies, health economics, social makeup and society, epistemology and ethic. Countries to be studied selected from the following: USA, Canada, Brazil, Germany, UK, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, France, Russian Federation, South Africa, India, China and Singapore.

OSPPARIS 102. The Intimate Louvre. 1 Unit.

In the Louvre, the largest museum in the world, focus on smaller paintings. Objectives: first, to see paintings from a fresh perspective, contemplating sketches, artists¿ first drafts before seeing the final version; secondly, to approach art freely and without complex, exploring details, texture and expression rather than official representation; finally, to come to terms with the museum itself, transforming this enormous palace into a visual ¿home¿ over the quarter. Each session devoted to a different period of French art from the 17th to the 19th century. Course enrollment limited to 15 (first come, first served basis).

OSPPARIS 103A. French Lecture Series 1. 1 Unit.

May be repeated for credit.

OSPPARIS 104A. French Lecture Series 2. 1 Unit.

May be repeated for credit.

OSPPARIS 105A. Sorbonne Lecture Series. 1 Unit.

May be repeated for credit.

OSPPARIS 122X. Europe and its Challenges Today. 4-5 Units.

European integration is now an economic, social, and political reality. This integration has a history of mutation and a transformation of its very foundation. Topics: the evolution of welfare states, elites, political parties, and systems in Europe; lobbies, trade unions, voluntary associations, social movements, popular protest, citizenship, democracy.

OSPPARIS 180. Paris Special Topics. 1-6 Unit.

May be repeated for credit.

OSPPARIS 186F. Contemporary African Literature in French. 4 Units.

Focus is on African writers and those of the diaspora, bound together by a common history of slave trade, bondage, colonization, and racism. Their works belong to the past, seeking to save an oral heritage of proverbs, story tales, and epics, but they are also contemporary.

OSPPARIS 195C. Paris University: Health and Science 1. 1-6 Unit.

May be repeated for credit.

OSPPARIS 196C. Paris University: Humanities 1. 1-6 Unit.

May be repeated for credit.

OSPPARIS 196D. Paris University: Humanities 2. 1-6 Unit.

May be repeated for credit.

OSPPARIS 197C. Paris University: Social Science 1. 1-6 Unit.


OSPPARIS 198A. International Design and Construction Project. 6 Units.

Working as part of a French team of designers and engineers, invent a new product and present it to a jury of professors from French Institutes. While engineers insure the product functions and designers insure ease of use, Stanford students additionally help assess whether product will be used locally or globally. Language of instruction: French.

OSPPARIS 198C. Paris University: Engineering 1. 1-6 Unit.


OSPPARIS 199A. Directed Reading A. 1-6 Unit.


OSPPARIS 199B. Directed Reading B. 1-6 Unit.


OSPPARIS 199C. Directed Reading: C. 1-6 Unit.


Overseas Studies in Santiago Courses

OSPSANTG 12S. Accelerated Second-Year Spanish, Part I: Chilean Emphasis. 5 Units.

Intensive sequence integrating language, culture, and sociopolitics of Chile. Emphasis is on achieving advanced proficiency in oral and written discourse including formal and informal situations, presentational language, and appropriate forms in academic and professional contexts. Prerequisite: one year of college Spanish, or 11 or 21B if taken more than two quarters prior to arriving in Santiago.

OSPSANTG 13S. Accelerated Second-Year Spanish, Part II: Chilean Emphasis. 5 Units.

Intensive sequence integrating language, culture, and sociopolitics of Chile. Emphasis is on achieving advanced proficiency in oral and written discourse including formal and informal situations, presentational language, and appropriate forms in academic and professional contexts. Prerequisite: 11 or 21B within two quarters of arriving in Santiago, or 12 or 22B.

OSPSANTG 14. Women Writers of Latin America in the 20th Century. 4-5 Units.

Key figures in poetry, narrative fiction, theater, and testimonio, such as Mistral, Garro, Lispector, Poniatowska, Valenzuela, Eltit and Menchú. Close reading technique. Issues raised in literary texts that reflect the evolution of the condition of women in Latin America during the period. Topics include gender differences and relationships, tradition versus transgression, relationship between changes in the status of women and other egalitarian transformations, and women writers and the configuration of literary canons.

OSPSANTG 29. Sustainable Cities: Comparative Transportation Systems in Latin America. 5 Units.

Energy and environmental challenges resulting from the growing size and complexity in Latin American cities. Key issues: way in which public authorities deal with the dynamics of urban growth and complexity; related environmental and energy issues, particularly related to different public transportation models. Systemic approach as seen in Curtiba, Bogota, Santiago, and Medellin. Analysis centering on different approaches used to tackle these related issues; different institutional strategies.

OSPSANTG 30. Short Latin American Fiction of the 20th Century. 4-5 Units.

Introduction to short narrative fiction produced in Latin America during the 20th Century. Key features of the short story genre, as defined by Chekhov in the 19th Century and redefined by Kafka and Borges in the 20th Century. Main literary movements of the period in Latin America, including Regionalism, Social Realism, the Avant-Garde, the Boom of the 1960s and Magical Realism, the Post-Boom, etc. Close reading course with strong emphasis on analysis and discussion of the required texts. Readings placed in the context of the main developments in Latin American history and culture in the period.

OSPSANTG 33. Spanish Language Tutorial. 2 Units.

Prerequisite: two years of college Spanish or equivalent placement.May be repeated for credit.

OSPSANTG 40. Academic Internship. 2 Units.

May be repeated for credit.

OSPSANTG 42. Independent Study in Mechanical Engineering Design and Analysis. 1-2 Unit.

Independent study offered on topics in Mechanical Engineering Design and Analysis. Students may: (a) propose a topic to the instructor who will help craft a reading list and a study guide, (b) learn how to use a commercially available code for mechanical design and analysis, such as ANSYS or SolidWorks, which could be carried out together with a mechanical design project proposed by the student. Weekly meetings; work tailored to student interest.

OSPSANTG 43. Structure and Shape: From the Colonial Past to the Present. 3 Units.

Considering the architectural remnants of South America¿s colonial past, explore how elegant shapes such as arches, vaults and domes stem from structural considerations, the perfect marriage of beauty and function. Through the ages up to today¿s structures, which in Santiago are designed to withstand strong earthquakes. Basic ideas on strength of materials and structural mechanics. Lectures, hands-on experiments and designs, discussions, and visits to landmark structures.

OSPSANTG 51. Topics in Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Chile. 1-2 Unit.

Students may choose from the following or related topics for independent work: The VC and Start-up Funding Eco-System in Chile; The Experience of "Start-up Chile"; Innovation Within Big Companies; Online Marketplaces in Chile and Latin America; Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Weekly meetings to discuss progress.

OSPSANTG 58. Living Chile: A Land of Extremes. 5 Units.

Physical, ecological, and human geography of Chile. Perceptions of the Chilean territory and technologies of study. Flora, fauna, and human adaptations to regional environments. Guest lectures; field trips; workshops.

OSPSANTG 62. Topics in Chilean History. 4-5 Units.

Independent study topics concerning any aspect of Chilean history such as independence and nation building, social and economic development, ideas and culture, dictatorship and democracy. Research paper based on primary and secondary sources.

OSPSANTG 63. Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Latin America. 3 Units.

Using the Chilean experience, study challenges and opportunities arising from the Latin American entrepreneurship and innovation eco-system. Sectors covered include technology, services, marketplaces, retail, natural resources, energy, biotech, and social innovation. Also the public policy environment as well as the funding one. Guest speakers include entrepreneurs, investors, academics, and policy makers.

OSPSANTG 68. The Emergence of Nations in Latin America. 4-5 Units.

Major themes of 19th-century Latin American history, including independence from Spain, the emergence of nation states, and the development of a new social, political, and economic order.

OSPSANTG 71. Santiago: Urban Planning, Public Policy, and the Built Environment. 5 Units.

Santiago's growth and development over time and in comparison to other mega cities in the world; impact of urban highways on the built environment; shopping malls and the development of new urban sub-centers. Topics: brief history of the city, from 1541 to1940; urban development since 1940; the 1960 Inter-communal Urban Plan; planning and the configuration of modern Santiago; housing policy as an instrument to combat poverty; social housing policy and Santiago's built environment.

OSPSANTG 76. Urban Water. 4 Units.

Technical, economic, institutional, social, policy, and legal aspects of urban water using case studies (focus on South America when possible). Link between water and human and ecosystem health, drinking water and wastewater treatment methods, as well as policies and guidelines on water and wastewater, and the role of various stakeholders including institutions and the public, in the outcome of water conflicts. Details of nuanced conflicts over water through case studies using discussion and debate. In laboratory module measure water contaminants. Field work includes sampling the Mapocho River (across the street from the Santiago campus) and measuring concentrations of Escherichia coli and enterococci bacteria. Academic field trip to local wastewater treatment plant. Course themes: scientific uncertainty; institutions, stakeholders, and human behavior matter; and complexity of the coupled human-ecosystem-urban water system. .

OSPSANTG 77. Independent Study in Environmental Engineering. 1-3 Unit.

Potential independent study topics include: 1) Drinking water and surface water regulations and their implementation in Chile versus the US, 2) Stakeholders in urban water in Santiago versus those in California in the US, 3) History of the world bank's role in Santiago's urban water, 4) Privatization of water in South America, 5) Trends in water quality in the Mapocho River. Other topics focused on urban water including coastal water quality are also possible subject to student interest. Weekly to bi-weekly meetings to review progress. Final paper and presentation required to summarize activities and findings.

OSPSANTG 102S. Composition and Writing Workshop for Students in Santiago. 3-5 Units.

Advanced. Writing as craft and process: brainstorming, planning, outlining, drafting, revising, style, diction, and editing. Non-Spanish majors or minors may choose topics related to their studies. Prerequisite: SPANLANG 13C, 13R, 13S, 23B, or equivalent.

OSPSANTG 116X. Modernization and its Discontents: Chilean Politics at the Turn of the Century. 5 Units.

Chile's strides towards becoming a developed country have engendered high levels of alienation and disaffection among significant sectors of the population. The roots of this apparent paradox of modernization, focusing on newly emerging actors in the Chilean political scene: Mapuche organizations, women's groups, the environmental movement, and new features of the established ones like trade unions and human rights activists.

OSPSANTG 119X. The Chilean Economy: History, International Relations, and Development Strategies. 5 Units.

The Chilean economy in five stages, taking into account: the international economic position of Chile; internal economic structures closely related to the inherited historical conditions and to the changing international economic position of the country; and the economic strategies prevalent during the period and the concrete development policies conducted by government authorities.