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LAW 727: Regulating the Quality and Safety of Health Care

Concerns about the quality of health care, along with concerns about its cost and accessibility, are the focal points of American health policy. This course will consider how legislators, courts, and professional groups attempt to safeguard the quality and safety of the health care patients receive. The course approaches regulation in a broad sense. We will cover regimes for determining who may deliver health care services (e.g. licensing and accreditation agencies), legal and ethical obligations providers owe to patients (e.g.

Childhood and Children: Culture in East Asia

Literature for children often reflects society's deepest-held convictions and anxieties, and is therefore a critical site for the examination of what is deemed to be the most imperative knowledge for the young generation. In this respect, the analysis of both texts and visual culture for children, including prose, poetry, folk tales, film, and picture books illuminates prevalent discourses of national identity, family, education and gender.

Intimate Encounters: Reading and Translating Modern Korean Literature

Whether for pleasure or as a means of advancing our academic task tasks, reading is something we do a lot of, all the time–and usually very quickly. "Intimate encounters" is designed to show us down in order to draw our attention to the nuances embedded in the language of literature–and help us improve our reading skills in Korean. And nothing "slows you down" and compels you to consider the craft of writing than taking on the role of translator. The readers/translator must develop sensitivity to the explicit and implicit subtleties of the original, and at the same time must be able to bring those nuances alive into Enlgish. The works we will read together are designed to help us understand Korean literature both historically and thematically. We will read the primary texts closely; at the same time, we will also read, when appropriate, secondary sources that will enrich our understanding of the larger historical and theoretical issues.

Health and Healthcare Systems in East Asia

China, Japan, and both Koreas. Healthcare economics as applied to East Asian health policy, including economic development, population aging, infectious disease outbreaks (SARS, avian flu), social health insurance, health service delivery, payment incentives, competition, workforce policy, pharmaceutical industry, and regulation. No prior knowledge of economics or healthcare required.

U.S. Policy toward Northeast Asia

Case study approach to the study of contemporary U.S. policy towards Japan, Korea, and China. Historical evolution of U.S. foreign policy and the impact of issues such as democratization, human rights, trade, security relations, military modernization, and rising nationalism on U.S. policy. Case studies include U.S.-Japan trade tensions, anti-Americanism in Korea, and cross-straits relations between China and Taiwan.

The Political Economy of the Arab Revolutions

Many observers prefer to interpret the popular uprisings that swept through the Middle East in 2011 as a mere reaction to decades of authoritarian rule and human rights abuses. Conversely, others have underlined the deeper and more structural socio-economic drivers of revolt. This course aims at providing an in-depth analysis of Arab revolutions by employing the tools of political economy and departing from the conviction that revolts are the culmination of lengthy and complex processes rather than just occasional breakdown of authoritarian regimes

EAST House Seminar: Current Issues and Debates in Education

Education and Society Theme (EAST) House seminar. In autumn quarter, faculty and other scholars from around the University discuss the latest issues, debates, and research in the field of Education. In winter quarter, research and practice pertaining to sex, gender, and education are presented by professionals and scholars. In the spring, the seminar revolves around race, ethnicity, and higher education with a particular emphasis on Asian American issues.

Foreign Legal Study

This course is for J.D. students who have been approved by the Law School to study at Bucerius Law School (Hamburg, Germany), European University Institute (Florence, Italy), Waseda University Law School (Tokyo, Japan), CIDE - Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (Mexico City, Mexico), Peking University Law School (Beijing, China), or the National University of Singapore (Singapore).

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