Courses on the American West

Each year, Stanford University offers dozens of courses related to the study of the North American West across a wide range of departments and programs. In addition to offering classes like our interdisciplinary spring quarter course The American West, and a number of courses on local government, The Bill Lane Center for the American West curates a listing of courses related to the American West.

Title
Instructor
Quarter
Day, Time, Location

AFRICAAM 169A
The course is part of an ongoing research project that examines the consequences of longterm social, economic, and political changes in ethnic and race relations in in urban California. The required readings, discussions, and service learning...

McKibben, C. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Autumn

AFRICAAM 169C
This course is part of an ongoing research project that examines the consequences of social, demographic, economic, and political changes in ethnic and race relations in in urban California. Students taking this course will construct will investigate...

2022 - 2023
Winter

AMSTUD 68N
Preference to freshmen. Mark Twain defined the rhythms of our prose and the contours of our moral map. He recognized our extravagant promise and stunning failures, our comic foibles and  tragic flaws. He is viewed as the most American of American...

Fishkin, S. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Autumn

Monday Wednesday
3:00 PM
4:20 PM

AMSTUD 124A
The American West is characterized by frontier mythology, vast distances, marked aridity, and unique political and economic characteristics. This course integrates several disciplinary perspectives into a comprehensive examination of Western North...

2022 - 2023
Spring

AMSTUD 124A
The American West is characterized by frontier mythology, vast distances, marked aridity, and unique political and economic characteristics. This course integrates several disciplinary perspectives into a comprehensive examination of Western North...

Slate, D. (TA)
Cain, B. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

Tuesday Thursday
1:30 PM
2:50 PM

AMSTUD 146A
Introduction to the work of an American writer, beloved by general readers, often reviled by critics, whose career spanned from the Great Depression through World War II to the social upheavals of the 1960s. Focus on the social and political contexts...

2022 - 2023
Spring

AMSTUD 146A
Introduction to the work of an American writer, beloved by general readers, often reviled by critics, whose career spanned from the Great Depression through World War II to the social upheavals of the 1960s. Focus on the social and political contexts...

Liu, T. (TA)
Burnett Valverde, A. (TA)
Touma, A. (TA)
Jones, G. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

AMSTUD 146A
Introduction to the work of an American writer, beloved by general readers, often reviled by critics, whose career spanned from the Great Depression through World War II to the social upheavals of the 1960s. Focus on the social and political contexts...

Burnett Valverde, A. (TA)

2022 - 2023
Spring

AMSTUD 146A
Introduction to the work of an American writer, beloved by general readers, often reviled by critics, whose career spanned from the Great Depression through World War II to the social upheavals of the 1960s. Focus on the social and political contexts...

2022 - 2023
Spring

AMSTUD 146A
Introduction to the work of an American writer, beloved by general readers, often reviled by critics, whose career spanned from the Great Depression through World War II to the social upheavals of the 1960s. Focus on the social and political contexts...

2022 - 2023
Spring

AMSTUD 146A
Introduction to the work of an American writer, beloved by general readers, often reviled by critics, whose career spanned from the Great Depression through World War II to the social upheavals of the 1960s. Focus on the social and political contexts...

2022 - 2023
Spring

AMSTUD 146A
Introduction to the work of an American writer, beloved by general readers, often reviled by critics, whose career spanned from the Great Depression through World War II to the social upheavals of the 1960s. Focus on the social and political contexts...

2022 - 2023
Spring

AMSTUD 146A
Introduction to the work of an American writer, beloved by general readers, often reviled by critics, whose career spanned from the Great Depression through World War II to the social upheavals of the 1960s. Focus on the social and political contexts...

2022 - 2023
Spring

AMSTUD 150X
This class will examine the history of San Francisco from Native American and colonial settlement through the present. Focus is on social, environmental, and political history, with the theme of power in the city. Topics include Native Americans, the...

2022 - 2023
Spring

AMSTUD 163
Through case studies with a focus on the San Francisco Bay Area, guest speakers, selective readings and interactive assignments, this survey course seeks to demystify the concept of land use for the non-city planner. This introductory course will...

Quinn, H. (TA)
Rich, D. (PI)
von Borck, J. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

AMSTUD 169
The course is part of an ongoing research project that examines the consequences of longterm social, economic, and political changes in ethnic and race relations in in urban California. The required readings, discussions, and service learning...

McKibben, C. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Autumn

AMSTUD 169B
This course is part of an ongoing research project that examines the consequences of social, demographic, economic, and political changes in ethnic and race relations in in urban California. Students taking this course will construct will investigate...

2022 - 2023
Winter

AMSTUD 186D
This lecture course explores the work of artists, craftspeople, and laborers of Asian descent from 1850-present. Rather than a discrete identity category, we approach ¿Asian American¿ as an expansive, relational term that encompasses heterogenous...

Kwon, M. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Autumn

Monday Wednesday
3:00 PM
4:20 PM

ARTHIST 152
The American West is characterized by frontier mythology, vast distances, marked aridity, and unique political and economic characteristics. This course integrates several disciplinary perspectives into a comprehensive examination of Western North...

Slate, D. (TA)
Cain, B. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

Tuesday Thursday
1:30 PM
2:50 PM

ARTHIST 186B
This lecture course explores the work of artists, craftspeople, and laborers of Asian descent from 1850-present. Rather than a discrete identity category, we approach ¿Asian American¿ as an expansive, relational term that encompasses heterogenous...

Kwon, M. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Autumn

Monday Wednesday
3:00 PM
4:20 PM

CEE 1
Field trips visiting environmental systems installations in Northern California, including coastal, freshwater, and urban infrastructure. Requirements: Several campus meetings, and field trips. Enrollment limited; priority given to undergraduates who...

Hildemann, L. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

Tuesday Thursday
1:30 PM
2:50 PM

CEE 6
An introduction to the modern study of complex systems with cities as an organizing focus. Topics will include: cities as interacting systems; cities as networks; flows of resources and information through cities; principles of organization, self...

2022 - 2023
Spring

CEE 118Y
The complex urban problems affecting quality of life in the Bay Area, from housing affordability and transportation congestion to economic vitality and social justice, are already perceived by many to be intractable, and will likely be exacerbated by...

2022 - 2023
Winter

CEE 126Y
Environmental disasters are striking with alarming frequency. Many, including wildfires and ecosystem collapse, are hitting California. The winter 2019 Hard Earth series will feature biweekly talks by Stanford graduate students whose research probes...

2022 - 2023
Winter

CEE 136
Cities and urban areas have always been transformed by major external changes like pandemics and public health crises. California is both in the midst of its greatest economic recession since the Great Depression and experiencing a pandemic that has...

2022 - 2023
Winter

CEE 141A
Infrastructure is critical to the economy, global competitiveness and quality of life. Topics include energy, transportation, water, public facilities, and communications sectors. Analysis of the condition of the nation's infrastructure and how...

Moscovich, J. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Autumn

Monday Wednesday
8:30 AM
10:20 AM

CEE 173
This course explores both quantitatively and qualitatively - technical, economic, institutional, social, policy, and legal aspects of urban water. The course will include lectures and discussions covering the following themes (1) history of urban...

2022 - 2023
Spring

CEE 175A
This interdisciplinary course integrates the legal, scientific, and policy dimensions of how we characterize and manage resource use and allocation along the California coast. We will use this geographic setting as the vehicle for exploring more...

2022 - 2023
Spring

CEE 175A
This interdisciplinary course integrates the legal, scientific, and policy dimensions of how we characterize and manage resource use and allocation along the California coast. We will use this geographic setting as the vehicle for exploring more...

2022 - 2023
Spring

CEE 214
The next wave of technological innovation and globalization will affect our countries, our societies, and ourselves. This interdisciplinary course provides an introduction to frontier technology, the intersection where radical forward thinking and...

Fischer, M. (PI)
Fu, E. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Winter

Tuesday
4:30 PM
5:50 PM

CEE 218Y
The complex urban problems affecting quality of life in the Bay Area, from housing affordability and transportation congestion to economic vitality and social justice, are already perceived by many to be intractable, and will likely be exacerbated by...

2022 - 2023
Winter

CEE 236
Cities and urban areas have always been transformed by major external changes like pandemics and public health crises. California is both in the midst of its greatest economic recession since the Great Depression and experiencing a pandemic that has...

2022 - 2023
Winter

CEE 246B
Introduction to the Real Estate Development Process from conception, feasibility analysis, due diligence, entitlements, planning, financing, market analysis, contract negotiation, construction, marketing, asset management and disposition. Pro-forma...

Koen, N. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

Monday Wednesday
5:30 PM
6:50 PM

CEE 248
This course will offer students an introduction to Real Estate Development. Senior Principals from Sares Regis, a regional commercial and residential real estate development company, will cover topics on all aspects of the development process. Guest...

Birdwell, J. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

Tuesday Thursday
12:00 PM
1:20 PM

CEE 263G
This seminar provides an in-depth analysis of the role of California state agencies and Western energy organizations in driving energy policy development, technology innovation, and market structures, in California, the West and internationally. The...

Cain, B. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

Wednesday
10:30 AM
11:20 AM

CEE 265F
Adaptation to climate change will not only require new infrastructure and policies, but it will also challenge our local, state and national governments to collaborate across jurisdictional lines in ways that include many different types of private...

2022 - 2023
Spring

COMPLIT 348
A border is a force of containment that inspires dreams of being overcome, crossed, and cursed; motivates bodies to climb over walls; and threatens physical harm. This graduate seminar places into comparative dialogue a variety of perspectives from...

2022 - 2023
Winter

CSRE 29SI
In the current political landscape, many political stakeholders have endorsed anti-immigrant policies using inflammatory rhetoric that has disturbed American attitudes toward immigration. This course challenges the underlying assumptions of this...

2022 - 2023
Winter

CSRE 141
Neighborhoods in the Bay Area and around the world are undergoing a transformation known as gentrification. Middle- and upper-income people are moving into what were once low-income areas, and housing costs are on the rise. Tensions between newcomers...

Kahan, M. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

CSRE 156
After decades of decline, U.S. cities today are undergoing major transformations. Young professionals are flocking to cities instead of fleeing to the suburbs. Massive increases in immigration have transformed the racial and ethnic diversity of...

2022 - 2023
Winter

CSRE 156
After decades of decline, U.S. cities today are undergoing major transformations. Young professionals are flocking to cities instead of fleeing to the suburbs. Massive increases in immigration have transformed the racial and ethnic diversity of...

Hwang, J. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Winter

Tuesday Thursday
3:00 PM
4:20 PM

CSRE 260
The course is part of an ongoing research project that examines the consequences of longterm social, economic, and political changes in ethnic and race relations in in urban California. The required readings, discussions, and service learning...

McKibben, C. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Autumn

EARTHSYS 46N
Preference to freshmen. Field trips to sites in the Elkhorn Slough, a small agriculturally impacted estuary that opens into Monterey Bay, a model ecosystem for understanding the complexity of estuaries, and one of California's last remaining coastal...

Francis, C. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

Tuesday Thursday
10:30 AM
11:50 AM

EARTHSYS 131
Interactive, seminar-style sessions expose students to diverse career pathways in sustainability. Professionals from a variety of careers discuss their work, their career development and decision-points in their career pathways, as well as life style...

2022 - 2023
Spring

EARTHSYS 131
Interactive, seminar-style sessions expose students to diverse career pathways in sustainability. Professionals from a variety of careers discuss their work, their career development and decision-points in their career pathways, as well as life style...

Saltzman, J. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Winter

Wednesday
2:30 PM
3:20 PM

EARTHSYS 160
Community-engaged learning course that exposes students to sustainability concepts and urban planning as a tool for determining sustainable outcomes in the Bay Area. The focus will be on land use and transportation planning to housing and employment...

Kos, R. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

EARTHSYS 168
Through case studies with a focus on the San Francisco Bay Area, guest speakers, selective readings and interactive assignments, this survey course seeks to demystify the concept of land use for the non-city planner. This introductory course will...

Quinn, H. (TA)
Rich, D. (PI)
von Borck, J. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

EDUC 340
Western medicine's definition of health as the absence of sickness, disease, or pathology; Native American cultures' definition of health as the beauty of physical, spiritual, emotional, and social things, and sickness as something out of balance...

LaFromboise, T. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

Wednesday
10:30 AM
1:20 PM

ENGLISH 68N
Preference to freshmen. Mark Twain defined the rhythms of our prose and the contours of our moral map. He recognized our extravagant promise and stunning failures, our comic foibles and  tragic flaws. He is viewed as the most American of American...

Fishkin, S. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Autumn

Monday Wednesday
3:00 PM
4:20 PM

ENGLISH 93Q
From Whitman to Kerouac, Alec Soth to Georgia O'Keeffe, the lure of travel has inspired many American artists to pack up their bags and hit the open road. In this course we will be exploring the art and literature of the great American road trip. We...

Carlson-Wee, K. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

ENGLISH 124
The American West is characterized by frontier mythology, vast distances, marked aridity, and unique political and economic characteristics. This course integrates several disciplinary perspectives into a comprehensive examination of Western North...

Slate, D. (TA)
Cain, B. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

Tuesday Thursday
1:30 PM
2:50 PM

ENGLISH 146A
Introduction to the work of an American writer, beloved by general readers, often reviled by critics, whose career spanned from the Great Depression through World War II to the social upheavals of the 1960s. Focus on the social and political contexts...

Liu, T. (TA)
Burnett Valverde, A. (TA)
Touma, A. (TA)
Jones, G. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

ENGLISH 146A
Introduction to the work of an American writer, beloved by general readers, often reviled by critics, whose career spanned from the Great Depression through World War II to the social upheavals of the 1960s. Focus on the social and political contexts...

Burnett Valverde, A. (TA)

2022 - 2023
Spring

ENGLISH 146A
Introduction to the work of an American writer, beloved by general readers, often reviled by critics, whose career spanned from the Great Depression through World War II to the social upheavals of the 1960s. Focus on the social and political contexts...

Burnett Valverde, A. (TA)

2022 - 2023
Spring

ENGLISH 146A
Introduction to the work of an American writer, beloved by general readers, often reviled by critics, whose career spanned from the Great Depression through World War II to the social upheavals of the 1960s. Focus on the social and political contexts...

Touma, A. (TA)

2022 - 2023
Spring

ENGLISH 146A
Introduction to the work of an American writer, beloved by general readers, often reviled by critics, whose career spanned from the Great Depression through World War II to the social upheavals of the 1960s. Focus on the social and political contexts...

Touma, A. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

ENGLISH 146A
Introduction to the work of an American writer, beloved by general readers, often reviled by critics, whose career spanned from the Great Depression through World War II to the social upheavals of the 1960s. Focus on the social and political contexts...

Liu, T. (TA)

2022 - 2023
Spring

ENGLISH 146A
Introduction to the work of an American writer, beloved by general readers, often reviled by critics, whose career spanned from the Great Depression through World War II to the social upheavals of the 1960s. Focus on the social and political contexts...

Liu, T. (TA)

2022 - 2023
Spring

ESS 118Y
The complex urban problems affecting quality of life in the Bay Area, from housing affordability and transportation congestion to economic vitality and social justice, are already perceived by many to be intractable, and will likely be exacerbated by...

2022 - 2023
Winter

ESS 218Y
The complex urban problems affecting quality of life in the Bay Area, from housing affordability and transportation congestion to economic vitality and social justice, are already perceived by many to be intractable, and will likely be exacerbated by...

2022 - 2023
Winter

GEOLSCI 118X
The complex urban problems affecting quality of life in the Bay Area, from housing affordability and transportation congestion to economic vitality and social justice, are already perceived by many to be intractable, and will likely be exacerbated by...

2022 - 2023
Autumn

GEOPHYS 90
Is the "Big One" overdue in California? What kind of damage would that cause? What can we do to reduce the impact of such hazards in urban environments? Does "fracking" cause earthquakes and are we at risk? Is the United States vulnerable to a giant...

Segall, P. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

Monday Wednesday Friday
10:30 AM
11:20 AM

HISTORY 151
The American West is characterized by frontier mythology, vast distances, marked aridity, and unique political and economic characteristics. This course integrates several disciplinary perspectives into a comprehensive examination of Western North...

Slate, D. (TA)
Cain, B. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

Tuesday Thursday
1:30 PM
2:50 PM

ILAC 348
A border is a force of containment that inspires dreams of being overcome, crossed, and cursed; motivates bodies to climb over walls; and threatens physical harm. This graduate seminar places into comparative dialogue a variety of perspectives from...

2022 - 2023
Winter

LAW 7051
Local governments exert tremendous influence over socioeconomics, race relations, environmental health, political power, and housing and real estate. This public law course will investigate the law of these governments (including cities, counties...

Anderson, M. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Winter

Monday Wednesday
2:15 PM
3:45 PM

MED 159
Required for students participating in the Community Health in Oaxaca summer program. Introduction to the health literacy and health-seeking behaviors of Oaxacan and other Mexican migrants; the health challenges these groups face. Through discussion...

Heaney, C. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

Tuesday
3:00 PM
4:20 PM

NATIVEAM 109A
Cases, legislation, comparative justice models, and historical and cultural material. The interlocking relationships of tribal, federal, and state governments. Emphasis is on economic development, religious freedom, and environmental justice issues...

Biestman, K. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Winter

NATIVEAM 115
This course incorporates a Native American perspective in the assigned readings and is an introduction to Native American History from contact with Europeans to the present. History, from a Western perspective, is secular and objectively evaluative...

Red Shirt, D. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Winter

NATIVEAM 240
Western medicine's definition of health as the absence of sickness, disease, or pathology; Native American cultures' definition of health as the beauty of physical, spiritual, emotional, and social things, and sickness as something out of balance...

LaFromboise, T. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

Wednesday
10:30 AM
1:20 PM

POLECON 531
Cities are where billions of people live and they are the engine for innovation and economic growth. They are also going through enormous change and battling with fundamental problems, like housing, transportation, urban planning, the environment...

Santosham, S. (SI)
Callander, S. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

POLECON 680
This course provides an introduction to political economy with an emphasis on formal models of collective choice, public institutions, and political competition. Topics considered include voting theory, social choice, institutional equilibria, agenda...

Callander, S. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Autumn

Monday Wednesday
10:00 AM
11:20 AM

POLISCI 73
This seminar provides an in-depth analysis of the role of California state agencies and Western energy organizations in driving energy policy development, technology innovation, and market structures, in California, the West and internationally. The...

Cain, B. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

Wednesday
10:30 AM
11:20 AM

POLISCI 74B
How do I translate my interests and capacities into a career in public service and social impact? This course will introduce you to a wide range of roles that help shape public policy and civic life, including government, nonprofits, social...

2022 - 2023
Winter

POLISCI 74B
How do I translate my interests and capacities into a career in public service and social impact? This course will introduce you to a wide range of roles that help shape public policy and civic life, including government, nonprofits, social...

Litvak, L. (PI)
Garvin, L. (PI)
Brodie, J. (PI)
Pineda Pineda, A. (TA)
Sims, J. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Autumn

Tuesday
4:30 PM
5:50 PM

POLISCI 74B
How do I translate my interests and capacities into a career in public service and social impact? This course will introduce you to a wide range of roles that help shape public policy and civic life, including government, nonprofits, social...

Litvak, L. (PI)
Garvin, L. (PI)
Brodie, J. (PI)
Pineda Pineda, A. (TA)
Sims, J. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Autumn

Thursday
4:30 PM
5:50 PM

POLISCI 124A
The American West is characterized by frontier mythology, vast distances, marked aridity, and unique political and economic characteristics. This course integrates several disciplinary perspectives into a comprehensive examination of Western North...

Slate, D. (TA)
Cain, B. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

Tuesday Thursday
1:30 PM
2:50 PM

POLISCI 124A
The American West is characterized by frontier mythology, vast distances, marked aridity, and unique political and economic characteristics. This course integrates several disciplinary perspectives into a comprehensive examination of Western North...

Slate, D. (TA)

2022 - 2023
Spring

POLISCI 124A
The American West is characterized by frontier mythology, vast distances, marked aridity, and unique political and economic characteristics. This course integrates several disciplinary perspectives into a comprehensive examination of Western North...

Slate, D. (TA)

2022 - 2023
Spring

POLISCI 124A
The American West is characterized by frontier mythology, vast distances, marked aridity, and unique political and economic characteristics. This course integrates several disciplinary perspectives into a comprehensive examination of Western North...

2022 - 2023
Spring

POLISCI 124A
The American West is characterized by frontier mythology, vast distances, marked aridity, and unique political and economic characteristics. This course integrates several disciplinary perspectives into a comprehensive examination of Western North...

2022 - 2023
Spring

POLISCI 124A
The American West is characterized by frontier mythology, vast distances, marked aridity, and unique political and economic characteristics. This course integrates several disciplinary perspectives into a comprehensive examination of Western North...

2022 - 2023
Spring

POLISCI 124A
The American West is characterized by frontier mythology, vast distances, marked aridity, and unique political and economic characteristics. This course integrates several disciplinary perspectives into a comprehensive examination of Western North...

2022 - 2023
Spring

POLISCI 227B
Adaptation to climate change will not only require new infrastructure and policies, but it will also challenge our local, state and national governments to collaborate across jurisdictional lines in ways that include many different types of private...

2022 - 2023
Spring

PUBLPOL 73
This seminar provides an in-depth analysis of the role of California state agencies and Western energy organizations in driving energy policy development, technology innovation, and market structures, in California, the West and internationally. The...

Benson, S. (PI)
Cain, B. (PI)

2020 - 2021
Spring

Wednesday
10:00 AM
11:20 AM

PUBLPOL 73
This seminar provides an in-depth analysis of the role of California state agencies and Western energy organizations in driving energy policy development, technology innovation, and market structures, in California, the West and internationally. The...

Cain, B. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

Wednesday
10:30 AM
11:20 AM

PUBLPOL 75
This one-unit lecture series explores potential careers in public service, including roles in government as well as in many other organizations¿such as nonprofits, foundations, corporations, and arts organizations¿that help shape public policy and...

2022 - 2023
Winter

PUBLPOL 101
This course both looks at the ways American political institutions shape policy outcomes and how Federal, state and local government have handled challenges related to increasing party polarization, climate change, heightened racial tensions and...

Bonica, A. (PI)
Tanigawa-Lau, C. (TA)
Fikejs, E. (TA)
Bethlendy, L. (TA)
Rhee, K. (TA)
Jefferson, H. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

Monday Wednesday
10:30 AM
11:50 AM

PUBLPOL 103Z
This course examines ethical and political questions that arise in doing public service work, whether volunteering, service learning, humanitarian endeavors overseas, or public service professions such as medicine and teaching. What motives do people...

Coyne, B. (PI)
Cloward, J. (TA)

2022 - 2023
Summer

PUBLPOL 108H
This course will divided into three sections that when combined provide 1) the overall narrative of the precedents and adverse impacts of the worldwide, US west coast and California housing crises and the frameworks for California to create a...

2022 - 2023
Winter

PUBLPOL 109Q
The Community Police Academy is a combination of classroom instruction and "hands-on" activities that examine life as a police officer. This class looks to clarify and expand the participant's knowledge of the responsibilities, decisions and...

2022 - 2023
Winter

PUBLPOL 115
Qualified Public Policy students obtain employment in a relevant research or industrial activity to enhance their professional experience consistent with their degree programs. Prior to enrolling students must get internship approved by the Public...

2022 - 2023
Summer

PUBLPOL 115
Qualified Public Policy students obtain employment in a relevant research or industrial activity to enhance their professional experience consistent with their degree programs. Prior to enrolling students must get internship approved by the Public...

2022 - 2023
Winter

PUBLPOL 115
Qualified Public Policy students obtain employment in a relevant research or industrial activity to enhance their professional experience consistent with their degree programs. Prior to enrolling students must get internship approved by the Public...

2022 - 2023
Spring

PUBLPOL 115
Qualified Public Policy students obtain employment in a relevant research or industrial activity to enhance their professional experience consistent with their degree programs. Prior to enrolling students must get internship approved by the Public...

2022 - 2023
Autumn

PUBLPOL 116
The course contains four main parts:Climate Science, Climate Impacts, Climate Policy, Climate Advocacy. Part I begins with a detailed introduction to climate science, including an assessment of arguments by climate science skeptics, and an...

Nation, J. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Autumn

Tuesday Thursday
10:30 AM
11:50 AM

PUBLPOL 118Y
The complex urban problems affecting quality of life in the Bay Area, from housing affordability and transportation congestion to economic vitality and social justice, are already perceived by many to be intractable, and will likely be exacerbated by...

2022 - 2023
Winter

PUBLPOL 118Z
Students are placed in small interdisciplinary teams (engineers and non-engineers, undergraduate and graduate level) to work on complex design, engineering, and policy problems presented by external partners in a real urban setting. Multiple projects...

2022 - 2023
Spring

PUBLPOL 130
Cities and urban areas have always been transformed by major external changes like pandemics and public health crises. California is both in the midst of its greatest economic recession since the Great Depression and experiencing a pandemic that has...

2022 - 2023
Winter

PUBLPOL 132
Public policymaking in the United States is part of a political process that can take years or even decades to play out. A familiarity with the politics of policymaking is key to understanding why some reform attempts are successful while others are...

2022 - 2023
Autumn

PUBLPOL 135
Dynamics of regional leadership and decision making in Silicon Valley, a complex region composed of 40 cities and four counties without any overarching framework for governance. Formal and informal institutions shaping outcomes in the region. Case...

Hancock, R. (PI)
Benest, F. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

PUBLPOL 154
State politics and policy making, including the roles of the legislature, legislative leadership, governor, special interests, campaign finance, advocacy groups, ballot initiatives, state and federal laws, media, and research organizations. Case...

Nation, J. (PI)
Crane, D. (PI)
Suenaga, M. (TA)
Doty, L. (TA)

2022 - 2023
Winter

PUBLPOL 163
Through case studies with a focus on the San Francisco Bay Area, guest speakers, selective readings and interactive assignments, this survey course seeks to demystify the concept of land use for the non-city planner. This introductory course will...

Quinn, H. (TA)
Rich, D. (PI)
von Borck, J. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

PUBLPOL 178
How can purposeful collective action change government policy, business practices and cultural norms? This course will teach students about the components of successful change campaigns and help develop the practical skills to carry out such efforts...

2022 - 2023
Spring

PUBLPOL 178
How can purposeful collective action change government policy, business practices and cultural norms? This course will teach students about the components of successful change campaigns and help develop the practical skills to carry out such efforts...

2022 - 2023
Spring

2022 - 2023
Spring

2022 - 2023
Summer

2022 - 2023
Spring

2022 - 2023
Autumn

2022 - 2023
Winter

Nation, J. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Winter

Field, C. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Winter

Chen, L. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

Brest, P. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

Greenberg, S. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

Stacy, H. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

Weisberg, R. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

Brady, D. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

Rosston, G. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

Grusky, D. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

Cain, B. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

Cogan, J. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

PUBLPOL 209
The seminar will exam the origin and evolution of public lands from 1789 forward. Specifically, how the United States' concept of property has evolved and thus the management or caretaking of these lands has also changed. There are nearly 500 million...

2022 - 2023
Winter

PUBLPOL 218Y
The complex urban problems affecting quality of life in the Bay Area, from housing affordability and transportation congestion to economic vitality and social justice, are already perceived by many to be intractable, and will likely be exacerbated by...

2022 - 2023
Winter

PUBLPOL 218Z
Students are placed in small interdisciplinary teams (engineers and non-engineers, undergraduate and graduate level) to work on complex design, engineering, and policy problems presented by external partners in a real urban setting. Multiple projects...

2022 - 2023
Spring

PUBLPOL 230
Cities and urban areas have always been transformed by major external changes like pandemics and public health crises. California is both in the midst of its greatest economic recession since the Great Depression and experiencing a pandemic that has...

2022 - 2023
Winter

PUBLPOL 232
Public policymaking in the United States is part of a political process that can take years or even decades to play out. A familiarity with the politics of policymaking is key to understanding why some reform attempts are successful while others are...

2022 - 2023
Autumn

PUBLPOL 265F
Adaptation to climate change will not only require new infrastructure and policies, but it will also challenge our local, state and national governments to collaborate across jurisdictional lines in ways that include many different types of private...

2022 - 2023
Spring

2022 - 2023
Spring

2022 - 2023
Autumn

2022 - 2023
Summer

2022 - 2023
Winter

Rosston, G. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Autumn

Hainmueller, J. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Autumn

Krosnick, J. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Autumn

Crane, D. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Winter

Reichelstein, S. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Winter

Nation, J. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Winter

Wolak, F. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Winter

Hainmueller, J. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Winter

Meyersson Milgrom, E. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Winter

Grotto, A. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Winter

Liautaud, S. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

Rosston, G. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

Noll, R. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

Admati, A. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

Milroy, C. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

Greenberg, S. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

Nation, J. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

Benest, F. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

Wolak, F. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

Shoven, J. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

Studdert, D. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

Grusky, D. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

PUBLPOL 308
Policymakers in the United States, whether elected or unelected, operate in a governmental system where politics pervades nearly every element of their daily activity. This course provides students with both the theory and real-world examples they...

2022 - 2023
Winter

PUBLPOL 308
Policymakers in the United States, whether elected or unelected, operate in a governmental system where politics pervades nearly every element of their daily activity. This course provides students with both the theory and real-world examples they...

2022 - 2023
Winter

PUBLPOL 315
Qualified Public Policy students obtain employment in a relevant research or industrial activity to enhance their professional experience consistent with their degree programs. Prior to enrolling students must get internship approved by the Public...

2022 - 2023
Summer

PUBLPOL 315
Qualified Public Policy students obtain employment in a relevant research or industrial activity to enhance their professional experience consistent with their degree programs. Prior to enrolling students must get internship approved by the Public...

2022 - 2023
Spring

PUBLPOL 315
Qualified Public Policy students obtain employment in a relevant research or industrial activity to enhance their professional experience consistent with their degree programs. Prior to enrolling students must get internship approved by the Public...

2022 - 2023
Winter

PUBLPOL 315
Qualified Public Policy students obtain employment in a relevant research or industrial activity to enhance their professional experience consistent with their degree programs. Prior to enrolling students must get internship approved by the Public...

2022 - 2023
Autumn

PUBLPOL 315
Qualified Public Policy students obtain employment in a relevant research or industrial activity to enhance their professional experience consistent with their degree programs. Prior to enrolling students must get internship approved by the Public...

Rosston, G. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Autumn

PUBLPOL 315
Qualified Public Policy students obtain employment in a relevant research or industrial activity to enhance their professional experience consistent with their degree programs. Prior to enrolling students must get internship approved by the Public...

Rosston, G. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Winter

PUBLPOL 315
Qualified Public Policy students obtain employment in a relevant research or industrial activity to enhance their professional experience consistent with their degree programs. Prior to enrolling students must get internship approved by the Public...

Rosston, G. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

PUBLPOL 315
Qualified Public Policy students obtain employment in a relevant research or industrial activity to enhance their professional experience consistent with their degree programs. Prior to enrolling students must get internship approved by the Public...

Rosston, G. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Summer

SOC 156A
After decades of decline, U.S. cities today are undergoing major transformations. Young professionals are flocking to cities instead of fleeing to the suburbs. Massive increases in immigration have transformed the racial and ethnic diversity of...

Hwang, J. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Winter

Tuesday Thursday
3:00 PM
4:20 PM

SOC 256A
After decades of decline, U.S. cities today are undergoing major transformations. Young professionals are flocking to cities instead of fleeing to the suburbs. Massive increases in immigration have transformed the racial and ethnic diversity of...

Hwang, J. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Winter

Tuesday Thursday
3:00 PM
4:20 PM

URBANST 109
An introduction to the modern study of complex systems with cities as an organizing focus. Topics will include: cities as interacting systems; cities as networks; flows of resources and information through cities; principles of organization, self...

2022 - 2023
Spring

URBANST 110
Today, for the first time in history, a majority of people live in cities. By 2050, cities will hold two-thirds of the world's population. This transformation touches everyone, and raises critical questions. What draws people to live in cities? How...

Chan, D. (PI)
Kahan, M. (PI)
Salovaara, I. (TA)

2022 - 2023
Winter

URBANST 111A
This course will focus on American urban politics ¿- the distinctive nature of local government, its relationship to state government and the separation of powers between states and the federal government. Certain theories about political decision...

2022 - 2023
Spring

URBANST 126A
This course explores ethical questions that arise in public service work, as well as leadership theory and skills relevant to public service work. Through readings, discussions, in-class activities, assignments, and guest lectures, students will...

2022 - 2023
Winter

URBANST 126A
This course explores ethical questions that arise in public service work, as well as leadership theory and skills relevant to public service work. Through readings, discussions, in-class activities, assignments, and guest lectures, students will...

Lobo, K. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Winter

Monday Wednesday
3:00 PM
4:20 PM

URBANST 126A
This course explores ethical questions that arise in public service work, as well as leadership theory and skills relevant to public service work. Through readings, discussions, in-class activities, assignments, and guest lectures, students will...

Lobo, K. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

Monday Wednesday
3:00 PM
4:20 PM

URBANST 141
Neighborhoods in the Bay Area and around the world are undergoing a transformation known as gentrification. Middle- and upper-income people are moving into what were once low-income areas, and housing costs are on the rise. Tensions between newcomers...

Kahan, M. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

URBANST 156A
After decades of decline, U.S. cities today are undergoing major transformations. Young professionals are flocking to cities instead of fleeing to the suburbs. Massive increases in immigration have transformed the racial and ethnic diversity of...

2022 - 2023
Winter

URBANST 156A
After decades of decline, U.S. cities today are undergoing major transformations. Young professionals are flocking to cities instead of fleeing to the suburbs. Massive increases in immigration have transformed the racial and ethnic diversity of...

Hwang, J. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Winter

Tuesday Thursday
3:00 PM
4:20 PM

URBANST 163
Through case studies with a focus on the San Francisco Bay Area, guest speakers, selective readings and interactive assignments, this survey course seeks to demystify the concept of land use for the non-city planner. This introductory course will...

Quinn, H. (TA)
Rich, D. (PI)
von Borck, J. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

URBANST 164
Community-engaged learning course that exposes students to sustainability concepts and urban planning as a tool for determining sustainable outcomes in the Bay Area. The focus will be on land use and transportation planning to housing and employment...

Kos, R. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

URBANST 172A
An investigation into urban planning as a democratic practice for facilitating or mitigating change in society and the built environment. We will engage in professional planning practices in focused sessions on transportation, design, housing...

2022 - 2023
Summer

URBANST 178
How can purposeful collective action change government policy, business practices and cultural norms? This course will teach students about the components of successful change campaigns and help develop the practical skills to carry out such efforts...

2022 - 2023
Spring

URBANST 178
How can purposeful collective action change government policy, business practices and cultural norms? This course will teach students about the components of successful change campaigns and help develop the practical skills to carry out such efforts...

2022 - 2023
Spring

URBANST 183
This new class offers an exciting variation on the 'individual project' studio format. Students work as a team to propose a single consensus solution to a real-world design challenge. This collaborative studio experience more closely reflects the...

Glanz, D. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

Tuesday Thursday
12:00 PM
2:50 PM

URBANST 194
For Urban Studies majors only. Students organize an internship in an office of a government agency, a community organization, or a private firm directly relevant to the major. Reading supplements internship. Paper summarizes internship experience and...

2022 - 2023
Winter

URBANST 194
For Urban Studies majors only. Students organize an internship in an office of a government agency, a community organization, or a private firm directly relevant to the major. Reading supplements internship. Paper summarizes internship experience and...

2022 - 2023
Autumn

URBANST 194
For Urban Studies majors only. Students organize an internship in an office of a government agency, a community organization, or a private firm directly relevant to the major. Reading supplements internship. Paper summarizes internship experience and...

2022 - 2023
Spring

URBANST 194
For Urban Studies majors only. Students organize an internship in an office of a government agency, a community organization, or a private firm directly relevant to the major. Reading supplements internship. Paper summarizes internship experience and...

Kahan, M. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Winter

URBANST 194
For Urban Studies majors only. Students organize an internship in an office of a government agency, a community organization, or a private firm directly relevant to the major. Reading supplements internship. Paper summarizes internship experience and...

McAdam, D. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

URBANST 194
For Urban Studies majors only. Students organize an internship in an office of a government agency, a community organization, or a private firm directly relevant to the major. Reading supplements internship. Paper summarizes internship experience and...

Griggs, G. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

URBANST 194
For Urban Studies majors only. Students organize an internship in an office of a government agency, a community organization, or a private firm directly relevant to the major. Reading supplements internship. Paper summarizes internship experience and...

Kahan, M. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

URBANST 194
For Urban Studies majors only. Students organize an internship in an office of a government agency, a community organization, or a private firm directly relevant to the major. Reading supplements internship. Paper summarizes internship experience and...

Litvak, L. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

URBANST 194
For Urban Studies majors only. Students organize an internship in an office of a government agency, a community organization, or a private firm directly relevant to the major. Reading supplements internship. Paper summarizes internship experience and...

Edwards, M. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

URBANST 201A
Restricted to Urban Studies majors. Students work at least 80 hours with a supervisor, establish learning goals, and create products demonstrating progress. Reflection on service and integration of internship with senior research plans. Must be...

2022 - 2023
Spring

URBANST 201A
Restricted to Urban Studies majors. Students work at least 80 hours with a supervisor, establish learning goals, and create products demonstrating progress. Reflection on service and integration of internship with senior research plans. Must be...

Kahan, M. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Autumn

URBANST 201A
Restricted to Urban Studies majors. Students work at least 80 hours with a supervisor, establish learning goals, and create products demonstrating progress. Reflection on service and integration of internship with senior research plans. Must be...

Chan, D. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Autumn

URBANST 201A
Restricted to Urban Studies majors. Students work at least 80 hours with a supervisor, establish learning goals, and create products demonstrating progress. Reflection on service and integration of internship with senior research plans. Must be...

Chan, D. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Winter

URBANST 201A
Restricted to Urban Studies majors. Students work at least 80 hours with a supervisor, establish learning goals, and create products demonstrating progress. Reflection on service and integration of internship with senior research plans. Must be...

Kahan, M. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

URBANST 201A
Restricted to Urban Studies majors. Students work at least 80 hours with a supervisor, establish learning goals, and create products demonstrating progress. Reflection on service and integration of internship with senior research plans. Must be...

2022 - 2023
Spring

URBANST 201A
Restricted to Urban Studies majors. Students work at least 80 hours with a supervisor, establish learning goals, and create products demonstrating progress. Reflection on service and integration of internship with senior research plans. Must be...

Chan, D. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring