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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, The Bill Lane Center for the American West curates a listing of courses related to the American West.

Use the form at lower left to filter courses by academic year, quarter, and to search for department codes and course titles.

Title Quarter Day, Time, Location Instructor(s) Description
CEE 17SC (section 1)
Water and Power in the Pacific Northwest: The Columbia River (EARTHSYS 16SC, HISTORY 29SC, POLISCI 14SC)
2019-2020 Summer
Kennedy, D., Cain, B., Freyberg, D.

This seminar will explore the nature of and coupling between water and energy resources in the Pacific Northwest, using the Columbia River as our case study. We will explore the hydrologic, meteorologic, and geologic basis of water and energy resources, and the practical, social, environmental... more

POLISCI 22SC (section 1)
The Face of Battle
2019-2020 Summer
Weiner, A., Sagan, S.

Our understanding of warfare often derives from the lofty perspective of political leaders and generals: what were their objectives and what strategies were developed to meet them? This top-down perspective slights the experience of the actual combatants and non-combatants caught in the... more