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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
AFRICAAM 169A (section 1)
Race and Ethnicity in Urban California (AMSTUD 169, CSRE 260, URBANST 169)
2021-2022 Autumn
Wednesday
1:30pm - 3:30pm
McKibben, C.

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 component all provide a platform for students to... more

AMSTUD 169 (section 1)
Race and Ethnicity in Urban California (AFRICAAM 169A, CSRE 260, URBANST 169)
2021-2022 Autumn
Wednesday
1:30pm - 3:30pm
McKibben, C.

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 component all provide a platform for students to... more

AMSTUD 68N (section 1)
Mark Twain and American Culture (ENGLISH 68N)
2021-2022 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
3:15pm - 4:45pm
Fishkin, S.

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 authors--and as one of the most universal. How... more

ARCHLGY 111B (section 1)
Muwekma: Landscape Archaeology and the Narratives of California Natives (ANTHRO 111C, NATIVEAM 111B)
2021-2022 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Wilcox, M.

This course explores the unique history of San Francisco Bay Area tribes with particular attention to Muwekma Ohlone- the descendent community associated with the landscape surrounding and including Stanford University. The story of Muwekma provides a window into the history of California... more

CEE 141A (section 1)
Infrastructure Project Development (CEE 241A)
2021-2022 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
8:30am - 10:30am
Moscovich, J.

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 projects are planned and financed. Focus is on... more

CSRE 117S (section 1)
History of Native Americans in California (HISTORY 250A, NATIVEAM 117S)
2021-2022 Autumn
Tuesday
12:15pm - 2:15pm
Anderson, J.

This course examines the political histories and cultural themes of Native Americans in California, 1700s1950s. Throughout the semester we will focus on: demographics, diversity of tribal cultures; regional environmental backgrounds; the Spanish Era and missionization; the Mexican Era and... more

CSRE 260 (section 1)
Race and Ethnicity in Urban California (AFRICAAM 169A, AMSTUD 169, URBANST 169)
2021-2022 Autumn
Wednesday
1:30pm - 3:30pm
McKibben, C.

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 component all provide a platform for students to... more

ENGLISH 68N (section 1)
Mark Twain and American Culture (AMSTUD 68N)
2021-2022 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
3:15pm - 4:45pm
Fishkin, S.

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 authors--and as one of the most universal. How... more

HISTORY 250A (section 1)
History of Native Americans in California (CSRE 117S, NATIVEAM 117S)
2021-2022 Autumn
Tuesday
12:15pm - 2:15pm
Anderson, J.

This course examines the political histories and cultural themes of Native Americans in California, 1700s1950s. Throughout the semester we will focus on: demographics, diversity of tribal cultures; regional environmental backgrounds; the Spanish Era and missionization; the Mexican Era and... more

NATIVEAM 117S (section 1)
History of Native Americans in California (CSRE 117S, HISTORY 250A)
2021-2022 Autumn
Tuesday
12:15pm - 2:15pm
Anderson, J.

This course examines the political histories and cultural themes of Native Americans in California, 1700s1950s. Throughout the semester we will focus on: demographics, diversity of tribal cultures; regional environmental backgrounds; the Spanish Era and missionization; the Mexican Era and... more

URBANST 169 (section 1)
Race and Ethnicity in Urban California (AFRICAAM 169A, AMSTUD 169, CSRE 260)
2021-2022 Autumn
Wednesday
1:30pm - 3:30pm
McKibben, C.

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 component all provide a platform for students to... more