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Title Quarter Day, Time, Location Instructor(s) Description
ANTHRO 30Q (section 1)
The Big Shift (CSRE 30Q)
2017-2018 Winter
Wednesday
2:30pm - 5:20pm
STLC119
Wilcox, M.

Is the middle class shrinking? How do people who live at the extremes of American society- the super rich, the working poor and those who live on the margins, imagine and experience "the good life"? How do we understand phenomena such as gang cultures, addiction and the realignment of white... more

ARTHIST 278S (section 1)
Stanford Collects: A History of Collecting (HISTORY 7S)
2017-2018 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
3:00pm - 4:20pm
Green Library 301
Toledano, A.

Leland Stanford, Jr. was a curator extraordinaire. His collecting shaped Stanford into a university, an archive, a library, and a museum. Students will explore Stanford's campus collections to discover how objects and artifacts tell the history not only of the university, but also Palo Alto,... more

CEE 224Y (section 1)
Sustainable Urban Systems Project (CEE 124Y, GEOPHYS 118Y, GEOPHYS 218Y)
2017-2018 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
Y2E2 292A
Ouyang, D., Suckale, J., Bick, I., Leckie, J., Ortolano, L., Sarte, S., Nishimura, R.

Sustainable Urban Systems (SUS) Project is a project-based learning experience being piloted for an upcoming new SUS M.S. Program within CEE. Students are placed in small interdisciplinary teams (engineers and non-engineers, undergraduate and graduate level) to work on complex design,... more

CEE 230 (section 1)
Urban Development and Governance
2017-2018 Winter
Tuesday
6:00pm - 8:50pm
Shriram Ctr BioChemE 366
Ouyang, D., Waggoner, J., Leckie, J., Terplan, E., Amin, R., Tolkoff, L.

Introduction to urban planning, policy, politics, and governance by a lecture team from SPUR. Focus on the U.S., California, and the Bay Area.

COMPLIT 348 (section 1)
US-Mexico Border Fictions: Writing La Frontera, Tearing Down the Wall (ILAC 348)
2017-2018 Winter
Tuesday
3:00pm - 5:50pm
160-325
Saldivar, J.

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 Chicana/o and Mexican/Latin American literary... more

CSRE 260 (section 1)
California's Minority-Majority Cities (HISTORY 260, URBANST 169)
2017-2018 Winter
Thursday
4:30pm - 7:20pm
160-319
McKibben, C.

Historical development and the social, cultural, and political issues that characterize large cities and suburbs where communities of color make up majority populations. Case studies include cities in Los Angeles, Santa Clara, and Monterey counties. Comparisons to minority-majority cities... more

CSRE 29SI (section 1)
Migration is Beautiful: Histories, Realities, and Policies of Immigrant Justice
2017-2018 Winter
Thursday
6:30pm - 8:20pm
Lathrop 296
Jimenez, T.

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 discourse. We will begin by analyzing the history... more

EARTHSYS 104 (section 1)
The Water Course (GEOPHYS 70)
2017-2018 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
Mitch 350 plus 372
Goebel, M., Smith, R., Ahamed, A., Knight, R.

The Central Valley of California provides a third of the produce grown in the U.S., but has a desert climate, thus raising concerns about both food and water security. The pathway that water takes rainfall to the irrigation of fields (the water course) determines the quantity and quality of the... more

HISTORY 7S (section 1)
Stanford Collects: A History of Collecting (ARTHIST 278S)
2017-2018 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
3:00pm - 4:20pm
Green Library 301
Toledano, A.

Leland Stanford, Jr. was a curator extraordinaire. His collecting shaped Stanford into a university, an archive, a library, and a museum. Students will explore Stanford's campus collections to discover how objects and artifacts tell the history not only of the university, but also Palo Alto,... more

HUMBIO 173 (section 1)
Science, Innovation and the Law
2017-2018 Winter
Monday Wednesday
9:00am - 10:20am
200-203
Abrams, W.

The interaction of science, business and law: how scientific ideas are protected by law; the rights of those who invent, develop, and finance scientific discovery; the kinds of protections that apply; and how ideas are commercialized and brought to market. Guest speakers will include investors,... more

ILAC 348 (section 1)
US-Mexico Border Fictions: Writing La Frontera, Tearing Down the Wall (COMPLIT 348)
2017-2018 Winter
Tuesday
3:00pm - 5:50pm
160-325
Saldivar, J.

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 Chicana/o and Mexican/Latin American literary... more

NATIVEAM 109A
Federal Indian Law (CSRE 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 in Indian country.

NATIVEAM 122 (section 1)
Historiography & Native American Oral Traditions and Narratives
2017-2018 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
6:30pm - 8:20pm
240-110
Red Shirt, D.

The writing of history, in particular the writing of history based on the critical examination of sources, scholars often ignore those from a Native American perspective. In the selection of what constitutes Native American history whether it is a Native American leader or hero¿s views, or the... more

PUBLPOL 135 (section 1)
Regional Politics and Decision Making in Silicon Valley and the Greater Bay Area
2017-2018 Winter
Wednesday
4:30pm - 5:50pm
110-101
Hancock, R., Benest, F.

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 studies include transportation, workforce... more

PUBLPOL 154 (section 1)
Politics and Policy in California
2017-2018 Winter
Monday Wednesday
11:30am - 1:20pm
320-220
Nation, J., Crane, D., Ntim, A., Alison, J.

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 studies involving budgets, education, pensions,... more

URBANST 100A (section 1)
Capital or Community: Housing Inequality in the Bay Area
2017-2018 Winter

How has housing policy played a role in the marginalization of various groups in the United States? Are there concrete ways of addressing the current housing crisis in the Bay Area? How are individuals such as Stanford students affected by housing, and how do they impact it? This one unit... more

URBANST 100A (section 2)
Capital or Community: Housing Inequality in the Bay Area
2017-2018 Winter

How has housing policy played a role in the marginalization of various groups in the United States? Are there concrete ways of addressing the current housing crisis in the Bay Area? How are individuals such as Stanford students affected by housing, and how do they impact it? This one unit... more