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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.

Titlesort ascending Quarter Day, Time, Location Instructor(s) Description
EARTHSYS 160 (section 1)
Sustainable Cities (URBANST 164)
2020-2021 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
11:30am - 12:50pm
Remote
Chan, D., Gavrila, G.

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 patterns, mobility, public health, and social... more

ARCHLGY 111B (section 1)
Muwekma: Landscape Archaeology and the Narratives of California Natives (ANTHRO 111C, NATIVEAM 111B)
2020-2021 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
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

HISTORY 173 (section 1)
Mexican Migration to the United States (AMSTUD 73, CHILATST 173, HISTORY 73)
2020-2021 Autumn
Remote
Carrillo, M., Dunn-Salahuddin, A., Robles-Baez, C.

(History 73 is 3 units; History 173 is 5 units.) This course is an introduction to the history of Mexican migration to the United States. Barraged with anti-immigrant rhetoric and calls for bigger walls and more restrictive laws, few people in the United States truly understand the historical... more

HISTORY 73 (section 1)
Mexican Migration to the United States (AMSTUD 73, CHILATST 173, HISTORY 173)
2020-2021 Autumn
Remote
Carrillo, M., Dunn-Salahuddin, A., Robles-Baez, C.

(History 73 is 3 units; History 173 is 5 units.) This course is an introduction to the history of Mexican migration to the United States. Barraged with anti-immigrant rhetoric and calls for bigger walls and more restrictive laws, few people in the United States truly understand the historical... more

CEE 141A (section 1)
Infrastructure Project Development (CEE 241A)
2020-2021 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
8:30am - 9:50am
Remote
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)
2020-2021 Autumn
Tuesday
12:30pm - 3:20pm
Remote
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

HISTORY 250A (section 1)
History of Native Americans in California (CSRE 117S, NATIVEAM 117S)
2020-2021 Autumn
Tuesday
12:30pm - 3:20pm
Remote
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)
2020-2021 Autumn
Tuesday
12:30pm - 3:20pm
Remote
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