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Current Courses

Please note: Course times and locations are subject to change. Always check Explore Courses for the most updated information. Courses taught in the Public Policy Program are covered by a set of course management policies, laid out in this document. Students are responsible for knowing and abiding by these course policies.

Title Instructor(s) Quarter Schedule
PUBLPOL 51
Microeconomics for Policy (INTLPOL 204A, PUBLPOL 301A)

Microeconomic concepts relevant to decision making. Topics include: competitive market clearing, price discrimination; general equilibrium; risk aversion and sharing,...

Bulow, J. 2019-2020 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
9:30am - 11:20am
Departmental Room
PUBLPOL 55N
Public Policy and Personal Finance (ECON 25N)

The seminar will provide an introduction and discussion of the impact of public policy on personal finance. Voters regularly rate the economy as one of the most important...

Rosston, G. 2019-2020 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
6:00pm - 7:50pm
380-380X
PUBLPOL 100
Hoover Institution National Security Affairs Fellows Mentorship Program

This course is designed to give Stanford undergraduates an introduction to civil-militarynrelations, leadership development, and operational aspects of American foreign...

Zegart, A. 2019-2020 Autumn
PUBLPOL 103C
Justice (ETHICSOC 171, PHIL 171, POLISCI 103, POLISCI 336S, PUBLPOL 307)

In this course, we explore three sets of questions relating to justice and the meaning of a just society: (1) Liberty: What is liberty, and why is it important? Which...

Coyne, B., Petrov, P., Woodworth, S., Zhao, D., Oh, E., Schwartz, A., Hughes, P., LaCruise, T. 2019-2020 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
320-105
PUBLPOL 113
America: Unequal (CSRE 3P, SOC 3)

It was never imagined "when the U.S. was founded" that the rich would be so rich and the poor so poor. It was never imagined "when the U.S. was founded" that...

Grusky, D. 2019-2020 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
3:00pm - 4:20pm
300-300
PUBLPOL 116
Climate Perspectives: Climate Science, Impacts, Policy, Negotiations, and Advocacy (HUMBIO 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,...

Nation, J. 2019-2020 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
300-303
PUBLPOL 118X
Sustainable Urban Systems Fundamentals (ESS 118X, ESS 218X, GEOLSCI 118X, GEOLSCI 218X, GEOPHYS 118X, GEOPHYS 218X, POLISCI 224X)

This course is designed to provide students with fundamental mindsets and toolsets that they can apply to real-world problem solving in the context of urban systems. It...

Ouyang, D., Suckale, J., Ortolano, L. 2019-2020 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
Y2E2 292A
PUBLPOL 121L
Racial-Ethnic Politics in US (CSRE 121L, POLISCI 121L)

Why is contemporary American politics so sharply divided along racial and party lines? Are undocumented immigrants really more likely to commit crimes than U.S. citizens?...

Davenport, L., Lienesch, R. 2019-2020 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
380-380X
PUBLPOL 135
Regional Politics and Decision Making in Silicon Valley and the Greater Bay Area

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...

Hancock, R., Benest, F. 2019-2020 Autumn
Wednesday
4:30pm - 5:50pm
110-101
PUBLPOL 156
Health Care Policy and Reform

Focuses on healthcare policy at the national, state, and local levels. Includes sessions on international models, health insurance, the evolution of healthcare policy in...

Nation, J., Crane, D. 2019-2020 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
11:30am - 1:20pm
PUBLPOL 177
Philosophy of Public Policy (ETHICSOC 175X, PHIL 175B, PHIL 275B, POLISCI 135E)

From healthcare to voting reforms, social protection and educational policies, public policies are underpinned by moral values. When we debate those policies, we typically...

Bidadanure, J. 2019-2020 Autumn
Wednesday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
Littlefield 107
PUBLPOL 200A
Senior Practicum

Small student teams conduct policy analyses requested by government and nonprofit organizations. With guidance from the instructor and client organization, each team...

Litvak, L. 2019-2020 Autumn
Monday Wednesday Friday
1:30pm - 3:20pm
160-315
PUBLPOL 200H
Senior Honors Seminar

Honors students conduct original research for their policy-related Honors thesis. The course is designed to help students make progress on their theses and improve their...

Chee, C. 2019-2020 Autumn
Wednesday
1:30pm - 3:20pm
110-101
PUBLPOL 224
Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Lab (SE Lab) - Global & Planetary Health (HRP 224, MED 224)

Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Lab (SE Lab) - Global & Planetary Health is a Collaboratory workshop for students/fellows to design and develop innovative...

Bloom, G. 2019-2020 Autumn
Wednesday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
60-108
PUBLPOL 301A
Microeconomics for Policy (INTLPOL 204A, PUBLPOL 51)

Microeconomic concepts relevant to decision making. Topics include: competitive market clearing, price discrimination; general equilibrium; risk aversion and sharing,...

Bulow, J. 2019-2020 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
9:30am - 11:20am
Departmental Room
PUBLPOL 302A
Introduction to American Law (AMSTUD 179, POLISCI 122)

For undergraduates. The structure of the American legal system including the courts; American legal culture; the legal profession and its social role; the scope and reach...

Hausman, D., Friedman, L. 2019-2020 Autumn
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
9:30am - 10:20am
200-002
PUBLPOL 307
Justice (ETHICSOC 171, PHIL 171, POLISCI 103, POLISCI 336S, PUBLPOL 103C)

In this course, we explore three sets of questions relating to justice and the meaning of a just society: (1) Liberty: What is liberty, and why is it important? Which...

Coyne, B., Petrov, P., Woodworth, S., Zhao, D., Oh, E., Schwartz, A., Hughes, P., LaCruise, T. 2019-2020 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
320-105
PUBLPOL 311
Public Policy Colloquium

Weekly colloquia speaker series required for M.P.P. and M.A. in Public Policy students. Themes vary each quarter. Open only to Public Policy graduate students; permission...

Rosston, G. 2019-2020 Autumn
Tuesday
12:00pm - 1:20pm
Departmental Room