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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 14
Navigating Financial Crises in the Modern Global Economy (ECON 14)

What causes financial crises? What are the keys to anticipating, preventing, and managing disruptions in the global financial system? This course prepares students to...

Toloui, R. 2018-2019 Autumn
Wednesday
4:30pm - 6:20pm
School of Education 334
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. 2018-2019 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
9:30am - 11:20am
GSB Faculty East 101
PUBLPOL 100
Hoover Institution National Security Affairs Fellows Mentorship Program

The Hoover Institution National Security Affairs Fellows Mentorship Program is a yearly program for Stanford undergraduate students that begins in September of the...

Zegart, A. 2018-2019 Autumn
PUBLPOL 103C
Justice (ETHICSOC 171, PHIL 171, POLISCI 103, POLISCI 336S, PUBLPOL 307)

Focus is on the ideal of a just society, and the place of liberty and equality in it, in light of contemporary theories of justice and political controversies. Topics...

Coyne, B., Young, J., Zhao, D., Oh, E., Panchakunathorn, P., Slabon, T., Schwartz, A. 2018-2019 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. 2018-2019 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
3:00pm - 4:20pm
300-300
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...

Katz, G., Ouyang, D., O'Krepki, M., Bhaiya, D., Leckie, J., Ortolano, L. 2018-2019 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
Y2E2 292A
PUBLPOL 118
Disasters, Decisions, Development in Sustainable Urban Systems (ESS 118, ESS 218, GEOLSCI 118, GEOLSCI 218, GEOPHYS 118X, GEOPHYS 218X, POLISCI 224A)

CEE 224X of the CEE 224XYZ SUS Project series is joining forces with D3: Disasters, Decisions, Development to offer D3+SUS, which will connect principles of sustainable...

Hilley, G., Ouyang, D., Cain, B., Suckale, J., Watson, L., Leckie, J. 2018-2019 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
200-034
PUBLPOL 123
Thinking About War (PUBLPOL 223)

Introduction to the ideas, important writers, and policy decisions about warfare. Topics include: what causes wars, great strategists of warfare, whether nuclear weapons...

Schake, K. 2018-2019 Autumn
Wednesday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
160-322
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. 2018-2019 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. 2018-2019 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
11:30am - 1:20pm
320-220
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. 2018-2019 Autumn
Monday Wednesday Friday
1:30pm - 3:20pm
110-114
PUBLPOL 200H
Senior Honors Seminar

Honors students conduct original research for oral presentations and a paper on their policy-related Honors thesis topic. The course is designed to help students make...

Toseland, R. 2018-2019 Autumn
Wednesday
2:30pm - 4:20pm
160-B38
PUBLPOL 223
Thinking About War (PUBLPOL 123)

Introduction to the ideas, important writers, and policy decisions about warfare. Topics include: what causes wars, great strategists of warfare, whether nuclear weapons...

Schake, K. 2018-2019 Autumn
Wednesday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
160-322
PUBLPOL 231
Health Law: Finance and Insurance (HRP 391)

(SAME AS LAW 3001, MGTECON 331) This course provides the legal, institutional, and economic background necessary to understand the financing and production of health...

Kessler, D., Bundorf, M. 2018-2019 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
8:10am - 9:40am
Law280A
PUBLPOL 265F
Environmental Governance and Climate Resilience (CEE 265F)

Adaptation to climate change will not only require new infrastructure and policies but it will also challenge our local, state and national governments to collaborate...

Cain, B., Evans, M., Ortolano, L. 2018-2019 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
50-52H
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. 2018-2019 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
9:30am - 11:20am
GSB Faculty East 101
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...

Guerrero, V., Collier, J., Hodson, S., Friedman, L. 2018-2019 Autumn
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
9:30am - 10:20am
200-002
PUBLPOL 307
Justice (ETHICSOC 171, PHIL 171, POLISCI 103, POLISCI 336S, PUBLPOL 103C)

Focus is on the ideal of a just society, and the place of liberty and equality in it, in light of contemporary theories of justice and political controversies. Topics...

Coyne, B., Young, J., Zhao, D., Oh, E., Panchakunathorn, P., Slabon, T., Schwartz, A. 2018-2019 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
320-105
PUBLPOL 308
Political Analysis for Public Policymakers

Policymakers in the United States, whether elected or unelected, operate in a governmental system where politics pervades nearly every element of their daily activity....

Chen, L., Cain, B. 2018-2019 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
10:30am - 11:50am
STLC119
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...

Toseland, R. 2018-2019 Autumn
Tuesday
12:00pm - 1:20pm
PUBLPOL 353A
Science and Technology Policy

U.S. policies for science, technology, and innovation; political institutions that create and carry out these policies; government programs that support scientific...

Windham, P. 2018-2019 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
9:30am - 11:20am
STLC118