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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 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. 2018-2019 Spring
Monday Wednesday
6:00pm - 7:50pm
100-101K
PUBLPOL 73
Energy Policy in California and the West (CEE 263G, POLISCI 73)

This seminar provides an in-depth analysis of the role of California state agencies and Western energy organizations in driving energy policy development, technology...

Benson, S., Cain, B. 2018-2019 Spring
PUBLPOL 74
Public Service Internship Preparation (ARTSINST 40, EARTHSYS 9, EDUC 9, HUMBIO 9, URBANST 101)

Are you prepared for your internship this summer? This workshop series will help you make the most of your internship experience by setting learning goals in advance;...

Chow, V., Douglas, H. 2018-2019 Spring
Tuesday
4:30pm - 5:20pm
PUBLPOL 74
Public Service Internship Preparation (ARTSINST 40, EARTHSYS 9, EDUC 9, HUMBIO 9, URBANST 101)

Are you prepared for your internship this summer? This workshop series will help you make the most of your internship experience by setting learning goals in advance;...

Chow, V., Douglas, H. 2018-2019 Spring
Wednesday
12:30pm - 1:20pm
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 Spring
PUBLPOL 103D
Ethics and Politics of Public Service (CSRE 178, ETHICSOC 133, HUMBIO 178, PHIL 175A, PHIL 275A, POLISCI 133, URBANST 122)

Ethical and political questions in public service work, including volunteering, service learning, humanitarian assistance, and public service professions such as medicine...

2018-2019 Spring
PUBLPOL 103F
Ethics of Truth in a Post-Truth World (PUBLPOL 203F)

This course will explore changing notions of truth in a world in which technology, global risks, and societal developments are blurring the boundaries of humanity and...

Liautaud, S. 2018-2019 Spring
Tuesday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
200-217
PUBLPOL 105
Empirical Methods in Public Policy (PUBLPOL 205)

Methods of empirical analysis and applications in public policy. Emphasis on causal inference and program evaluation. Public policy applications include health, education...

Chee, C. 2018-2019 Spring
Monday Wednesday
1:30pm - 3:20pm
100-101K
PUBLPOL 124
American Political Institutions in Uncertain Times (POLISCI 120C)

This course examines how the rules that govern elections and the policy process determine political outcomes. It explores the historical forces that have shaped American...

Bonica, A., Krass, M. 2018-2019 Spring
Monday Wednesday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
320-109
PUBLPOL 131
Introduction to Space Policy (AA 135)

The last decade has seen dramatic developments and a rekindling of interest in space efforts. Silicon Valley has invested in a range of activities, including reusable...

Hanson, W. 2018-2019 Spring
Monday Wednesday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
Mitchb67
PUBLPOL 132
The Politics of Policy Making (PUBLPOL 232)

Public policymaking in the United States is part of a political process that can take years or even decades to play out. A familiarity with the politics of policymaking is...

Chen, L. 2018-2019 Spring
Wednesday
10:30am - 12:20pm
STLC105
PUBLPOL 134
Ethics on the Edge: Business, Non-Profit Organizations, Government, and Individuals (ETHICSOC 234R, PUBLPOL 234)

(PUBLPOL 134, PUBLPOL 234¿3 credits Ways--ER)n(Same as LAW 7020) The objective of the course is to explore the increasing ethical challenges in a world in which technology...

Liautaud, S. 2018-2019 Spring
Monday
4:30pm - 6:20pm
160-124
PUBLPOL 152
Negotiation (CEE 151, CEE 251, EARTH 251)

Students learn to prepare for and conduct negotiations in a variety of arenas including getting a job, managing workplace conflict, negotiating transactions, and managing...

Christensen, S., Nagle-Alverio, G. 2018-2019 Spring
Wednesday
6:30pm - 8:20pm
Thornt110
PUBLPOL 159
Economic, Legal, and Political Analysis of Climate-Change Policy (EARTHSYS 159, ECON 159, ECON 209)

This course will advance students understanding of economic, legal, and political approaches to avoiding or managing the problem of global climate change. Theoretical...

Goulder, L., Wara, M., Yany Anich, A. 2018-2019 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
9:30am - 11:20am
Econ 139
PUBLPOL 167
How To Be a Politician (PUBLPOL 267)

Do you want to run for political office one day? This course will give you a full toolkit for winning elections. It will help students think about their personal narrative...

Crane, D., Blashek, J., Macfarlane, J. 2018-2019 Spring
PUBLPOL 172
Children, Youth, and the Law (HUMBIO 172B)

How the legal rights of children and adolescents in America are defined, protected, and enforced through the legal process within the context of their developmental needs...

2018-2019 Spring
PUBLPOL 178
The Science and Practice of Effective Advocacy (CSRE 178P, URBANST 178)

How can purposeful collective action change government policy, business practices and cultural norms? This course will teach students about the components of successful...

Litvak, L., Salazar, R. 2018-2019 Spring
Monday Wednesday
12:30pm - 2:20pm
STLC105
PUBLPOL 197
Junior Honors Seminar (ECON 198)

For students who expect to write an honors thesis in Economics or Public Policy. Weekly sessions go through the process of selecting a research question, finding relevant...

Clerici-Arias, M., Otero, S. 2018-2019 Spring
Thursday
3:00pm - 5:50pm
Econ 106
PUBLPOL 197
Junior Honors Seminar (ECON 198)

For students who expect to write an honors thesis in Economics or Public Policy. Weekly sessions go through the process of selecting a research question, finding relevant...

Clerici-Arias, M., Wittwer, M. 2018-2019 Spring
Thursday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
Econ 106
PUBLPOL 200C
Senior Practicum

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

Ajami, N. 2018-2019 Spring
Monday Wednesday Friday
9:30am - 11:20am
60-107
PUBLPOL 203F
Ethics of Truth in a Post-Truth World (PUBLPOL 103F)

This course will explore changing notions of truth in a world in which technology, global risks, and societal developments are blurring the boundaries of humanity and...

Liautaud, S. 2018-2019 Spring
Tuesday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
200-217
PUBLPOL 205
Empirical Methods in Public Policy (PUBLPOL 105)

Methods of empirical analysis and applications in public policy. Emphasis on causal inference and program evaluation. Public policy applications include health, education...

Chee, C. 2018-2019 Spring
Monday Wednesday
1:30pm - 3:20pm
100-101K
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 new Collaboratory workshop for students/fellows to design/develop innovative...

Bloom, G. 2018-2019 Spring
Wednesday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
Li Ka Shing Center, room 205
PUBLPOL 225
Urban Policy Research Lab (POLISCI 220, URBANST 170)

This collaborative reading and research seminar considers the numerous ways that governments conduct social policy by shaping and remaking geographic places....

Nall, C. 2018-2019 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
Encina West 101
PUBLPOL 232
The Politics of Policy Making (PUBLPOL 132)

Public policymaking in the United States is part of a political process that can take years or even decades to play out. A familiarity with the politics of policymaking is...

Chen, L. 2018-2019 Spring
Wednesday
10:30am - 12:20pm
STLC105
PUBLPOL 234
Ethics on the Edge: Business, Non-Profit Organizations, Government, and Individuals (ETHICSOC 234R, PUBLPOL 134)

(PUBLPOL 134, PUBLPOL 234¿3 credits Ways--ER)n(Same as LAW 7020) The objective of the course is to explore the increasing ethical challenges in a world in which technology...

Liautaud, S. 2018-2019 Spring
Monday
4:30pm - 6:20pm
160-124
PUBLPOL 247
The Politics of Inequality (POLISCI 147P, SOC 178)

This course is about the distribution of power in contemporary democratic societies, and especially in the US: who governs? Is there a ``power elite,'' whose preferences...

2018-2019 Spring
PUBLPOL 267
How To Be a Politician (PUBLPOL 167)

Do you want to run for political office one day? This course will give you a full toolkit for winning elections. It will help students think about their personal narrative...

Crane, D., Blashek, J., Macfarlane, J. 2018-2019 Spring
PUBLPOL 301B
Economic Policy Analysis for Policymakers (INTLPOL 204B)

This class provides economic and institutional background necessary to conduct policy analysis. We will examine the economic justification for government intervention and...

Bettinger, E. 2018-2019 Spring
Monday Wednesday
10:30am - 12:20pm
160-315
PUBLPOL 306
Writing and Rhetoric for Policy Audiences

This course offers hands-on learning of effective writing and presentation techniques for audiences that include policy makers, decision stakeholders, interest groups, the...

Rosston, G., Lewis, C. 2018-2019 Spring
Monday Wednesday
12:30pm - 2:20pm
260-003
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. 2018-2019 Spring
Tuesday
12:00pm - 1:20pm
PUBLPOL 316
Global Education Policy & Organization (EDUC 306B)

Education policy, politics, and development. Topics include: politics, interests, institutions, policy, and civil society; how schools and school systems operate as...

Bromley, P. 2018-2019 Spring
Tuesday
8:30am - 11:20am
School of Education 206
PUBLPOL 342
Energy Efficiency: Technology, Policy, and Investment (MS&E 442)

Provides students with a basic understanding of the technologies, policies, and investments behind energy efficiency. Explores each of these dimensions, and their...

Comello, S., Grueneich, D. 2018-2019 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
4:30pm - 5:20pm
School of Education 313