Cities in Comparative and Historical Perspective Concentration

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Approximately half of the world’s population now lives in cities, and the proportion grows greater every day.  Urban issues cannot be understood in the context of a single nation or a single moment in time. 

This concentration draws on disciplinary approaches including anthropology, archaeology, art history, geography, and history to help students understand how cities have developed and how they relate to each other today. By placing urban issues in perspective, students improve their comprehension of the United States as well as the world, and of the present as well as the past.

 

     

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    Special Programs and Opportunities

    Students in this concentration are encouraged to study off campus, and preferably overseas, for at least one quarter. Many courses offered through the Overseas Studies Program can be counted toward the concentration. Similarly, internships offered at many of Stanford’s overseas locations can be used to fulfill the Urban Studies internship requirement. Students should also consider enrolling in one of the Stanford Overseas Seminars, intensive courses taught in September in locations which do not have overseas campuses.

      Additional Courses

      Courses in the concentration (including the required course and additional courses) must total at least 20 units. Please consult with your advisor to select a program of courses that suits your intellectual and personal goals.

      If a course has not already been approved for a concentration, you may petition to count it by submitting this form to your advisor. 

      Elective Courses

      List

      Title
      Instructor
      Quarter
      Day, Time

      Beischer, T. (PI)

      2021 - 2022
      Winter

      Tuesday Thursday
      1:30 PM
      2:30 PM

      Duchesne, M. (TA)
      Waller, A. (TA)
      Ober, J. (PI)

      2021 - 2022
      Winter

      Tuesday Thursday
      12:15 PM
      1:15 PM

      Previto, M. (TA)
      Scheidel, W. (PI)

      2021 - 2022
      Spring

      Monday Wednesday
      11:00 AM
      12:00 PM

      Kronengold, C. (PI)
      Mulshine, M. (TA)
      Przybysz, J. (TA)

      2021 - 2022
      Autumn

      Friday
      1:30 PM
      5:30 PM

      Al-Saber, S. (PI)

      2021 - 2022
      Autumn

      Tuesday Thursday
      11:00 AM
      1:00 PM

      Naylor, R. (PI)
      Grattan, T. (TA)
      Kushel, C. (TA)
      Belongia, M. (TA)
      Robles-Baez, C. (TA)
      Stock, A. (TA)
      Frank, Z. (PI)

      2021 - 2022
      Autumn

      Monday Wednesday
      9:45 AM
      11:15 AM

      Quayson, A. (PI)

      2021 - 2022
      Winter

      Tuesday Thursday
      11:30 AM
      1:00 PM

      Bagan, L. (TA)
      Getz, T. (PI)

      2021 - 2022
      Winter

      Monday Wednesday
      1:30 PM
      3:00 PM

      Yamato, N. (TA)
      Lewis, M. (PI)

      2021 - 2022
      Winter

      Monday Wednesday
      11:30 AM
      1:00 PM

      Lewis, M. (PI)
      Perez, J. (TA)

      2021 - 2022
      Winter

      Monday Wednesday Friday
      11:00 AM
      12:00 PM

      Lewis, M. (PI)
      Bykova, A. (TA)

      2021 - 2022
      Spring

      Monday Wednesday Friday
      9:45 AM
      10:45 AM

      Daughton, J. (PI)
      Passos de Souza, O. (TA)
      Dikmen, O. (TA)

      2021 - 2022
      Winter

      Monday Wednesday
      11:30 AM
      1:00 PM

      Jenkins, D. (PI)
      Bagan, L. (TA)
      Dunn-Salahuddin, A. (TA)

      2021 - 2022
      Spring

      Tuesday Thursday
      3:15 PM
      4:45 PM

      2021 - 2022
      Summer

      Diaz, A. (PI)

      2021 - 2022
      Autumn

      Tuesday Thursday
      11:30 AM
      1:00 PM

      Sabol, J. (PI)

      2021 - 2022
      Spring

      Monday Wednesday
      11:30 AM
      1:00 PM

      Kramer, K. (GP)
      Jander, M. (PI)

      2021 - 2022
      Autumn

      Pabsch, M. (PI)

      2021 - 2022
      Winter

      Pabsch, M. (PI)

      2021 - 2022
      Spring

      Kramer, K. (GP)
      Pabsch, M. (PI)

      2021 - 2022
      Autumn

      Rossi, F. (PI)
      Verdon, T. (PI)

      2021 - 2022
      Spring

      Verdon, T. (PI)
      Campani, E. (GP)

      2021 - 2022
      Autumn

      Campos Calvo-Sotelo, P. (PI)
      Perez Leal, P. (GP)

      2021 - 2022
      Autumn

      Perez Leal, P. (GP)
      Staffa-Healey, A. (PI)

      2021 - 2022
      Autumn

      Staffa-Healey, A. (PI)

      2021 - 2022
      Winter

      Staffa-Healey, A. (PI)

      2021 - 2022
      Spring

      Halevi, E. (PI)

      2021 - 2022
      Spring

      Kim, S. (TA)
      Hai, Z. (TA)
      Goldstein, J. (PI)

      2021 - 2022
      Winter

      Tuesday Thursday
      9:45 AM
      11:15 AM

      Jackson, D. (PI)

      2021 - 2022
      Winter

      Stout, F. (PI)

      2021 - 2022
      Autumn

      Monday Wednesday
      11:30 AM
      1:00 PM

      Quayson, A. (PI)

      2021 - 2022
      Winter

      Tuesday Thursday
      11:30 AM
      1:00 PM

      Kahan, M. (PI)

      2021 - 2022
      Spring

      Kahan, M. (PI)
      Safran, G. (PI)

      2021 - 2022
      Spring

      Tuesday
      5:30 PM
      6:30 PM

      McKibben, C. (PI)

      2021 - 2022
      Autumn

      Wednesday
      1:30 PM
      3:30 PM