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

      AMSTUD 145

      Kessler, E. (PI)

      2022 - 2023
      Winter

      Tuesday Thursday
      1:30 PM
      2:50 PM

      Beischer, T. (PI)

      2022 - 2023
      Winter

      Tuesday Thursday
      10:30 AM
      11:50 AM

      2022 - 2023
      Spring

      Lugardo, J. (TA)
      Morris, I. (PI)

      2022 - 2023
      Winter

      Monday Wednesday
      10:30 AM
      11:20 AM

      Saller, R. (PI)
      Duchesne, M. (TA)

      2022 - 2023
      Spring

      Monday Wednesday
      12:30 PM
      1:20 PM

      Shanks, M. (PI)

      2022 - 2023
      Winter

      Tuesday Thursday
      9:00 AM
      10:20 AM

      Naylor, R. (PI)
      Tucker, A. (TA)
      Mendillo, J. (TA)
      Passos de Souza, O. (TA)
      Parish, W. (TA)
      Ndegwa, J. (TA)
      Frank, Z. (PI)

      2022 - 2023
      Autumn

      Monday Wednesday Friday
      10:30 AM
      11:20 AM

      Quayson, A. (PI)

      2022 - 2023
      Autumn

      Tuesday Thursday
      1:30 PM
      2:50 PM

      Getz, T. (PI)

      2022 - 2023
      Spring

      Monday Wednesday
      1:30 PM
      2:50 PM

      2022 - 2023
      Spring

      Tuesday Thursday
      1:30 PM
      2:50 PM

      Regalado, P. (PI)

      2022 - 2023
      Spring

      Tuesday Thursday
      12:00 PM
      1:20 PM

      Campbell, J. (PI)

      2022 - 2023
      Autumn

      Tuesday
      3:00 PM
      5:50 PM

      Levy, I. (PI)
      Walsh, L. (TA)

      2022 - 2023
      Spring

      Monday Wednesday
      3:00 PM
      4:20 PM

      Sabol, J. (PI)

      2022 - 2023
      Spring

      Tuesday Thursday
      9:00 AM
      10:20 AM

      Ma, J. (PI)

      2022 - 2023
      Winter

      Thursday
      1:30 PM
      3:20 PM

      Jander, M. (PI)

      2022 - 2023
      Autumn

      Pabsch, M. (PI)

      2022 - 2023
      Winter

      Pabsch, M. (PI)

      2022 - 2023
      Spring

      Pabsch, M. (PI)

      2022 - 2023
      Autumn

      Wong, S. (PI)

      2022 - 2023
      Autumn

      Es, M. (PI)

      2022 - 2023
      Autumn

      Vecchio, F. (PI)

      2022 - 2023
      Autumn

      Hamadeh, S. (PI)
      Jevtic, I. (PI)

      2022 - 2023
      Autumn

      Campos Calvo-Sotelo, P. (PI)

      2022 - 2023
      Autumn

      Ulloa, M. (PI)

      2022 - 2023
      Winter

      Correa, G. (PI)

      2022 - 2023
      Summer

      Hai, Z. (TA)
      Chen, A. (TA)
      Tchaouchev, D. (TA)
      Malashkhia, M. (TA)
      Goldstein, J. (PI)

      2022 - 2023
      Winter

      Tuesday Thursday
      10:30 AM
      11:50 AM

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

      2022 - 2023
      Autumn

      Orringer, J. (PI)

      2022 - 2023
      Autumn

      Stout, F. (PI)

      2022 - 2023
      Autumn

      Monday Wednesday
      1:30 PM
      2:50 PM

      Quayson, A. (PI)

      2022 - 2023
      Autumn

      Tuesday Thursday
      1:30 PM
      2:50 PM

      Hansen, T. (PI)

      2022 - 2023
      Autumn

      Monday Wednesday
      9:30 AM
      10:50 AM

      Gray, B. (PI)

      2022 - 2023
      Winter

      Monday Wednesday
      6:00 PM
      7:20 PM

      Tirop, C. (PI)

      2022 - 2023
      Winter

      Tuesday Thursday
      3:00 PM
      4:20 PM