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Cities in Comparative and Historical Perspective Concentration

Building in Moscow, Russia at night

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 Global 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)

2023 - 2024
Winter

Tuesday Thursday
10:30 AM
11:50 AM

Jain, S. (PI)
Nevrekar, S. (TA)

2023 - 2024
Spring

Monday Wednesday
1:30 PM
2:50 PM

Beischer, T. (PI)
Jenks, L. (TA)
Tuttle, G. (GP)

2023 - 2024
Autumn

Tuesday Thursday
9:00 AM
10:20 AM

Blessing, P. (PI)

2023 - 2024
Spring

Monday Wednesday
10:30 AM
11:50 AM

Berlier, T. (PI)

2023 - 2024
Winter

Wednesday
10:30 AM
12:20 PM

Beischer, T. (PI)
Tuttle, G. (GP)
Barton, J. (PI)

2023 - 2024
Spring

Tuesday
9:30 AM
11:20 AM

2023 - 2024
Spring

Beischer, T. (PI)
Jenks, L. (TA)
Tuttle, G. (GP)

2023 - 2024
Autumn

Tuesday Thursday
9:00 AM
10:20 AM

2023 - 2024
Spring

Beischer, T. (PI)
Wood, E. (PI)
Tuttle, G. (GP)

2023 - 2024
Winter

Wednesday
10:30 AM
12:20 PM

Kopperud, R. (PI)
Chan, E. (TA)

2023 - 2024
Winter

Monday Wednesday
3:00 PM
4:20 PM

Morris, I. (PI)

2023 - 2024
Winter

Monday Wednesday
10:30 AM
11:20 AM

Lugardo, J. (PI)
Scheidel, W. (PI)

2023 - 2024
Spring

Monday Wednesday
12:30 PM
1:20 PM

CLASSICS 153

Trimble, J. (PI)

2023 - 2024
Winter

Monday Wednesday
9:30 AM
10:50 AM

Shanks, M. (PI)

2023 - 2024
Autumn

Tuesday Thursday
9:00 AM
10:20 AM

Pesic, A. (PI)
Cotsapas, P. (TA)
Dule, G. (TA)

2023 - 2024
Winter

Monday Wednesday Friday
9:30 AM
10:20 AM

Tandon, C. (TA)
Miller, R. (TA)
Murran, A. (TA)
Venukanthan, S. (TA)
Aguirre, S. (TA)
Calvo, M. (TA)
Fine, J. (TA)
Frank, Z. (PI)

2023 - 2024
Autumn

Monday Wednesday Friday
10:30 AM
11:20 AM

Ayodele, M. (TA)
Getz, T. (PI)

2023 - 2024
Autumn

Tuesday Thursday
3:00 PM
4:20 PM

HISTORY 110C

Daughton, J. (PI)
Zhang, A. (TA)

2023 - 2024
Winter

Tuesday Thursday
10:30 AM
11:50 AM

Cassio, M. (TA)
Parish, W. (TA)
Regalado, P. (PI)

2023 - 2024
Spring

Tuesday Thursday
10:30 AM
11:50 AM

Jenkins, D. (PI)
Regalado, P. (PI)

2023 - 2024
Winter

Tuesday
10:30 AM
1:20 PM

Loufas, D. (PI)

2023 - 2024
Spring

Friday
10:30 AM
1:20 PM

Campbell, J. (PI)

2023 - 2024
Spring

Tuesday
6:30 PM
9:20 PM

Levy, I. (PI)
Gai, R. (TA)
Chang, Y. (TA)

2023 - 2024
Spring

Monday Wednesday
3:00 PM
4:20 PM

Berlier, T. (PI)

2023 - 2024
Winter

Wednesday
10:30 AM
12:20 PM

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

2023 - 2024
Autumn

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

2023 - 2024
Winter

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

2023 - 2024
Spring

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

2023 - 2024
Autumn

Wong, S. (PI)
Doyle, A. (GP)

2023 - 2024
Autumn

Doyle, A. (GP)

2023 - 2024
Autumn

Doyle, A. (GP)
Vecchio, F. (PI)

2023 - 2024
Autumn

Ricci, A. (PI)
Doyle, A. (GP)

2023 - 2024
Autumn

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

2023 - 2024
Autumn

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

2023 - 2024
Autumn

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

2023 - 2024
Winter

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

2023 - 2024
Spring

Ulloa, M. (PI)
calefas-strebelle, a. (GP)

2023 - 2024
Autumn

Correa, G. (PI)

2023 - 2024
Summer

Zipperstein, S. (PI)

2023 - 2024
Spring

Orringer, J. (PI)
Miller, R. (GP)

2023 - 2024
Autumn

Ilchuk, Y. (PI)

2023 - 2024
Autumn

Monday Wednesday
10:30 AM
11:50 AM

Hoshino, Y. (PI)

2023 - 2024
Autumn

Monday Wednesday
3:00 PM
4:20 PM

Stout, F. (PI)

2023 - 2024
Autumn

Monday Wednesday
1:30 PM
2:50 PM

Jenkins, D. (PI)
Regalado, P. (PI)

2023 - 2024
Winter

Tuesday
10:30 AM
1:20 PM

Hansen, T. (PI)

2023 - 2024
Autumn

Monday Wednesday
9:30 AM
10:50 AM

Kahan, M. (PI)

2023 - 2024
Spring

Monday Wednesday
3:30 PM
5:20 PM

Jain, S. (PI)
Nevrekar, S. (TA)

2023 - 2024
Spring

Monday Wednesday
1:30 PM
2:50 PM

Pesic, A. (PI)
Cotsapas, P. (TA)
Dule, G. (TA)

2023 - 2024
Winter

Monday Wednesday Friday
9:30 AM
10:20 AM

McKibben, C. (PI)

2023 - 2024
Spring

Tuesday
1:30 PM
4:20 PM