POLISCI 22SC:
The Face of Battle
Our understanding of warfare often derives from the lofty perspective of political leaders and generals: what were their objectives and what strategies were developed to meet them? This topdown perspective slights the experience of the actual combatants and noncombatants caught in the crossfire. This course focuses on the complexity of the process by which strategy is translated into tactical decisions by the officers and foot soldiers on the field of battle. We will review theories about civilmilitary relations and the nature of modern warfare and then visit Washington DC to discuss strategy and politics with current and former policy makers. We will also study two important battles in American history: Gettysburg (July 1863) and the Battle of Little Bighorn (June 1876). We will travel to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and the Little Bighorn battlefield in Montana. The course's battlefield tours are based on the "staff rides" developed by the Prussian Army in the mid1800s and employed by the U.S. Army since the early 1900s. While at Stanford, students will conduct extensive research on individual participants at Gettysburg and Little Bighorn. Then, as we walk through the battlefield sites, students will brief the group on their subjects' experience of battle and on why they made the decisions they did during the conflict. Why did Lt. General Longstreet oppose the Confederate attack on the Union Army at Gettysburg? What was the experience of a military surgeon on a Civil War battlefield? Why did Custer divide his 7th Cavalry troops as they approached the Little Bighorn River? What was the role of Lakota Sioux women after a battle? Travel will be provided and paid by Sophomore College (except incidentals) and is made possible by the support of the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC). The course is open to students from a range of disciplines; an interest in the topic is the only prerequisite.
Terms: Sum

Units: 2

Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
POLISCI 101Z:
Introduction to International Relations (INTNLREL 101Z)
Approaches to the study of conflict and cooperation in world affairs. Applications to war, terrorism, trade policy, the environment, and world poverty. Debates about the ethics of war and the global distribution of wealth.
Terms: Sum

Units: 4

UG Reqs: GER:DBSocSci, WAYSI

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
POLISCI 109Z:
Research in Political Science and International Relations
Students will assist faculty with research projects. They will also attend workshops/seminars and complete written assignments that demonstrate their knowledge of research design, data analysis, and software. Students must apply through Summer Session and may not enroll without permission of the instructors.
Terms: not given this year

Units: 6

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
POLISCI 133Z:
Ethics and Politics in Public Service (CSRE 133P, PUBLPOL 103Z, URBANST 122Z)
Ethical and political questions in public service work, including volunteering, service learning, humanitarian assistance, and public service professions such as medicine and teaching. Motives and outcomes in service work. Connections between service work and justice. Is mandatory service an oxymoron? History of public service in the U.S. Issues in crosscultural service work. Integration with the Haas Center for Public Service to connect service activities and public service aspirations with academic experiences at Stanford.
Terms: Sum

Units: 4

UG Reqs: WAYER

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
POLISCI 143S:
Comparative Corruption (SOC 113)
Causes, effects, and solutions to various forms of corruption in business and politics in both developing regions (e.g. Asia, E. Europe) and developed ones (the US and the EU).
Terms: Sum

Units: 3

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
POLISCI 209:
Curricular Practical Training
Qualified Political Science students obtain employment in a relevant research or industrial activity to enhance their professional experience consistent with their degree programs. The student if responsible for arranging their own internship/employment and gaining faculty sponsorship. Prior to enrolling students must complete a petition due no later than May 15th. An offer letter will need to be submitted along with the petition. At the completion of the summer quarter, a final report must be submitted to the faculty sponsor documenting work done and relevance to degree program. Meets the requirements for Curricular Practical Training for students on F1 visas. May be repeated for credit but the course will not count toward the Political Science major requirements.
Terms: Sum

Units: 1

Repeatable for credit

Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
POLISCI 209Z:
Research in Political Science and International Relations
Students will assist faculty with research projects. They will also attend workshops/seminars and complete written assignments that demonstrate their knowledge of research design, data analysis, and software. Students must apply through Summer Session and may not enroll without permission of the instructors.
Terms: Sum

Units: 6

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
POLISCI 211B:
International Cooperation and Institutions
World politics is often described as a state of war. And yet, the historical record suggests that war is the exception, not the rule. In this course, we seek to understand why relations between most states, most of the time, are defined by peace and cooperation. We will explore the causes of international conflict and how international institutions  from formal international organizations to international law and norms  promote cooperation and help states resolve their conflicts peacefully. Students will engage classic texts and cuttingedge research and leverage evidencebased theory to develop policy solutions to important contemporary global challenges in policydesign labs.
Terms: Sum

Units: 4

UG Reqs: WAYSI

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
POLISCI 219:
Directed Reading and Research in International Relations
May be repeated for credit. Requires a petition that can be found on our Political Science website.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum

Units: 110

Repeatable for credit

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ;
Acharya, A. (PI);
Blacker, C. (PI);
Blaydes, L. (PI);
Brady, D. (PI);
Cohen, J. (PI);
Cox, G. (PI);
Diamond, L. (PI);
Fearon, J. (PI);
Fiorina, M. (PI);
Frisby, T. (PI);
Goldstein, J. (PI);
Grimmer, J. (PI);
Haber, S. (PI);
Hainmueller, J. (PI);
Holloway, D. (PI);
Iyengar, S. (PI);
Jackman, S. (PI);
Jusko, K. (PI);
Karl, T. (PI);
Krasner, S. (PI);
Krosnick, J. (PI);
Laitin, D. (PI);
Lipscy, P. (PI);
MagaloniKerpel, B. (PI);
McFaul, M. (PI);
Milani, A. (PI);
Moe, T. (PI);
Ober, J. (PI);
Oi, J. (PI);
Rakove, J. (PI);
Reich, R. (PI);
Rice, C. (PI);
Rivers, D. (PI);
Rodden, J. (PI);
Rutten, A. (PI);
Sagan, S. (PI);
Scheve, K. (PI);
Schultz, K. (PI);
Segura, G. (PI);
Sniderman, P. (PI);
Tomz, M. (PI);
Wand, J. (PI);
Weingast, B. (PI);
Weinstein, J. (PI)
POLISCI 229:
Directed Reading and Research in American Politics
May be repeated for credit. Requires a petition that can be found on our Political Science website.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum

Units: 110

Repeatable for credit

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ;
Blaydes, L. (PI);
Bonica, A. (PI);
Brady, D. (PI);
Cain, B. (PI);
Cohen, J. (PI);
Cox, G. (PI);
Davenport, L. (PI);
Fearon, J. (PI);
Fiorina, M. (PI);
Frisby, T. (PI);
Goldstein, J. (PI);
Grimmer, J. (PI);
Haber, S. (PI);
Hall, A. (PI);
Holloway, D. (PI);
Iyengar, S. (PI);
Jackman, S. (PI);
Jusko, K. (PI);
Karl, T. (PI);
Krasner, S. (PI);
Krosnick, J. (PI);
Laitin, D. (PI);
Lipscy, P. (PI);
MagaloniKerpel, B. (PI);
McFaul, M. (PI);
Moe, T. (PI);
Nall, C. (PI);
Ober, J. (PI);
Oi, J. (PI);
Rakove, J. (PI);
Reich, R. (PI);
Rice, C. (PI);
Rivers, D. (PI);
Rodden, J. (PI);
Rutten, A. (PI);
Sagan, S. (PI);
Schultz, K. (PI);
Segura, G. (PI);
Sniderman, P. (PI);
Stoner, K. (PI);
Tomz, M. (PI);
Wand, J. (PI);
Weingast, B. (PI);
Weinstein, J. (PI)
POLISCI 239:
Directed Reading and Research in Political Theory
May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum

Units: 110

Repeatable for credit

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ;
Cain, B. (PI);
Chapman, E. (PI);
Cohen, J. (PI);
McFaul, M. (PI);
McQueen, A. (PI);
Ober, J. (PI);
Reich, R. (PI);
Satz, D. (PI);
Sievers, B. (PI);
Weingast, B. (PI)
POLISCI 249:
Directed Reading and Research in Comparative Politics
May be repeated for credit. Requires a petition that can be found on our Political Science website.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum

Units: 110

Repeatable for credit

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ;
Acharya, A. (PI);
Blaydes, L. (PI);
Brady, D. (PI);
Cohen, J. (PI);
Cox, G. (PI);
Fearon, J. (PI);
Fiorina, M. (PI);
Fouka, V. (PI);
Frisby, T. (PI);
Goldstein, J. (PI);
Grimmer, J. (PI);
GrzymalaBusse, A. (PI);
Gulzar, S. (PI);
Haber, S. (PI);
Hainmueller, J. (PI);
Holloway, D. (PI);
Iyengar, S. (PI);
Jackman, S. (PI);
Jusko, K. (PI);
Karl, T. (PI);
Krasner, S. (PI);
Krosnick, J. (PI);
Laitin, D. (PI);
Levi, M. (PI);
Lipscy, P. (PI);
MagaloniKerpel, B. (PI);
McFaul, M. (PI);
Milani, A. (PI);
Moe, T. (PI);
Ober, J. (PI);
Oi, J. (PI);
Rakove, J. (PI);
Reich, R. (PI);
Rice, C. (PI);
Rivers, D. (PI);
Rodden, J. (PI);
Rutten, A. (PI);
Sagan, S. (PI);
Scheve, K. (PI);
Schultz, K. (PI);
Segura, G. (PI);
Sniderman, P. (PI);
Stoner, K. (PI);
Tomz, M. (PI);
Wand, J. (PI);
Weingast, B. (PI);
Weinstein, J. (PI)
POLISCI 251A:
Introduction to Machine Learning for Social Scientists
This course introduces techniques to collect, analyze, and utilize large collections of data for social science inferences. The ultimate goal of the course is to familiarize students to modern machine learning techniques and provide the skills necessary to apply these methods widely. Students will leave the course equipped with a broad understanding of machine learning and on how to continue building new skills. This is an introductory course, so most the lectures and problem sets will be focused on the intuition and the mechanics behind machine learning concepts rather than the mathematical fundamentals. There are no formal prerequisites for the course, but calculus and introductory statistics are strongly recommended. Students are not expected to have any programming knowledge, and the course will be centered around bitesize assignments that will help build R coding and statistical skills from scratch.
Terms: Sum

Units: 4

UG Reqs: WAYAQR

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
POLISCI 259:
Directed Reading and Research in Political Methodology
May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum

Units: 110

Repeatable for credit

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ;
Acharya, A. (PI);
Bonica, A. (PI);
Cox, G. (PI);
Fearon, J. (PI);
Fouka, V. (PI);
Gulzar, S. (PI);
Hainmueller, J. (PI);
Hall, A. (PI);
Iyengar, S. (PI);
Jackman, S. (PI);
Jusko, K. (PI);
Rivers, D. (PI);
Scheve, K. (PI);
Tomz, M. (PI);
Wand, J. (PI)
POLISCI 319:
Directed Reading in International Relations
May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum

Units: 110

Repeatable for credit

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ;
Acharya, A. (PI);
Blacker, C. (PI);
Blaydes, L. (PI);
Brady, D. (PI);
Cohen, J. (PI);
Cox, G. (PI);
Fearon, J. (PI);
Fiorina, M. (PI);
Goldstein, J. (PI);
Grimmer, J. (PI);
Haber, S. (PI);
Hainmueller, J. (PI);
Holloway, D. (PI);
Iyengar, S. (PI);
Jackman, S. (PI);
Jusko, K. (PI);
Karl, T. (PI);
Krasner, S. (PI);
Krosnick, J. (PI);
Laitin, D. (PI);
Lipscy, P. (PI);
MagaloniKerpel, B. (PI);
McFaul, M. (PI);
Moe, T. (PI);
Ober, J. (PI);
Oi, J. (PI);
Rakove, J. (PI);
Reich, R. (PI);
Rice, C. (PI);
Rivers, D. (PI);
Rodden, J. (PI);
Sagan, S. (PI);
Scheve, K. (PI);
Schultz, K. (PI);
Segura, G. (PI);
Sniderman, P. (PI);
Tomz, M. (PI);
Wand, J. (PI);
Weingast, B. (PI);
Weinstein, J. (PI)
POLISCI 329:
Directed Reading and Research in American Politics
May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum

Units: 110

Repeatable for credit

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ;
Blaydes, L. (PI);
Bonica, A. (PI);
Brady, D. (PI);
Cain, B. (PI);
Cohen, J. (PI);
Cox, G. (PI);
Davenport, L. (PI);
Fearon, J. (PI);
Fiorina, M. (PI);
Goldstein, J. (PI);
Grimmer, J. (PI);
Haber, S. (PI);
Hall, A. (PI);
Holloway, D. (PI);
Iyengar, S. (PI);
Jackman, S. (PI);
Jusko, K. (PI);
Karl, T. (PI);
Krasner, S. (PI);
Krosnick, J. (PI);
Laitin, D. (PI);
Lipscy, P. (PI);
MagaloniKerpel, B. (PI);
McFaul, M. (PI);
Moe, T. (PI);
Nall, C. (PI);
Ober, J. (PI);
Oi, J. (PI);
Rakove, J. (PI);
Reich, R. (PI);
Rice, C. (PI);
Rivers, D. (PI);
Rodden, J. (PI);
Sagan, S. (PI);
Schultz, K. (PI);
Segura, G. (PI);
Sniderman, P. (PI);
Tomz, M. (PI);
Wand, J. (PI);
Weingast, B. (PI);
Weinstein, J. (PI)
POLISCI 339:
Directed Reading and Research in Political Theory
May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum

Units: 15

Repeatable for credit

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ;
Cain, B. (PI);
Chapman, E. (PI);
Cohen, J. (PI);
Cox, G. (PI);
Grimmer, J. (PI);
McFaul, M. (PI);
McQueen, A. (PI);
Moe, T. (PI);
Ober, J. (PI);
Reich, R. (PI);
Satz, D. (PI);
Segura, G. (PI);
Weingast, B. (PI);
Weinstein, J. (PI)
POLISCI 349:
Directed Reading and Research in Comparative Politics
May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum

Units: 110

Repeatable for credit

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ;
Acharya, A. (PI);
Blaydes, L. (PI);
Brady, D. (PI);
Cohen, J. (PI);
Cox, G. (PI);
Fearon, J. (PI);
Fiorina, M. (PI);
Fouka, V. (PI);
Goldstein, J. (PI);
Grimmer, J. (PI);
GrzymalaBusse, A. (PI);
Gulzar, S. (PI);
Haber, S. (PI);
Hainmueller, J. (PI);
Holloway, D. (PI);
Iyengar, S. (PI);
Jackman, S. (PI);
Jusko, K. (PI);
Karl, T. (PI);
Krasner, S. (PI);
Krosnick, J. (PI);
Laitin, D. (PI);
Levi, M. (PI);
Lipscy, P. (PI);
MagaloniKerpel, B. (PI);
McFaul, M. (PI);
Milani, A. (PI);
Moe, T. (PI);
Ober, J. (PI);
Oi, J. (PI);
Rakove, J. (PI);
Reich, R. (PI);
Rice, C. (PI);
Rivers, D. (PI);
Rodden, J. (PI);
Sagan, S. (PI);
Scheve, K. (PI);
Schultz, K. (PI);
Segura, G. (PI);
Sniderman, P. (PI);
Tomz, M. (PI);
Wand, J. (PI);
Weingast, B. (PI);
Weinstein, J. (PI)
POLISCI 359:
Advanced Individual Study in Political Methodology
May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum

Units: 110

Repeatable for credit

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ;
Acharya, A. (PI);
Bonica, A. (PI);
Cox, G. (PI);
Fearon, J. (PI);
Fouka, V. (PI);
Grimmer, J. (PI);
Gulzar, S. (PI);
Hainmueller, J. (PI);
Hall, A. (PI);
Iyengar, S. (PI);
Jackman, S. (PI);
Jusko, K. (PI);
Rivers, D. (PI);
Scheve, K. (PI);
Tomz, M. (PI);
Wand, J. (PI)
POLISCI 400:
Dissertation
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum

Units: 118

Repeatable for credit

Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ;
Acharya, A. (PI);
Blaydes, L. (PI);
Bonica, A. (PI);
Brady, D. (PI);
Cain, B. (PI);
Chapman, E. (PI);
Cox, G. (PI);
Davenport, L. (PI);
Fearon, J. (PI);
Fiorina, M. (PI);
Fouka, V. (PI);
Goldstein, J. (PI);
GrzymalaBusse, A. (PI);
Gulzar, S. (PI);
Haber, S. (PI);
Hainmueller, J. (PI);
Hall, A. (PI);
Holloway, D. (PI);
Iyengar, S. (PI);
Jusko, K. (PI);
Krasner, S. (PI);
Krosnick, J. (PI);
Laitin, D. (PI);
Levi, M. (PI);
Lipscy, P. (PI);
MagaloniKerpel, B. (PI);
McFaul, M. (PI);
McQueen, A. (PI);
Moe, T. (PI);
Nall, C. (PI);
Ober, J. (PI);
Oi, J. (PI);
Rakove, J. (PI);
Reich, R. (PI);
Rice, C. (PI);
Rivers, D. (PI);
Rodden, J. (PI);
Sagan, S. (PI);
Satz, D. (PI);
Scheve, K. (PI);
Schultz, K. (PI);
Sniderman, P. (PI);
Tomz, M. (PI);
Weingast, B. (PI);
Weinstein, J. (PI)
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum

Units: 0

Repeatable for credit

Grading: TGR
Instructors: ;
Acharya, A. (PI);
Blaydes, L. (PI);
Bonica, A. (PI);
Brady, D. (PI);
Cain, B. (PI);
Chapman, E. (PI);
Cohen, J. (PI);
Cox, G. (PI);
Davenport, L. (PI);
Fearon, J. (PI);
Fiorina, M. (PI);
Fouka, V. (PI);
Goldstein, J. (PI);
Grimmer, J. (PI);
GrzymalaBusse, A. (PI);
Gulzar, S. (PI);
Haber, S. (PI);
Hainmueller, J. (PI);
Hall, A. (PI);
Holloway, D. (PI);
Iyengar, S. (PI);
Jackman, S. (PI);
Jusko, K. (PI);
Karl, T. (PI);
Krasner, S. (PI);
Krosnick, J. (PI);
Laitin, D. (PI);
Levi, M. (PI);
Lipscy, P. (PI);
MagaloniKerpel, B. (PI);
McFaul, M. (PI);
McQueen, A. (PI);
Moe, T. (PI);
Nall, C. (PI);
Ober, J. (PI);
Oi, J. (PI);
Rakove, J. (PI);
Reich, R. (PI);
Rice, C. (PI);
Rivers, D. (PI);
Rodden, J. (PI);
Sagan, S. (PI);
Satz, D. (PI);
Scheve, K. (PI);
Schultz, K. (PI);
Segura, G. (PI);
Sniderman, P. (PI);
Tomz, M. (PI);
Wand, J. (PI);
Weingast, B. (PI);
Weinstein, J. (PI)
POLISCI 802:
TGR Dissertation
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum

Units: 0

Repeatable for credit

Grading: TGR
Instructors: ;
Acharya, A. (PI);
Blaydes, L. (PI);
Bonica, A. (PI);
Brady, D. (PI);
Cain, B. (PI);
Chapman, E. (PI);
Cohen, J. (PI);
Cox, G. (PI);
Davenport, L. (PI);
Fearon, J. (PI);
Fiorina, M. (PI);
Fouka, V. (PI);
Goldstein, J. (PI);
Grimmer, J. (PI);
GrzymalaBusse, A. (PI);
Gulzar, S. (PI);
Haber, S. (PI);
Hainmueller, J. (PI);
Hall, A. (PI);
Holloway, D. (PI);
Iyengar, S. (PI);
Jackman, S. (PI);
Jusko, K. (PI);
Karl, T. (PI);
Krasner, S. (PI);
Krosnick, J. (PI);
Laitin, D. (PI);
Levi, M. (PI);
Lipscy, P. (PI);
MagaloniKerpel, B. (PI);
McFaul, M. (PI);
McQueen, A. (PI);
Moe, T. (PI);
Nall, C. (PI);
Ober, J. (PI);
Oi, J. (PI);
Rakove, J. (PI);
Reich, R. (PI);
Rice, C. (PI);
Rivers, D. (PI);
Rodden, J. (PI);
Sagan, S. (PI);
Satz, D. (PI);
Scheve, K. (PI);
Schultz, K. (PI);
Segura, G. (PI);
Sniderman, P. (PI);
Tomz, M. (PI);
Wand, J. (PI);
Weingast, B. (PI);
Weinstein, J. (PI)