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UAR 10: Intellectual Journeys

Stanford speakers share their research as well as their intellectual and life paths, including how they chose their undergraduate major, how they found mentors, and what their field offers undergraduates.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

UAR 11A: Being Strategic: What you know and what you need to know

Funded by Stanford's OpenXChange Initiative, this course will reflect upon how you've built community here at Stanford; what's been successful and what has not; and how you can prepare for the upcoming quarters. In six fortnightly sessions of ninety minutes each, spread out over Spring Quarter, we shall read short text, poetry, short stories, and social media articles that highlight core themes for discussion by students and residents at Stanford. These may include Home and Community; Care and Tolerance; Doubt and Fear; inspiration and Success; Isolation and Loneliness; Enough and Too Much; Peace and Quiet; Balance and Joy.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ; Treharne, E. (PI)

UAR 11B: OXC: Learning to Live at Stanford

Reflect upon building our community here at Stanford through short texts, poetry, short stories, and social media articles that highlight core points for discussion for students and residents at Stanford: Home and Community; Care and Tolerance; Doubt and Fear; Inspiration and Success; Isolation and Loneliness; Enough and Too Much; Peace and Quiet; Balance and Joy. An OpenXChange program.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

UAR 21: OXC: Freshman Women's Leadership Initiative

Understand leadership skills in the context of the values, issues, and goals that characterize women in leadership, with a focus on Stanford undergraduate life. An intimate, immersive environment to discuss issues of leadership and community engagement. Recognize core values, leadership strengths and limitations, and inspiration to act with intentionality around interests and ambitions here at Stanford. An OpenXChange program.
Terms: Win | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ; Herman, L. (PI)

UAR 31: OXC: The African American Male Experience in Collegiate Sports

Experiences and representations of African American men in college athletics and sports media. Explore the relationships between race, social class and athletic experiences, with a focus on sports film, social science data and the specific experiences of professional and student athletes. Readings will draw from psychology, sociology, education, and popular press. An OpenXChange program.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

UAR 41: OXC: Residential Exploration, Advocacy, Leadership (REAL)

Explore concepts in leadership. Examine academic and personal issues affecting students and develop skills and approaches necessary to tackle the political, educational, and socioeconomic issues towards future change. An OpenXChange program.
Terms: Win | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ; Eberle, S. (PI)

UAR 42A: LSP First Year Seminar

For freshmen who participated in the Leland Scholars Program and other students who identify as First Generation and/or Low Income (FLI). This seminar supports students in the first year in the areas of institutional engagement, academic empowerment, their sense of belonging to Stanford, and builds their cohort identity.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

UAR 42B: LSP First Year Seminar B

For freshmen who participated in the Leland Scholars Program. This seminar supports LSP students in the first year in the areas of institutional engagement, academic empowerment, their sense of belonging to Stanford, and builds their cohort identity.
Terms: Win | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

UAR 51: Uncovering Your Political Identity

We may not fully understand ¿politics,¿ yet we are always subject to it. What does it mean to become politicizied? What conditions promote politicization? The course supports a personal inquiry into one¿s political identity, the ¿political skin you¿re in¿ ¿ its attributes, what has shaped it, its current compared to desired state. By describing attributes and recalling early influencers/influences on one¿s political consciousness, students will in turn discover more about political conscience and its implications for personal political speech and action. An OpenXChange program.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

UAR 56: Building a Successful Academic Career

For freshmen in expanded advising programs. Techniques for honing academic skills for college, and applying those skills to better define intellectual identity in academic pursuits. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

UAR 60: Engaging, Exploring, and Reflecting on Alumni Career Worlds

This course helps students access and navigate the professional world with tools such as e-Portfolios, Strengths Quest, and alumni shadow visits. Assignments and discussions will encourage deep reflection on the values, philosophies, and backgrounds that can help shape each student¿s long term goals.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

UAR 61: Religion and Identity

This one-unit course will focus on issues of religion and identity, especially as it relates to what our religious commitments (whether strong, weak, or non-existent) mean for our social and political engagement with society at large. This will be a student-driven, conversation-heavy course. The experiences of the students in the class will help shape the exact nature of the questions we explore together. After getting to know each other at the first session, we will use short articles to organize our discussion for the rest of the class meetings. Possible conversation starters include: the debate over the hijab in French public schools, altered states and religious freedom in the US, Buddhism and political violence in Myanmar, gay marriage and civil disobedience in the US. The course will meet from 3:30-5 on alternating Fridays (weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9) in the SLE Office in Florence Moore Hall. An OpenXChange program.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ; Watkins, G. (PI)

UAR 71: Returning from Study Abroad

In this course, students will find the space to define their study abroad experience as well as articulate the ways in which their worldview perspectives may have shifted. Therefore, students will engage in deep mutual exchanges and personal introspection about their experiences abroad. Throughout the course, we will define their experience abroad while continually making-meaning as their new perspectives are supported and challenge amongst members of the Stanford community. Students will end the course by crafting action steps for moving forward with the ability to tell their study abroad story in compelling ways that can be applied to personal, social, academic, and professional realms of their lives.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
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