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SIW 105: Education Policy

This seminar has three primary goals: 1) introduce today¿s major education policy issues; 2) investigate the ways education policy questions are addressed at the federal level, and by implication, the state and local levels; and 3) develop skills to develop and recommend appropriate policy options and solutions. You will become familiar with major education policy questions and over the course of the quarter, analyze these issues, consider policy options, and provide written and oral support for possible solutions.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:EC-AmerCul

SIW 107: Civil Rights Law

This course analyzes the major civil rights laws that Congress has enacted since the 1960s, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Fair Housing Act, the Public Accommodations ACt, the AGe Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The course provides an in-depth study of the statutory language of each of these laws, examines how courts have interpreted the statutes, and explores the policy arguments in favor and against such laws. The course also reviews the history context surrounding the enactment of these statutes, including an examination of the civil rights movement as a political and social force.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:EC-AmerCul, WAY-EDP

SIW 121: Inside Modern Campaigns: How Elections are Won and Lost

Politics is as much art as science. Washington Post columnist James Hohmann will pull back the curtain on how the nature of campaigns, along with media coverage of American politics, is changing. During this exclusive seminar, students will engage directly with a bipartisan mix of today¿s most skilled political practitioners about what they¿ve learned from their wins ¿ and losses. Guest speakers will include current and former officials from presidential, gubernatorial, Senate and House campaigns who have held senior roles, such as campaign manager, chief strategist, general counsel, admaker, speechwriter, opposition researcher, communications director, digital director, pollster, and policy director. The head of a leading Super PAC and the executive director of a party committee will help explore the vital functions of outside groups. Students will play the roles of senior officials for a tabletop exercise and write an end-of-term case study analyzing a major strategic decision by a campaign. This course is offered to students in the Stanford in Washington program in Washington, DC.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5

SIW 160: Politics and Policy in an Era of Polarization

This seminar will explore the intertwining of key challenges to governing, inherent in the American political system, along with the effects of our polarized politics and the Covid-19 pandemic. Drawing upon an array of disciplines and approaches, our weekly meetings will include conversation with individuals from the worlds of policy, along with critical analysis of required readings. Collectively, we will seek to understand connections, systemic constraints and to formulate potential policy and political responses for a range of issues.
Terms: Aut, Sum | Units: 5
Instructors: Jamieson, A. (PI)

SIW 172: Wellness: Investing in Your Personal Capital

In this course, we will explore stress & resilience along with a number of strategies including mindfulness, gratitude, self-care, yoga, reflection, and connection. Students will learn ways to improve resilience and well-being by investing time, space and care into routines. Come ready to explore, reflect, and connect with peers.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2

SIW 190: Directed Readings

Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-5 | Repeatable 2 times (up to 10 units total)
Instructors: Jamieson, A. (PI)
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