## INTLPOL 290: Practical Approaches to Global Health Research (HRP 237, MED 226)

(Formerly
IPS 290) How do you come up with an idea for a useful research project in a low resource setting? How do you develop a research question, prepare a concept note, and get your project funded? How do you manage personnel in the field, complex cultural situations, and unexpected problems? How do you create a sampling strategy, select a study design, and ensure ethical conduct with human subjects? This course takes students through the process of health research in under-resourced countries from the development of the initial research question and literature review to securing support and detailed planning for field work. Students progressively develop and receive weekly feedback on a concept note to support a funding proposal addressing a research question of their choosing. Aimed at graduate students interested in global health research, though students of all disciplines interested in practical methods for research are welcome. Undergraduates who have completed 85 units or more may enroll with instructor consent. Sign up for 1 unit credit to audit class sessions or 3 units to both participate in classes and develop a concept note."

Terms: Win
| Units: 1-3

Instructors:
Luby, S. (PI)

## INTLPOL 291: Theories of Change in Global Health (SOMGEN 207)

Open to graduate students studying in any discipline whose research work or interest engages global health. Upper-class undergraduates who have completed at least one of the prerequisite courses and who are willing to commit the preparatory time for a graduate level seminar class are welcome. The course undertakes a critical assessment of how different academic disciplines frame global health problems and recommend pathways toward improvements. Focuses on evaluating examples of both success and failure of different theories of change in specific global health implementations. Prerequisites:
ECON 118,
CEE 265D,
HUMBIO 129S or
HUMBIO 124C.

Terms: Spr
| Units: 3-4

Instructors:
Luby, S. (PI)

## INTLPOL 298: Practical Training

(Formerly
IPS 298) Students obtain internship in a relevant research or industrial activity to enhance their professional experience consistent with their degree program and area of concentration. Prior to enrolling, students must get the internship approved by the Master's in International Policy careers and student services teams. At the end of the quarter, a three page final report must be supplied documenting work done and relevance to degree program. Meets the requirements for Curricular Practical Training for students on F-1 visas. Student is responsible for arranging own internship. Limited to International Policy (INTLPOL) students only. May be repeated for credit.

Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum
| Units: 1-3
| Repeatable for credit

Instructors:
Aturupane, C. (PI)
;
Stoner, K. (PI)

## INTLPOL 299: Directed Reading

(Formerly
IPS 299) Directed reading in International Policy. To be considered for enrollment, interested students must first submit the International Policy Directed Reading Proposal, which is available online (
https://fsi.stanford.edu/masters-degree/student-resources) and due no later than the second Friday of the academic quarter in which they would like to enroll. Proposal requires signature of the advising instructor. If approved, a directed reading section will be created for the instructor (if s/he does not already have a section). May be repeated for credit.

Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum
| Units: 1-5
| Repeatable for credit

Instructors:
Abrahamian, A. (PI)
;
Admati, A. (PI)
;
Ajami, N. (PI)
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Instructors:
Abrahamian, A. (PI)
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Admati, A. (PI)
;
Ajami, N. (PI)
;
Aturupane, C. (PI)
;
Brest, P. (PI)
;
Cahan, B. (PI)
;
Crenshaw, M. (PI)
;
Edwards, P. (PI)
;
Eggleston, K. (PI)
;
Eikenberry, K. (PI)
;
Fingar, T. (PI)
;
Fukuyama, F. (PI)
;
Galen, D. (PI)
;
Grotto, A. (PI)
;
Jensen, E. (PI)
;
Kahl, C. (PI)
;
Krasner, S. (PI)
;
Lin, H. (PI)
;
Luby, S. (PI)
;
Mach, K. (PI)
;
Manuel, A. (PI)
;
McMaster, H. (PI)
;
Miller, G. (PI)
;
Morris, E. (PI)
;
Sagan, S. (PI)
;
Schultz, K. (PI)
;
Sneider, D. (PI)
;
Stojanovski, O. (PI)
;
Stoner, K. (PI)
;
Thurber, M. (PI)
;
Walder, A. (PI)
;
Wise, P. (PI)
;
Wolak, F. (PI)
;
Zegart, A. (PI)

## INTLPOL 300: Policy Seminar for MIP

(Formerly
IPS 300) Seminars and speaker series offered by programs and centers at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. Quarterly, students must attend a minimum of eight sessions that are relevant to their area of specialization. Details on speaker series and colloquia available on course Canvas site. Required for, and limited to, second-year students in International Policy (i.e., Class of 2020). May be repeated for credit.

Terms: Aut, Win, Spr
| Units: 1
| Repeatable for credit

Instructors:
Aturupane, C. (PI)

## INTLPOL 300A: International Policy Speaker Series

Presentations on international policy topics by Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies faculty and guests. Includes discussion with students. Required for first-year M.A. students in International Policy. Optional for second-year M.A. students in International Policy (to be taken in place of
INTLPOL 300). Enrollment is limited to MIP students.

Terms: Aut
| Units: 1

Instructors:
Aturupane, C. (PI)
;
Fukuyama, F. (PI)

## INTLPOL 300S: Leading Effective Teams

In this interactive course students will develop practical skills for leading effective teams, and will apply their learning in group projects (1st year) and in their capstone (2nd year). Topics include understanding of group development stages and different work styles, setting and tracking group norms, developing mutual accountability mechanisms to ensure productivity, creating efficient decision making processes, resolving conflict, and leveraging cultural diversity. Enrollment limited to first-year Master's in International Policy (MIP) students.

Terms: Spr
| Units: 2

Instructors:
Carmel-Hurwitz, D. (PI)
;
Chin, L. (PI)

## INTLPOL 301A: Research Methods and Policy Applications I

The first quarter will cover the fundamentals of probability theory and statistics that students need in order to read, critically evaluate, and undertake policy-relevant quantitative research. Topics covered include random variables, probability distributions and their moments, inference, estimation, hypothesis testing, statistical power, and ordinary least squares regression. We will devote substantial time to "learning by doing" using statistics software. Students will use the R programming language to learn the basics of programming, generate data, manipulate real-world datasets, and demonstrate/visualize theoretical concepts in statistics and mathematics. We will present examples of real-world research and students will evaluate and demonstrate the extent to which it matches up with concepts covered in lecture.

Terms: Aut
| Units: 5

## INTLPOL 301B: Research Methods and Policy Applications II

We will build on the basic knowledge of statistical methods from the previous quarter to further develop fundamentals for the design, implementation and interpretation of policy-relevant research. We will compare common observational and experimental research methodologies, with significant attention devoted to explaining the details of research design and associated assumptions. Topics include causal inference, the average treatment effect, sample size selection, partial compliance, selection bias and methods for accounting for it. Development of critical reading skills is emphasized through regular discussions of academic journal articles and popular media accounts of research. Practical aspects of undertaking research will also be covered, including efficient and cost-effective data collection, field team supervision, budget management, and ethical considerations. Once again, we will make extensive use of R software.

Terms: Win
| Units: 5

## INTLPOL 302: The Global Economy

This course examines the economic inter-connectedness of nations. Among the topics covered are the causes and consequences of current account imbalances, exchange rate determination, monetary unification, financial and currency crises, and contagion. In addition, the course includes an assessment of key global financial institutions, such as the International Monetary Fund, and the global effort to reform the international financial architecture. The goal of the course is to equip students with the tools to analyze international macroeconomic issues, events, and policies. Students will analyze economic data of countries with a view to assessing the economic health and vulnerabilities of countries. They will propose policies to address the identified economic vulnerabilities, and will assess the feasibility of policy implementation. In addition, the "In the News" segment in class will discuss and analyze current events in areas relevant to the course. (This course was formerly
IPS 202.) Enrollment limited to Master's in International Policy (MIP) students.

Terms: Aut
| Units: 5

Instructors:
Aturupane, C. (PI)
;
Van Rensselaer, K. (TA)

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