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URBANST 16SI: Environmental Justice in the Bay Area (EARTHSYS 16SI)

Hands-on, discussion-based class that seeks to expose students to the intersectionality of social justice and environmental well being. Through student-led talks and field trips around the Bay, the course pushes participants to think about connections between issues of privilege, race, health, gender equality, and class in environmental issues. Students from all experiences and fields of study are encouraged to join to gain a sense of place, engage critically with complex challenges, and learn about environmental justice in and out of the classroom.
Last offered: Spring 2016

URBANST 25Q: The Origins of the Modern American City, 1865-1920 (AMSTUD 25Q, HISTORY 55Q)

Are we living in a new Gilded Age? To answer this question, we go back to the original Gilded Age, as well as its successor, the Progressive Era. How did urban Americans around the turn of the twentieth century deal with stark inequalities of class, race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality? And what can we learn from their struggles for our own time? Students use primary and secondary sources in digital and print formats. Possible field trip to San Francisco.
Last offered: Winter 2016 | UG Reqs: WAY-ED, WAY-SI

URBANST 27Q: Sophomore Seminar: Three Detectives, Three Cities

This seminar will analyze the social reality of three historic cities (London in the 1880s and 90s, San Francisco in the 1920s and 30s, and contemporary Shanghai) through the prism of popular crime fiction featuring three great literary detectives (Arthur Conan Doyle¿s Sherlock Holmes, Dashiell Hammett¿s Sam Spade, and Qiu Xiaolong¿s Chief Inspector Chen). As a student in this course, you will explore why crime fiction is so popular, why the fear of crime is so much a part of modern urban culture, and why the police detective and the private investigator have become iconic code heroes of pulp fiction, movies, TV shows, and even video games. If you take this class, you will have the opportunity to write a paper and present your research on one of the classic literary detectives or on one of today¿s related manifestations of the same impulse in mass-market tales of superheroes, vampires, and the zombie apocalypse.
Terms: Win | Units: 3
Instructors: Stout, F. (PI)

URBANST 100A: Housing as a Human Right: Exploring Housing Justice from the Global to the Particular

Is it useful to conceptualize housing through a human rights lens? Are there ethical tools that we can use to think about housing that can work on a variety of different scales? This one-unit course aims to explore ideas about human rights as they intersect with ideas about housing. We will begin the class by examining philosophical ideas of what exactly are human rights and then move through different scales of context to discuss what housing as a human right can mean on international, national, regional, and particular levels. During the trip at the end of the quarter, students will be provided opportunities to apply the metrics and methods of thought used during the quarter to think about housing justice and ideas about housing as a human right in the Bay Area.nnnTo be admitted to the course, students must apply by 11:59 pm on Friday, November 4 through the ASB website, www.tinyurl.com/stanfordasb2017nnnLimited to students participating in the Alternative Spring Break program. See http://asb.stanford.edu for more information.
Terms: Win | Units: 1
Instructors: Kahan, M. (PI)

URBANST 101: Public Service Internship Preparation (ARTSINST 40, EARTHSYS 9, EDUC 9, HUMBIO 9, PUBLPOL 74)

Are you prepared for your internship this summer? This workshop series will help you make the most of your internship experience by setting learning goals in advance; negotiating and communicating clear roles and expectations; preparing for a professional role in a non-profit, government, or community setting; and reflecting with successful interns and community partners on how to prepare sufficiently ahead of time. You will read, discuss, and hear from guest speakers, as well as develop a learning plan specific to your summer or academic year internship placement. This course is primarily designed for students who have already identified an internship for summer or a later quarter. You are welcome to attend any and all workshops, but must attend the entire series and do the assignments for 1 unit of credit.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1

URBANST 102: Social and Urban Development in Beijing: Field Observation & Service Learning

In this course, we explore China's urban and social development through the lens of Beijing. We investigate issues such as land use and land rights, housing, education, migrants in cities, and the repercussions of unequal development and a frayed social safety net. BOSP students will communicate and share their unique perspective with students at the Stanford home campus who are also studying China's urbanization. While in Beijing, BOSP students will also have the opportunity to participate in documentary fieldwork: observing the city and its patterns of life, participating in field trips, and completing a service project with a Beijing community organization. Students will come away with an up-close view of the social implications of China's rapid economic and urban growth, and the ability to put a human face on the challenges of development. Note: Course is open to Stanford-in-Beijing students.
Last offered: Spring 2014

URBANST 103: Digital Humanities and African American History Black History in the Age of the Digital Database (CSRE 13)

The focus of this workshop is on the social and cultural histories and present conditions relating to social movements and the role of leaders and heroes in urban settings. The workshop seeks to foster historical consciousness of past struggles for justice through collective action as well as to introduce students to a diverse range of leaders of contemporary social justice movements. Additionally, as an underpinning concept, the course explores the changing meaning and importance of social and cultural heroes through history, literature, and music. Workshop activities will divided between sessions with guest speakers and classes held to discuss background concepts and material.
Last offered: Spring 2016

URBANST 104: Civic Dreams, Human Spaces: Urban Design with People

Intensive two-week studio explores the principles underlying vibrant public spaces. Use observation and prototyping tools to inform the process of urban development. Decode public spaces from multiple perspectives: as sites of recreation, interaction, and political contention; as physical infrastructure that municipalities or grassroots citizen groups build and maintain for the common good; and as places with intangible qualities, such as historical memory, identity, and personal stories. In addition to on-campus meetings, this course requires immersive fieldwork in the City of San Francisco, including two weekend overnight stays and the opportunity to re-imagine the design and use of public spaces with local partners. Enrollment by application only. Find more info and apply at dschool.stanford.edu
Terms: Spr | Units: 2-4

URBANST 105: The Hipster and the City: Race, Ethnicity, Hip-Hop, and Gentrification in Oakland

This course introduce undergraduate students to the theory and methods of thengeospatial history (and humanities), understood broadly as the application of GISntechniques and other quantitative methods in the humanistic study of social and culturalnpatterns in past and recent settings.n! Specifically, the movement of Black population from small towns and plantationsnpre-civil war to the Urban Cities (after the Civil War) to the metropolis (The GreatnMigration) to the present day Black Lives Matter) as been studied by historians usingntraditional methodology. However, these disciplines are becoming outmoded, becausena technology has taken its place.n! Using social media and Arc GIS software (Omega and Neatline),and other spatialntheory and learning technical methodologies, Google Street view, and Taggingncollectives to recover and retrace social movements from Greensboro Sit in, to thenBerkeley Student uprisings of the late 1960s to the Hashtag revolution of Black LivesnMatter.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4
Instructors: Brown, C. (PI)

URBANST 106: City, Society, Literature- 19th Century Histories (HISTORY 206A, HISTORY 306A)

This course examines the rise of modern cities through an analysis of urban society and the imaginative literature of the 1800s.
Last offered: Spring 2014
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