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ETHICSOC 2: The Ethics of Anonymity (Winter, 1 unit)

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Leadership Challenges  (Spring, 4 units)

Co-taught by Provost John Etchemendy and Deborah L. Rhode, the Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law and director of the Center on the Legal Profession and of the Program in Law and Social Entrepreneurship, this course will examine the responsibilities and challenges for those who occupy leadership roles in professional, business, non-profit, and academic settings. Topics will include: characteristics and styles of leadership, organizational dynamics, forms of influence, decision-making, diversity, and ethical responsibilities. Class sessions will include visitors who have occupied leadership roles, including one class session with President Hennessey.  Application Deadline: March 8, 5 pm PST

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Community Engaged Learning (CEL)

Community Engaged Learning (CEL) courses combine academic coursework with opportunities for community involvement in ways that enrich both. Stanford offers CEL courses in many departments and programs. 

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Cardinal Service 

Cardinal Service is a bold, university-wide initiative to elevate and expand service as a distinctive feature of a Stanford education.Enroll in courses that apply classroom knowledge to address real-world societal problems.

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Who We Be: Art, Images & Race In Post-Civil Rights America (Spring, 2-4 units)

Wednesdays, 6-8pm
Building 260 (Pigott Hall/Language Corner), Room 113
Except May 11th—Cantor Center for the Arts
Over the past half-century, the U.S. has seen profound demographic and cultural change. But racial progress still seems distant. We remain a nation divided. Resegregation is the norm. The culture wars flare as hot as ever. This course examines visual culture—particularly images, works, and ideas in the contemporary arts, justice movements, and popular culture from the Watts uprising to #BlackLivesMatter, from multiculturalism through hip-hop to the successes and frustrations of “post-identity” art. How do Americans see race now? Do we see each other any more clearly than before?
This special course features visits by 3 MacArthur “geniuses”, the new head of the Brooklyn Museum, and some of the most important artists and thinkers currently working in the culture.
Presented in conjunction with a special exhibition “Who We Be” at the Cantor Center for the Arts, “Who We Be”, March 30-June 27, Lynn Krywick Gibbons Galley.
Sponsored by The Institute for Diversity in the Arts + African & African-American Studies with the support of Art & Art History and The Cantor Center for the Visual Arts.

Intergroup Communication (Winter, 3 units)

In an increasingly globalized world, our ability to connect and engage with new audiences is directly correlated with our competence and success in any field How do our intergroup perceptions and reactions influence our skills as communicators? This course uses experiential activities and discussion sections to explore the role of social identity in effective communication. The objective of the course is to examine and challenge our explicit and implicit assumptions about various groups to enhance our ability to successfully communicate across the complex web of identity.


Earth 2: Climate and Society (Winter, 3 units)

This course provides an introduction to the natural science and social science of climate change. The focus is on what science tells us about the causes, consequences, and solutions to climate change, as well as on how scientific progress is made on these issues. 

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Program in Writing and Rhetoric

Courses in PWR are carefully designed to offer richly diverse intellectual experiences based on shared assignments, goals, and learning outcomes. The basic structure of PWR courses—in particular, the assignment sequence—does not vary from section to section, but each instructor builds on this shared core, designing class materials and activities and choosing readings to develop a unique course. 

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