IntroSems By Department


Aeronautics & Astronautics

It IS Rocket Science! , Andrew Barrows
Building Trust in Autonomy , Mykel Kochenderfer


African and African-American Studies


American Studies

Comparative Fictions of Ethnicity , David Palumbo-Liu
Fashion and Photography , Elizabeth Kessler


Anesthesia

The Art of Medical Diagnosis , Thomas Caruso, Samuel Rodriguez, MD, Lauren Toomer


Anthropology

The Big Shift , Michael Wilcox


Applied Physics


Archaeology


Art & Art History


Asian American Studies

Behind the Big Drums: Exploring Taiko , Stephen Sano, Linda Uyechi


Bioengineering

Medical Device Innovation , Joseph Mandato, Mr Ryan K Pierce


Biology

Human Origins , Richard Klein
Hacking the Genome , Saumya Sankaran


Chemical Engineering


Chemistry

Science in the News , Hans Andersen
Chemistry in the Kitchen , Richard Zare


Chicana/o Studies

Growing Up Bilingual , Guadalupe Valdes


Chinese

Humanities Core: How to Be Modern in East Asia , Haiyan Lee, James Reichert


Civil & Environmental Engineering


Classics

Sappho: Erotic Poetess of Lesbos , Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi


Comparative Literature

Humanities Core: Middle East I—Ancient , Alexander Key, Vered Shemtov
Zionism and the Novel , Russell Berman
Comparative Fictions of Ethnicity , David Palumbo-Liu
Humanities Core: Middle East III—Future , Alexander Key, Burcu Richardson
Shakespeare, Playing, Gender , Patricia Parker
Humanities Core: Middle East II—Classic , Alexander Key, Ali Yaycioglu


Comparative Medicine


Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity

The Big Shift , Michael Wilcox
Comparative Fictions of Ethnicity , David Palumbo-Liu
Growing Up Bilingual , Guadalupe Valdes
What Counts As "Race," and Why? , Aliya Saperstein


Computer Science

Using Bits to Control Atoms , Dawson Engler


Creative Writing

Sports Writing , John Evans
Political Poetry , Solmaz Sharif
Family Stories , Brittany Perham
The Future Is Feminine? , Shannon Pufahl
The American Road Trip , Kai Carlson-Wee


Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages

Humanities Core: Middle East I—Ancient , Alexander Key, Vered Shemtov
Humanities Core: Middle East III—Future , Alexander Key, Burcu Richardson
Humanities Core: Middle East II—Classic , Alexander Key, Ali Yaycioglu


Earth System Science


Earth Systems Program

The Global Warming Paradox , Noah Diffenbaugh


East Asian Languages and Cultures

Humanities Core: How to Be Modern in East Asia , Haiyan Lee, James Reichert


Economics


Electrical Engineering

Science of Information , Tsachy Weissman, Ayfer Ozgur Aydin
Things About Stuff , Thomas Lee
The Art and Science of Engineering Design , Andrea Goldsmith, My T. Le


Energy Resources Engineering

Technology in the Greenhouse , Franklin M. ("Lynn") Orr, Jr.


Engineering


English

Sports Writing , John Evans
Political Poetry , Solmaz Sharif
Family Stories , Brittany Perham
The Future Is Feminine? , Shannon Pufahl
Serial Storytelling , Michaela Bronstein
The American Road Trip , Kai Carlson-Wee


Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Gay Autobiography , Paul Robinson
Gender and Media , Patti Hanlon-Baker
The Future Is Feminine? , Shannon Pufahl
Sappho: Erotic Poetess of Lesbos , Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi


Film Studies


French and Italian


Genetics

Law and the Biosciences , Henry T. (Hank) Greely


Geophysics

The Space Mission to Europa , Dustin Schroeder


German Studies

Famous Last Words , Lea Pao


Graduate School of Business

Changing Hearts and Minds , John Schramm, Burt Alper
Making Sense of Strategy , David Demarest


Health Research & Policy


History

Thinking About War , Mark Lewis
Gay Autobiography , Paul Robinson
Terrorism , Robert Crews
Making the Middle Ages , Rowan Dorin
Maps in the Modern World , Kären Wigen
Food and Global History , Aron Rodrigue
Humanities Core: Middle East II—Classic , Alexander Key, Ali Yaycioglu
The Missing Link , Jessica Riskin


Human Biology

Sexuality and Society , Lisa Medoff


Humanities Core (HUMCORE)

Humanities Core: Middle East I—Ancient , Alexander Key, Vered Shemtov
Humanities Core: How to Be Modern in East Asia , Haiyan Lee, James Reichert
Humanities Core: Middle East III—Future , Alexander Key, Burcu Richardson
Humanities Core: Middle East II—Classic , Alexander Key, Ali Yaycioglu


Iberian & Latin American Cultures


International Relations

United Nations Peacekeeping , Bertrand Patenaude
Leadership and International Organizations , Stephen Stedman, Ertharin Cousin
Mass Atrocities and Reconciliation , Pawel Robert Lutomski


Japanese

Humanities Core: How to Be Modern in East Asia , Haiyan Lee, James Reichert


Jewish Studies

Zionism and the Novel , Russell Berman


Korean


Law School

Law and Inequality , Richard Ford


Linguistics

Translation , Martin Kay
Language in the City , Robert Podesva
Linguistic Meaning and the Law , Cleo Condoravdi


Management Science & Engineering


Materials Science & Engineering

Science of the Impossible , Jennifer Dionne


Mathematics

Proofs and Modern Mathematics , Andras Vasy, Laura Fredrickson


Medicine

Scientific Method and Bias , John P.A. Ioannidis
Cultivate a Compassionate Presence at the Bedside: An Aging and End-of-Life Care Practicum , VJ Periyakoil, Geriatrics, Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Hormones in a Performance-Enhanced Society , Andrew R. Hoffman, M.D.


Microbiology & Immunology

Photographing Nature , Robert Siegel


Music

The Operas of Mozart , Karol Berger
The Aesthetics of Data , Jonathan Berger
Beethoven , Stephen Hinton
Behind the Big Drums: Exploring Taiko , Stephen Sano, Linda Uyechi


Neurology & Neurological Sciences


Neurosurgery

Experimental Stroke , Heng Zhao


Orthopaedic Surgery


Pathology

Lymphocyte Migration , Sara Michie


Pediatrics


Philosophy

Concepts and Concept Possession , Anna-Sara Malmgren
Skepticism , Graciela De Pierris


Physics

Physics in the 21st Century , Lauren Tompkins


Political Science

Justice and Cities , Brian Coyne


Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Genes, Memes, and Behavior , Scott S. Hall, Ph.D
Secrecy , James Jacobs
Psychology of Xenophobia , Rania Awaad


Psychology

The New Longevity , Laura Carstensen
How to Make a Racist , Steven O. Roberts
Neuroforecasting , Brian Knutson
Self Theories , Carol Dweck
Becoming Kinder , Jamil Zaki


Public Policy Program


Religious Studies

Religion in Anime and Manga , Michaela Mross


School of Education

Growing Up Bilingual , Guadalupe Valdes


Slavic Languages and Literature


Sociology

Inequality in American Society , C. Matthew Snipp
Social Networks , Mark Granovetter
What Counts As "Race," and Why? , Aliya Saperstein


Stanford Arts Institute

Art in the Metropolis , Ivan Lupic


Surgery

Current Concepts in Transplantation , Olivia Martinez, Sheri Krams
Anatomy in Society , Sakti Srivastava, Bruce Fogel


Theater and Performance Studies

Prisons and Performance , Janice Ross
Art in the Metropolis , Ivan Lupic


Urban Studies Program

The Detective and the City , Frederic Stout