Seminars that Fulfill WAY-SI

Social Inquiry (SI)

Human beings are social animals.  To understand human behavior and exercise responsible citizenship, you’ll need tools that allow you to explore and study the behaviors and propensities at the root of society as well as the ways in which those behaviors and propensities vary across space, time, and individual circumstances.

You’ll need to take two courses in Social Inquiry (SI). 

Course Titlesort descending Instructor Quarter Notes Fulfills:
Gini_Coefficient_World_CIA_Report.svg Causes and Consequences of the Rise in Inequality Luigi Pistaferri
  • Autumn
WAY-SI
Challenging Sex and Gender Dichotomies in Medicine Marcia L. Stefanick, Ph.D.
  • Autumn
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A polemic applauding Democratic support of the Dorrite cause in Rhode Island. Public domain image, Wikipedia. Democracy in Crisis: Learning from the Past Thomas Ehrlich
  • Winter
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untitled, by steve p2008 via Flickr Energy, the Environment, and the Economy Frank Wolak
  • Winter
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Trade lodge of the VOC in Hooghly, Bengal, by Hendrik van Schuylenburgh, 1665. Hendrik van Schuylenburgh [Public domain or CC0], via Wikimedia Commons Food and Global History Aron Rodrigue
  • Winter
WAY-SI
Portland Japanese Garden. By John Fowler from Placitas, NM, USA (Portland Japanese Garden) [CC BY 2.0  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons Gardens and Sacred Space in Japan Michaela Mross
  • Spring
WAY-A-II, WAY-SI
Teen scientist Alexa Dantzler in the lab by Intel Free Press via Flickr, 10141713806_830f130617_k Gendered Innovations in Science, Medicine, Engineering, and Environment Londa Schiebinger
  • Winter
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Summer by Elizabeth via Flickr, from See Again, Say Again by Antonio Frasconi, 1964. Growing Up Bilingual Guadalupe Valdes
  • Winter
WAY-ED, WAY-SI
How to Start Your Own Country: Sovereignty and State-Formation in Modern History Steven Press
  • Autumn
WAY-SI
Oil on canvas, 1888 by William Powell Frith. Public Domain Income and Wealth Inequality from the Stone Age to the Present Walter Scheidel
  • Autumn
WAY-SI
Chair Yellen and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde speak and answer questions at the Inaugural Michel Camdessus Central Banking Lecture at International Monetary Fund headquarters on July 2, 2014. United States government creative works. A government work is generally not subject to copyright in the United States and there is generally no copyright restriction on reproduction, derivative works, distribution, performance, or display of a government work. International Organizations and Accountability Erica Gould
  • Autumn
WAY-SI
Row of flags in front of the UN General Assembly building, Manhattan, New York. Author: Yerpo, Wikipedia. International Organizations and the World Order Phillip Y. Lipscy
  • Winter
WAY-SI
3 generation family by Anton Diaz, Flickr. Joys and Pains of Growing Up and Older in Japan Yoshiko Matsumoto
  • Spring
There is a waitlist for this course as of Feb. 25. To be added to the list, contact the instructor. WAY-ED, WAY-SI
By User:Continentaleurope, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=46828052 Justice and Cities Brian Coyne
  • Winter
WAY-SI
Learn to Intervene, Wisely Greg Walton
  • Autumn
WAY-SI
"Salem witch2" by Baker, Joseph E., ca. 1837-1914, artist. - This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID ppmsca.09402.This tag does not indicate the copyright status of the attached work. A normal copyright tag is still required. See Commons:Licensing for more information. Madwomen and Madmen: Gender and the History of Mental Illness in the U.S. Margo Horn
  • Winter
WAY-ED, WAY-SI
Page from Canterbury Tales, Stanford collection. Making the Middle Ages Rowan Dorin
  • Spring
WAY-A-II, WAY-SI
Maps in the Modern World Kären Wigen
  • Autumn
WAY-SI
Cropped - detail of "Karl-Brandt". Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Karl-Brandt.jpg#/media/File:Karl-Brandt.jpg Mass Atrocities and Reconciliation Pawel Robert Lutomski
  • Autumn
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Neuronal Activity, DARPA. Wikipedia, courtesy of Massachusetts General Hospital and Draper Labs. Neuroforecasting Brian Knutson
  • Winter
WAY-SI
"Day 14 Occupy Wall Street September 30 2011 Shankbone" by David Shankbone - Own work. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Day_14_Occupy_Wall_Street_September_30_2011_Shankbone.JPG#/media/File:Day_14_Occupy_Wall_Street_September_30_2011_Shankbone.JPG Noam Chomsky: The Drama of Resistance Rush Rehm
  • Autumn
WAY-ER, WAY-SI
Twenty-dollar bills are counted and packaged for future missions at the Camp Taqaddum Disbursing office June 29, 2006. by Sgt. Enrique Diaz, Wikipedia. Public domain photo. Public Policy and Personal Finance Gregory Rosston
  • Spring
WAY-SI
Members of the Danish Resistance Movement in Fight with German soldiers, May 1945. National Museum of Denmark Resistance and Collaboration in Hitler’s Europe Jelena Batinic
  • Spring
WAY-ER, WAY-SI
Single Exposure (Flash only) by Wil C. Fry via Flickr Self Theories Carol Dweck
  • Autumn
WAY-SI
Cropped, widened detail of "Eugen de Blaas The Flirtation" by Eugene de Blaas - Art Renewal Center. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eugen_de_Blaas_The_Flirtation.jpg#/media/File:Eugen_de_Blaas_The_Flirtation.jpg Sexuality and Society Lisa Medoff
  • Autumn
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Mexico City. Palacio de Bellas Artes: Mural "El Hombre en la encrucijada" ( 1934 ) by Diego Rivera (part). By Wolfgang Sauber [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 3.0  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons Socialism vs. Capitalism: Russian and American Writers’ Responses Yuliya Ilchuk
  • Spring
WAY-A-II, WAY-SI
"Nelson Mandela 20080513" by South Africa The Good News - [1]. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nelson_Mandela_20080513.jpg#/media/File:Nelson_Mandela_20080513.jpg South Africa: Contested Transitions Joel Samoff
  • Winter
WAY-ED, WAY-SI, Write-2
US Department of Homeland Security Advisory System scale. Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2739999 Terrorism Robert Crews
  • Autumn
WAY-ED, WAY-SI
The American Empire in the Middle East Joel Beinin
  • Autumn
WAY-SI
The Economics of Immigration in the U.S.: Past and Present Ran Abramitzky
  • Winter
REQUISITE - Completion of ECON 1 in a previous quarter; concurrent enrollment in ECON 1 in Winter Quarter; or, approved ECON 1 waiver on file with the Department of Economics. To request a waiver, the student must submit (1) a statement explaining why the waiver is warranted and either (2a) a copy of AP microeconomics and AP macroeconomics tests both scoring 5; or (2b) an IB higher level economics test with a score of 7. See Econ 1 Waiver - https://economics.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/econ_1_waiver_petition_2016-17.pdf. WAY-SI
20110826-IMG_4920.jpg by Gordon Watt via Flickr The Fourth "R": Religion and American Schools Ari Kelman
  • Summer
Enrollment limited. Preference to rising Stanford first- and second-year students who haven't had the opportunity to take an Introductory Seminar previously. Summer Session IntroSems meet June 24 to August 2, 2019. WAY-ED, WAY-SI
King Kong movie poster, Italian, Flickr. Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) The Missing Link Jessica Riskin
  • Winter
WAY-A-II, WAY-SI
Korah-Khoikhoi dismantling their huts, preparing to move to new pastures. Aquatint by Samuel Daniell, 1805, [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons The Most Rational People in the World James Holland Jones
  • Summer
Summer enrollment limited. Preference to rising Stanford first- and second-year students who haven't had the opportunity to take an Introductory Seminar previously. Summer Session IntroSems meet June 24 to August 2, 2019. WAY-SI
Young and old. By Heptagon [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], from Wikimedia Commons The New Longevity Laura Carstensen
  • Winter
WAY-SI
"Place des Arènes" by Wolfgang Staudt, 2364003313_bb972c04b3_b via Flickr The Roman Empire: Its Grandeur and Fall Richard Saller
  • Autumn
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Nikita Khrushchev, first secretary of the Soviet Communist Party, and Nikolai Bulganin, Soviet premier, on board the cruiser Ordzhonikidze, April 1956 (Voenno-Morskoĭ Flot Photographs, Box 1, Hoover Institution Archives) The Soviet Union and the World: Views from the Hoover Archives Norman Naimark, Anatol Shmelev
  • Winter
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War and Peace by Jayel Aheram via Flickr Thinking About War Mark Lewis
  • Winter
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Understanding Children's Health Disparities Donald Barr
  • Winter
WAY-ED, WAY-SI
"Black Lives Matter protest" by The All-Nite Images - https://www.flickr.com/photos/otto-yamamoto/15305646874/. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons Understanding Race and Ethnicity in American Society C. Matthew Snipp
  • Autumn
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"We accept food stamps" by Paul Sableman, Flickr. Understanding the Welfare System Thomas MaCurdy
  • Autumn
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A Redenção de Cam (Ham's Redemption, 1895). Public domain, Wikipedia. What Counts As "Race," and Why? Aliya Saperstein
  • Winter
WAY-ED, WAY-SI
The Garden of Eden by Lucas Cranach the Elder. Google Art Project. What Didn't Make It in the Bible Michael Penn
  • Autumn
WAY-A-II, WAY-SI