Designed as a cross-cultural comparative course, CHINA 70N: “Animal Planet and the Romance of the Species,” was offered the winter quarter of 2019.
In spring 2018, the mean on the first MATH 51 midterm was 77 percent; in fall, the mean was 92 percent. On the second midterm, the mean was 68 percent in spring and 87 percent in fall.
Students in a new Stanford Law School (SLS) practicum being offered this quarter, LAW 806L, will study alcohol use on college campuses with the end goal of proposing new University policies to Vice Provost of Student Affairs Susie Brubaker-Cole.
Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos will leave his role at the company this month for a position as adjunct professor at Stanford’s Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI). According to a Facebook post by Stamos, he plans to research cybersecurity, misuse of technology and the spread of misinformation, particularly with regard to the upcoming midterm elections, at Stanford.
In RELIGST 1: “Religion Around the Globe,” students learn about the role of religion in modern society by investigating and comparing the ancient and modern beliefs of six prominent world religions.
In a Monday afternoon presentation on his new book, “Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet,” Varun Sivaram ’11 stressed current constraints on solar power and three types of innovation — financial innovation, technological innovation and systemic innovation — that he believes are key to sustaining solar energy’s rise to dominance.
Math 79SI: “Proof Positive: Principles of Mathematics” is a new student-initiated class that introduces students to basic mathematical proof-writing techniques.
In the new autumn quarter course BIO 61: “Science as a Creative Process,” students learn about the process of creative problem solving in the sciences. Directed toward freshmen interested in STEM, the course provides room for students to explore technology through experiments in addition to teaching students about the history of creative thinking in science.