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Wednesday, October 9, 2013 to Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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A unique online course and multi-platform site dedicated to an interrogation of practice-based research in the arts. Users upload documentation and excerpts of work in progress alongside reflections with an emphasis placed on the intersections of creative and critical methodologies. This course centers on creating an opportunity for students to develop frameworks (context, tools and networks) which will enhance their ability to articulate practical-creative research within academic contexts. The online nature of this course stems from our desire to create an open forum for artist-scholars, national and international, who may wish to participate and form a convivial creative community of arts practitioners within the academy.

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Monday, April 1, 2013
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Democratic Development is intended as a broad, introductory survey of the political, social, cultural, economic, institutional, and international factors that foster and obstruct the development and consolidation of democracy.  Each factor will be examined in historical and comparative perspective, with reference to a variety of different national experiences.  It is hoped that students in developing or prospective democracies will use the theories, ideas, and lessons in the class to help build or improve democracy in their own countries.

This course is primarily intended for individuals in college or beyond, with some academic background or preparation in political science or the social sciences. However, it seeks to be accessible and useful to a diverse international audience, including college students, instructors at the second and college levels, government officials, development professionals, civil society leaders, journalists, bloggers, activists, and individuals involved in a wide range of activities and professions related to the development and deepening of democracy.

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Monday, October 1, 2012 to Monday, November 12, 2012
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This course focuses on the November 2012 election in the United States, and what it means for us, the state of California, the United States of America, and the globe. Led by David Kennedy (History, Stanford), Rob Reich (Political Science, Stanford), and James Steyer (CEO, Common Sense Media), the course brings together experts from Stanford’s faculty, along with distinguished participants in and analysts of American politics. Together, we will examine major topics at stake in the election, including foreign policy, the economy, the Supreme Court, campaign financing, and campaign strategy. In addition, one class session will put the 2012 election in a broader historical context, while another will focus on the election and its implications for California. New videos will be posted on Fridays. Please note that the post-election discussion will be posted on November 12.

WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE ALL SUBSCRIBERS TO ELECTION 2012 TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CLASS BY JOINING THE COURSE DISCUSSION FORUM: http://www.piazza.com/election2012

At the discussion forum, you can contribute questions to be posed to the upcoming guests in each class session, vote up/down the questions of other students, and engage in discussion about each class session after it happens.

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