The Bing Stanford in Washington Program requires students to enroll in classes offered at the Bass Center. These classes are meant to enrich your time and experience in Washington. BSIW classes:
All students participating in BSIW are required to enroll in at least 12 units on Axess. Classes are listed on Axess approximately 2 to 3 weeks before the beginning of the quarter. Students are allowed to shop for classes; however, all Axess deadlines must be followed.
A directed reading is a focused, independent study completed under the supervision of a Stanford faculty member willing to advise you on your work. Directed readings can be anywhere from 2 units (about ten pages in length) to 5 units (about 25 pages in length). If you’d like your directed reading to be counted towards your major, you should arrange for your departmental advisor or another faculty member in your department to advise you on and read your paper. You will enroll in their directed reading on Axess and once the paper is complete, that faculty member will assign you a grade. If at all possible, arrangements should be made with a directed reading advisor before you arrive at BSIW.
These are examples of classes offered at BSIW.