H&S is strength at Stanford’s core
In establishing Stanford University in 1891, Jane and Leland Stanford declared that this institution should educate “cultured and useful citizens.” In the years since its creation, the university has grown into one of the world’s premier centers of teaching and research.
Delivering a transformative education is the core mission of the School of Humanities & Sciences.
The School of Humanities and Sciences is the soul—the core—of a Stanford University education. It’s one of the primary reasons students come to Stanford.
The goal of educating cultured and useful citizens remains as relevant today as it was 120 years ago. But the definition of such an education has dramatically changed. The world has changed; Stanford students have changed; and the education provided by the School of Humanities and Sciences has risen to meet the challenge.
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- Teens Tackle Big Topics in Stanford’s Summer Programs
- At two of Stanford’s pre-collegiate summer programs, rising high school juniors and seniors plunge into history, literature, philosophy, art and science in small seminars led by Stanford faculty and doctoral students. Read More »
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- Lori Jakiela and T. Geronimo Johnson win Stanford’s 2016 Saroyan Prize for Writing
- Aug 29 - The two authors pull from personal and real-world experiences in their literature. Such a writing technique characterized the award-winning work of the late literary legend Saroyan, for whom the prize is named. Read more »