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African and African American Studies
BAMinorHonors

African and African American Studies

Provides you with an interdisciplinary introduction to the study of people of African descent as a central component of American culture.
African Studies
MinorCoterm

African Studies

African Studies focuses on the interactions among the social, economic, cultural, historical, linguistic, genetic, geopolitical, ecological, and biomedical factors that shape and have shaped African societies
American Studies
BAMinorHonors

American Studies

An interdisciplinary undergraduate major that seeks to convey a broad understanding of American culture and society in all their complexity.

Anthropology
BAMinorHonorsCoterm

Anthropology

Anthropology is devoted to the study of human beings and human societies as they exist across time and space.

Archaeology
BAMinorHonors

Archaeology

Archaeology is the study of the past through its material remains that survive into the present. Archaeology is a discipline that offers direct access to the experiences of a wide range of people in numerous cultures across the globe. Increasingly, archaeology bridges past and present societies through the study of the human heritage and its role in contemporary societies.

Art History
BAMinorHonorsCoterm

Art History

Think critically about the visual arts and visual culture and focus on the meaning of images and media, and their historical development, roles in society, and relationships to disciplines such as literature, music, and philosophy.

Asian American Studies
BAMinorHonors

Asian American Studies

Explore the artistic, historical, humanistic, political, and social dimensions of Asian Americans, including: artistic and cultural contributions; current social significance; historical experiences; immigration, intellectual, and policy issues.

Chicana/o - Latina/o Studies
BAMinorHonors

Chicana/o - Latina/o Studies

The Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies program affords students an opportunity to explore the culture, society, economy, and politics of this important and growing segment of our national population.

Chinese
BAMinorHonorsCoterm

Chinese

Explore a variety of perspectives in Chinese language, culture, and history.

Classics
BAJoint Major/BASMinorHonorsCoterm

Classics

Classics focusses on the literature and material culture of ancient Greece and Rome, including Greek and Latin language, literature, philosophy, history, art, and archaeology.

Comparative Literature
BAMinorHonors

Comparative Literature

While Comparative Literature seeks to prepare its students for reading and research in the languages and histories of different societies and periods, it is also dedicated to their critical and cultural analysis.

Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity
BAMinorHonorsInterdisciplinary Honors

Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity

CSRE allows you to have a thematic concentration that compares various ethnic groups or explores topics that cut across group experiences in the United States and elsewhere in the world.

CS+English
Joint Major/BAS

CS+English

Think across the divide and create projects that fuse science and the humanities.

CS+French
Joint Major/BAS

CS+French

Permits students to major in both Computer Science and French.

CS+German Studies
Joint Major/BAS

CS+German Studies

Permits students to major in both Computer Science and German Studies.

CS+History
Joint Major/BAS

CS+History

If you have balanced interests in Computer Science and humanistic inquiry, this joint major offers several paths of exploration.

CS+Italian
Joint Major/BAS

CS+Italian

Permits students to major in both Computer Science and Italian Studies.

CS+Slavic Languages and Literatures
Joint Major/BAS

CS+Slavic Languages and Literatures

The Russian Language and Literature field of study is designed for those students who wish to gain command of the Russian language and to study the nation's literary tradition.

East Asian Studies
BAMinorHonorsCoterm

East Asian Studies

Take part in East Asia-related research, teaching, outreach and exchange across the Stanford campus.

English
BAJoint Major/BASMinorHonorsCoterm

English

Explore -- deeply and rewardingly -- the rich legacy of literature written in English, past and present.

Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
BAJoint Major/BASMinorHonorsInterdisciplinary Honors

Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Consider questions and issues in feminism, gender, and sexuality through the intersection of race, class, gender, ethnicity, and asexuality to consider interlocking oppression.

French
BAMinorHonorsCoterm

French

Pursue course work at all levels in the language, cultures, literatures, and intellectual histories of the French tradition.

German Studies
BAMinorHonorsCoterm

German Studies

Study the German language, linguistics, literature, culture, and thought.

History
BAJoint Major/BASMinorHonorsCoterm

History

Understand what it means to think historically: locating subjects in time and place and being sensitive to the contingencies of context and to change over time.

Honors in the Arts
Interdisciplinary Honors

Honors in the Arts

Whether you are already studying the arts, or are in an unrelated major, complete a capstone project integrating a broad arts perspective.

Iberian & Latin American Cultures
BAHonorsCoterm

Iberian & Latin American Cultures

Groundbreaking approaches to the literature and cultures of the Iberian Peninsula, Latin America, Brazil and Lusophone Africa, and Latina/o populations in the United States.

International Relations
BAMinorHonors

International Relations

Explore how global, regional and domestic factors influence relations between actors on the world stage.

Italian
BAMinorHonors

Italian

A comprehensive study of Italian literature and cultures, establishing a solid basis for potential further study in literature or history.

Japanese
BACotermHonorsJoint Major/BASMinor

Japanese

Be exposed to a variety of perspectives in Japanese language, culture, and history through training in writing and communication, literature, and civilization.

Jewish Studies
BAMinor

Jewish Studies

Gain an understanding of Jewish history, language, literature, religion, thought and politics.

Latin American Studies
CotermInterdisciplinary HonorsMinor

Latin American Studies

An interdisciplinary honors and a minor in Latin American Studies.

Medieval Studies
Minor

Medieval Studies

A multidisciplinary community working together to reveal new perspectives on medieval and early modern studies.

Middle Eastern Language, Literature and Culture
Minor

Middle Eastern Language, Literature and Culture

Designed to give students majoring in other departments an opportunity to gain a substantial introduction to Middle Eastern and African languages, and to the cultures and civilizations of the Middle East and Africa.

Modern Languages
Minor

Modern Languages

Offered for students who may wish to supplement their coursework in their major field of study with significant coursework in modern languages and literatures.

Modern Thought and Literature
Coterm

Modern Thought and Literature

Students who have a background in literature and/or cultural studies can apply for this individualized co-term.

Native American Studies
BAHonorsMinor

Native American Studies

An intensive approach to understanding the historical and contemporary experiences of Native American people.

Philosophy
BAJoint Major/BASMinorHonorsCoterm

Philosophy

Philosophy concerns itself with fundamental problems and examines the efforts of past thinkers to understand the world and people's experience of it.

Philosophy and Religious Studies
BAHonors

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Learn to think clearly and critically about the deepest and broadest questions concerning being, knowledge, and value, as well as their connections to the full range of human activities and interests.

Portuguese
Minor

Portuguese

The minor in Portuguese are for students who want to combine acquisition of linguistic competence with the study of the literatures and cultures of the Lusophone world.

Religious Studies
BAMinorHonorsCoterm

Religious Studies

Designed to engage students existentially and to assist them in thinking about intellectual, ethical, and sociopolitical issues in the world's religions.

Science, Technology, and Society
BABSHonors

Science, Technology, and Society

Provides students with an interdisciplinary framework through which to understand the complex interactions of science, technology and the social world.

Slavic Languages and Literatures
BAMinorHonorsCoterm

Slavic Languages and Literatures

Coordinated study of Russian language, literature, literary and cultural history, as well as literary theory and criticism.

Spanish
BAMinorHonors

Spanish

The minor in Spanish is for students who want to combine acquisition of linguistic competence with the study of the literatures and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.

Translation Studies
Minor

Translation Studies

Teaches students to develop and apply their foreign language knowledge to the production and analysis of translations.

Urban Studies
BAMinorHonors

Urban Studies

Combines academic approaches with real-world experience to understand cities, the influence of physical environment and how to address seemingly intractable social problems.