Majors in Communication analyze the social, cultural and psychological impact of communication processes, technologies, and media using both quantitative and qualitative methods. Stanford's Communication Department has traditionally focused on three questions: How do communication practices and particularly journalism shape political life? How do media interact with the human psyche? And how do changes in media technologies and practices produce changes in culture over time? Students explore these questions at several levels, including a core curriculum, intermediate and advanced coursework, and optional internships. Majors also have opportunity to do advanced research projects. Students will graduate with the analytical and critical skills needed for success in graduate programs, professional schools, or immediate career entry.
Anthropology is devoted to the study of human beings and human societies as they exist across time and space.
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.
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.
Use new methods to explore the ancient world. Analyze ancient corpora, explore digital representations, use natural language processing literary analysis of ancient texts.