What You'll Study
To study English at Stanford is to explore -- deeply and rewardingly -- the rich legacy of literature written in English, past and present. We offer a wealth of courses on individual authors, the history of literary genres, literary theory, new media, and creative writing. Given the emphasis on critical thinking and interpretation, the English major is in turn an excellent preparation for many professional fields, including teaching, journalism, law, publishing, medicine, and business.
The English department has the following degree options: BA in English, a minor in English, a minor in Creative Writing, a minor in Digital Humanities, a joint major in CS+English, an Honors thesis program, and a coterminal MA program. See the "Related Links" for more information on each of these programs.
African and African American Studies
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.
East Asian Studies
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What if I Studied...?
Energy Resources Engineering
Gain engineering skills while also exploring the many facets of the energy industry including renewable energy resources, oil and gas recovery, geothermal engineering, and more. The program allows students flexibility in exploring the evolution of energy, while providing an earth sciences based approach to energy resources.