History & Literature
African and African American Studies
An interdisciplinary undergraduate major that seeks to convey a broad understanding of American culture and society in all their complexity.
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.
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
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.
Classics focusses on the literature and material culture of ancient Greece and Rome, including Greek and Latin language, literature, philosophy, history, art, and archaeology.
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
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.
The important and flourishing field of Digital Humanities offers an exciting opportunity to expand the range of inquiry and invigorate interest in humanistic study among Stanford’s undergraduates.
East Asian Studies
Explore -- deeply and rewardingly -- the rich legacy of literature written in English, past and present.
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.
Pursue course work at all levels in the language, cultures, literatures, and intellectual histories of the French tradition.
Study the German language, linguistics, literature, culture, and thought.
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
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
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.
Explore how global, regional and domestic factors influence relations between actors on the world stage.
A comprehensive study of Italian literature and cultures, establishing a solid basis for potential further study in literature or history.
Gain an understanding of Jewish history, language, literature, religion, thought and politics.
Latin American Studies
A multidisciplinary community working together to reveal new perspectives on medieval and early modern studies.
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.
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
Students who have a background in literature and/or cultural studies can apply for this individualized co-term.
Native American Studies
An intensive approach to understanding the historical and contemporary experiences of Native American people.
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
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.
Provides students with a solid grasp of the American political system and other political systems within the context of global forces, international conflicts, social movements, ideological systems and diversity.
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.
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
Provides students with an interdisciplinary framework through which to understand the complex interactions of science, technology and the social world.
Slavic Languages and Literatures
Coordinated study of Russian language, literature, literary and cultural history, as well as literary theory and criticism.
South Asian Studies
Center for South Asia (CSA) is the central forum for the interdisciplinary study of South Asia at Stanford University. CSA facilitates research and convenes events on topics relevant to deepening the understanding of South Asia, which includes Ban
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.
Teaches students to develop and apply their foreign language knowledge to the production and analysis of translations.
Combines academic approaches with real-world experience to understand cities, the influence of physical environment and how to address seemingly intractable social problems.