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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.
Chinese
BAMinorHonors

Chinese

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

East Asian Studies
BAMinorHonors

East Asian Studies

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

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

European Studies
Minor

European Studies

The Europe Center is committed to the multidisciplinary examination of European society, culture, politics, and security.  The Center seeks to raise awareness and support interest in the study of Europe by Stanford's undergraduate community.

French
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French

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

German Studies
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German Studies

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

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
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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.

Iranian Studies
Minor

Iranian Studies

The Iranian Studies Program focuses on the interdisciplinary study of modern Iranian society, culture, politics, and economy. Undergraduate students can minor in Global Studies with a specialization in Iranian Studies.

Islamic Studies
Minor

Islamic Studies

The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies enhances the study of Islam and Muslim societies & cultures through research, teaching, and public outreach at Stanford.
Italian
BAMinorHonors

Italian

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

Japanese
BAMinorHonors

Japanese

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

Korean

Students may get a minor in East Asian Studies with a subplan in Korean.
Linguistics
BACoterm

Linguistics

Explore the principal areas of linguistics (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, historical linguistics, and sociolinguistics) and gain the skills to do more advanced work in these subfields.

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.

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
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Religious Studies

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

Slavic Languages and Literatures
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Slavic Languages and Literatures

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

South Asian Studies
Minor

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

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.

Symbolic Systems
BSCoterm

Symbolic Systems

An interdisciplinary program focusing on the relationship between natural and artificial systems that represent, process, and act on information.

Translation Studies
Minor

Translation Studies

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