H&S is strength at Stanford’s core
In establishing Stanford University in 1891, Jane and Leland Stanford declared that this institution should educate “cultured and useful citizens.” In the years since its creation, the university has grown into one of the world’s premier centers of teaching and research.
Delivering a transformative education is the core mission of the School of Humanities & Sciences.
The School of Humanities and Sciences is the soul—the core—of a Stanford University education. It’s one of the primary reasons students come to Stanford.
The goal of educating cultured and useful citizens remains as relevant today as it was 120 years ago. But the definition of such an education has dramatically changed. The world has changed; Stanford students have changed; and the education provided by the School of Humanities and Sciences has risen to meet the challenge.
In the Spotlight:
- Stanford to offer new undergraduate majors integrating humanities, computer science
- Stanford’s Faculty Senate approves two “joint majors” on a pilot basis, bringing computer science together with English and music. More joint proposals are expected in the future. Read More »
- Stanford chemists develop new technique for improving stomach cancer surgery results
- A new technique dreamed up by a Stanford chemist improves the odds that surgery for stomach tumors successfully removes all the cancerous cells. Read More »
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- Stanford student’s research contributes to the history of black sacred music
- Feb 27 - Students and members of the Bay Area gospel community perform Higher Ground, an original scholarly musical that explores the connection between black music and social justice. Read more »
- Stanford scholars debate the moral merits of reading fiction
- Feb 21 - Does reading literature make you more moral? Scholars speaking at a Center for Ethics in Society event say the answer depends on who’s reading. Read more »