The minor in Global Studies, with a specialization in Iranian Studies, is designed for Stanford University undergraduate students who have an interdisciplinary interest in the history, culture, politics, societies, and languages of Iran.
A pivotal country in the critical region of the Middle East, the minor focuses on the study of modern Iran and prepares students for careers in policy, government, business, research, teaching, and more. Students explore the rich and complex history of Iran and its diaspora by taking courses from disciplines such as history, political science, international relations, art history, religious studies, comparative literature, cinema, theater, and language.
The remaining 10 units can be chosen from the list of approved elective courses.
Coursework must be letter-graded work, except where letter grades are not offered.
Students may not double-count courses for completing major and minor requirements.
4. Completion of two quarters of Persian language, or proven proficiency in the language
5. A capstone project (optional)
Students may work with the subplan advisor to develop a capstone project to count towards the unit fulfillment of the minor. Projects may include (but are not limited to):
Research with units through directed reading under the supervision of the subplan advisor. Research may take place at Stanford or during a relevant study abroad program, and options may include regional fieldwork, creative arts projects, short films, etc.
Advanced language study beyond the subplan minimum requirement with units through directed reading under the supervision of the subplan advisor. Intensive language training may take place at Stanford, off-campus, or overseas.
How to Declare
Make an appointment with rparhad [at] stanford.edu (subject: Iranian%20Studies%20Minor%20) (Roma Parhad,) the Iranian Studies associate director, to review degree requirements and your study plan.
Declare the Global Studies Minor in Axess. Select the "Iranian Studies" specialization from the dropdown menu.
The specialization appears on the transcript but does not appear on the diploma.
Please Note: The Global Studies/Iranian Studies minor is only available for current Stanford undergraduate students.