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Minor Requirements

Atussa Mohtasham

Completion of 28 units including the following: 

  1. SGS introductory course: GLOBAL 101: Critical Issues in Global Affairs (3 units)
  2. Fifteen units must be from the list of core courses. The remaining 10 units can be chosen from the list of approved elective courses. (See forms page)
  3. Completion of one area-specific entry course that deals with Iran and the Middle East. 
  4. Successful completion of two quarters of Persian language, or proven proficiency in the language.
  5. A capstone research project for up to 5 units. The project offers students enrolled in the specialization the option to conduct a major independent research paper related to Iran under faculty guidance.


Administrative requirements: 

  1. Students will share their capstone project with other SGS minors in an end-of-year Capstone Seminar led by SGS faculty.
  2. Students may not double-count courses for completing major and minor requirements.
  3. At least 10 of the 28 units must be completed on Stanford’s campus; the remaining units could be completed in an approved study abroad program.