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Minor Requirements

Atussa Mohtasham

A total of 28 units which include the following:

  1. GLOBAL 101 Critical Issues in Global Affairs (3 units)

  2. One area-specific entry course that deals with Iran and the Middle East. If a student wants to take a course on a subject matter not directly related to Iran, the consent of the Director of Iranian Studies is required.

  3. A minimum of 25 units of qualifying courses. 15 units must be from the list of core courses. 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. 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.

 

Students may propose other projects related to their subplan.

 

*The Global Studies/Iranian Studies minor is only available for current Stanford undergraduate students.