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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.


Students may not double-count courses for multiple majors/minors.


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