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Undergraduate Minor

Iranian public art class meeting

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.