Science in the Making: Integrated Learning Environment (SIMILE) and Immersion in the Arts: Living in Culture (ITALIC), two pilot integrated learning environment programs for freshmen, are nearing the end of their first quarter with mixed reviews from students and faculty.
Stanford’s School of Humanities and Sciences has discontinued its Individually-Designed Major (IDM) program, which previously allowed undergraduates to construct and pursue their own curriculum outside… Continue Reading »
“Do you think a liberal education makes you happier?”
The Faculty Senate closed the book on the Introduction to the Humanities (IHUM) program by voting on March 8 in favor of replacing the program with a one-quarter “Thinking Matters” course, scheduled to launch this coming fall. Although IHUM was a quintessential fixture of the Stanford experience for recent students, it was only the latest edition in Stanford’s history of freshman liberal arts programs, an undergraduate tradition that is nearly 90 years old.