Stanford’s political science department is reshaping its undergraduate major to make it more interesting to students and more applicable to their careers after Stanford.
Unlike most classes, this three-unit IntroSem uses Stanford’s expansive campus as its classroom. The class meets for about three hours once a week and consists of lectures by guest speakers, tree tours and the academic exploration of trees.
Students are learning how to fail in Think 1: The Science of MythBusters, a popular course offered by the Thinking Matters program focusing on the scientific method and which integrates the television show Mythbusters.
The Career Development Center (CDC) has recently undergone an overhaul of its programs to better serve the Stanford community through its Vision 2020 program.
With the steep drop in law school applications in the past few years, law schools—including the Stanford Law School—are evaluating the value of a third year.