The Glory of 1 and 2 Unit Courses

The Glory of 1 and 2 Unit Courses

I think some of the biggest “bang for your buck” value in Stanford’s education system is found in 1 and 2 unit courses.In my experience, 1-2 unit courses grant students low barrier to entry to the topic in question: the workload is not prohibitive of other classes, and the brief class time allows for a measured and specific introduction to a topic.

Casa Italiana: La Dolce Vita

Casa Italiana: La Dolce Vita

For my last year at Stanford, I am very pleased and excited to live in a themed self-op whose name is Casa Italiana. Basically, throughout the year I’m surrounded by a comfortably familiar community of housemates, have access to a kitchen all the time, and learn...
Latin Class Field Trip to Special Collections!

Latin Class Field Trip to Special Collections!

As a Classics major concentrating in Latin, I (quite obviously) have to take Latin classes throughout the year. Today in Intermediate Latin, a course in which we’re translating Caesar and Vergil, we took a field trip to Green’s Special Collections—literally, a collection of special stuff. There’s the original script of Star Wars, the Gutenberg Bible Leaf, a bunch of rare maps, and pretty much anything you could think of…

How Admit Weekend Changed My Stanford Life

How Admit Weekend Changed My Stanford Life

When I went to my own Admit Weekend years ago, I had already committed to Stanford. Still, I was excited to visit the place I’d spend the next four years and to meet my potential new peers. I knew my mom was also eager to get onto Stanford’s campus and check out her kid’s new home away from home.

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