What is COLLEGE?
COLLEGE is more than just shorthand for the first-year Civic, Liberal, and Global Education requirement: it signals the purpose of the courses, and a vision for what a college experience can be. Going to college is not just about acquiring the ability to make a living, but about exploring what makes living worthwhile. It’s also about developing the skills that empower and enable us to live together: in our own communities, in a diverse nation, and in a globally connected society.
For Faculty: Teach in COLLEGE!
Four programs offer courses to fulfill the COLLEGE requirement:
Take two courses in different quarters. Choose from a selection of courses on liberal education, civic engagement, and global perspectives.
Education as Self-Fashioning (ESF)
Offered only in Autumn quarter, ESF is a combined seminar, writing section, and lecture, fulfilling both WR1 and one quarter of COLLEGE.
Year-long, immersive residential program focused on the arts; fulfills multiple requirements including COLLEGE. Students both practice and study art, but previous art experience is not necessary.
Structured Liberal Education (SLE)
Humanities-focused yearlong residential program fulfilling multiple requirements including COLLEGE: a liberal arts college experience within the research university.
COLLEGE in the News
Learning from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar
Stanford frosh read, attended, and discussed William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar as part of their COLLEGE winter course, Citizenship in the 21st Century.
March 21, 2023
Exploring concepts of citizenship
from the Stanford Report
March 14, 2023
Gender and media in politics through ‘Julius Caesar’
from the Stanford Daily. COLLEGE co-sponsored the TAPS production and integrated it into the Citizenship syllabus
March 12, 2023