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It's time to revive Stanford's humanities core

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On February 21, Stanford students received an email from The Stanford Review highlighting the lack of humanities education at Stanford University. The Review's proposed solution is to "mandate that freshmen complete a two-quarter Western Civilization requirement covering the politics, history, philosophy, and culture of the Western world." While reactions to their proposal have been mixed, the problem identified is a serious one that the administration is looking into.

To some, the Review's proposal is a valid, specific call-to-action for the Stanford administration, but to others, the singular focus on "Western" thought is problematic. We believe it is critical that a foundational humanities experience centers on crucial thought and ideas, irrespective of geographic origin. Sign this petition to call for a more emphasized Stanford humanities education that encompasses both Western and non-Western politics, history, philosophy, and culture.



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