Undergraduate Major Tracks
In our experience, the best work connecting philosophy and literature manifests a thoroughgoing integration of specialized skills and knowledge drawn from both disciplines. Philosophy + Literature major tracks offer students serious mainstream training within criticism and within philosophy, as well as courses designed to synthesize the two. Ideally, our students will contribute fresh insights into what literature and philosophy are capable of in combination, after first reaching an understanding of what each is and does on its own.
The undergraduate major tracks are offered through participating departments. Students in these tracks take courses alongside students from other departments that also have specialized tracks associated with the Initiative in Philosophy and Literature.
For detailed information on the course of study in a particular department, please click on the relevant link.
Students may apply a focus in Classics and Philosophy to the Classical Studies, Latin, or Greek major tracks.
See all requirements. Scroll down to "F: Philosophy and Literature Focus."
See all requirements. Scroll down to "Philosophical and Literary Thought."
See all requirements. Scroll down to "French and Philosophy Option."
See all requirements. Scroll down to "Italian and Philosophy Option."
See all https://bulletin.stanford.edu/programs/PHILO-BA. Scroll down to "Special Option in Philosophy and Literature."
See all https://bulletin.stanford.edu/programs/SLAV-BA. Scroll down to "Russian and Philosophy."