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Unformatted text preview: STANFORD UNIVERSITY Stanford Bulletin, 2006-07 STANFORD BULLETIN 2006-07 Accreditation Stanford University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western ­Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501; (510) 748-9001. In addition, ­certain programs of the University have specialized accreditation. For information, contact the Office of the University Registrar. Statement Of Nondiscriminatory Policy Stanford University admits students of either sex and any race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the University. It prohibits discrimination, ­including harassment, against students on the basis of sex, race, age, ­color, disability, religion, sexual ­orientation, national and ethnic origin, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships and loan programs, and athletic and other University-administered programs. The ­following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding this policy: the Director of the Diversity and Access Office, Mariposa House, 585 Capistrano Way, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-8230; (650) 723-0755 (voice), (650) 723-1216 (TTY), (650) 723-1791 (fax). ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Additional information on Stanford University can be obtained through Stanford’s web site at . Every effort is made to ensure that the course information, applicable policies, and other materials contained in this bulletin are accurate and current at the time the bulletin goes to press. The University reserves the right to make changes at any time without prior notice. The bulletin is also available on the University’s web site at: ; check the online version for the currently applicable policies and information. Stanford Bulletin, 2006-07  |   STANFORD UNIVERSITY The Stanford Bulletin is a publication of the Office of the University Registrar, Stanford University. STANFORD UNIVERSITY Address: Office of the University Registrar 630 Serra Street Suite 120 Stanford University Stanford, California 94305-6032 The Stanford Bulletin may be purchased from the Stanford Bookstore. To receive the Bulletin via UPS Ground (U.S. only), send a check or money order to the address below that includes $8.00 for the Bulletin and $5.95 for shipping and your respective state’s sales tax. California residents send a check or money order for $14.61 (includes state sales tax). For international and credit card purchases, call (800) 533-2670 or go to , click on the “Apparel and Gifts” link in the left hand red speed bar, then click on “Gifts & Accessories”, then click on “Books & Publications”. Prices are subject to change. Check or money order in U.S. funds, payable to Stanford Bookstore. Stanford Bookstore 519 Lasuen Mall Stanford, California 94305-3079 Telephone number for all University departments: Area code: (650) 723-2300 Editor: Stephen Arod Shirreffs Editorial Assistant: Philip Lorenz Special Editorial Assistance: Lindi Press Cover Design: Stanford Design Group Cover Photos: Rod Searcey Internal Photos: Stephen Arod Shirreffs   |  Stanford Bulletin, 2006-07 Stanford Bulletin, 2006-07  |   AUTUMN QUARTER Aug 21 (Mon) Axess opens for course enrollment Sep 15 (Fri) Course enrollment deadline to receive stipend or refund check on first day of term 19 (Tue) New undergraduates arrive; Convocation 25 (Mon) First day of quarter; instruction begins 28 (Thu) Conferral of degrees, Summer Quarter Oct 8 (Sun) Study list deadline 15 (Sun) Add deadline (courses or units) 22 (Sun) Drop deadline (courses or units); last day for tuition reassessment for dropped courses or units Nov 5 (Sun) Change of grading basis deadline 14 (Tue) Term withdrawal deadline; last day to withdraw from the University with a partial refund 19 (Sun) Course withdrawal deadline; application deadline for Autumn Quarter degree conferral 20-24 (Mon-Fri) Thanksgiving recess (holiday, no classes) Dec 3-9 (Sun-Sat) Last opportunity to arrange Incomplete in a course, at last class 4-10 (Mon-Sun) End-Quarter Period 8 (Fri) Last day of classes (unless class meets on Saturday) 11-15 (Mon-Fri) End-Quarter examinations 15 (Fri) Last day to submit University thesis, D.M.A. final project, or Ph.D. dissertation WINTER QUARTER Nov 20 (Mon) Axess opens for course enrollment Dec 15 (Fri) Course enrollment deadline to receive stipend or refund check on first day of term Jan 8 (Mon) Last day to file Leave of Absence; last day to receive full refund for Winter Quarter 9 (Tue) First day of quarter; instruction begins 11 (Thu) Conferral of degrees, Autumn Quarter 15 (Mon) Martin Luther King, Jr., Day (holiday, no classes) 21 (Sun) Study list deadline 28 (Sun) Add deadline (courses or units) Feb 4 (Sun) Drop deadline (courses or units); last day for tuition reassessment for dropped courses or units 19 (Mon) Presidents’ Day (holiday, no classes except Law); change of grading basis deadline 21 (Wed) Term withdrawal deadline; last day to withdraw from the University with a partial refund Mar 4 (Sun) Course withdrawal deadline; application deadline for Winter Quarter degree conferral 11-17 (Sun-Sat) Last opportunity to arrange Incomplete in a course, at last class 12-18 (Mon-Sun) End-Quarter Period 16 (Fri) Last day of classes (unless class meets Saturday) 19-23 (Mon-Fri) End-Quarter examinations 23 (Fri) Last day to submit University thesis, D.M.A. final project, or Ph.D. dissertation SPRING QUARTER Mar 12 (Mon) Axess opens for course enrollment 23 (Fri) Course enrollment deadline to receive stipend or refund check on first day of term Apr 2 (Mon) Last day to file Leave of Absence; last day to receive full refund for Spring Quarter 3 (Tue) First day of quarter; instruction begins 5 (Thu) Conferral of degrees, Winter Quarter 15 (Sun) Study list deadline; application deadline for Spring Quarter degree conferral 16 (Mon) Matriculated undergraduate financial aid application, deadline to file 22 (Sun) Add deadline (courses or units) 29 (Sun) Drop deadline (courses or units); last day for tuition reassessment for dropped courses or units May 13 (Sun) Change of grading basis deadline 15 (Tue) Term withdrawal deadline; last day to withdraw from the University with a partial refund 28 (Mon) Memorial Day (holiday, no classes); course withdrawal deadline May 31-June 6 (Thu-Wed) Last opportunity to arrange Incomplete in a course, at last class June 1-7 (Fri-Thu) End-Quarter Period 6 (Wed) Last day of classes 7 (Thu) Day before finals, no classes 8 (Fri) Last day to submit University thesis, D.M.A. final project, or Ph.D. dissertation 8-13 (Fri-Wed) End-Quarter examinations 16 (Sat) Senior Class Day; Baccalaureate Saturday 17 (Sun) Commencement SUMMER QUARTER Apr 16 (Mon) Axess opens for course enrollment June 15 (Fri) Course enrollment deadline to receive stipend or refund check on first day of term 25 (Mon) Last day to file Leave of Absence; last day to receive full refund for Summer Quarter 26 (Tue) First day of quarter; instruction begins July 1 (Sun) Study list deadline 4 (Wed) Independence Day (holiday, no classes) 8 (Sun) Add deadline (courses or units) 15 (Sun) Drop deadline (courses or units); last day for tuition reassessment for dropped courses or units 28 (Sat) Term withdrawal deadline; last day to withdraw from the University with a partial refund for 8- and 10-week sessions 29 (Sun) Change of grading basis deadline Aug 5 (Sun) Course withdrawal deadline; application deadline for Summer Quarter degree conferral 10-16 (Fri-Thu) Last opportunity to arrange Incomplete in a course, at last class 11-16 (Sat-Thu) End-Quarter Period 16 (Thu) Last day of classes 17-18 (Fri-Sat) Eight-week session examinations 18 (Sat) Eight-week session closes Sept 4 (Tue) Summer Quarter closes 21 (Fri) Last day to submit University thesis, D.M.A. final project, or Ph.D. dissertation Academic Calendar ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2006-07 CONTENTS Contents WELCOME TO STANFORDi . .......................................... 06 UNIVERSITY GOVERNANCE AND ORGANIZATIONi ........................................................ 8 Directory ........................................................................... 8 Organization . .................................................................... 8 ADMISSION AND FINANCIAL AIDi ............................ 10 Admission ......................................................................... 10 Financial Aid ..................................................................... 12 TUITION, FEES, AND HOUSINGi ................................. 14 Assessments ...................................................................... 14 Payments . ......................................................................... 17 Refunds ............................................................................. 17 Housing . ........................................................................... 18 UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES AND PROGRAMSi .... 20 Degree Programs ............................................................... 20 Degree Requirements . ....................................................... 21 Degrees, Honors, and Minors.............................................. 28 GRADUATE DEGREESi . ................................................... 29 General Requirements ....................................................... 29 Degree-Specific Requirements . ......................................... 32 Advising and Credentials.................................................... 35 ACADEMIC POLICIES AND STATEMENTSi ................. 36 Registration and Records.................................................... 36 Examinations..................................................................... 39 Grading Systems................................................................ 40 Academic Standing............................................................. 42 Statement on Student Academic Grievance Procedures........ 43 COURSES OF INSTRUCTIONi . ...................................... 45 GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESSi . ......................... 46 SCHOOL OF EARTH SCIENCESi .................................... 47 Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences Graduate Program (EEES)................................. 47 Earth Systems Program....................................................... 49 Energy Resources Engineering........................................... 56 Geological and Environmental Sciences.............................. 63 Geophysics......................................................................... 75 Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Environment and Resources (IPER)................................. 81 SCHOOL OF EDUCATIONi ............................................. 86 SCHOOL OF ENGINEERINGi . ....................................... 101 Aeronautics and Astronautics.............................................. 118 Bioengineering................................................................... 124 Chemical Engineering........................................................ 128 Civil and Environmental Engineering................................. 134 Computational and Mathematical Engineering, Institute for..................................................................... 150 Computer Science.............................................................. 154 Electrical Engineering........................................................ 167 Management Science and Engineering................................ 184 Materials Science and Engineering..................................... 199 Mechanical Engineering..................................................... 205 SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SCIENCESi ............. 222 African and African American Studies, Program in.............. 223 African Studies................................................................... 226 American Studies............................................................... 228 Anthropological Sciences................................................... 233 Applied Physics.................................................................. 244 Archaeology Program......................................................... 248 Art and Art History............................................................. 251 Asian Languages................................................................ 267 Astronomy Course Program................................................ 274 Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation..................... 275 Biological Sciences............................................................ 281 Division of Marine Biology, Hopkins Marine Station....... 294 Biophysics Program........................................................... 297 Chemistry.......................................................................... 298 Classics.............................................................................. 303   |  Stanford Bulletin, 2006-07 Communication.................................................................. 314 Comparative Literature....................................................... 322 Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CSRE)............ 331 Cultural and Social Anthropology....................................... 336 Drama................................................................................ 347 East Asian Studies.............................................................. 358 Economics......................................................................... 363 English............................................................................... 374 Ethics in Society, Program in.............................................. 388 Feminist Studies................................................................. 391 Financial Mathematics........................................................ 395 French and Italian............................................................... 396 German Studies.................................................................. 411 History............................................................................... 416 History and Philosophy of Science, Program in................... 439 Human Biology, Program in................................................ 441 Individually Designed Majors, Program for......................... 449 Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities............................... 450 International, Comparative and Area Studies, Division of...... 454 International Policy Studies................................................ 456 International Relations....................................................... 459 Introduction to the Humanities Program.............................. 466 Jewish Studies, Taube Center for......................................... 468 Language Center................................................................ 470 Applied Linguistics......................................................... 471 African and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures.... 472 Chinese Language Courses.............................................. 473 English for Foreign Students........................................... 474 French Language Courses................................................ 475 German Language Courses.............................................. 476 Italian Language Courses................................................ 477 Japanese Language Courses............................................. 478 Korean Language Courses............................................... 479 Portuguese Language Courses......................................... 479 Slavic Language Courses................................................. 480 Spanish Language Courses.............................................. 481 Special Language Program.............................................. 482 Tibetan Language Program.............................................. 483 Latin American Studies, Center for..................................... 484 Linguistics......................................................................... 489 Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, Division of............... 496 Mathematical and Computational Science........................... 497 Mathematics....................................................................... 499 Medieval Studies................................................................ 507 Modern Thought and Literature.......................................... 509 Music................................................................................. 511 Overseas Studies Program.................................................. 521 Philosophy......................................................................... 532 Physics............................................................................... 544 Political Science................................................................. 554 Population and Resource Studies, Morrison Institute for...... 567 Psychology......................................................................... 567 Public Policy Program........................................................ 577 Religious Studies................................................................ 580 Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, Center for..... 587 Science, Technology, and Society....................................... 591 Slavic Languages and Literatures........................................ 596 Sociology........................................................................... 603 Space Science and Astrophysics, Center for........................ 616 Spanish and Portuguese...................................................... 617 Statistics............................................................................ 624 Structured Liberal Education, Program in........................... 630 Symbolic Systems, Program in............................................ 630 Urban Studies, Program on................................................. 637 Washington, Stanford in..................................................... 641 Writing and Rhetoric, Program in........................................ 642 SCHOOL OF LAWi . .......................................................... 644 SCHOOL OF MEDICINEi ................................................. 646 Biochemistry...................................................................... 648 Biomedical Ethics, Center for............................................. 650 Biomedical Informatics Program........................................ 651 Cancer Biology Program..................................................... 655 Comparative Medicine....................................................... 656 Developmental Biology...................................................... 657 Contents LIBRARIES AND COMPUTING RESOURCESi . ........... 692 Libraries and Academic Information Resources, Stanford University......................................................... 692 Coordinate Libraries........................................................... 693 Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace................ 693 Information Technology Services (ITS).............................. 693 THE CONTINUING STUDIES PROGRAMi . ................. 694 Master of Liberal Arts Program........................................... 694 Summer Session................................................................. 695 UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATIONi ................................. 696 Center for Teaching and Learning....................................... 696 Freshman and Sophomore Programs................................... 697 Freshman Dean’s Office..................................................... 698 Undergraduate Advising and Research...................................
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