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Course Nomination Form

Nomination Information

If a course is offered consistently by Stanford (including BOSP/SIW/SINY courses), Stanford faculty and declared STS majors may nominate the course for permanent inclusion in the STS curriculum. Nominations are reviewed by the STS Curriculum Committee only once a year, during summer quarter. If approved, the course will be permanently added to the curriculum for the upcoming academic year. 

Why would you nominate a course? New and relevant courses are being offered all the time but it is impossible for us to keep track of every department’s offerings each year. Nominations bring new courses to the attention of the STS Curriculum Committee and, if approved, directly benefit our majors. This is a great opportunity for students and faculty to get involved with, and give back to, the STS program. The deadline to submit nominations for the 2017-2018 academic year is Friday, June 23rd. Nominations submitted after this deadline will be reviewed in Summer 2018.

NOTE: Freshmen seminars are not eligible for nomination. Each nomination is reviewed in the context of all five concentrations so if a course is already approved for one concentration, but not another, it cannot be re-nominated. If you would like to find out if a course has been previously nominated, please contact Sierra Vallin (

Course Information

Please upload as an attachment. If there is no syllabus, you may attach other supporting course materials as one attachment.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg pdf doc.


Before writing your rationale, you should review the “What is STS” page on our website. Your rationale must provide a compelling justification for using your petitioned course in lieu of one from the list of pre-approved courses, keeping in mind the spirit of the requirement in question and the appropriateness of the proposed course for your individual curriculum package. Your rationale should not exceed 200 words.