Undergraduate Minor - Symbolic Systems

[Updated November 2, 2016 - updated area 1f list to sync with core requirement]

To declare a minor in Symbolic Systems, you must be a matriculated Stanford undergraduate who is not majoring in Symbolic Systems. Stanford undergraduates with a SUNET ID can declare via Axess.  After declaring in Axess, please email symsys-sso@stanford.edu with your course plan for completing the minor. On approval of the course plan, your declaration will be processed and completed.

Requirements

Students may minor in Symbolic Systems by completing either Option 1 or Option 2 below, subject to the University Policy on Minors. See also the Introductory Skill Requirements course list.

  1. One course in each of the following core areas (please note that several of these courses have prerequisites):
    1. Cognition: One of the following.
    2. Logic and Computation: One of the following.
    3. Computer Programming: One of the following.
    4. Philosophical Foundations: One of the following.
    5. Linguistic Theory: One of the following.
    6. Computation and Cognition: One of the following

*SYMSYS 1 may not be counted for both areas a and d.

  1. Both of the following:
    • Plus an interdisciplinary concentration listed on the Symsys website. To qualify, the selection of courses used for the minor must be interdisciplinary; i.e., it must either include courses from at least three departments, or include more than one course from each of two departments.

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