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This archived information is dated to the 2008-09 academic year only and may no longer be current.

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Stanford Bulletin, 2008-09


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The Stanford Bulletin is Stanford's catalog of courses and degrees. The Bulletin publishes degree requirements and courses for the Schools of Earth Sciences, Education, Engineering, and Humanities and Sciences, as well as graduate degree requirements and courses for the School of Medicine, and courses open to non-Law students in the School of Law. For degrees and courses in the Graduate School of Business, see the GSB web site. For M.D. programs in the School of Medicine, see the School of Medicine web site. For Law degree programs, see the School of Law web site.

For the first time, the 2008-09 Bulletin is entirely online. Use the links in the Table of Contents on the left to navigate through the bulletin. Or use the search appliance to look for specific material.


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