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Students and Prof. Richard Zare - Chemistry in the Kitchen IntroSem
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What are IntroSems?

IntroSems are small, hands-on courses offered across all seven schools, specifically designed for Frosh and Sophomores. Work with top faculty and engage in research early in your Stanford career while exploring your interests.

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Signing Up for IntroSems

Really excited about a particular IntroSem? Tell the faculty why you want to take their class with a brief statement of interest. You can rank up to three IntroSems per quarter. 
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Late start, or just flexible? After faculty have selected their classes, any open IntroSem spots will be available for self-registration. So you’ve got a few chances to get into a fantastic class! 
Learn how to enroll without advance sign-up

Rowan Dorin's History 14N class
Khuyen Nha Le's folding "Utopia Box" project.

IntroSems Class Project by Khuyen Nha Le: "Utopia Box"

"All in all, I felt similar sensations looking at and interacting with this box as how I would feel in front of a piece of contemporary art."

Chenshu Zhou, instructor of “Utopia/Dystopia in Chinese Literature and Culture” IntroSem

Map by Arman Kassam

Course Spotlight

An Atlas of Stanford Counter-Maps, created by students in History 95N: Maps in the Modern World, shows a different side of first-year life on campus. 

See student-created campus maps

IntroSem Student Projects Gallery

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