Thinking Matters Catalog

Thinking Matters Catalog

The Thinking Matters Catalog is sent to incoming first-year students as part of the Approaching Stanford Handbook.  It is one of your first introductions to the academic world of Stanford. Choosing among so many different options for fulfilling your Thinking Matters requirement is only the first of many decisions you will make in joining the Stanford community.  

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View the 2020-21 THINKING MATTERS, ESF, SLE, and ITALIC COURSE CATALOG

Thinking Matters Course Videos

Watch faculty describe their Thinking Matters course.

Thinking Matters Videos

Fulfilling the Thinking Matters Requirement

There are several different paths to completing your Thinking Matters requirement: THINK, ESF, SLE, ITALIC. Use this helpful chart as you review your options.

Comparison Chart of Thinking Matters Options

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2015-16 Thinking Matters Course Catalog (PDF)

2014-15 Thinking Matters Course Catalog (PDF)

2013-14 Thinking Matters Course Catalog (PDF)

2012-13 Thinking Matters Course Catalog (PDF)