As I sit in my office, looking out at the main quad at Stanford, I still can't quite believe that we are back. Seeing students walking around, talking, laughing, and getting acquainted with campus once again is an absolute joy.
We are back!!
I am delighted at the idea of being in the classroom with our students again (all of us masked), getting together with students and faculty to catch up (outside), and getting back to the wonderful work that we all get to engage in here at Stanford. And I am also excited that we will also be able to celebrate Human Biology turning 50 in person during Stanford Reunion Weekend this October!
We in Human Biology are ready to continue our mission of providing an extraordinary education to extraordinary students back on our beautiful Stanford campus.
All my best, Lianne
Human Biology offers an interdisciplinary approach to understanding human beings from biological, behavioral, social, and cultural perspectives.
Because Human Biology is an interdisciplinary program with an emphasis on both empirical inquiry and applied knowledge, excellent communication skills are critical to majors.
Data in the social and biological sciences are used to make observations and judgments regarding patterns of human behavior and function. These data are sometimes imperfect or incomplete, but are used nevertheless to make decisions and policies.
Human Biology students learn to critically evaluate evidence in support of claims and write for a range of audiences, from peer-reviewed research journals to more popular science journalism.
The Human Biology Capstone gives students a chance to reflect upon their undergraduate career alongside their broader interests and values.