Stanford’s New Joint Major Recognizes Computers’ Growing Reach

Stanford University will offer a new joint major this fall that fuses disciplines that might seem disparate: computer science and the humanities.

The move, which was approved on Thursday by the Faculty Senate, reflects the growing role of computer science in far-flung sectors of society and in disciplines with which that field may once have seemed to have little in common.

"Computer technology has started to permeate through humanistic disciplines in a profound way," said