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Choose from courses in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Creative Writing, and Professional and Personal Development. Our evening classes, weekend workshops, and online courses are scheduled to fit your busy lifestyle.  All courses are taught by notable Stanford faculty and instructors, experienced professionals, and leaders in their fields.
Code Course Title Qtr Days Status Online

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Archaeology

ARC 17 W The Art and Archaeology of Pompeii SU OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
ARC 45 The World’s Greatest Archaeological Discoveries: From the Rosetta Stone to Machu Picchu SU T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Art History

ARTH 02 Avant-Garde Art in the Early 20th Century SU T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
ARTH 45 Revolutions in Art: The Shock of the New SU W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Art Studio: Drawing & Painting

ART 119 W Drawing Inspiration: Developing a Creative Practice SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
ART 131 Drawing the Realistic Figure SU Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
ART 187 Painting from Observation SU T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
ART 241 Plein Air Painting: Exploring the Environment SU W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Art Studio: Photography

PHOTO 10 W The Daily Photograph: Developing Your Creative Intuition SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
PHOTO 198 Portraiture: Telling Someone’s Story in a Single Image SU WSu Cancelled OnCampusClass
PHOTO 37 An Introduction to Digital Photography SU M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 294 A An Introduction to iPhoneography: Using Your Smartphone to Make Extraordinary Images SU S ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 294 B An Introduction to iPhoneography: Using Your Smartphone to Make Extraordinary Images SU Su ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Art Studio: Video & Film

VID 04 W Making Short Videos: The Art of Storytelling SU ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
VID 310 Lights, Camera, Action! A Hands-On Introduction to Video Production SU MS OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 341 Shoot, Edit, and Produce Your Own Video with the iPhone SU SSu OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Classics

CLA 65 Seneca the Stoic: Philosopher, Playwright, Politician SU T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Cultural Studies

CLS 91 New Classics of Nordic Noir in Literature and TV SU W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Current Events

POL 56 Saudi Arabia: Kingdom of Intrigue SU W Cancelled OnCampusClass

Film Studies

FLM 103 Great Acting: How to Know It When You See It SU Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
FLM 14 Scorsese and De Niro: A Cinematic Collaboration SU FSSu OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

History

HIS 160 Medicine in the Ancient Western World SU W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 139 Demystifying the Middle East: A Primer SU SSu ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Languages

CHN 01 Beginning Chinese I SU MW ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
FRN 01 Beginning French I SU TTh ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
ITA 01 Beginning Italian I SU MW ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
SPA 01 Beginning Spanish I SU MW ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
SPA 01 B Beginning Spanish I SU MW ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Law

LAW 105 Civil Liberties and Rights Guaranteed by the US Constitution: An Introduction SU T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Literature

LIT 45 Charles Dickens's Masterpiece: Bleak House SU Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
LIT 46 Smart Fiction of the Jazz Age: Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Wharton, and Others SU T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Mathematics

STAT 06 An Introduction to Statistics SU M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 360 Linear Algebra (ICME Workshop) SU M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 361 Introduction to Statistics (ICME Workshop) SU M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 363 Introduction to Mathematical Optimization (ICME Workshop) SU T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Music

MUS 04 Sympathy for the Devil: The History of the Rolling Stones SU M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 158 Four Hundred Years of Great Opera Performances: The Power of Charisma SU S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Philosophy

PHI 104 The Philosophical Foundations of Artificial Intelligence SU T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
PHI 105 Philosophy and Film: Great Ideas in Blade Runner, A Clockwork Orange, Vertigo, and More SU W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Psychology

PSY 96 Managing Emotions with Skill: An Introduction to the Principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy SU T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Science

BIO 03 W Diet and Gene Expression: You Are What You Eat SU ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
BIO 04 W Inflammation and Disease SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
BIO 101 Human Biology: A Gentle Introduction SU T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
SCI 01 A An Introduction to Data Science SU Th Cancelled OnCampusClass
SCI 01 B An Introduction to Data Science SU F Cancelled OnCampusClass
SCI 39 Exercise Theory and Design for Health and Performance SU M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
SCI 63 Finding a Cure for Cancer SU Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 152 A Crash Course in Artificial Intelligence SU S ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 218 Understanding Memory Loss as We Age SU SSu OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 357 An Introduction to Anatomy at the Stanford School of Medicine: Exploring the Ear SU S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 363 Introduction to Mathematical Optimization (ICME Workshop) SU T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 365 Introduction to Machine Learning (ICME Workshop) SU W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 366 Introduction to Deep Learning (ICME Workshop) SU Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 367 Deep Learning for Natural Language Processing (ICME Workshop) SU F OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 370 An Introduction to Data Science SU S ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Creative Writing

Online Creative Writing

CNF 122 W Creative Nonfiction: Finding the Universal in the Particular SU Closed OnlineClass
CNF 122 WB Creative Nonfiction: Finding the Universal in the Particular SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
CNF 66 W Creative Nonfiction Book: Dynamic Scene, Dynamic Summary SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
EGL 107 W Writing Through Struggle SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
EGL 17 W Establishing a Creative Writing Practice SU OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
EGL 20 W Sentence by Sentence: Creating Your Style SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
EGL 25 W Who's Telling Your Story: A Study in Point of View SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
EGL 27 W Science Writing for a General Audience: From Concept to Publication SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
EGL 28 W From Writer to Author: Navigating the Twisty Path to Publication SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
EGL 30 W Creative Writing: Getting Across the Finish Line SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
EGL 43 W I Laughed So Hard I Cried: Writing Comedy and Tragedy SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
FICT 38 W The Past Is Never Past: Writing History-Based Fiction SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
FICT 49 W Writing the Groundbreaking Young Adult Novel SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
FICT 67 W Writing Strange Magic: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Magical Realism SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
FICT 68 W Write a Riveting, Stylish, Singular Short Story SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
POET 17 W Writing Your Poetry Chapbook SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass

Online Certificate Program in Novel Writing

OWC 310 One-on-One Tutorial: Novel SU Closed OnlineClass

On-Campus Creative Writing

CNF 09 Writing the Memoir: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants SU W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
EGL 44 How to Write a Cookbook and Strategies for Getting It Published SU Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
EGL 63 An Introduction to Creative Writing: Facing the Blank Page SU T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
EGL 70 Reading as a Writer: A One-Week Intensive SU M-F ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
FICT 37 The Art of Short Fiction: Characters in Conflict SU T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
NVL 30 Novel Writing: The Art of Spinning Tales SU Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 102 How to Self-Publish a Book: A Roadmap for Entrepreneurial Writers SU S ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 145 Writing the “Modern Love” Essay SU S ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 146 Scene Making: The Essence of Storytelling SU S ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 149 Sit, Walk, Write, Listen: A Day-Long Mindfulness and Writing Retreat SU S ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 82 Take Me There: A Travel Writing Bootcamp SU SSu ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Professional & Personal Development

Business

BUS 10 W An Introduction to Project Management: The Basics for Success SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
BUS 11 W How to Build Successful Startups: Learn Lessons Straight from Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
BUS 112 W Business Presence and Persuasion: Communication for Effectiveness SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
BUS 123 W Value Investing: An Introduction SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
BUS 139 W Data-Driven Marketing SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
BUS 159 How to Find Success: Uncover Your Purpose and Direct Your Life SU M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
BUS 160 Leadership Skills for Women in the Workplace: How to Aim High and Achieve Impact SU W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
BUS 167 W Mapping Your Path to Career Satisfaction SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
BUS 176 W How to Effectively Use Social Media for Your Company and Personal Branding SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
BUS 195 The Essentials of Wealth Management SU M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
BUS 196 Project Management: An Introductory Hands-On Course SU T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
BUS 22 Acting Skills for Business SU M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
BUS 23 Early Stage Investing for Investors SU TTh ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
BUS 254 W Leadership by Design: Using Design Thinking to Transform Companies and Careers SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
BUS 28 Funding a New Enterprise: Learn from Experienced Silicon Valley Practitioners SU W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
BUS 35 The Business Basics of Blockchain, Crypto Currencies, and Tokens SU M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
BUS 57 W An Introduction to User Experience (UX) Design in Product Leadership and Management SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
BUS 62 W Fundamentals of Product Management SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
BUS 64 Tax Reform 2019: How the New Law Can Work for You SU Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
BUS 70 The Fundamentals of High-Performance Leadership SU Th ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
BUS 72 Fundamentals of Monetization and Pricing Strategies SU T ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
BUS 73 Exit Strategies: Maximizing the Value of Your Company SU W Cancelled OnCampusClass
BUS 74 Principles of Invention and Innovation: A Toolkit for Generating Breakthrough Ideas SU Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
DSN 01 W Design Workshop: Creating Personas and Journey Maps SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
WSP 104 Agile Project Management: Facilitating a Product Development Team with Scrum SU SSu ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 14 Memorable Storytelling: Mastering a Powerful Business Tool SU S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 141 Marketing Without Money: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Social Media SU SSu ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 147 Negotiation Skills for Women: Stepping into Your Personal Power SU S ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 153 Innovations in Product and Service Design: How Gaming Can Motivate You and Your Customers SU SSu OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 154 Using Cultural Awareness to Develop Successful Business Strategies SU S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 157 Authentic Ways to Pitch Your Startup and Products SU S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 19 A Negotiation Mastery: Achieving Outstanding Results and Relationships SU S ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 19 B Negotiation Mastery: Achieving Outstanding Results and Relationships SU Su ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 236 Women Leaders: Mastering Influence, Authenticity, and Power SU SSu ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 279 Strategy from the Edge: Building Inclusive, Adaptive, and Actionable Strategies for Your Organization SU S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 297 Agile Hands-On: Creating High Performing, Effective Teams and Products with Scrum SU SSu ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 44 Critical Communication Skills in Negotiation SU Su ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Communication

COM 01 Public Speaking SU M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
COM 19 Building Interpersonal Skills: An Experiential Workshop SU F-M ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
COM 55 W Creating and Delivering Compelling Virtual Presentations SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
WSP 132 Civil Conversations: Techniques for Having Healthy, Productive Conversations in Uncivil Times SU S ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 19 A Negotiation Mastery: Achieving Outstanding Results and Relationships SU S ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 329 The Science of Being Memorable and Influencing Decisions SU S ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 44 Critical Communication Skills in Negotiation SU Su ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Communication for Non-Native Speakers of English

COM 23 Presenting in English SU W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
COM 32 W Business Writing in English: The Foundations SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
COM 39 A Accent Reduction for Non-Native Speakers of English SU T ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
COM 39 B Accent Reduction for Non-Native Speakers of English SU W ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass

Design

DSN 01 W Design Workshop: Creating Personas and Journey Maps SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
WSP 153 Innovations in Product and Service Design: How Gaming Can Motivate You and Your Customers SU SSu OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Personal Development

WSP 142 Making Technology Work for You: A Mindful Approach SU S Cancelled OnCampusClass
WSP 148 Living with Vitality: A Scientific, Social, and Spiritual Approach SU S ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 149 Sit, Walk, Write, Listen: A Day-Long Mindfulness and Writing Retreat SU S ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 153 Innovations in Product and Service Design: How Gaming Can Motivate You and Your Customers SU SSu OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 20 Happiness: Gumption, Gratitude, and Grace SU S ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 60 Playful Mindfulness: A Two-Day Intensive SU SSu ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass

Technology & Computer Science

CS 01 A Gentle Introduction to Programming for Non-Programmers SU M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
CS 03 An Introduction to Blockchain Technology and Its Applications SU M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
CS 04 A Practical Introduction to Data Science Using Python SU W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
CS 05 Beginning Programming: Python SU M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
CS 46 W Beginning Programming: Python SU ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
SCI 01 A An Introduction to Data Science SU Th Cancelled OnCampusClass
SCI 01 B An Introduction to Data Science SU F Cancelled OnCampusClass
WSP 06 Excel Tips and Tricks: Pivot Tables, IF Statements, and VLOOKUP SU S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 160 Beginning Programming: Python SU S ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 362 Introduction to Programming in R (ICME Workshop) SU T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 363 Introduction to Mathematical Optimization (ICME Workshop) SU T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 364 Introduction to Python (ICME Workshop) SU T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 365 Introduction to Machine Learning (ICME Workshop) SU W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 366 Introduction to Deep Learning (ICME Workshop) SU Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 367 Deep Learning for Natural Language Processing (ICME Workshop) SU F OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 368 Introduction to High-Performance Computing (ICME Workshop) SU F OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 369 Interactive Data Visualization in D3 (ICME Workshop) SU S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 370 An Introduction to Data Science SU S ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 84 Excel Tips and Tricks: An Introduction to Macros, Sheet Tab Linking, and Protecting Data SU S ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass