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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 166 Art and Archaeology of China: Sites, Silks, Porcelain, Bronze, and Jade SU W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Art & Architecture

ARTH 194 The Innovations of World-Class Museums: The Guggenheim, the Smithsonian, and Beyond SU T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
ARTH 238 Great Moments, Great Masters SU W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Art Studio: Drawing & Painting

ART 119 W Drawing Inspiration: Developing a Creative Practice SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
ART 132 Drawing the Realistic Portrait SU Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
ART 187 Painting from Observation SU T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
ART 241 Plein Air Painting: Exploring the Environment SU TS ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
ART 25 Abstract Drawing SU Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Art Studio: Photography

PHOTO 04 An Introduction to Digital Photography SU ThS ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
PHOTO 223 Intimate Portraits (CANCELLED) SU MW Cancelled OnCampusClass
PHOTO 226 Travel Photography: Around the Corner and Around the World SU TTh OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
PHOTO 242 Light and Lighting for Fine Art Photography SU MW ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
PHOTO 71 Street Photography: Capturing Fleeting Moments in Everyday Life SU W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 292 Digital Photography and Photoshop SU SSu ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 294 An Introduction to iPhoneography: Using Your Smartphone to Make Extraordinary Images SU Su ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 298 Visual Storytelling: Creating a Narrative Through Photography SU SSu ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 306 An Introduction to Landscape Photography: A Field Workshop SU TSSu ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 316 An Introduction to Macro Photography SU Su OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Art Studio: Video & Film

VID 42 Editing Video from Start to Finish SU M ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass

Classics

CLA 53 W Greek Mythology: Gods and Heroes in Texts and Contexts SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
CLA 61 Greek Political Thought from Homer to Aristotle SU M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Design

DSN 113 W Design Your Future: Design Innovation for Personal Growth SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass

Film Studies

FLM 53 Seven Great Films No One Has Ever Seen SU Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 314 Alfred Hitchcock and the Subversive World of Film Noir SU FSSu OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

History

HIS 03 Golden Gate Metropolis, Part II: A History of San Francisco, 1915–Present SU T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
HIS 177 W The History of Wine SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
WSP 139 The History of the Modern Middle East SU SSu ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Languages

CHN 01 Beginning Chinese I SU MW ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
FRN 01 Beginning French I SU MW ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
FRN 08 Reading French 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

Linguistics

WSP 313 Languages of the World SU S ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Literature

LIT 13 W Vladimir Nabokov: An Introduction to His Life and Literature SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
LIT 14 Don Quixote SU M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Music

MUS 121 A Practical Introduction to Music Theory and Harmony SU W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
MUS 197 Great Opera Performances SU M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Philosophy

PHI 104 The Philosophical Foundations of Artificial Intelligence SU Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Psychology

PSY 03 W The Science and Practice of Strengthening Compassion SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
PSY 95 The Internet and Our Psychological Health SU W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Science

BIO 03 W Diet and Gene Expression: You Are What You Eat SU ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
BIO 08 Health and Wellness Through the Life Journey SU W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
BIO 85 Designer Biology: The Science, Technology, and Promise of Genetic Engineering SU M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
BIO 98 Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: An Introduction SU T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
SCI 01 A An Introduction to Data Science SU T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
SCI 01 B An Introduction to Data Science SU Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
SCI 38 Nutrition for Healthy Weight Loss SU Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
SCI 48 An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence: How Neuroscience Is Creating Smarter Technologies SU M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 87 A User's Guide to the Brain SU SSu OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Theater & Performance Studies

DRA 27 Making Fun: A History of Farce on Stage SU MW ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Creative Writing

Online Creative Writing

CNF 03 W Creative Nonfiction, Book III: Turning Manuscripts into the Gift of Story SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
CNF 27 W Memoir Writing: Shaping Your Story SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
CNF 48 W The Real World: An Introduction to Creative Nonfiction SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
CNF 60 W You Must Change Your Life: Essays That Matter and How to Write Them SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
EGL 08 W That's a Great Idea for a Movie! The Making of a Strong Screenplay SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
EGL 142 WA Magazine Writing: Being Pitch Perfect SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
EGL 142 WB Magazine Writing: Being Pitch Perfect SU ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
EGL 16 W Writing Mysteries and Thrillers: How to Craft Successful Intrigue and Suspense SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
EGL 59 W The Game of Publishing Fiction SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
EGL 64 W Writing About Spirituality SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
EGL 81 W The Art of the Sentence 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 64 W Crafting Unforgettable Short Stories SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
FICT 64 WB Crafting Unforgettable Short Stories SU Closed OnlineClass
NVL 06 W How to Start Your Novel and Keep It Going SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
OWC 310 One-on-one Tutorial: Novel SU Closed OnlineClass
POET 26 W Poems with Legs: Ten Weeks of Muscular Writing SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass

On-Campus Creative Writing

CNF 271 The Art of Memoir SU Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
EGL 63 An Introduction to Creative Writing: Facing the Blank Page SU M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
EGL 70 Reading as a Writer: A One-Week Intensive SU M-F ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
FICT 128 Short Story Writing: Working with Your Best Material SU T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
FICT 45 Fiction Workshop: Writing Dynamic Scenes (CANCELLED) SU T Cancelled OnCampusClass
NVL 24 Novel Writing: The Long and Rewarding Journey SU Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 03 Kickstarting Your Creative Nonfiction Project: Writing the Personal Essay SU S ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 102 How to Self-Publish a Book: New Paths for Entrepreneurial Writers SU S ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 110 Keeping It Real: Establishing an Authentic Voice in Young Adult and Children's Writing SU S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 191 Creativity and Writing Workshop: Taking Risks, Bending Rules SU S ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 27 Developing a Sustainable and Rewarding Writing Practice SU S ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass

Professional & Personal Development

Business

BUS 101 Marketing for Non-Marketing Professionals: An Introduction SU Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
BUS 103 Tame Big Data to Drive Big Insight SU Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
BUS 123 W Value Investing: An Introduction SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
BUS 124 Building a Career in Sports Business SU W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
BUS 130 What Type of Leader Are You? Using the Enneagram to Leverage Your Natural Leadership Strengths SU W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
BUS 135 W Unleashing Creative Innovation and Building Great Products SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
BUS 139 W Data-Driven Marketing SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
BUS 145 Product Management for the Internet of Things SU W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
BUS 145 B Product Management for the Internet of Things SU M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
BUS 150 W Discovering Your Inner Quant Jock: Financial Modeling and Business Decisions SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
BUS 164 Google Leaders on Managing Your Career SU Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
BUS 165 How to Identify and Test Startup Ideas: For the Non-Technical Founder SU W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
BUS 195 The Essentials of Wealth Management SU M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
BUS 196 A Project Management: An Introductory Hands-On Course SU M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
BUS 196 B Project Management: An Introductory Hands-On Course SU Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
BUS 204 Angel Investing for the Serious Investor: An Introduction SU TTh ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
BUS 218 Marketing Without Money: SEO and Social Media SU W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
BUS 230 Tools for Strategic Management SU W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
BUS 234 Angel Investing: Field Trips for the Serious Investor SU M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
BUS 50 Go-to-Market Strategies and Tactics for Entrepreneurs SU M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
BUS 64 Taxes, Taxes, Taxes: The 2017 Edition SU Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
BUS 74 Principles of Invention and Innovation: A Toolkit for Generating Breakthrough Ideas SU MS ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
COM 57 Copywriting for Effective Marketing Communications SU W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
DSN 103 W Design Strategy: Putting Principles into Practice SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
DSN 113 W Design Your Future: Design Innovation for Personal Growth SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
WSP 113 Coaching: The Indispensable Leadership Skill SU S ClosedJoin Wait List 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 22 The Art of Conflict Management: Turning a Negative into a Positive SU S ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 293 Adventurous Thinking: Five Pathways to Creative Problem-Solving SU SSu ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 297 Agile: A Hands-On Introduction to Product Development SU SSu ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 315 Prototype Your Future SU S ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 44 Critical Communication Skills in Negotiation SU S ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 44 B Critical Communication Skills in Negotiation SU Su ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Communication

COM 01 Public Speaking SU M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
COM 134 Professional English for Non-Native Speakers: The Power of Conversation SU W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
COM 19 Building Interpersonal Skills: An Experiential Workshop SU Th-M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
COM 32 W Professional English for Non-Native Speakers: Writing in English SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
COM 39 A Accent Reduction for Non-Native Speakers of English SU W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
COM 39 B Accent Reduction for Non-Native Speakers of English SU Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
COM 43 Enhancing Interpersonal Communication Through Storytelling Techniques SU Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
COM 55 W Creating and Delivering Compelling Virtual Presentations SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
COM 57 Copywriting for Effective Marketing Communications SU W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 116 Conversational Intelligence: Increase Your Impact, One Conversation at a Time SU S ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 131 Launching Your US Career: A Communication Toolkit for Non-Native English Speakers SU S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 132 Civil Conversations: Techniques for Having Healthy, Productive Conversations in Uncivil Times 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 295 The Art and Science of Effective Speechwriting (CANCELLED) SU SSu Cancelled OnCampusClass
WSP 44 Critical Communication Skills in Negotiation SU S ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 44 B Critical Communication Skills in Negotiation SU Su ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 75 Effective Nonverbal Communication SU S ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass

Personal Development

PDV 13 Forgive for Good SU Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
PDV 39 W The Seven Dimensions of Wellness SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
PDV 91 How to Think Like a Futurist: Improve Your Powers of Imagination, Invention, and Capacity for Change SU M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 20 Happiness: Gumption, Gratitude, and Grace SU S ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass

Technology & Computer Science

CS 21 Beginning Website Design SU M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
CS 46 W Beginning Programming: Python SU ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
CS 52 Beginning Programming: JavaScript SU T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
CS 57 Beginning Programming: Python SU T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
CS 59 Beginning Programming: Python SU F ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
CS 60 Instructional Design Essentials SU MTh ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
CS 61 An Introduction to Cybersecurity: Keeping Your Personal and Business Data Safe SU W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
SCI 01 A An Introduction to Data Science SU T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
SCI 01 B An Introduction to Data Science SU Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
VID 42 Editing Video from Start to Finish SU M ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 06 Excel Tips and Tricks SU S ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass