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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 45 The World’s Greatest Archaeological Sites: From Pompeii to Machu Picchu WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Art & Architecture

ARTH 193 Artists Who Broke the Rules and Redefined Modern Art WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
ARTH 194 The Innovations of World-Class Museums: The Guggenheim, the Smithsonian, and Beyond WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
ARTH 195 Inside the San Francisco Art Market WI TS ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Art Studio: Drawing & Painting

ART 119 WA Drawing Inspiration: Developing a Creative Practice WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
ART 119 WB Drawing Inspiration: Developing a Creative Practice WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
ART 132 Drawing the Realistic Portrait WI Th ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
ART 199 An Introduction to Acrylic Painting WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
ART 210 Painting: Exploring the Modern and Abstract WI W ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
ART 234 Expressive Drawing WI W ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
PHOTO 05 Pens and the Lens: A Dual Path to Visual Creativity WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Art Studio: Photography

PHOTO 02 Adobe Lightroom for Beginners WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
PHOTO 05 Pens and the Lens: A Dual Path to Visual Creativity WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
PHOTO 198 Portraiture: Telling Someone's Story in a Single Image WI W ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
PHOTO 209 The Art of Sports Photography WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
PHOTO 33 Intermediate Photography WI M ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
PHOTO 37 An Introduction to Digital Photography WI MS OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 177 Digital Photography Basics: Getting to Know Your Digital Camera WI SSu OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 294 An Introduction to iPhoneography: Using Your Smartphone to Make Extraordinary Images WI Su ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 294 B An Introduction to iPhoneography: Using Your Smartphone to Make Extraordinary Images WI S ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 334 The Art of Visual Storytelling WI FS ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass

Art Studio: Video & Film

VID 42 Editing Video from Start to Finish WI Th ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 341 Shoot, Edit, and Produce Your Own Video with the iPhone WI SSu ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass

Classics

CLA 63 Eloquence: The Beauty and Persuasion of Ancient Rhetoric from Cicero to Today WI M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Cultural Studies

CLS 87 The History of Stand-Up Comedy WI M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
CLS 89 Nordic Murder Mysteries in Literature and Television WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
SPT 04 Women in Sports: Breaking Barriers (CANCELLED) WI W Cancelled OnCampusClass

Current Events

TECH 02 W Cyber Technologies and Their World-Changing Disruptions: Election Hacking, Fake News, and Beyond WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
WSP 336 America's Opioid Epidemic: Today's Realities, Tomorrow's Options WI S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Dance

DAN 09 It's Swing Time WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Film Studies

FLM 74 The Great Directors and Their Signature Films WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 340 The Hollywood Blacklist: Great Films from a Dark Moment in Cinema History WI F-Su OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 343 Camera as Witness: Documentaries About Happiness WI ThFS OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

History

HIS 155 Leaders Who Made the 20th Century WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
HIS 156 The History of Modern Feminism in the United States: 1960s Through Today WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Languages

ASL 01 Introductory American Sign Language WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
CHN 02 Beginning Chinese II WI M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
FRN 01 Beginning French I WI T ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
FRN 02 Beginning French II WI Th ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
ITA 02 Beginning Italian II WI W ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
JPN 02 Beginning Japanese II WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
SPA 01 Beginning Spanish I WI T ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
SPA 02 Beginning Spanish II WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Law

LAW 02 The United States Constitution: Interpreting America's Founding Document WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Linguistics

LIN 06 W The Story of English: A 1,500-Year Journey (CANCELLED) WI Cancelled OnlineClass

Literature

LIT 192 James Joyce's Ulysses WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
LIT 229 Waking Up to Life: Emerson with Thoreau, Whitman, and William James WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Music

MUS 121 W A Practical Introduction to Music Theory and Harmony WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
MUS 166 An Introduction to the Acoustic Guitar: Part II WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
MUS 186 Three Great Viennese Composers: Mozart, Beethoven, and Haydn WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
MUS 199 Verdi: Opera's Greatest Melodist WI M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Philosophy

PHI 111 An Introduction to Political Philosophy WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
PHI 112 The Philosophy of Technology and Our Technological Future WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Religious Studies

REL 86 A Comparative Study of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: The Legacy of Abraham WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Science

BIO 03 W Diet and Gene Expression: You Are What You Eat WI ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
BIO 05 The Roadmap to 100: The Science of Living a Long Life WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
BIO 101 Human Biology: A Gentle Introduction WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
BIO 98 Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: An In-Depth Introduction WI M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
GEO 03 W The Geology and Wines of California and France WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
SCI 01 An Introduction to Data Science WI Th ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
SCI 45 New Year, New Metabolism WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
SCI 48 An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence: How Neuroscience Is Creating Smarter Technologies WI M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
SCI 52 Artificial Intelligence: An Introduction to Neural Networks and Deep Learning WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 259 Aging and the Brain WI SSu OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 286 An Introduction to Medical Imaging: What You Need to Know WI S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 330 An Introduction to Anatomy at the Stanford School of Medicine: Exploring the Abdomen WI S ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass

Sports

SPT 03 Stanford Sports Icons: An Inside Look at the Great Athletes and Coaches in Stanford Sports History WI M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
SPT 04 Women in Sports: Breaking Barriers (CANCELLED) WI W Cancelled OnCampusClass

Stanford Saturday University

SSU 110 Stanford Saturday University: 2018 WI S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Theater & Performance Studies

DRA 173 Everyday Spontaneity: Improvising Our Lives WI M ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass

Creative Writing

Online Creative Writing

CNF 01 W Creative Nonfiction, Book I: A Plan for Success WI ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
CNF 01 WB Creative Nonfiction, Book I: A Plan for Success WI Closed OnlineClass
CNF 47 W Memoir and Personal Essays That Matter WI ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
CNF 57 W Storytelling: Great Out Loud, Great on the Page WI ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
CNF 62 W Creative Nonfiction: The Process Is Everything WI ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
CNF 62 WB Creative Nonfiction: The Process Is Everything WI Closed OnlineClass
EGL 107 W Writing Through Struggle WI ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
EGL 121 W The Family Story WI ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
EGL 130 W Thought for Food: The Craft of Food Writing WI ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
EGL 54 W Dialogue Writing: Putting Words in Someone Else's Mouth WI ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
FICT 01 W Fiction Writing: Using Real Life to Create Authentic Stories WI ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
FICT 28 W Writing Short Stories for Publication WI ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
FICT 41 W Good Things in Small Packages: The Art of the Short Story WI ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
FICT 50 W A Map to Writing Success: Creating a Story That Works WI ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
FICT 56 W Fiction Writing: Inhabiting Character WI ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
NVL 29 W Novel Writing Without Tears WI ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
POET 06 W An Introduction to Poetry: The Image and the Line WI ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass

Online Certificate Program in Novel Writing

OWC 303 A Novel I: The Powerful Beginning WI ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
OWC 303 B Novel I: The Powerful Beginning WI ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
OWC 303 C Novel I: The Powerful Beginning WI ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
OWC 306 A Novel IV: Manuscript Preparedness WI ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
OWC 306 B Novel IV: Manuscript Preparedness WI ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
OWC 306 C Novel IV: Manuscript Preparedness WI ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
OWC 310 One-on-one Tutorial: Novel WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass

Creative Writing Retreat

WSP 100 A Creative Writing Retreat at Djerassi WI S-Th Special Notice OnCampusClass
WSP 100 B Creative Writing Retreat at Djerassi WI S-Th Special Notice OnCampusClass

On-Campus Creative Writing

CNF 07 The Personal Presence: Memoirs, Articles, and Essays WI W ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
EGL 100 Say What? Mastering the Art of Dialogue WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
EGL 57 Writing Toward Mindfulness: A Creative Journey WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
NVL 06 How to Start Your Novel and Keep It Going WI W ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 102 How to Self-Publish a Book: New Paths for Entrepreneurial Writers WI S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 115 How to Plot Your Novel WI S ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 231 Jumpstart Your Children's Book WI S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 27 Developing a Sustainable and Rewarding Writing Practice WI S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 332 Lessons in Conflict: Creating Drama on the Page WI S ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 333 Short Story Bootcamp: A Reading and Writing Intensive WI S ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass

Professional & Personal Development

Business

BUS 03 Financial Planning: Part II WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
BUS 10 W An Introduction to Project Management: The Basics for Success WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
BUS 101 Marketing for Non-Marketing Professionals: An Introduction WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
BUS 103 Become a Data CEO: A Framework for Mastering Data and Driving Innovation WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
BUS 11 W How to Build Successful Startups: Learn Lessons Straight from Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs WI ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
BUS 112 W Business Presence and Persuasion: Communication for Effectiveness WI ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
BUS 123 W Value Investing: An Introduction WI ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
BUS 135 W Unleashing Creative Innovation and Building Great Products WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
BUS 139 W Data-Driven Marketing WI ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
BUS 145 Product Management for the Internet of Things: A Hands-On Course WI T ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
BUS 15 The Art of Agile Product Management: Building Successful Products and Careers with an Agile Mindset WI W ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
BUS 150 W Discovering Your Inner Quant Jock: Financial Modeling and Business Decisions WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
BUS 154 W Leadership by Design: Using Design Thinking to Transform Companies and Careers WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
BUS 155 Marketing Today: Multi-Channel Marketing and Communications WI M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
BUS 159 How to Find Success: Uncover Your Purpose and Direct Your Life WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
BUS 160 Leadership Skills for Women in the Workplace: How to Aim High and Achieve Impact WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
BUS 176 How to Effectively Use Social Media for Your Company and Your Personal Branding WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
BUS 196 A Project Management: An Introductory Hands-On Course WI M ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
BUS 196 B Project Management: An Introductory Hands-On Course WI T ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
BUS 20 W Building a Successful Business with the Internet of Things (CANCELLED) WI Cancelled OnlineClass
BUS 218 Marketing Without Money: SEO and Social Media WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
BUS 230 Tools for Strategic Management WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
BUS 233 Using Design Thinking and Simple Sketching Techniques to Ignite Innovation WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
BUS 236 Integrating the Internet of Things into Your Company (CANCELLED) WI T Cancelled OnCampusClass
BUS 237 The New Economics of Disruptive Technologies WI M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
BUS 238 Steve Jobs and the Metamorphosis of Apple: Lessons from a Charismatic Leader (CANCELLED) WI Th Cancelled OnCampusClass
BUS 239 Intellectual Property for Startups: The Critical Business Decisions WI MS OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
BUS 240 Innovate Faster and Smarter with Game Thinking WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
BUS 50 Go-to-Market Strategies and Tactics for Entrepreneurs WI M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
BUS 59 The Effective Startup Board Member WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
COM 57 Copywriting for Effective Marketing Communications WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
DSN 102 Design Execution: Bringing Ideas to Life WI M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
DSN 104 W Building a Creative Culture in Organizations Using Design Thinking WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
DSN 111 W Designing the Future of Your Business and Organization WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
WSP 104 Agile Project Management: Facilitating a Product Development Team with Scrum WI SSu OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 113 Coaching: The Indispensable Leadership Skill WI S ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 138 Product Management for the Internet of Things: An Intensive Bootcamp WI S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 19 A Negotiation Mastery: Achieving Outstanding Results and Relationships WI S ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 19 B Negotiation Mastery: Achieving Outstanding Results and Relationships WI Su ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 236 Women Leaders: Mastering Influence, Authenticity, and Power WI SSu ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 293 Adventurous Thinking: Five Lenses to See New Creative Possibilities WI SSu OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 335 Leading Innovation: An Approach to Personal and Team Creativity WI SSu OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 337 Hyper Growth: How to Unlock New Sources of Customers WI S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 339 Internationalization for Software Companies: Expanding Software Markets (CANCELLED) WI S Cancelled OnCampusClass
WSP 46 Building a Career of Meaning and Impact WI S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 54 Beyond Negotiation Mastery: Advanced Theory and Practice for Negotiation WI S ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass

Communication

BUS 112 W Business Presence and Persuasion: Communication for Effectiveness WI ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
COM 01 Public Speaking WI M ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
COM 120 The Art of Effective Storytelling: Techniques and Secrets WI T ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
COM 19 Building Interpersonal Skills: An Experiential Workshop WI Th-M ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
COM 57 Copywriting for Effective Marketing Communications WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 116 Conversational Intelligence: Increase Your Impact, One Conversation at a Time WI S ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 19 A Negotiation Mastery: Achieving Outstanding Results and Relationships WI S ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 19 B Negotiation Mastery: Achieving Outstanding Results and Relationships WI Su ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 217 Improvisationally Speaking: Building Confident Communication WI S ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 331 Giving and Receiving Effective Feedback with Ease WI SSu OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 338 Executive Presence for Women WI Su ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 54 Beyond Negotiation Mastery: Advanced Theory and Practice for Negotiation WI S ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 75 Effective Nonverbal Communication WI S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Communication for Non-Native Speakers of English

COM 23 Presenting in English WI Th ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
COM 32 W Business Writing in English: The Foundations WI ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
COM 34 The Art of Conversation WI T ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
COM 39 A Accent Reduction for Non-Native Speakers of English WI T ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
COM 39 B Accent Reduction for Non-Native Speakers of English WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
COM 61 W Business Writing in English: The Finer Points WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass

Design

BUS 154 W Leadership by Design: Using Design Thinking to Transform Companies and Careers WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
BUS 233 Using Design Thinking and Simple Sketching Techniques to Ignite Innovation WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
DSN 102 Design Execution: Bringing Ideas to Life WI M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
DSN 104 W Building a Creative Culture in Organizations Using Design Thinking WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
DSN 111 W Designing the Future of Your Business and Organization WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass

Online Professional and Personal Development

PDV 104 W Breakthrough Steps for Creating Lasting Habits and Behavior Change (CANCELLED) WI Cancelled OnlineClass

Personal Development

BUS 03 Financial Planning: Part II WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
BUS 159 How to Find Success: Uncover Your Purpose and Direct Your Life WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
PDV 102 Improv-ability for Life and Work WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
PDV 103 Playful Mindfulness WI W ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
PDV 104 W Breakthrough Steps for Creating Lasting Habits and Behavior Change (CANCELLED) WI Cancelled OnlineClass
WSP 287 The Art and Science of Relationships: Conversations About Connecting, Courage, and Compassion WI S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 342 How to Think Like a Futurist: Improve Your Powers of Imagination, Invention, and Capacity for Change WI SSu OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 46 Building a Career of Meaning and Impact WI S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Technology & Computer Science

CS 21 Creating and Building Websites WI M ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
CS 46 W Beginning Programming: Python WI ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
CS 52 Beginning Programming: JavaScript WI M ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
CS 57 Beginning Programming: Python WI T ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
CS 59 Beginning Programming: Python WI F ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
SCI 01 An Introduction to Data Science WI Th ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
TECH 02 W Cyber Technologies and Their World-Changing Disruptions: Election Hacking, Fake News, and Beyond WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
WSP 06 Excel Tips and Tricks WI S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass