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COURSES BY CATEGORY

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.
Spring Quarter Update: On-Campus Courses Now "Virtual Courses"

In response to COVID-19 health and safety concerns, many of our Spring Quarter on-campus courses have become “Virtual Courses” delivered over Zoom, an easy-to-use videoconferencing program. These remote learning experiences offer engaging, real-time lecture and discussion from the comfort and convenience of your home or office. All courses are taught by notable Stanford faculty and instructors, experienced professionals, and leaders in their fields. We regret that we cannot offer all of our courses online. If you see a course that is of interest to you that is marked “closed” or “cancelled,” please join the wait list so that you will be notified when we offer the course again.

Code Course Title Qtr Days Format Status

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Archaeology

ARC 13 Medieval Art and Archaeology SP W Campus Cancelled
ARC 47 W The Archaeology of Human Diets: Ancient Origins, Modern Science SP Online OpenAdd to cart

Art History

ARTH 177 Raphael: A 500th-Anniversary Celebration of a Renaissance Master SP W Virtual ClosedNotify Me
ARTH 196 Iconic Works of Modern Art SP Th Campus Cancelled

Art Studio: Drawing & Painting

ART 12 Sketchbook Strategies: Incorporating Freehand Drawing into Your Daily Life SP T Virtual ClosedJoin Wait List
ART 131 Drawing the Realistic Figure SP S Campus Cancelled
ART 132 Drawing the Realistic Portrait SP Th Campus Cancelled
ART 16 An Introduction to Painting Portraits SP Th Campus Cancelled
ART 214 Advanced Painting: Exploring the Modern and Abstract SP T Virtual ClosedNotify Me
ART 22 Beginning Drawing SP W Virtual ClosedNotify Me
ART 221 The Art of Chinese Brush Painting SP S Campus Cancelled
ART 98 W Explorations in Mixed Media: Unleashing Creativity Through Daily Practice SP Online OpenAdd to cart

Art Studio: Photography

PHOTO 226 W Travel Photography: Around the Corner and Around the World SP Online OpenAdd to cart
PHOTO 37 An Introduction to Digital Photography SP MS Campus Cancelled
PHOTO 56 Landscape Photography in Yosemite: A Field Workshop SP W Campus Cancelled
PHOTO 71 Street Photography: Capturing Fleeting Moments in Everyday Life SP T Campus Cancelled
WSP 294 An Introduction to iPhoneography: Using Your Smartphone to Make Extraordinary Images SP Su Virtual ClosedJoin Wait List

Art Studio: Video & Film

VID 42 Editing Video from Start to Finish SP Th Campus Cancelled
WSP 341 Shoot, Edit, and Produce Your Own Video with the iPhone SP SSu Campus Cancelled

Classics

CLA 131 Ten Great Battles of Antiquity SP T Virtual ClosedNotify Me
CLA 72 Historical Thinking in an Autocratic Age: The Politics, Poetry, and Satire of Tacitus SP M Virtual ClosedNotify Me

Film Studies

FLM 100 Ten Great Films, Ten Great American Screenwriters SP Th Virtual OpenAdd to cart
FLM 129 Politics and the American Cinema: Five Chilling Takes SP F-Su Campus Cancelled
FLM 132 The History of Cinema Told Through Great Films: 1969-1979 SP T Campus Cancelled

History

HIS 186 Revolutionary Russia SP W Campus Cancelled
HIS 201 Modernity and Its Discontents: European Thought and Culture from Fin de Siècle to World War II (an MLA-Style course) SP M Campus Cancelled

Languages

CHN 03 Beginning Chinese III SP T Campus Cancelled
FRN 03 Beginning French III SP Th Campus Cancelled
ITA 03 Beginning Italian III SP W Virtual ClosedNotify Me
SPA 03 Beginning Spanish III SP T Virtual ClosedNotify Me

Law

LAW 105 Civil Liberties and Rights Guaranteed by the US Constitution SP T Campus Cancelled

Linguistics

BUS 05 Advertising and the Language of Persuasion SP T Virtual OpenAdd to cart

Literature

LIT 52 The Brontë Sisters: Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights SP M Virtual OpenAdd to cart
LIT 53 Four Tragedies by Shakespeare SP T Virtual ClosedNotify Me
LIT 54 Masters of American Literature SP Th Virtual OpenAdd to cart

Mathematics

STAT 05 W Statistics for Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Science SP Online ClosedNotify Me
STAT 06 An Introduction to Statistics SP M Campus Cancelled

Music

MUS 105 An Introduction to the Ukulele: Rock, Pop, and Folk SP M Campus Cancelled
MUS 108 Inside Jazz SP Th Campus Cancelled
MUS 18 The Artistry of Beethoven: A 250th-Anniversary Celebration SP T Virtual ClosedNotify Me
WSP 108 Opera in the Twilight of Imperial Vienna SP S Campus Cancelled
WSP 144 The Beatles: Four Extraordinary Albums That Transformed Pop Music SP SSu Virtual OpenAdd to cart
WSP 45 Unleashing Your Inner Songwriter SP SSu Campus Cancelled

Philosophy

PHI 91 The Meaning of Life: Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and More SP W Virtual ClosedNotify Me
PHI 97 In Search of Marcel Proust and His Literary Philosophy SP Th Campus Cancelled

Psychology

PSY 199 Your Secret Mind: Getting to Know and Living with Your Unconscious SP TTh Campus Cancelled
PSY 95 The Internet and Psychological Health: Sanity in a Digital Life SP T Virtual OpenAdd to cart
PSY 96 Managing Emotions with Skill: An Introduction to the Principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy SP W Virtual ClosedNotify Me

Science

BIO 98 Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia SP T Virtual OpenAdd to cart
MED 116 Great Discoveries That Changed Modern Medicine SP M Campus Cancelled
WSP 159 Solving Climate Change: Promising Solutions for the 21st Century SP SSu Virtual OpenAdd to cart
WSP 344 An Introduction to Anatomy at the Stanford School of Medicine: Exploring the Lower Limb SP S Virtual OpenAdd to cart

Stanford Saturday University

SSU 112 Stanford Saturday University: 2020 SP S Campus Cancelled

Wellness & Health

BIO 03 W Diet and Gene Expression: You Are What You Eat SP Online OpenAdd to cart
PDV 106 Exploring Creative Mindfulness SP T Virtual OpenAdd to cart
PDV 83 W Choosing Happiness SP Online ClosedJoin Wait List
PSY 199 Your Secret Mind: Getting to Know and Living with Your Unconscious SP TTh Campus Cancelled
SCI 12 Nutrition: A Personalized Approach SP Th Virtual OpenAdd to cart
WSP 134 Knowing Ourselves: Exploring the Enneagram SP SSu Virtual OpenAdd to cart
WSP 148 Vitality Essentials: How to Live Your Best Possible Life SP S Virtual OpenAdd to cart
WSP 161 Ketogenic Diets and Intermittent Fasting: Fads, Facts, and Fiction SP S Campus Cancelled
WSP 80 Writing Our Way Forward: An Online Mindfulness and Writing Retreat SP S Virtual OpenAdd to cart
WSP 80 B Writing Our Way Forward: An Online Mindfulness and Writing Retreat SP S Virtual OpenAdd to cart

Creative Writing

Online Creative Writing

CNF 01 W The Creative Nonfiction Book: A Plan for Success SP Online ClosedNotify Me
CNF 23 W Mastering the Personal Essay with the Masters SP Online ClosedNotify Me
CNF 62 W Creative Nonfiction: The Process Is Everything SP Online ClosedNotify Me
CNF 68 W It Happened to Me: The Art of the Memoir SP Online ClosedNotify Me
CNF 71 W Your Life, Your Lens: The Power of the Daily Memoir SP Online ClosedNotify Me
EGL 16 W Writing Mysteries and Thrillers: How to Craft Successful Intrigue and Suspense SP Online ClosedNotify Me
EGL 19 WC The Creative Habit: Cultivating a Daily Writing Practice SP Online ClosedNotify Me
EGL 19 WD The Creative Habit: Cultivating a Daily Writing Practice SP Online OpenAdd to cart
EGL 27 W Science Writing for a General Audience: From Concept to Publication SP Online ClosedJoin Wait List
EGL 59 W Publishing Fiction: A Playful, Community-Based Approach SP Online Cancelled
EGL 65 W Scene by Scene: The Building Blocks of Story SP Online ClosedNotify Me
FICT 32 W Fiction Writing: Five Beginnings, One Ending SP Online ClosedNotify Me
FICT 36 W Making a Scene: Dynamic Short Fiction SP Online ClosedNotify Me
FICT 59 W Getting Closer: The Art of Intimacy in the Short Story SP Online ClosedNotify Me
NVL 09 W Writing the Novel from Back to Front SP Online ClosedNotify Me
POET 27 W They Are All of Me: Writing Poems on Family SP Online ClosedNotify Me
POET 30 W The Poet’s Way SP Online OpenAdd to cart

Online Certificate Program in Novel Writing

OWC 304 A Novel II: Plot and Structure SP Online ClosedNotify Me
OWC 304 B Novel II: Plot and Structure SP Online ClosedNotify Me
OWC 304 C Novel II: Plot and Structure SP Online ClosedNotify Me
OWC 304 D Novel II: Plot and Structure SP Online ClosedNotify Me
OWC 310 One-on-One Tutorial: Novel SP Online Closed

On-Campus Creative Writing

CNF 09 Writing the Memoir: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants SP T Virtual ClosedNotify Me
EGL 126 An Introduction to Screenwriting: You Oughta Be (Writing) in Pictures SP Th Virtual ClosedJoin Wait List
EGL 139 Irresistible Prose: A Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Workshop SP T Virtual ClosedJoin Wait List
EGL 58 Observers of the Natural World: Writing the Personal Nature Essay SP W Campus Cancelled
EGL 63 An Introduction to Creative Writing: Facing the Blank Page SP W Virtual ClosedNotify Me
WSP 105 Writing for Children and Young Adults SP S Virtual ClosedJoin Wait List
WSP 155 Jumpstart Your Novel SP S Campus Cancelled
WSP 24 Pitch and Publish Your Nonfiction Stories SP SSu Virtual OpenAdd to cart
WSP 65 Preparing to Publish in Today's Market SP S Virtual ClosedJoin Wait List
WSP 80 Writing Our Way Forward: An Online Mindfulness and Writing Retreat SP S Virtual OpenAdd to cart
WSP 80 B Writing Our Way Forward: An Online Mindfulness and Writing Retreat SP S Virtual OpenAdd to cart

Professional & Personal Development

Business

BUS 01 What's Next? Strategies for Identifying Your Ideal Career Path SP T Virtual OpenAdd to cart
BUS 05 Advertising and the Language of Persuasion SP T Virtual OpenAdd to cart
BUS 10 W An Introduction to Project Management: The Basics for Success SP Online ClosedNotify Me
BUS 103 Become a Data CEO: A Framework for Mastering Data and Driving Innovation SP Th Virtual OpenAdd to cart
BUS 105 Cloud Computing and Subscription Models: Selling and Marketing SaaS Solutions to the Enterprise SP W Virtual OpenAdd to cart
BUS 112 W Business Presence and Persuasion: Communication for Effectiveness SP Online Closed
BUS 112 WB Business Presence and Persuasion: Communication for Effectiveness SP Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 123 W Value Investing: An Introduction SP Online ClosedNotify Me
BUS 14 Mindfulness at Work SP Th Campus Cancelled
BUS 150 W Discovering Your Inner Quant Jock: Financial Modeling and Business Decisions SP Online ClosedNotify Me
BUS 158 Improv to Improve: Artful Skills to Build or Lead Your Business SP M Virtual OpenAdd to cart
BUS 160 W Leadership Skills for Women in the Workplace: How to Aim High and Achieve Impact SP Online ClosedJoin Wait List
BUS 163 W Search Engine Optimization: Practical Marketing with Google, Bing, and Yahoo SP Online ClosedNotify Me
BUS 166 W Social Media Marketing SP Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 171 Building a Successful Brand: Connecting the What, How, and Why SP Th Campus Cancelled
BUS 175 Resilient Leadership SP M Virtual OpenAdd to cart
BUS 177 Leadership for Collaborative Success SP MSSu Virtual ClosedNotify Me
BUS 217 Accelerate Your Startup Idea SP T Virtual OpenAdd to cart
BUS 249 Economics for Everyone SP W Campus Cancelled
BUS 26 Building a Successful Service Business SP W Virtual ClosedNotify Me
BUS 29 Project Management for Continuous Innovation SP Th Virtual OpenAdd to cart
BUS 31 Finding Opportunities in the Business of Women’s Sports SP W Campus Cancelled
BUS 39 W Data-Driven Sales SP Online Cancelled
BUS 57 W An Introduction to User Experience (UX) Design in Product Leadership and Management SP Online ClosedJoin Wait List
BUS 62 W Fundamentals of Product Management SP Online ClosedNotify Me
BUS 72 Fundamentals of Monetization and Pricing Strategies SP T Campus Cancelled
BUS 78 Building and Scaling Subscription Businesses SP M Virtual ClosedNotify Me
BUS 81 Doing Business in China SP M Campus Cancelled
DSN 310 W Building Innovative Teams SP Online OpenAdd to cart
WSP 113 Coaching: The Indispensable Leadership Skill SP S Virtual ClosedNotify Me
WSP 120 Five Steps to Build a Most Lovable Product SP SSu Virtual OpenAdd to cart
WSP 121 Building Successful Products and Careers with Agile Product Management SP SSu Virtual OpenAdd to cart
WSP 135 Foundations of Human-Centered Leadership SP SSu Campus Cancelled
WSP 147 Negotiation Skills for Women: Stepping into Your Personal Power SP Su Campus Cancelled
WSP 19 A Negotiation Mastery: Achieving Outstanding Results and Relationships SP SSu Virtual ClosedNotify Me
WSP 19 B Negotiation Mastery: Achieving Outstanding Results and Relationships SP Su Virtual Cancelled
WSP 246 A Women Leaders: Mastering Organizational Strategy SP SSu Campus Cancelled
WSP 246 B Women Leaders: Mastering Organizational Strategy SP SSu Campus Cancelled
WSP 359 Product Management in the Artificial Intelligence Era SP SSu Virtual OpenAdd to cart
WSP 42 Early Stage Investing in Startups SP S Virtual OpenAdd to cart
WSP 44 Critical Communication Skills in Negotiation SP SSu Virtual OpenAdd to cart
WSP 63 Financial Advisors: Finding and Evaluating Your Perfect Match SP S Virtual OpenAdd to cart
WSP 67 Unlock Your Creativity and Increase Your Influence with Brain Science SP S Campus Cancelled
WSP 95 Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Make Your Business More Effective and Profitable SP S Campus Cancelled

Communication

COM 01 Public Speaking SP T Virtual ClosedNotify Me
COM 19 Building Interpersonal Skills: An Experiential Workshop SP F-M Campus Cancelled
COM 42 Improvisationally Speaking SP M Virtual ClosedNotify Me
COM 57 Copywriting for Effective Marketing Communications SP W Campus Cancelled
COM 63 The Right to Speak: Finding and Freeing Your Natural Voice SP W Virtual ClosedNotify Me
WSP 168 Public Speaking Essentials for Women Leaders: A Design-Based Approach SP S Virtual OpenAdd to cart
WSP 295 The Art and Science of Effective Speechwriting SP S Campus Cancelled
WSP 75 Effective Nonverbal Communication SP SSu Virtual OpenAdd to cart

Communication for Non-Native Speakers of English

COM 23 Presenting in English SP W Campus Cancelled
COM 32 W Business Writing in English: The Foundations SP Online ClosedNotify Me
COM 39 A Accent Reduction for Non-Native Speakers of English SP M Virtual ClosedJoin Wait List
COM 39 B Accent Reduction for Non-Native Speakers of English SP T Virtual Cancelled

Design

DSN 02 W Game On! How Gaming Can Motivate You and Your Customers SP Online OpenAdd to cart
DSN 106 W Design Research: Creating New Products and Market Success SP Online OpenAdd to cart
DSN 310 W Building Innovative Teams SP Online OpenAdd to cart

Technology & Data Science

CS 01 A Gentle Introduction to Programming for Non-Programmers SP Th Virtual OpenAdd to cart
CS 02 Blockchain, Machine Learning, the Internet of Things, and More: Meet the New Technologies Shaping Our World SP Th Virtual OpenAdd to cart
CS 05 Beginning Programming in Python: A Six-Week Course SP W Virtual ClosedJoin Wait List
CS 06 An Introduction to Data Visualization with Python SP T Virtual ClosedNotify Me
CS 07 The Fundamentals of Cybersecurity SP T Virtual Cancelled
CS 08 W Machine Learning with Python SP Online ClosedNotify Me
CS 46 W Beginning Programming in Python: An Online Course SP Online ClosedJoin Wait List
CS 46 WB Beginning Programming in Python: An Online Course SP Online OpenAdd to cart
CS 65 W Data Analysis with Python SP Online ClosedJoin Wait List
SCI 01 W An Introduction to Data Science and Machine Learning SP Online ClosedJoin Wait List
SCI 52 Artificial Intelligence: Deep Learning, Human-Centered AI, and Beyond SP Th Virtual OpenAdd to cart
STAT 05 W Statistics for Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Science SP Online ClosedNotify Me
WSP 160 Beginning Programming in Python: A Two-Day Workshop SP SSu Campus Cancelled
WSP 373 Artificial Intelligence: From Neural Networks to Artificial Consciousness SP S Campus Cancelled