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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.
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 Status Online

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Archaeology

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

Art History

ARTH 177 Raphael: A 500th-Anniversary Celebration of a Renaissance Master SP W OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
ARTH 196 Iconic Works of Modern Art SP Th Cancelled OnCampusClass

Art Studio: Drawing & Painting

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

Art Studio: Photography

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

Art Studio: Video & Film

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

Classics

CLA 131 Ten Great Battles of Antiquity SP T OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
CLA 72 Historical Thinking in an Autocratic Age: The Politics, Poetry, and Satire of Tacitus SP M OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass

Film Studies

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

History

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

Languages

CHN 03 Beginning Chinese III SP T Cancelled OnCampusClass
FRN 03 Beginning French III SP Th Cancelled OnCampusClass
ITA 03 Beginning Italian III SP W OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
SPA 03 Beginning Spanish III SP T OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass

Law

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

Linguistics

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

Literature

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

Mathematics

STAT 05 W Statistics for Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Science SP OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
STAT 06 An Introduction to Statistics SP M Cancelled OnCampusClass

Music

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

Philosophy

PHI 91 The Meaning of Life: Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and More SP W OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
PHI 97 In Search of Marcel Proust and His Literary Philosophy SP Th Cancelled OnCampusClass

Psychology

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

Science

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

Stanford Saturday University

SSU 112 Stanford Saturday University: 2020 SP S Cancelled OnCampusClass

Wellness & Health

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

Creative Writing

Online Creative Writing

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

Online Certificate Program in Novel Writing

OWC 304 A Novel II: Plot and Structure SP ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
OWC 304 B Novel II: Plot and Structure SP OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
OWC 304 C Novel II: Plot and Structure SP OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
OWC 304 D Novel II: Plot and Structure SP ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
OWC 310 One-on-One Tutorial: Novel SP Closed OnlineClass

On-Campus Creative Writing

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

Professional & Personal Development

Business

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

Communication

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

Communication for Non-Native Speakers of English

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

Design

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

Technology & Data Science

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