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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.

Due to COVID-19 health concerns, all Continuing Studies courses will be held online for Winter Quarter. Learn More >
Code Course Title Qtr Days Format Status

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Archaeology

ARC 08 Art, Archaeology, and Myth: Olympian Visions, Layered Meanings WI W Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Art History

ARTH 196 Iconic Works of Modern Art WI W Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Art Studio: Drawing & Painting

ART 10 An Introduction to Oil Painting WI M Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
ART 119 W Drawing Inspiration: Developing a Creative Practice WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
ART 132 Drawing the Realistic Portrait WI Th Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
ART 200 W Advancing Your Art: Take Your Painting to the Next Level WI Flex Online ClosedJoin Wait List
ART 210 Painting: Exploring the Modern and Abstract WI T Live Online ClosedNotify Me
ART 25 W Abstract Drawing WI Flex Online OpenAdd to cart

Art Studio: Media & Film

ART 04 Creating and Producing Your Own Podcast WI T Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
VID 04 W Making Short Videos: The Art of Storytelling WI Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
VID 42 Editing Video from Start to Finish WI Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart
WSP 341 Shoot, Edit, and Produce Your Own Video with the iPhone WI W Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Art Studio: Photography

PHOTO 226 W Travel Photography: Around the Corner and Around the World WI Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
PHOTO 37 An Introduction to Digital Photography WI M Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
PHOTO 61 The Well-Rounded Photographer: An Introduction to Portraits, Nature Photography, and Other Genres WI W Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
PHOTO 75 An Introduction to Close-Up Photography WI T Live Online ClosedNotify Me
WSP 294 An Introduction to iPhoneography: Using Your Smartphone to Make Extraordinary Images WI Su Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Classics

CLA 123 Sophocles and the Golden Age of Greece WI Th Live Online ClosedNotify Me
CLA 135 Eavesdropping on Antiquity: Cicero’s Letters WI W Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Current Events

SCI 20 How to End the Coronavirus Pandemic WI W Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Film Studies

FLM 133 The Rise of the Hollywood Western: 1939–1969 WI T Live Online ClosedNotify Me
FLM 141 The Great Film Movements: Five Waves in Ten Weeks WI Th Live Online ClosedNotify Me

History

HIS 186 Revolutionary Russia WI W Live Online ClosedNotify Me
HIS 28 The Age of Plague: Medicine, Society, and Epidemics, 1348 and Beyond WI M Live Online OpenAdd to cart
HIS 60 Black Activists and the Fight Against Slavery WI T Live Online OpenAdd to cart
HIS 75 Great Cities: Capitals of Culture WI Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Law

LAW 04 W Privacy Rights: Past, Present, Future WI Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
LAW 106 Constitutional Crises from the Founding to the Present WI T Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Literature

LIT 193 Tolstoy's War and Peace WI T Live Online ClosedNotify Me
LIT 197 The Contemporary American Short Story WI Th Live Online ClosedNotify Me
LIT 41 The Art of Literary Short Fiction in Ten Classic Stories WI W Live Online ClosedNotify Me
LIT 59 Dante's "Purgatorio": A 700th-Anniversary Exploration of The Divine Comedy WI M Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Music Studies

MUS 156 Enjoying and Understanding Classical Music WI W Live Online ClosedNotify Me
WSP 108 Opera in the Twilight of Imperial Vienna WI M Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Music Studio

MUS 105 An Introduction to the Ukulele: Rock, Pop, and Folk WI W Live Online ClosedNotify Me
MUS 60 Acoustic Guitar for Beginners: The Songs of Bob Dylan, The Beatles, and More WI Th Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Philosophy

PHI 30 America as a Philosophical Problem WI W Live Online ClosedNotify Me
PHI 44 Aristotle's Ethics: Politics, Community, and the Path to a Happy Life WI Th Live Online Cancelled

Psychology

PSY 95 Technology and Psychological Health: Sanity in a Digital Life WI T Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Science

BIO 98 Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia WI T Live Online OpenAdd to cart
GEO 03 W The Geology and Wines of California and France WI Flex Online ClosedJoin Wait List
WSP 159 Solving the Climate Crisis: Action Plans for Sustainable Change WI SSu Live Online OpenAdd to cart
WSP 259 Aging and the Brain WI SSu Live Online OpenAdd to cart
WSP 330 An Introduction to Anatomy at the Stanford School of Medicine: Exploring the Abdomen WI S Live Online ClosedNotify Me
WSP 379 The Energetic Universe: An Introduction to Astrophysics and Cosmology WI SSu Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Wellness & Health

BIO 03 W Diet and Gene Expression: You Are What You Eat WI Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
PDV 103 Playful Mindfulness: A Journey to Everyday Confidence, Calm, and Connection WI W Live Online ClosedNotify Me
PDV 83 W Choosing Happiness WI Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
PDV 95 Mindsets Matter: Strategies for Improving Your Performance, Health, and Well-Being WI Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart
PSY 95 Technology and Psychological Health: Sanity in a Digital Life WI T Live Online OpenAdd to cart
SCI 45 New Year, New Metabolism WI Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart
WSP 114 The Science of Personal Success WI T Live Online OpenAdd to cart
WSP 257 Enhanced Dialogue for Couples: Current Research and Practical Tools WI S Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
WSP 259 Aging and the Brain WI SSu Live Online OpenAdd to cart
WSP 381 Your Next Life Chapter: A Design Thinking and Behavioral Science-Based Approach WI M Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
WSP 80 Begin Again: A Half-Day Mindfulness and Writing Retreat WI S Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Creative Writing

Online Certificate Program in Novel Writing

OWC 303 A Novel I: The Powerful Beginning WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
OWC 303 B Novel I: The Powerful Beginning WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
OWC 303 C Novel I: The Powerful Beginning WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
OWC 303 D Novel I: The Powerful Beginning WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
OWC 306 A Novel IV: Manuscript Preparedness WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
OWC 306 B Novel IV: Manuscript Preparedness WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
OWC 306 C Novel IV: Manuscript Preparedness WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
OWC 306 D Novel IV: Manuscript Preparedness WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
OWC 310 One-on-One Tutorial: Novel WI Flex Online Closed

Creative Writing

CNF 07 The Personal Presence: Memoirs, Articles, and Essays WI W Live Online ClosedNotify Me
CNF 23 W Mastering the Personal Essay with the Masters WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
CNF 271 W The Art of Memoir WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
CNF 63 W A Ticket to the Truth: Getting Started in Creative Nonfiction WI Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
CNF 68 W Memoir Writing: Turning Your Life into Literary Gold WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
EGL 139 Irresistible Prose: A Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Workshop WI W Live Online ClosedNotify Me
EGL 161 W Writing Mysteries and Thrillers: Misdirection, Mayhem, and More WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
EGL 17 WA Establishing a Creative Writing Practice WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
EGL 17 WB Establishing a Creative Writing Practice WI Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
EGL 28 From Writer to Author: Navigating the Twisty Path to Publication WI W Live Online ClosedNotify Me
EGL 48 W Magazine Writing: Becoming the Writer That Editors Need WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
EGL 54 W Dialogue Writing: Putting Words in Someone Else's Mouth WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
EGL 56 W Creating Dynamic Stories Using the Enneagram-Story Connection WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
EGL 58 Observers of the Natural World: Writing the Personal Nature Essay WI Th Live Online ClosedNotify Me
FICT 37 The Art of Short Fiction: Characters in Conflict WI T Live Online ClosedNotify Me
FICT 64 W Crafting Unforgettable Short Stories WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
FICT 67 W Writing Strange Magic: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Magical Realism WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
NVL 06 W How to Start Your Novel and Keep It Going WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
NVL 30 Novel Writing: The Art of Spinning Tales WI T Live Online ClosedNotify Me
POET 17 W Writing Your Poetry Chapbook WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
POET 32 W Making Meaning: Poetry in a Time of Crisis WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
WSP 102 How to Self-Publish a Book: A Roadmap for Entrepreneurial Writers WI M Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
WSP 244 Creating Memorable Characters in Stories for Children and Young Adults WI S Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
WSP 272 A Writer's Life: Process, Craft, and Publication WI S Live Online ClosedNotify Me
WSP 332 Lessons in Conflict: Creating Drama on the Page WI SSu Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
WSP 346 Fiction in a Flash: How to Write a Very Good, Very Short Story WI Su Live Online ClosedNotify Me
WSP 395 Bearing Witness: A Writing Workshop for Challenging Times WI S Live Online ClosedNotify Me
WSP 65 Preparing to Publish in Today's Market WI SSu Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Professional & Personal Development

Business

BUS 03 Financial Planning: Part II WI Th Live Online ClosedNotify Me
BUS 106 Professional Sports in the Pandemic: Searching for a Future That Works WI W Live Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 11 Adventurous Thinking: Operate with Confidence in Uncertain Times WI M Live Online Cancelled
BUS 112 W Business Presence and Persuasion: Communication for Effectiveness WI Flex Online ClosedJoin Wait List
BUS 134 Scalable Innovation: Creating Ideas for Technology-Driven Growth WI Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 154 W Leadership by Design: Using Design Thinking to Transform Companies and Careers WI Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 155 Multichannel Marketing and Communications WI T Live Online Cancelled
BUS 16 Governance for Startup Board Members WI TTh Live Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 160 W Leadership Skills for Women in the Workplace: How to Aim High and Achieve Impact WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
BUS 163 W Search Engine Optimization: Practical Marketing with Google, Bing, and Yahoo WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
BUS 166 W Social Media Marketing WI Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 173 W An Introduction to Agile Project Management WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
BUS 176 W How to Effectively Use Social Media for Your Company and Personal Branding WI Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 179 W The Exceptional Leader: A Framework for Successful, Fulfilling, and Impactful Leadership WI Flex Online ClosedJoin Wait List
BUS 196 Project Management: An Introductory Hands-On Course WI Th Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
BUS 248 Venture Startup Formation: From Inception to Seed Funding WI W Live Online ClosedNotify Me
BUS 260 W Making High-Quality Decisions: A Practical Guide to Decision Analysis WI Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 261 Product Management in the Artificial Intelligence Era WI W Live Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 270 Financial Basics for Business Management WI M Live Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 47 W Personal Finance: A Simple Approach to Mastering Money Choices WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
BUS 57 W An Introduction to User Experience (UX) Design in Product Leadership and Management WI Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 62 W Fundamentals of Product Management WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
BUS 79 Peak Performance Leadership Through Challenge and Crisis WI T Live Online Cancelled
BUS 82 Building, Scaling, and Managing Digital Marketplaces WI T Live Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 84 Your Leadership Journey: Self-Reflections and Practices for Growth WI M Live Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 91 Banish Your Inner Critic to Power Your Productivity WI T Live Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 99 Design Thinking and Rapid Experimentation for Sustainable Innovation WI M Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
WSP 120 Five Steps to Building a Most Lovable Product WI SSu Live Online OpenAdd to cart
WSP 124 An Introduction to People Analytics: How to Build a Talent Advantage WI T Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
WSP 19 A Negotiation Mastery: Achieving Outstanding Results and Relationships WI SSu Live Online ClosedNotify Me
WSP 19 B Negotiation Mastery: Achieving Outstanding Results and Relationships WI ThF Live Online OpenAdd to cart
WSP 236 A Women Leaders: Mastering Influence, Authenticity, and Power WI SSu Live Online OpenAdd to cart
WSP 236 B Women Leaders: Mastering Influence, Authenticity, and Power WI SSu Live Online OpenAdd to cart
WSP 319 Unleashing Your Creative Leadership: The Four Intelligences WI Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart
WSP 35 Leadership and Relationships at Work: Develop a Personal User Guide WI SSu Live Online OpenAdd to cart
WSP 386 Agile Leadership: Achieving Effective Change WI SSu Live Online OpenAdd to cart
WSP 44 Critical Communication Skills in Negotiation WI FS Live Online OpenAdd to cart
WSP 46 Building a Career of Meaning and Impact WI W Live Online OpenAdd to cart
WSP 63 Financial Advisors: Finding and Evaluating Your Perfect Match WI S Live Online OpenAdd to cart
WSP 67 Unlock Your Creativity and Increase Your Influence with Brain Science WI SSu Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Communication

BUS 112 W Business Presence and Persuasion: Communication for Effectiveness WI Flex Online ClosedJoin Wait List
COM 19 Building Interpersonal Skills: An Experiential Workshop WI Th-M Live Online OpenAdd to cart
COM 42 Improvisationally Speaking WI M Live Online ClosedNotify Me
COM 44 The Art of Effective Interpersonal Communication WI W Live Online ClosedNotify Me
WSP 116 Conversational Intelligence: Increase Your Impact WI SSu Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
WSP 168 Public Speaking Essentials for Women Leaders: A Design-Based Approach WI T Live Online OpenAdd to cart
WSP 392 The Elements of Presence: Developing Your Natural Confidence, Calm, and Connection WI Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart
WSP 75 Nonverbal Communication: The Power of Body Language and Voice WI SSu Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Communication for Non-Native Speakers of English

COM 32 W Business Writing in English: The Foundations WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
COM 39 Accent Reduction for Non-Native Speakers of English WI Th Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Design

DSN 02 W Game On! How Gaming Can Motivate You and Your Customers WI Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
DSN 60 Designing Change in Times of Disruption WI W Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Personal Development

BUS 03 Financial Planning: Part II WI Th Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Technology & Data Science

CS 08 W Machine Learning with Python WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
CS 46 W Beginning Programming in Python: An Eight-Week Course WI Flex Online ClosedJoin Wait List
CS 62 Developing Your Python Skills WI W Live Online OpenAdd to cart
CS 65 W Data Analysis with Python WI Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
CS 67 W An Introduction to Natural Language Processing (NLP) with Python WI Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
CS 75 W An Introduction to iOS Development: Build Your First iPhone App WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
CS 76 W An Introduction to Data Science in R WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
SCI 52 Artificial Intelligence: Deep Learning, Human-Centered AI, and Beyond WI W Live Online ClosedNotify Me
STAT 05 W Statistics for Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Science: An Introduction WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me