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Courses

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.
Code Course Title Qtr Days Status Online

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Archaeology

ARC 41 The Minoans, the Mycenaeans, and the Etruscans WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Art & Architecture

ARTH 194 The Innovations of World-Class Museums: The Guggenheim, the Smithsonian, and Beyond WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
ARTH 42 Ten Cutting-Edge Artists from the Postwar Era to the Present WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Art Studio: Drawing & Painting

ART 01 Basic Painting in Acrylics WI T ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
ART 119 W Drawing Inspiration: Developing a Creative Practice WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
ART 131 Drawing the Realistic Figure WI W ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
ART 132 Drawing the Realistic Portrait WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
ART 210 Painting: Exploring the Modern and Abstract WI W ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
ART 246 Finding Your Vision in Mixed Media WI F OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Art Studio: Photography

PHOTO 05 Pens and the Lens: A Dual Path to Visual Creativity WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
PHOTO 10 W The Daily Photograph: Developing Your Creative Intuition WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
PHOTO 198 Portraiture: Telling Someone’s Story in a Single Image WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
PHOTO 37 An Introduction to Digital Photography WI M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
PHOTO 72 An Introduction to Landscape Photography for Digital SLR, Mirrorless, and iPhone Photographers WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
SCI 06 Photographing Nature: Using a Camera to Study the Natural World WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 294 A An Introduction to iPhoneography: Using Your Smartphone to Make Extraordinary Images WI S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 294 B An Introduction to iPhoneography: Using Your Smartphone to Make Extraordinary Images WI Su OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Art Studio: Video & Film

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

Classics

CLA 119 Six Cities: An Introduction to Ancient Greece WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
CLA 57 Great Books, Big Ideas from Antiquity: Rome WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Cultural Studies

WSP 355 Making a Difference in Your Community: New Models of Civic Engagement WI S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Current Events

POL 54 The End of the Western World (As We Know It): Whither the American-European Alliance? WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
POL 55 The Ethics of Technological Disruption: A Conversation with Silicon Valley Leaders and Beyond WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Dance

DAN 30 Tango for Beginners WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Design

DSN 105 Ten Things from Human History: An Archaeology of Design WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Film Studies

FLM 122 The Scary Utopia: California in the Movies WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
FLM 123 Cinema’s Most Influential Movies WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 354 Film Noir: The Essential Six WI F-Su OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

History

HIS 104 Russia’s Great and Infamous Tsars: The Imperial Romanovs (1613–1917) WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
HIS 119 Pivotal Moments That Shaped the Modern World WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
HIS 157 An Introduction to Military History: From the Ancient World to the Early Modern Period WI M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Languages

CHN 02 Beginning Chinese II WI M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
FRN 02 Beginning French II WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
ITA 02 Beginning Italian II WI W ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
JPN 02 Beginning Japanese II WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
SPA 02 Beginning Spanish II WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
SPA 20 Reading Spanish WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Law

LAW 03 The First Amendment WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Literature

LIT 224 Ancients and Moderns: Readings in the Human Condition WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
LIT 24 Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
LIT 44 Great Modern and Contemporary Poems: 1880-2018 WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Mathematics

MATH 12 Math in the Wild: Using Mathematical Thinking to Solve Messy Real-World Problems WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
STAT 05 Statistics for Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Science: An Introduction WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Music

MUS 113 Kind of Blue: Understanding a Jazz Masterpiece WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
MUS 131 Beethoven’s Nine Symphonies WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
MUS 60 Acoustic Guitar for Beginners: The Songs of Bob Dylan, The Beatles, and More WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 99 Russia’s Opera Glory: Three Masterpieces WI S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Philosophy

PHI 115 Critical Thinking and Argumentation: A Practical Course in Clear Thinking WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
PHI 91 The Meaning of Life: Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and More WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Science

BIO 03 W Diet and Gene Expression: You Are What You Eat WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
BIO 85 Designer Biology: The Science, Technology, and Promise of Genetic Engineering WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
BIO 94 W Gut Bacteria in Health and Disease: An Introduction to the Microbes Within WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
BIO 98 Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia: An In-Depth Overview WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
GEO 03 W The Geology and Wines of California and France WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
SCI 01 A An Introduction to Data Science WI Th ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
SCI 01 B An Introduction to Data Science WI F ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
SCI 06 Photographing Nature: Using a Camera to Study the Natural World WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
SCI 45 New Year, New Metabolism WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
SCI 48 Artificial Intelligence: From Neural Networks to Artificial Consciousness WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
SCI 51 Solving Climate Change: Promising Solutions of the 21st Century WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
SCI 52 Artificial Intelligence: An Introduction to Neural Networks and Deep Learning WI T 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 06 A History of College Football: 150 Years WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Stanford Saturday University

SSU 111 Stanford Saturday University: 2019 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 The Creative Nonfiction Book: A Plan for Success WI ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
CNF 05 W Taming Truth into Prose: The Essentials of Nonfiction WI ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
CNF 65 W Giving Voice: Writing About Characters and Experiences in Your Everyday Life WI ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
EGL 12 W Creating a Compelling Cast of Characters WI ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
EGL 16 W Writing Mysteries and Thrillers: How to Craft Successful Intrigue and Suspense WI ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
EGL 17 WA Establishing a Creative Writing Practice WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
EGL 17 WB Establishing a Creative Writing Practice WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
EGL 23 W Introduction to Magazine Writing: A Sampler WI ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
EGL 25 W Who’s Telling Your Story: A Study in Point of View WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
EGL 64 W Writing About Spirituality WI ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
FICT 01 W Fiction Writing: Using Real Life to Create Authentic Stories WI ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
FICT 50 W A Map to Writing Success: Creating a Story That Works WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
FICT 64 W Crafting Unforgettable Short Stories WI ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
NVL 22 W The Novel Hatchery: Moving from Idea to the Page WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
POET 150 W No-Fear Poetry WI ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
POET 24 W The Apprenticeship: Using Masterpiece Poems to Transform Your Poetry 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 OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
OWC 303 D Novel I: The Powerful Beginning WI ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
OWC 306 A Novel IV: Manuscript Preparedness WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
OWC 306 B Novel IV: Manuscript Preparedness WI ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
OWC 306 C Novel IV: Manuscript Preparedness WI OpenAdd to cart 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 W-M Special Notice OnCampusClass
WSP 100 B Creative Writing Retreat at Djerassi WI W-M Special Notice OnCampusClass

On-Campus Creative Writing

CNF 07 The Personal Presence: Memoirs, Articles, and Essays WI W ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
EGL 107 Writing Through Struggle WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
FICT 02 The Art and Craft of the Short Story: A Writing Workshop WI T ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
NVL 06 How to Start Your Novel and Keep It Going WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 102 How to Self-Publish a Book: A Roadmap for Entrepreneurial Writers WI S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 171 The Craft of Fiction: Character and Plot WI S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 333 Short Story Bootcamp: A Reading and Writing Intensive WI Su OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 86 Capturing the Hearts of Young Readers: Writing with Humor and Emotion WI S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 89 Making a Scene: Building Blocks of Fiction WI S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 91 How to Start Your Story: A Memoir Workshop WI Su OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Professional & Personal Development

Business

BUS 03 Financial Planning: Part II WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
BUS 08 Building High-Performing Teams WI MSSu OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
BUS 11 W How to Build Successful Startups: Learn Lessons Straight from Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
BUS 112 W Business Presence and Persuasion: Communication for Effectiveness WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
BUS 123 W Value Investing: An Introduction WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
BUS 124 Building a Career in the Business of Sports WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
BUS 128 An Introduction to Mergers and Acquisitions WI M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
BUS 15 Building Successful Products and Careers with Agile Product Management WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
BUS 154 W Leadership by Design: Using Design Thinking to Transform Companies and Careers WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
BUS 16 Governance for Startup Board Members WI TTh OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
BUS 160 Leadership Skills for Women in the Workplace: How to Aim High and Achieve Impact WI M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
BUS 168 Strengths-Based Leadership: Increase Your Impact and Thrive WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
BUS 173 W An Introduction to Agile Project Management WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
BUS 176 W How to Effectively Use Social Media for Your Company and Personal Branding WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
BUS 196 Project Management: An Introductory Hands-On Course WI W ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
BUS 218 Marketing Without Money: SEO and Social Media WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
BUS 22 Acting Skills for Business WI M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
BUS 244 How to Bring IoT Products to Market WI M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
BUS 245 Professional Services Marketing: How to Stand Out in Knowledge-Based Businesses WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
BUS 39 W Data-Driven Sales WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
BUS 58 The Enterprise Innovation Stack: Designing Your Enterprise Innovation Program WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
BUS 60 Launching Innovative Products WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
BUS 62 W Fundamentals of Product Management WI ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
BUS 63 The Five Switches: Navigating Leadership Through Relationships WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
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 OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 14 Memorable Storytelling: Mastering a Powerful Business Tool WI S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 179 The Exceptional Leader: A Framework for Successful, Scalable, and Impactful Leadership WI SSu OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 19 A Negotiation Mastery: Achieving Outstanding Results and Relationships WI S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 19 B Negotiation Mastery: Achieving Outstanding Results and Relationships WI Su OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 236 A Women Leaders: Mastering Influence, Authenticity, and Power WI SSu OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 236 B Women Leaders: Mastering Influence, Authenticity, and Power WI SSu OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 254 Estate Planning in Plain English WI S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 315 Prototype Your Future WI S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 44 Critical Communication Skills in Negotiation WI Su ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 93 Conflict Coaching at Work WI SSu OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 95 Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Make Your Business More Effective and Profitable WI S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 96 Adventurous Thinking for Proactive Problem-Solving WI SSu OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 98 Develop Your Entrepreneurial Mindset and Skills WI SSu OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Communication

COM 01 Public Speaking WI M ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
COM 120 The Art of Effective Storytelling: Techniques and Secrets WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
COM 19 Building Interpersonal Skills: An Experiential Workshop WI Th-M ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 116 Conversational Intelligence: Increase Your Impact, One Conversation at a Time WI S ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 217 Improvisationally Speaking: Building Confident Communication WI S ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 329 The Science of Being Memorable and Influencing Decisions WI S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 44 Critical Communication Skills in Negotiation WI Su ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 75 Effective Nonverbal Communication WI S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Communication for Non-Native Speakers of English

COM 32 W Business Writing in English: The Foundations WI OpenAdd to cart 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

Personal Development

BUS 03 Financial Planning: Part II WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
PDV 102 Improv-ability for Life and Work WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
PDV 105 W What Matters Most in Life: The Lessons We Can Learn from Dying WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
PDV 58 Compass Journey: A Personal Career and Life-Strategizing Course WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
PDV 74 The Power of Sleep WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 60 Playful Mindfulness: A Two-Day Intensive WI SSu OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 92 Purpose: What It Is, Why We Need It, and How to Find It WI SSu OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Technology & Computer Science

CS 01 A Gentle Introduction to Programming for Non-Programmers WI W ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
CS 03 An Introduction to Blockchain Technology and Its Applications WI M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
CS 46 W Beginning Programming: Python (Online) WI ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
CS 52 Beginning Programming: JavaScript WI M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
CS 57 Beginning Programming: Python (On-Campus) WI T ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
SCI 01 A An Introduction to Data Science WI Th ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
SCI 01 B An Introduction to Data Science WI F ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 06 Excel Tips and Tricks WI S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass