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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.

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 110 Science in Archaeology WI W Live Online OpenAdd to cart
ARTH 218 Plundered Art: The History and Ethics of Art Collection WI T Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Art History

ARTH 218 Plundered Art: The History and Ethics of Art Collection WI T Live Online OpenAdd to cart
ARTH 55 Italian Renaissance Art WI Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Art Studio: Audio, Video, and 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 341 Shoot, Edit, and Produce Your Own Video with the iPhone WI W Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
VID 42 Creating and Editing Great Videos: From Script to Final Cut WI Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Art Studio: Drawing, Painting, and Other Media

ART 119 W Drawing Inspiration: Developing a Creative Practice WI Flex Online ClosedJoin Wait List
ART 131 Drawing the Realistic Figure WI Th Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
ART 185 B Artist Bookmaking: Materials, Methods, and Meaning WI Th Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
ART 185 Artist Bookmaking: Materials, Methods, and Meaning WI S 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 ClosedJoin Wait List
ART 22 W Beginning Drawing WI Flex Online ClosedJoin Wait List
ART 66 Art and Anatomy: The Basics of Human Proportions WI S Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List

Art Studio: Photography

PHOTO 209 Sports Photography WI WS Live Online OpenAdd to cart
PHOTO 226 W Travel Photography: Around the Corner and Around the World WI Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
PHOTO 32 A Introduction to iPhoneography: Using Your Smartphone to Make Extraordinary Images WI S Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
PHOTO 32 B Introduction to iPhoneography: Using Your Smartphone to Make Extraordinary Images WI Su Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
PHOTO 37 Beginning Digital Photography WI ThS Live Online OpenAdd to cart
PHOTO 42 iPhoneography: The Next Level WI SSu Live Online OpenAdd to cart
PHOTO 55 Digital Food Photography: Shooting and Styling WI Su Live Online OpenAdd to cart
SCI 06 Photographing Nature: Using a Camera to Study the Natural World WI W Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Classics

CLA 102 Discovering the Roman Lyric Poets WI Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart
CLA 136 The Art of War, Part II: Modern Times WI W Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Cultural Studies

CLS 250 The End of Innocence: World War I in Literature, Painting, and Film WI T Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Current Events

POL 60 What Ails Democracy and How to Fix It WI W Live Online OpenAdd to cart
TECH 08 W Big Tech, Big Battles: What's Ahead for America's Internet Giants WI Flex Online OpenAdd to cart

Design

BUS 154 W Leadership by Design: Using Design Thinking to Transform Companies and Careers WI Flex Online OpenAdd to cart

Film Studies

FLM 75 Film Noir in the 1950s: The Glamour and the Grit WI T Live Online OpenAdd to cart
FLM 91 Before They Stopped the Party: The Greatest Pre-Code Movies WI Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart
PHI 105 Philosophy and Film: Great Ideas in Blade Runner, A Clockwork Orange, Vertigo, and More WI W Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Geography

GEOG 09 Seduced by the Map: How the Nation-State Model Alters Our Thinking About the World WI T Live Online OpenAdd to cart

History

HIS 141 The History of Modern China WI W Live Online OpenAdd to cart
HIS 28 The Plague Generation of 1348: Love, Death, Healing, Faith, and Friendship in Boccaccio’s Italy WI W Live Online OpenAdd to cart
HIS 29 American Prophet: The Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. WI Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart
HIS 40 American Democracy in Crisis: Learning from the Past WI T Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
POL 177 Demystifying the Middle East: A Primer WI SSu Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Languages

SPA 01 A Beginning Spanish WI T Live Online OpenAdd to cart
SPA 01 B Beginning Spanish WI W Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Law

LAW 106 Constitutional Crises from the Founding to the Present WI T Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Literature

LIT 106 C Reading Antiquity: Historical Fiction Book Club WI Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart
LIT 111 The Greatest British Novel: George Eliot’s Middlemarch WI T Live Online OpenAdd to cart
LIT 198 Anna Karenina WI M Live Online OpenAdd to cart
LIT 23 Shakespeare and His Elizabethan World WI W Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Mathematics

STAT 05 Statistics for Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Science WI Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Music Studies

MUS 05 The Songwriting of The Beatles: Abbey Road and Let It Be WI S Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Music Studio

MUS 105 Play the Ukulele: Rock, Pop, and Folk WI W Live Online OpenAdd to cart
MUS 60 Play the Acoustic Guitar: The Songs of The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and More WI T Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List

Philosophy

PHI 105 Philosophy and Film: Great Ideas in Blade Runner, A Clockwork Orange, Vertigo, and More WI W Live Online OpenAdd to cart
PHI 122 W The Nature of You: Exploring Individuality and Reality WI Flex Online OpenAdd to cart

Psychology

PSY 95 Technology and Psychological Health: Sanity in a Digital Life WI T Live Online OpenAdd to cart
PSY 96 Managing Emotions with Skill: The Principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy WI M Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
PSY 98 How to Overcome Our Fears and Live Mindfully WI M Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Science

BIO 03 W Diet and Gene Expression: You Are What You Eat WI Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
BIO 98 Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia WI W Live Online OpenAdd to cart
GEO 03 W The Geology and Wines of California and France WI Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
SCI 06 Photographing Nature: Using a Camera to Study the Natural World WI W Live Online OpenAdd to cart
SCI 45 New Year, New Metabolism WI Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart
SCI 58 Introduction to Anatomy at the Stanford School of Medicine: Exploring the Abdomen WI S Live Online ClosedNotify Me
SCI 67 The Energetic Universe: An Introduction to Astrophysics and Cosmology WI SSu Live Online OpenAdd to cart
SCI 70 The Impact of Mental Illness on the Human Brain WI Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Social Justice

SJS 02 Voting Rights Advocacy and Mobilization WI Su Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Theater and Performance Studies

TAPS 105 Stand-Up Comedy Writing WI M Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List

Wellness and Health

BIO 03 W Diet and Gene Expression: You Are What You Eat WI Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
COM 19 Building Interpersonal Skills Online: An Experiential Workshop WI Th-M Live Online OpenAdd to cart
DRA 173 Everyday Spontaneity: Improvising Our Lives WI M Live Online ClosedNotify Me
PDV 83 W Choosing Happiness WI Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
PSY 95 Technology and Psychological Health: Sanity in a Digital Life WI T Live Online OpenAdd to cart
PSY 96 Managing Emotions with Skill: The Principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy WI M Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
PSY 98 How to Overcome Our Fears and Live Mindfully WI M Live Online OpenAdd to cart
SCI 45 New Year, New Metabolism WI Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart
WELL 08 Planning for Your Late-Life Brain: Habits You Can Build Now to Improve Cognitive Function Later WI SSu Live Online OpenAdd to cart
WELL 10 The Art of Opening in the Moment: Relationships Simplified 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 ClosedJoin Wait List
CNF 23 W Mastering the Personal Essay with the Masters WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
CNF 43 W Creative Nonfiction: How to Grab Your Reader 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 72 W Memoir Writing: Finding Your Voice WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
CNF 72 WB Memoir Writing: Finding Your Voice WI Flex Online Closed
CNF 75 Developing Your Creative Nonfiction Book: From Idea to Proposal WI SSu Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
CW 07 The Art of the Interview: Techniques to Cultivate Great Material WI S Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
CW 107 W Writing Through Struggle WI Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
CW 12 W Adventures in Travel Writing WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
CW 15 How to Self-Publish a Book: A Roadmap for Entrepreneurial Writers WI M Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
CW 17 WA Establishing a Creative Writing Practice WI Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
CW 17 WB Establishing a Creative Writing Practice WI Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
CW 18 Be Your Own Developmental Editor: Shape Your Manuscript for Publication WI Th Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
CW 183 W Creative Nonfiction: Writing the Lives of Others WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
CW 20 Lessons in Conflict: Creating Drama on the Page WI SSu Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
CW 25 The Bleeding, Pounding Heart of Prose: The Art and Craft of the Sentence WI Th Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
CW 28 From Writer to Author: Navigating the Twisty Path to Publication WI W Live Online OpenAdd to cart
CW 30 W How to Avoid the "Mushy Middle": Writing Stories Where the Center Holds WI Flex Online ClosedJoin Wait List
CW 48 W Magazine Writing: Becoming the Writer That Editors Need WI Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
CW 58 Observers of the Natural World: Writing the Personal Nature Essay WI W Live Online OpenAdd to cart
CW 65 W Scene by Scene: The Building Blocks of Story WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
FICT 56 W Fiction Writing: Inhabiting Character WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
FICT 66 Turning Life Stories into Fiction WI M Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
FICT 68 W Write a Riveting, Stylish, Singular Short Story WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
FICT 71 W Writing Short Fiction: The Devil's in the Details WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
FICT 78 The Short Story for Absolute Beginners WI W Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
NVL 06 How to Start Your Novel and Keep It Going WI T Live Online OpenAdd to cart
NVL 29 W Novel Writing Without Tears WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
NVL 40 Firing Up Your Novel: Inspiration and Strategies to Keep Your Writing on Track WI SSu Live Online OpenAdd to cart
POET 25 W Writing Poetry: Your Sources of Inspiration WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me

Professional & Personal Development

Business

BUS 112 W Business Presence and Persuasion: Communication for Effectiveness WI Flex Online ClosedJoin Wait List
BUS 147 People Analytics: How to Build a Talent Advantage WI T Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
BUS 154 W Leadership by Design: Using Design Thinking to Transform Companies and Careers WI Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 155 Optimizing Your Marketing Content and Channels WI T Live Online Cancelled
BUS 156 How to Think Like a Successful Product Manager WI T Live Online OpenAdd to cart
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 OpenAdd to cart
BUS 163 W Search Engine Optimization: Practical Marketing Techniques WI Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 166 W Social Media Marketing WI Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 167 W Mapping Your Path to Career Satisfaction WI Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 169 Building a Better Business Model: The Key to Successful Innovation WI Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 196 Project Management: An Introductory Hands-On Course WI Th Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
BUS 209 High-Performing Teams: Lessons from the Sports World WI W Live Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 260 W Making High-Quality Decisions: A Practical Guide to Decision Analysis WI Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 262 Leadership in the New World of Work WI T Live Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 263 A Negotiation Mastery: Achieving Outstanding Results and Relationships WI FS Live Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 263 B Negotiation Mastery: Achieving Outstanding Results and Relationships WI FS Live Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 266 Building a Career of Meaning and Impact WI W Live Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 271 Women Leaders: Mastering Influence, Authenticity, and Power WI SSu Live Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 274 Legal Toolkit for Technologists and Innovators WI Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 282 W Leading Data-Driven Organizations WI Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 283 Critical Communication Skills in Negotiation WI FS Live Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 284 Create Better Product Stories Using Deep Customer Insights WI W Live Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 289 Reassessing Supply Chains: Unraveling the Complexity of a Critical Supersystem WI W Live Online Cancelled
BUS 293 Find Meaning at Work Based on Behavioral Science and Design Thinking WI M Live Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 295 Mastering the Job Interview: A Strategic Approach WI M Live Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 297 Creating Customers for Life: How to Understand, Measure, and Drive Loyalty WI T Live Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 300 How to Think Like a Futurist: A Strategic Approach WI SSu Live Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 45 W Building Successful Startups: Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Share Ideas for Next-Stage Growth WI Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 47 W Personal Finance: A Simple Approach to Mastering Money Choices WI Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 62 W Fundamentals of Product Management WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
BUS 64 Tax Reform: How the New Law Can Work for You WI T Live Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 73 Exit Strategies: Maximizing the Value of Your Company WI W Live Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 77 The Power of the Enneagram: Understanding Yourself and Leading Others WI M Live Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 82 Building, Scaling, and Managing Digital Marketplaces WI T Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Communication

BUS 112 W Business Presence and Persuasion: Communication for Effectiveness WI Flex Online ClosedJoin Wait List
BUS 263 A Negotiation Mastery: Achieving Outstanding Results and Relationships WI FS Live Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 263 B Negotiation Mastery: Achieving Outstanding Results and Relationships WI FS Live Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 283 Critical Communication Skills in Negotiation WI FS Live Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 295 Mastering the Job Interview: A Strategic Approach WI M Live Online OpenAdd to cart
COM 02 Public Speaking: Romancing the Room WI T Live Online OpenAdd to cart
COM 19 Building Interpersonal Skills Online: An Experiential Workshop WI Th-M Live Online OpenAdd to cart
COM 42 Improvisationally Speaking WI M Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
COM 44 The Art of Effective Interpersonal Communication WI W Live Online OpenAdd to cart
COM 63 The Right to Speak: Finding and Freeing Your Natural Voice WI Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart
COM 65 W Power Skills for Women: Body Language and Communication WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
COM 72 Conversational Intelligence: Increase Your Impact WI SSu Live Online OpenAdd to cart
COM 75 The Science of Being Memorable and Influencing Decisions WI SSu Live Online OpenAdd to cart
COM 81 Nonverbal Communication: The Power of Body Language and Voice WI SSu Live Online OpenAdd to cart
WELL 10 The Art of Opening in the Moment: Relationships Simplified WI S Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Communication for Non-Native Speakers of English

COM 32 W Business Writing in English: The Foundations WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
COM 39 A Accent Reduction for Non-Native Speakers of English WI T Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
COM 39 B Accent Reduction for Non-Native Speakers of English WI T Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Design

DSN 03 W Rapid Prototyping: Learn What Users Really Want WI Flex Online OpenAdd to cart

Technology and Data Science

CS 03 Blockchain Technology and Its Applications WI M Live Online OpenAdd to cart
CS 08 W Machine Learning with Python WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
CS 46 W Beginning Programming in Python WI Flex Online ClosedJoin Wait List
CS 72 How to Strengthen Your Online Privacy and Security WI T Live Online OpenAdd to cart
CS 76 W Introduction to Data Science in R WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
CS 89 Beginning Programming in R WI W Live Online OpenAdd to cart
SCI 52 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Beyond WI S Live Online OpenAdd to cart
STAT 05 Statistics for Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Science WI Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart
TECH 08 W Big Tech, Big Battles: What's Ahead for America's Internet Giants WI Flex Online OpenAdd to cart