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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 Spring Quarter. Learn More >
Code Course Title Qtr Days Format Status

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Archaeology

ARC 122 W Archaeology and Ancient Engineering SP Flex Online ClosedNotify Me

Art History

ARTH 01 The Paintings of Vincent van Gogh SP Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Art Studio: Drawing & Painting

ART 132 Drawing the Realistic Portrait SP Th Live Online ClosedNotify Me
ART 16 An Introduction to Painting Portraits SP M Live Online OpenAdd to cart
ART 214 Advanced Painting: Exploring the Modern and Abstract SP T Live Online ClosedNotify Me
ART 228 The Art of Chinese Landscape Painting SP S Live Online ClosedNotify Me
ART 247 W Powerful Drawing Techniques: Layering with Mixed Media SP Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
ART 98 W Explorations in Mixed Media: Unleashing Creativity Through Daily Practice SP Flex Online OpenAdd to cart

Art Studio: Media & Film

VID 341 Shoot, Edit, and Produce Your Own Video with the iPhone SP W Live Online Cancelled
VID 42 Editing Video from Start to Finish SP Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Art Studio: Photography

PHOTO 10 W The Daily Photograph: Developing Your Creative Intuition SP Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
PHOTO 32 An Introduction to iPhoneography: Using Your Smartphone to Make Extraordinary Images SP S Live Online ClosedNotify Me
PHOTO 37 An Introduction to Digital Photography SP M Live Online ClosedNotify Me
PHOTO 76 Alternative Photography SP S Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
WSP 390 B iPhoneography: The Next Level SP Su Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
WSP 390 iPhoneography: The Next Level SP S Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
WSP 88 Digital Food Photography: An Introduction to Shooting and Styling SP Su Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Classics

CLA 74 Speaker, Statesman, and Philosopher: Marcus Tullius Cicero SP M Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Cultural Studies

CLS 251 Pay Attention, Be Astonished, Tell About It: An MLA-Style Course SP W Live Online ClosedNotify Me
CLS 51 Dante at 700: His World, Works, and Legacy SP T Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Dance Studies

DAN 31 Social Dancing Through Time: From the Pavan to Disco SP Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Design

DSN 100 Artful Design: How We Shape Technology and How Technology Shapes Us SP Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Film Studies

FLM 10 The Director's Art Revealed: The Bad, the Good, and the Great SP Th Live Online ClosedNotify Me
FLM 134 The History of Cinema Told Through Great Films: 1980-2000 SP T Live Online ClosedNotify Me
FLM 18 Film Noir in the 1940s: The Primacy of the Visual SP W Live Online ClosedNotify Me

History

HIS 11 A History of Reproductive Rights in the United States SP T Live Online ClosedNotify Me
HIS 197 W The Roman World SP Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
HIS 29 American Prophet: Martin Luther King, Jr.—The Inner Life, Global Vision, and Legacy SP W Live Online ClosedNotify Me
POL 177 Demystifying the Middle East: A Primer SP SSu Live Online ClosedNotify Me
WSP 56 Hidden Secrets: Exploring Maps from the Early Modern Era SP SSu Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Law

LAW 105 Civil Liberties and Rights Guaranteed by the US Constitution SP T Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Linguistics

LIN 01 The Origin and Structure of English Words SP T Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Literature

LIT 118 Dickens's Masterpiece: David Copperfield SP W Live Online OpenAdd to cart
LIT 42 The Poetry of Emily Dickinson SP T Live Online OpenAdd to cart
LIT 60 Dante's “Paradiso": A 700th-Anniversary Exploration of The Divine Comedy SP M Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Music Studies

MUS 108 Inside Jazz SP W Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
MUS 178 Four by Sondheim: Company, Follies, Sweeney Todd, and Sunday in the Park with George SP S Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Music Studio

MUS 105 An Introduction to the Ukulele: Rock, Pop, and Folk SP W Live Online ClosedNotify Me
MUS 60 Acoustic Guitar for Beginners: The Songs of The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, and More SP Th Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Philosophy

PHI 117 An Introduction to European Philosophy: Descartes to Derrida SP W Live Online ClosedNotify Me
PHI 44 Aristotle's Ethics: Politics, Community, and the Path to a Happy Life SP T Live Online ClosedNotify Me
PHI 99 The Philosophy of Art SP Th Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Psychology

PDV 95 Mindsets Matter: Strategies for Improving Your Performance, Health, and Well-Being SP M Live Online ClosedNotify Me
PSY 95 Technology and Psychological Health: Sanity in a Digital Life SP T Live Online OpenAdd to cart
PSY 96 Managing Emotions with Skill: An Introduction to the Principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy SP M Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Science

BIO 03 W Diet and Gene Expression: You Are What You Eat SP Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
BIO 07 Longing for Longevity: From Biology to Biohacking SP Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart
BIO 94 W Gut Bacteria in Health and Disease: An Introduction to the Microbes Within SP Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
SCI 12 Nutrition: A Personalized Approach SP Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart
SCI 51 Solving Climate Change: Pathways for Sustainable Change SP T Live Online OpenAdd to cart
WSP 201 An Introduction to Anatomy at the Stanford School of Medicine: Exploring the Urinary System SP S Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Wellness & Health

BIO 03 W Diet and Gene Expression: You Are What You Eat SP Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
BIO 07 Longing for Longevity: From Biology to Biohacking SP Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart
BIO 94 W Gut Bacteria in Health and Disease: An Introduction to the Microbes Within SP Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
DRA 173 Everyday Spontaneity: Improvising Our Lives SP T Live Online ClosedNotify Me
PDV 83 W Choosing Happiness SP Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
PDV 95 Mindsets Matter: Strategies for Improving Your Performance, Health, and Well-Being SP M Live Online ClosedNotify Me
PSY 95 Technology and Psychological Health: Sanity in a Digital Life SP T Live Online OpenAdd to cart
PSY 96 Managing Emotions with Skill: An Introduction to the Principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy SP M Live Online ClosedNotify Me
SCI 12 Nutrition: A Personalized Approach SP Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart
WELL 04 Mindfulness and Creative Writing SP T Live Online OpenAdd to cart
WELL 05 Designing Your Third Third for Longevity SP M Live Online ClosedNotify Me
WELL 06 Building Resilience SP M Live Online ClosedNotify Me
WSP 134 Knowing Ourselves: Exploring the Enneagram SP S Live Online OpenAdd to cart
WSP 148 Vitality Essentials: How to Live Your Best Possible Life SP S Live Online ClosedNotify Me
WSP 57 Planning for Your Late-Life Brain: Habits You Can Build Now to Improve Cognitive Function Later SP SSu Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Creative Writing

Online Certificate Program in Novel Writing

OWA 001 Application to the Online Certificate Program in Novel Writing SP Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
OWC 304 A Novel II: Plot and Structure SP Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
OWC 304 B Novel II: Plot and Structure SP Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
OWC 304 C Novel II: Plot and Structure SP Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
OWC 304 D Novel II: Plot and Structure SP Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
OWC 310 One-on-One Tutorial: Novel SP Flex Online Closed

Creative Writing

CNF 09 Writing the Memoir: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants SP T Live Online ClosedNotify Me
CNF 42 W Family Memoir: Making the Skeletons Dance SP Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
CNF 46 W Memoir: Turning Your Life into Literature SP Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
CNF 56 W Creative Nonfiction: Finding Your Voice, Finding Your Book SP Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
CNF 73 W Writing the Real: The Power of Personal Narrative SP Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
EGL 109 Writing with Humor and Emotion: Capturing the Hearts of Young Readers SP S Live Online ClosedNotify Me
EGL 110 Take Me There: A Travel Writing Bootcamp SP SSu Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
EGL 126 An Introduction to Screenwriting: You Oughta Be (Writing) in Pictures SP Th Live Online ClosedNotify Me
EGL 165 Speakeasy: The Pleasures of Writing Good Dialogue SP T Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
EGL 19 WA The Creative Habit: Cultivating a Daily Writing Practice SP Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
EGL 19 WB The Creative Habit: Cultivating a Daily Writing Practice SP Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
EGL 47 W The Magazine Story: From the Real World to the Page SP Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
EGL 63 An Introduction to Creative Writing: Facing the Blank Page SP W Live Online ClosedNotify Me
EGL 64 W Writing About Spirituality SP Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
EGL 65 W Scene by Scene: The Building Blocks of Story SP Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
FICT 32 W Fiction Writing: Five Beginnings, One Ending SP Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
FICT 50 W From Synopsis to Success: The Key Steps to Foolproof Story Development SP Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
FICT 66 Turning Life Stories into Fiction SP M Live Online ClosedNotify Me
NVL 29 Novel Writing Without Tears SP Th Live Online ClosedNotify Me
NVL 32 W Writing Your Debut Novel SP Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
NVL 33 How to Sell Your Novel: Writing Query Letters, Synopses, and Elevator Pitches SP W Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
POET 11 W Tuning Our Ears: A Poetry Workshop SP Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
POET 30 W The Poet’s Way SP Flex Online ClosedJoin Wait List
WELL 04 Mindfulness and Creative Writing SP T Live Online OpenAdd to cart
WSP 155 Jumpstart Your Novel SP SSu Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
WSP 91 How to Start Your Story: A Memoir Workshop SP S Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Professional & Personal Development

Business

BUS 10 W An Introduction to Project Management: The Basics for Success SP Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
BUS 105 Cloud Computing and Subscription Models: Selling and Marketing SaaS Solutions to the Enterprise SP W Live Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 112 W Business Presence and Persuasion: Communication for Effectiveness SP Flex Online ClosedJoin Wait List
BUS 123 W Value Investing: An Introduction SP Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
BUS 15 Building Successful Products and Careers with Agile Product Management SP SSu Live Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 152 Innovation Timing: A Toolkit for Discovering, Evaluating, and Creating Technology Opportunities SP M Live Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 156 How to Think Like a Successful Product Manager SP Th Live Online ClosedNotify Me
BUS 163 W Search Engine Optimization: Practical Marketing with Google, Bing, and Yahoo SP Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
BUS 166 W Social Media Marketing SP Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 176 W How to Effectively Use Social Media for Your Company and Personal Branding SP Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
BUS 180 Technology and Innovation in the Year of Empty Arenas SP T Live Online Cancelled
BUS 183 W Leadership Skills for Women: Advocate for More SP Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 258 The Emotionally Intelligent Leader SP W Live Online ClosedNotify Me
BUS 262 Leadership in the New World of Work SP M Live Online ClosedNotify Me
BUS 271 Women Leaders: Mastering Influence, Authenticity, and Power SP SSu Live Online ClosedNotify Me
BUS 272 Mind Stretching: How to Generate and Build Great Ideas SP Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 280 Leading Company Culture to Build Trust and Align Your Organization SP T Live Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 29 Project Management for Continuous Innovation SP W Live Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 45 W Building Successful Startups: Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Share Ideas for Next-Stage Growth SP Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
BUS 62 W Fundamentals of Product Management SP Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
BUS 70 Fundamentals of High-Performance Leadership SP Th Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
BUS 72 Fundamentals of Monetization and Pricing Strategies SP T Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
BUS 78 Building and Scaling Subscription Businesses SP M Live Online ClosedNotify Me
BUS 83 Managing Through a Crisis SP M Live Online Cancelled
BUS 91 Banish Your Inner Critic to Power Your Productivity SP T Live Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 93 Corporate Strategy at Scale: Emerging Thinking on How Companies and Economies Evolve SP Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart
BUS 98 Diversify Your Leadership Style: Understanding the Six Archetypes SP M Live Online ClosedNotify Me
COM 49 The Alchemy of Leadership: Turning Stories into Gold SP W Live Online ClosedNotify Me
WSP 127 Work Lean and Take Charge of Your Day SP SSu Live Online ClosedNotify Me
WSP 14 Memorable Storytelling: Mastering a Powerful Business Tool SP SSu Live Online ClosedNotify Me
WSP 19 A Negotiation Mastery: Achieving Outstanding Results and Relationships SP FS Live Online ClosedNotify Me
WSP 19 B Negotiation Mastery: Achieving Outstanding Results and Relationships SP ThF Live Online Cancelled
WSP 42 Early Stage Investing for Investors SP S Live Online OpenAdd to cart
WSP 44 Critical Communication Skills in Negotiation SP FS Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Communication

BUS 112 W Business Presence and Persuasion: Communication for Effectiveness SP Flex Online ClosedJoin Wait List
COM 01 Public Speaking SP T Live Online ClosedNotify Me
COM 19 Building Interpersonal Skills Online: An Experiential Workshop SP Th-M Live Online ClosedNotify Me
COM 42 Improvisationally Speaking SP M Live Online ClosedNotify Me
COM 49 The Alchemy of Leadership: Turning Stories into Gold SP W Live Online ClosedNotify Me
COM 63 The Right to Speak: Finding and Freeing Your Natural Voice SP Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart
COM 66 Think on Your Feet: An Improviser’s Guide to Business and Communication SP Th Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
WSP 14 Memorable Storytelling: Mastering a Powerful Business Tool SP SSu Live Online ClosedNotify Me
WSP 19 A Negotiation Mastery: Achieving Outstanding Results and Relationships SP FS Live Online ClosedNotify Me
WSP 19 B Negotiation Mastery: Achieving Outstanding Results and Relationships SP ThF Live Online Cancelled
WSP 44 Critical Communication Skills in Negotiation SP FS Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Communication for Non-Native Speakers of English

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

Design

DSN 100 Artful Design: How We Shape Technology and How Technology Shapes Us SP Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart
DSN 106 W Design Research: Creating New Products and Market Success SP Flex Online ClosedNotify Me

Technology & Data Science

CS 02 Blockchain, Machine Learning, the Internet of Things, and More: Meet the New Technologies Shaping Our World SP Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart
CS 05 Beginning Programming in Python: A Six-Week Course SP M Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
CS 46 W Beginning Programming in Python: An Eight-Week Course SP Flex Online ClosedJoin Wait List
CS 68 Machine Learning for Business with Python SP W Live Online ClosedNotify Me
CS 71 Build Applications Without Programming: The No-Code Revolution SP T Live Online OpenAdd to cart
SCI 52 Artificial Intelligence: Deep Learning, Human-Centered AI, and Beyond SP W Live Online ClosedNotify Me
STAT 05 W Statistics for Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Science: An Introduction SP Flex Online ClosedNotify Me