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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 42 Cornerstone Cultures of Northern Europe: The Celts, Franks, and Vikings SP W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
ARC 48 Underwater Archaeology: From Shipwrecks to Sunken Cities SP T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Art History

ARTH 161 Iconic Artworks of Medieval Europe SP W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
ARTH 43 Art in Context: 19th-Century American Painting SP S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
ARTH 44 Icon and Enigma: The Art of Andy Warhol SP M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Art Studio: Drawing & Painting

ART 132 Drawing the Realistic Portrait SP Th ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
ART 199 An Introduction to Acrylic Painting SP T ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
ART 214 Advanced Painting: Exploring the Modern and Abstract SP W ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
ART 22 Beginning Drawing SP W ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
ART 228 The Art of Chinese Landscape Painting SP S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
ART 98 W Explorations in Mixed Media: Unleashing Creativity Through Daily Practice SP OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass

Art Studio: Photography

PHOTO 223 Intimate Portraits SP Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
PHOTO 37 An Introduction to Digital Photography SP M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
PHOTO 56 Landscape Photography in Yosemite: A Field Workshop SP W ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 309 Visual Storytelling: Creating a Photographic Narrative SP F-S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 88 Digital Food Photography: An Introduction to Shooting and Styling SP Su OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Art Studio: Video & Film

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

Classics

CLA 52 Latin Lovers: A Survey of the Great Roman Love Poems SP M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Cultural Studies

CLS 88 The Genius of Leonardo da Vinci: A 500th Anniversary Celebration SP T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Film Studies

FLM 130 The History of Cinema Told Through Great Films: 1945–1959 SP T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
FLM 76 Ten Films That Shook the World SP Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

History

HIS 200 An Introduction to Military History: From the French Revolution to the 21st Century SP M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
HIS 51 First Ladies: A History SP T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
HIS 65 Capitals of Cultural Ferment: Artists and Intellectuals in the Modern European City, 1750–1950 SP W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Languages

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

Law

LAW 103 Know Your Rights: The US Constitution, Individual Liberties, and Government Power SP Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
LAW 200 W Constitutional Law SP OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass

Linguistics

LIN 01 The Origin and Structure of English Words SP M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Literature

LIT 09 Dante’s “Inferno” SP W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
LIT 33 W An Introduction to Jane Austen SP OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
LIT 34 20th-Century American Literature: An Intellectual Bus Tour SP Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Mathematics

STAT 05 Statistics for Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Science: An Introduction SP MTThF OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Music

MUS 105 An Introduction to the Ukulele: Rock, Pop, and Folk SP M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
MUS 156 Enjoying and Understanding Classical Music SP W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
MUS 60 Acoustic Guitar for Beginners: The Songs of the Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, and Beyond SP Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Philosophy

PHI 117 An Introduction to European Philosophy: Descartes to Derrida SP W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
PHI 118 Democracy and Its Discontents: Philosophical Roots of America’s Reactionary and Radical Politics SP Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Psychology

PSY 199 Your Secret Mind: Getting to Know and Living with Your Unconscious SP T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
PSY 95 The Internet and Our Psychological Health: Sanity in a Digitalized Life SP T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Religious Studies

WSP 356 Buddhism: An Experiential and Practical Introduction SP Su OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Science

BIO 03 W Diet and Gene Expression: You Are What You Eat SP OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
SCI 01 A An Introduction to Data Science SP Th ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
SCI 01 B An Introduction to Data Science SP F ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
SCI 12 Nutrition: A Personalized Approach SP T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
SCI 48 Artificial Intelligence: From Neural Networks to Artificial Consciousness SP W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
SCI 57 Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare and Longevity SP T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
SCI 59 W Genetics Across the Lifespan: New Ways to Improve Your Health SP OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
SCI 60 W A Small Revolution: Medical Advances in Nanotechnology SP OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
SCI 61 Exploring the Hidden Connection Between the Immune System, the Brain, and Mental Health SP M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
SCI 62 The Frontiers of Artificial Intelligence Research and Applications SP M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 128 An Introduction to Astrophysics: The Energetic Universe SP S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 198 An Introduction to Neurological Disorders: ALS, Epilepsy, Stroke, and More SP SSu OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 344 An Introduction to Anatomy at the Stanford School of Medicine: Exploring the Lower Limb SP S ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass

Theater & Performance Studies

TAPS 105 An Introduction to Stand-Up Comedy Writing SP M ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass

Creative Writing

Online Creative Writing

CNF 47 W Memoir and Personal Essays That Matter SP ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
CNF 51 W The Creative Nonfiction Book: Find Your Truth, Shape Your Story SP ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
CNF 63 W A Ticket to the Truth: Getting Started in Creative Nonfiction SP OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
EGL 138 W The Craft and Business of Travel Writing SP OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
EGL 19 WA The Creative Habit: Cultivating a Daily Writing Practice SP OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
EGL 19 WB The Creative Habit: Cultivating a Daily Writing Practice SP OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
EGL 26 W Mindfulness for Writers SP OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
EGL 54 W Dialogue Writing: Putting Words in Someone Else’s Mouth SP ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
EGL 65 W Scene by Scene: The Building Blocks of Story SP ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
EGL 65 WB Scene by Scene: The Building Blocks of Story SP OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
EGL 96 W Overcoming Writing Blocks and Procrastination SP OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
FICT 18 W Secrets of the Short Story SP OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
FICT 32 W Fiction Writing: Five Beginnings, One Ending SP ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
FICT 34 W “Mystery and Manners”: The Art of the Short Story SP OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
NVL 09 W Writing the Novel from Back to Front SP ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
NVL 26 W Writing the Compelling Character-Driven Novel SP ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
POET 06 W An Introduction to Poetry: The Image and the Line SP ClosedJoin Wait List 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 ClosedJoin Wait List 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 OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass

On-Campus Creative Writing

CNF 40 Writing Creative Nonfiction: Fearless and Authentic Narratives SP M ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
EGL 126 An Introduction to Screenwriting: You Oughta Be (Writing) in Pictures SP T ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
EGL 139 Irresistible Prose: A Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Workshop SP T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
FICT 33 Fiction Writing Workshop: Developing Plot and Character SP W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 115 How to Plot Your Novel SP S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 122 Developing Your Creative Nonfiction Book: From Idea to Proposal SP S ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 191 Creativity and Writing Workshop: Taking Risks, Bending Rules SP Su OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 27 Developing a Sustainable and Rewarding Writing Practice SP S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 346 Fiction in a Flash: How to Write a Very Good, Very Short Story SP S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Professional & Personal Development

Business

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 OnCampusClass
BUS 105 Cloud Computing and Subscription Models: Selling and Marketing SaaS and Mobile Solutions to the Enterprise SP W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
BUS 112 W Business Presence and Persuasion: Communication for Effectiveness SP ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
BUS 123 W Value Investing: An Introduction SP OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
BUS 145 Product Management for the Internet of Things: A Hands-On Course SP M OpenAdd to cart 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 W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
BUS 159 How to Find Success: Uncover Your Purpose and Direct Your Life SP M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
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 OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
BUS 175 Resilient Leadership SP M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
BUS 177 Leadership for Collaborative Success SP M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
BUS 178 Technology Business Law and Intellectual Property Strategies for Engineers and Entrepreneurs SP W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
BUS 179 W The Exceptional Leader: A Framework for Successful, Fulfilling, and Impactful Leadership SP OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
BUS 217 Accelerate Your Startup Idea SP T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
BUS 241 A Three-Step Method to Greater Bravery in Work and Life SP W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
BUS 29 Project Management for Continuous Innovation SP T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
BUS 57 W Introduction to User Experience (UX) Design in Product Leadership and Management SP ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
BUS 62 W Fundamentals of Product Management SP ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
BUS 65 W Entrepreneurship: From Ideas to Funding SP OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
BUS 67 Cultivating Healthy Company Culture: Building Strong Teams and Engaging Top Talent SP T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
BUS 68 Effective Nonprofit Board Governance SP Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
BUS 69 Dynamic Strategy: Creating a Responsive Marketing Plan SP W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
DSN 103 Design Implementation: Getting to Market SP T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
DSN 106 W Finding Product/Market Fit: Using Design Research for New Product Success SP OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
DSN 300 W Stanford dGlobal: Building Innovative Teams SP Special Notice OnlineClass
WSP 113 Coaching: The Indispensable Leadership Skill SP S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 120 Five Steps to Build a Most Lovable Product SP SSu OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 123 The Robots Are Coming: How They Can Help You Build the Career of Your Dreams SP S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 124 An Introduction to People Analytics: How to Build a Talent Advantage SP S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 129 Workplace Wellness That Works SP S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 14 Memorable Storytelling: Mastering a Powerful Business Tool SP S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 164 Planning for 21st-Century Retirement SP S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 19 A Negotiation Mastery: Achieving Outstanding Results and Relationships SP S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 19 B Negotiation Mastery: Achieving Outstanding Results and Relationships SP S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 246 A Women Leaders: Mastering Organizational Strategy SP SSu OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 246 B Women Leaders: Mastering Organizational Strategy SP SSu OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 30 The Business of Autonomous Vehicles: An Intensive Bootcamp SP SSu OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 319 Unleashing Your Creative Leadership: The Four Intelligences SP SSu OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 35 Interpersonal Dynamics at Work: Develop a “User Guide” SP SSu OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 44 Critical Communication Skills in Negotiation SP Su ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass

Communication

COM 02 Public Speaking: Romancing the Room SP T ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
COM 120 The Art of Effective Storytelling: Techniques and Secrets SP T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
COM 19 Building Interpersonal Skills: An Experiential Workshop SP Th-M ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
COM 42 Improvisationally Speaking SP M ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
COM 57 Copywriting for Effective Marketing Communications SP W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
COM 63 The Right to Speak: Finding and Freeing Your Natural Voice SP W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 137 The Art of Pitching SP S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 19 A Negotiation Mastery: Achieving Outstanding Results and Relationships SP S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 19 B Negotiation Mastery: Achieving Outstanding Results and Relationships SP S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 329 The Science of Being Memorable and Influencing Decisions SP S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 349 Boost Your Presentations with Powerful Visuals SP S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 44 Critical Communication Skills in Negotiation SP Su ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 75 Effective Nonverbal Communication SP S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Communication for Non-Native Speakers of English

COM 32 W Business Writing in English: The Foundations SP ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
COM 34 The Art of Conversation SP Th ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
COM 39 A Accent Reduction for Non-Native Speakers of English SP M ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
COM 39 B Accent Reduction for Non-Native Speakers of English SP T ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass

Design

DSN 103 Design Implementation: Getting to Market SP T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
DSN 106 W Finding Product/Market Fit: Using Design Research for New Product Success SP OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
DSN 300 W Stanford dGlobal: Building Innovative Teams SP Special Notice OnlineClass

Personal Development

PDV 106 Exploring Creative Mindfulness SP T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 342 How to Think Like a Futurist: Improve Your Powers of Imagination, Invention, and Capacity for Change SP SSu OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Technology & Computer Science

CS 01 A Gentle Introduction to Programming for Non-Programmers SP M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
CS 02 Blockchain, Machine Learning, the Internet of Things, and More: Meet the New Technologies Shaping Our World SP Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
CS 46 Beginning Programming: Python SP M ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
CS 46 W Beginning Programming: Python SP ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
CS 57 Beginning Programming: Python SP T ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
SCI 01 A An Introduction to Data Science SP Th ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
SCI 01 B An Introduction to Data Science SP F ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 06 Excel Tips and Tricks SP S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass