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Liberal Arts & Sciences

The life of the mind starts here. From fine arts to film, language to literature, philosophy to psychology, we offer a full spectrum of Liberal Arts and Sciences courses designed to help you understand the complex world in which we live. 

Due to COVID-19 health concerns, all Continuing Studies courses will be held online for Fall Quarter.

Code Course Title Qtr Days Format Status

African & African American Studies

AAAS 01 Black Studies Matter FA T Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Archaeology

ARC 13 Medieval Art and Archaeology FA W Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Architecture

ARCH 01 Stanford’s Architectural Journey FA M Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Art History

ARTH 47 Great Artistic Rivals: From Renaissance to the Belle Époque FA Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Art Studio: Drawing & Painting

ART 131 Drawing the Realistic Figure FA Th Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
ART 187 Painting from Observation FA T Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
ART 221 The Art of Chinese Brush Painting FA S Live Online OpenAdd to cart
ART 247 W Powerful Drawing Techniques: Layering with Mixed Media FA Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
ART 98 W Explorations in Mixed Media: Unleashing Creativity Through Daily Practice FA Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
WSP 393 Art and Anatomy: The Human Hand FA S Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List

Art Studio: Media & Film

VID 42 Editing Video from Start to Finish FA Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Art Studio: Photography

PHOTO 10 W The Daily Photograph: Developing Your Creative Intuition FA Flex Online ClosedJoin Wait List
PHOTO 37 An Introduction to Digital Photography FA M Live Online OpenAdd to cart
PHOTO 72 An Introduction to Landscape Photography for Digital SLR, Mirrorless, and iPhone Photographers FA W Live Online OpenAdd to cart
SCI 06 Photographing Nature: Using a Camera to Study the Natural World FA W Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
WSP 294 An Introduction to iPhoneography: Using Your Smartphone to Make Extraordinary Images FA Su Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
WSP 294 B An Introduction to iPhoneography: Using Your Smartphone to Make Extraordinary Images FA S Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
WSP 88 Digital Food Photography: An Introduction to Shooting and Styling FA Su Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Classics

CLA 48 Euripidean Tragedy: Power, Passion, and Punishment FA M Live Online OpenAdd to cart
CLA 53 W Greek Mythology: Gods and Heroes FA Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
CLA 73 Roman Revolutions FA T Live Online OpenAdd to cart
PHI 116 Stoicism: An Ancient Philosophy for Modern Times FA Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Cultural Studies

CLS 93 World War II Now: Poetry, Dreams, Art FA Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart
HIS 189 Muslim Spain: Philosophy and Culture FA M Live Online OpenAdd to cart
HIS 201 Modernity and Its Discontents: European Thought and Culture from Fin de Siècle to World War II (An MLA-Style Course) FA W Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List

Current Events

POL 57 Election 2020: A Panoramic View of America’s Decisive Election FA M Live Online OpenAdd to cart
POL 58 Technology and the 2020 Election: How Silicon Valley Technologies Impact Our Elections and Shape Our Democracy FA W Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Design

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

Film Studies

FLM 132 The History of Cinema Told Through Great Films: 1969-1979 FA T Live Online OpenAdd to cart
FLM 73 They Got Through It, We Will Too: Crises in the Movies FA Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Geography

GEOG 11 The Geography and History of World Religions FA T Live Online OpenAdd to cart

History

HIS 141 The History of Modern China FA Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart
HIS 169 Greece and Rome: A New Account of Antiquity FA W Live Online OpenAdd to cart
HIS 189 Muslim Spain: Philosophy and Culture FA M Live Online OpenAdd to cart
HIS 202 The Centennial of US Women’s Suffrage: A History FA T Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Languages

SPA 01 Beginning Spanish FA T Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List

Law

LAW 02 The United States Constitution: Principles and Politics FA T Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Literature

LIT 57 Dante's "Inferno": A 700th-Anniversary Exploration of The Divine Comedy FA W Live Online OpenAdd to cart
LIT 58 The Genius of Oscar Wilde FA Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Mathematics

STAT 05 W Statistics for Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Science: An Introduction FA Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
STAT 06 An Introduction to Statistics FA M Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Music

MUS 02 The Songwriting of The Beatles: The Experimental Sounds of Rubber Soul and Revolver FA S Live Online OpenAdd to cart
MUS 105 An Introduction to the Ukulele: Rock, Pop, and Folk FA W Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
MUS 60 Acoustic Guitar for Beginners: The Songs of Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, and More FA M Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Philosophy

PHI 116 Stoicism: An Ancient Philosophy for Modern Times FA Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart
PHI 97 In Search of Marcel Proust and His Literary Philosophy FA M Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Psychology

PSY 96 Managing Emotions with Skill: An Introduction to the Principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy FA W Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
PSY 97 Psychopathology: An Introduction to Mental Illness FA W Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Science

BIO 09 Brain Health: Understanding and Fine-Tuning Your Memory and Mind FA S Live Online OpenAdd to cart
SCI 06 Photographing Nature: Using a Camera to Study the Natural World FA W Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
SCI 60 W Clinical Nanomedicine: Hype or Hope? FA Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
WSP 259 Aging and the Brain FA SSu Live Online OpenAdd to cart
WSP 320 An Introduction to Anatomy at the Stanford School of Medicine: Exploring the Upper Limb FA S Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Stanford Tuesday University

SSU 112 Stanford Tuesday University: 2020 FA T Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Theater & Performance Studies

TAPS 105 An Introduction to Stand-Up Comedy Writing FA Th Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List

Wellness & Health

BIO 03 W Diet and Gene Expression: You Are What You Eat FA Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
BIO 09 Brain Health: Understanding and Fine-Tuning Your Memory and Mind FA S Live Online OpenAdd to cart
BIO 102 W Immune Health Basics FA Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
PDV 106 Exploring Creative Mindfulness FA M Live Online OpenAdd to cart
PDV 107 Mindfulness for Life and Leadership FA T Live Online OpenAdd to cart
PDV 108 Motherhood and Work: Challenges and Opportunities for Positive Change FA Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart
SCI 46 Sports Nutrition FA W Live Online OpenAdd to cart
WSP 148 Vitality Essentials: How to Live Your Best Possible Life FA S Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
WSP 161 Ketogenic Diets and Intermittent Fasting: Fads, Facts, and Fiction FA SSu Live Online OpenAdd to cart
WSP 20 Happiness and Resilience: Gratitude, Gumption, and Grace FA S Live Online OpenAdd to cart
WSP 259 Aging and the Brain FA SSu Live Online OpenAdd to cart
WSP 381 Your Next Life Chapter: A Design Thinking and Behavioral Science-Based Approach FA T Live Online OpenAdd to cart
WSP 57 Planning for Your Late-Life Brain: Habits You Can Build Now to Improve Cognitive Function Later FA SSu Live Online OpenAdd to cart
WSP 80 A Begin Again: A Half-Day Mindfulness and Writing Retreat FA S Live Online OpenAdd to cart
WSP 80 B Begin Again: A Half-Day Mindfulness and Writing Retreat FA S Live Online OpenAdd to cart
WSP 92 Purpose: What It Is, Why We Need It, and How to Find It FA SSu Live Online Cancelled