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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. 

Code Course Title Qtr Days Format Status

Archaeology

ARC 49 Archaeological Treasures of Spain: From Altamira to Seville Cathedral WI W Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Art History

ARTH 119 Love at First Sight: Visual Desire, Attraction, and the Pleasures of Art WI M Live Online ClosedNotify Me
ARTH 50 Along the Watchtower: Six Photographers of America, 1966–1976 WI Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart
ARTH 51 B Discovering the San Francisco Contemporary Art Market WI F Off-campus ClosedNotify Me
ARTH 51 Discovering the San Francisco Contemporary Art Market WI S Off-campus ClosedNotify Me

Art Studio: Audio, Video, and Film

ART 04 A Create and Produce Your Own Podcast WI T Live Online ClosedNotify Me
VID 04 W Making Short Videos: The Art of Storytelling WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
VID 341 Shoot, Edit, and Produce Your Own Video with the iPhone WI SSu On-campus ClosedNotify Me

Art Studio: Drawing, Painting, and Other Media

ART 13 Cultivating Creativity in the Everyday WI Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart
ART 132 Drawing the Realistic Portrait WI Th Live Online ClosedNotify Me
ART 185 Artist Bookmaking: Materials, Methods, and Meaning WI T Live Online ClosedNotify Me
ART 19 Exploring Graphic Novels WI M Live Online ClosedNotify Me
ART 210 Painting: Exploring the Modern and Abstract WI T Live Online ClosedNotify Me
ART 22 W Beginning Drawing WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
ART 247 W Powerful Drawing Techniques: Layering with Mixed Media WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
ART 53 Calligraphy Design and Norse Runes WI W Live Online OpenAdd to cart
ART 66 Art and Anatomy: The Basics of Human Proportions WI S Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List

Art Studio: Photography

PHOTO 07 The Basics of Digital Photography WI Th Live 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 S Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
PHOTO 32 C Introduction to iPhoneography: Using Your Smartphone to Make Extraordinary Images WI M Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
PHOTO 72 Landscape Photography for Digital SLR, Mirrorless, and iPhone Photographers WI WS On-campus ClosedNotify Me
PHOTO 77 The Refined Image: An Introduction to Post-Capture Editing WI T Live Online ClosedNotify Me
SCI 06 Photographing Nature: Using a Camera to Study the Natural World WI W Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Classics

CLA 28 Greek Mythology: An Introduction WI W On-campus ClosedNotify Me
CLA 63 Eloquence: The Beauty and Persuasion of Ancient Rhetoric from Cicero to Today WI T Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Cultural Studies

FD 96 W Exploring Wine’s Connection to Place and Culture: Stories in a Bottle WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me

Current Events

POL 116 The Global Crisis of Democracy WI T Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Film and TV Studies

FLM 139 James Stewart: Hollywood's Greatest and Most Misunderstood Actor WI Th Live Online ClosedNotify Me
FLM 142 The Twilight Zone: The Dimension of Imagination WI T Live Online ClosedNotify Me
FLM 143 A Journey through Italian Cinema: From Neorealism to the 1960s WI W Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Food and Drink

FD 96 W Exploring Wine’s Connection to Place and Culture: Stories in a Bottle WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
GEO 03 W The Geology and Wines of California and France WI Flex Online OpenAdd to cart

Geography

GEOG 12 The World Political Map: A Geographical Exploration WI T Live Online ClosedNotify Me

History

HIS 11 The History of Reproductive Rights in the United States WI T Live Online OpenAdd to cart
HIS 134 The History of Computers WI M Live Online ClosedNotify Me
HIS 141 The History of Modern China WI T Live Online ClosedNotify Me
HIS 76 A The American West: Past, Present, and Future WI W On-campus OpenAdd to cart
HIS 76 B The American West: Past, Present, and Future WI W Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Languages

FRN 01 Beginning French WI T Live Online ClosedNotify Me
ITA 01 Beginning Italian WI W Live Online ClosedNotify Me
SPA 01 Beginning Spanish WI Th Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Literature

LIT 197 A The Contemporary American Short Story WI Th Live Online ClosedNotify Me
LIT 66 The Stories and Plays of Anton Chekhov WI T Live Online ClosedNotify Me
LIT 67 Shakespeare's Tragedies: Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, and King Lear WI W Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Mathematics

STAT 05 Statistics for Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Science WI Th Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Music Studies

MUS 08 Six Great Classical Composers WI Th Live Online ClosedNotify Me
MUS 113 Kind of Blue: Understanding a Jazz Masterpiece WI M Live Online ClosedNotify Me
MUS 177 Iconic Pop Songs: Exploring the Basic Elements of Music WI T Live Online Cancelled
MUS 26 Bob Dylan: 21st-Century Chronicles WI Th Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Nature and Conservation Studies

NCS 05 Sacred Mountains of the World: The Heights of Inspiration WI M Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Philosophy

PHI 112 The Philosophy of Technology: Our Fate, Our Future WI W On-campus ClosedNotify Me
PHI 118 Democracy and Its Discontents: Philosophical Roots of America’s Reactionary and Radical Politics WI Th Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Psychology

PSY 05 An Overview of Modern Psychotherapy Approaches WI M Live Online OpenAdd to cart
PSY 95 Technology and Psychology: Sanity in the Digital Age WI T Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Science

BIO 09 Brain Health: Understand and Fine-Tune Your Memory and Mind WI T Live Online ClosedNotify Me
BIO 11 Ketogenic Diets and Intermittent Fasting: Fads, Facts, and Fiction WI SSu Live Online ClosedNotify Me
BIO 98 Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia WI W Live Online ClosedNotify Me
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 ClosedNotify Me
SCI 45 New Year, New Metabolism WI Th Live Online ClosedNotify Me
SCI 58 Introduction to Anatomy at the Stanford School of Medicine: Exploring the Abdomen WI S On-campus ClosedNotify Me
SCI 70 The Impact of Mental Illness on the Human Brain WI M Live Online Cancelled
WELL 12 Exercise as Preventive Medicine WI M Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Social Justice

SJS 02 Voting Rights Advocacy and Mobilization WI M Live Online Cancelled

Wellness and Health

BIO 09 Brain Health: Understand and Fine-Tune Your Memory and Mind WI T Live Online ClosedNotify Me
BIO 11 Ketogenic Diets and Intermittent Fasting: Fads, Facts, and Fiction WI SSu Live Online ClosedNotify Me
BIO 98 Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia WI W Live Online ClosedNotify Me
COM 59 Mindful Communication: The Power of Relational Practice for Awareness and Compassion WI Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart
DRA 173 Everyday Spontaneity: Improvising Our Lives WI M Live Online ClosedNotify Me
PDV 103 Playful Mindfulness: A Journey to Everyday Confidence, Calm, and Connection WI W On-campus ClosedNotify Me
PDV 58 Compass Journey: Develop Strategies for Your Career and Life WI T Live Online ClosedNotify Me
PSY 05 An Overview of Modern Psychotherapy Approaches WI M Live Online OpenAdd to cart
PSY 95 Technology and Psychology: Sanity in the Digital Age WI T Live Online ClosedNotify Me
SCI 45 New Year, New Metabolism WI Th Live Online ClosedNotify Me
WELL 08 Planning for Your Late-Life Brain: Build Habits Now to Improve Cognitive Function Later WI SSu Live Online ClosedNotify Me
WELL 11 Your Next Life Chapter: A Design Thinking and Behavioral Science–Based Approach WI M Live Online ClosedNotify Me
WELL 12 Exercise as Preventive Medicine WI M Live Online ClosedNotify Me
WELL 21 Plant-Based Living: A Practical and Evidence-Based Approach WI T Live Online ClosedNotify Me
WELL 22 W The Mindful Path to Health and Happiness: Science and Practice WI Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
WELL 23 The Development of Purpose across the Lifespan WI W On-campus ClosedNotify Me