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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 Summer Quarter. Learn more >

Code Course Title Qtr Days Format Status

Archaeology

ARC 14 Ancient Egyptian Art and Archaeology SU T Virtual ClosedNotify Me

Architecture

ARCH 01 Stanford's Architectural Journey SU M Virtual ClosedJoin Wait List

Art History

ARC 14 Ancient Egyptian Art and Archaeology SU T Virtual ClosedNotify Me
ARTH 46 Masterworks: Uncovering Hidden Meaning Within Great Paintings SU W Virtual OpenAdd to cart

Art Studio: Bookmaking

WSP 200 Simple Structures for Bookmaking: An Artistic Approach SU SSu Virtual Cancelled

Art Studio: Drawing & Painting

ART 119 W Drawing Inspiration: Developing a Creative Practice SU Online ClosedJoin Wait List
ART 132 Drawing the Realistic Portrait SU Th Virtual ClosedNotify Me
ART 16 An Introduction to Painting Portraits SU M Virtual Cancelled
ART 187 Painting from Observation SU T Virtual ClosedJoin Wait List
ART 200 W Advancing Your Art: Take Your Painting to the Next Level SU Online ClosedJoin Wait List

Art Studio: Media & Film

ART 04 Creating and Producing Your Own Podcast SU W Virtual ClosedJoin Wait List
VID 04 W Making Short Videos: The Art of Storytelling SU Online ClosedJoin Wait List
VID 42 Editing Video from Start to Finish SU Th Virtual ClosedJoin Wait List
WSP 341 Shoot, Edit, and Produce Your Own Video with the iPhone SU SSu Virtual Cancelled

Art Studio: Photography

PHOTO 10 W The Daily Photograph: Developing Your Creative Intuition SU Online ClosedNotify Me
PHOTO 37 An Introduction to Digital Photography SU M Virtual ClosedJoin Wait List
WSP 294 An Introduction to iPhoneography: Using Your Smartphone to Make Extraordinary Images SU S Virtual ClosedJoin Wait List

Classics

CLA 61 Greek Political Thought from Homer to Aristotle SU Th Virtual ClosedNotify Me

Film Studies

FLM 119 Comedies That Are Actually Funny: A History in Eight Films SU Th Virtual ClosedNotify Me
FLM 125 Cold War Shivers: Sci-Fi Scare Films of the Fifties! SU M Virtual OpenAdd to cart

History

HIS 177 W The History of Wine SU Online ClosedNotify Me
WSP 139 Demystifying the Middle East: A Primer SU SSu Virtual OpenAdd to cart
WSP 56 Hidden Secrets: Exploring Maps from the Early Modern Era SU SSu Virtual ClosedNotify Me

Languages

CHN 01 Beginning Chinese I SU MW Virtual ClosedNotify Me
FRN 01 Beginning French I SU TTh Virtual ClosedNotify Me
ITA 01 Beginning Italian I SU MW Virtual ClosedNotify Me
SPA 01 Beginning Spanish I SU TTh Virtual ClosedNotify Me

Law

LAW 200 W Constitutional Law SU Online ClosedNotify Me

Literature

LIT 13 W Vladimir Nabokov: An Introduction to His Life and Literature SU Online OpenAdd to cart
LIT 55 Gabriel García Márquez: Magical (and Political) Realism SU M Virtual OpenAdd to cart

Mathematics

STAT 05 W Statistics for Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Science: An Introduction SU Online ClosedNotify Me
WSP 360 Linear Algebra (ICME Workshop) SU M Virtual OpenAdd to cart
WSP 361 Introduction to Statistics (ICME Workshop) SU M Virtual OpenAdd to cart
WSP 363 Introduction to Mathematical Optimization (ICME Workshop) SU T Virtual OpenAdd to cart

Music

MUS 08 Six Great Composers: Beethoven, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Bartók, Debussy, and Schoenberg SU W Virtual OpenAdd to cart

Philosophy

PHI 104 The Philosophical Foundations of Artificial Intelligence SU W Virtual ClosedNotify Me
PHI 90 Overcoming the Tradition: Marx, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Arendt SU Th Virtual ClosedNotify Me

Psychology

PSY 96 Managing Emotions with Skill: An Introduction to the Principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy SU W Virtual ClosedJoin Wait List
PSY 97 Psychopathology: An Introduction to Mental Illness SU W Virtual ClosedNotify Me

Science

SCI 51 Solving Climate Change: Promising Solutions of the 21st Century SU T Virtual ClosedNotify Me
WSP 363 Introduction to Mathematical Optimization (ICME Workshop) SU T Virtual OpenAdd to cart
WSP 365 Introduction to Machine Learning (ICME Workshop) SU W Virtual OpenAdd to cart
WSP 366 Introduction to Deep Learning (ICME Workshop) SU Th Virtual OpenAdd to cart
WSP 367 Deep Learning for Natural Language Processing (ICME Workshop) SU F Virtual OpenAdd to cart
WSP 379 The Energetic Universe: An Introduction to Astrophysics and Cosmology SU SSu Virtual ClosedJoin Wait List
WSP 389 An Introduction to Anatomy at the Stanford School of Medicine: Exploring Traumatic Injuries to the Brain SU S Virtual ClosedJoin Wait List

Theater & Performance Studies

TAPS 105 An Introduction to Stand-Up Comedy Writing SU M Virtual ClosedJoin Wait List

Wellness & Health

BIO 03 W Diet and Gene Expression: You Are What You Eat SU Online OpenAdd to cart
BIO 04 W Inflammation and Disease SU Online OpenAdd to cart
PDV 105 W What Matters Most in Life: The Lessons We Can Learn from Dying SU Online OpenAdd to cart
PDV 107 Mindfulness for Life and Leadership SU T Virtual Cancelled
SCI 39 Exercise Theory and Design for Health and Fitness SU W Virtual ClosedNotify Me
WSP 350 Mindful Empathy for Life and Work SU SSu Virtual OpenAdd to cart
WSP 57 Planning for Your Late-Life Brain: Habits You Can Build Now to Improve Cognitive Function Later SU SSu Virtual OpenAdd to cart
WSP 60 Playful Mindfulness SU W Virtual ClosedNotify Me
WSP 80 A Writing Our Way Forward: An Online Mindfulness and Writing Retreat SU S Virtual OpenAdd to cart
WSP 80 B Writing Our Way Forward: An Online Mindfulness and Writing Retreat SU S Virtual OpenAdd to cart