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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 118 H Art and Archaeology of Persia SP M On-campus ClosedNotify Me
ARC 118 Z Art and Archaeology of Persia SP M Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Architecture

ARCH 01 Explore Stanford’s Architecture: A Walking Tour SP SSu On-campus Cancelled
ARCH 14 Iconic Modern Architects SP Th On-campus ClosedNotify Me

Art History

ARTH 52 The Artistic Eye: Vision and the History of Art SP T On-campus ClosedJoin Wait List
CLS 114 H The American Civil War: A Visual and Literary History SP Th On-campus OpenAdd to cart
CLS 114 Z The American Civil War: A Visual and Literary History SP Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Art Studio: Audio, Video & Film

VID 04 W Making Short Videos: The Art of Storytelling SP Flex Online Cancelled
VID 341 Shoot, Edit, and Produce Your Own Video with the iPhone SP SSu On-campus OpenAdd to cart
VID 43 Storycrafting for Podcasters SP W Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Art Studio: Drawing, Painting & Other Media

ART 10 W Introduction to Oil Painting SP Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
ART 13 Cultivating Creativity in the Everyday SP W Live Online OpenAdd to cart
ART 132 Drawing the Realistic Portrait SP Th On-campus ClosedNotify Me
ART 20 Drawing Flowers: An Introduction to Botanical Art SP SSu On-campus ClosedJoin Wait List
ART 214 Advanced Painting: Exploring the Modern and Abstract SP M Live Online ClosedNotify Me
ART 67 Art and Anatomy: The Basics of Figure Drawing SP S On-campus ClosedNotify Me
ART 98 W Explorations in Mixed Media: Unleashing Creativity through Daily Practice SP Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
PHOTO 05 Pens and the Lens: A Dual Path to Visual Creativity SP M On-campus ClosedNotify Me

Art Studio: Photography

PHOTO 05 Pens and the Lens: A Dual Path to Visual Creativity SP M On-campus ClosedNotify Me
PHOTO 32 Introduction to iPhoneography: Using Your Smartphone to Make Extraordinary Images SP T Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
PHOTO 73 Nature Photography at Jasper Ridge: A Field Workshop SP TSSu On-campus OpenAdd to cart
PHOTO 79 Digital Photography: Improve Your Images Using Natural Light SP S On-campus Cancelled
PHOTO 82 Photography Beyond the Basics: Find Your Personal Vision SP W On-campus ClosedNotify Me

Classics

CLA 131 Ten Great Battles of Antiquity SP T Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Climate Change & Sustainability

CCS 02 Rising Tides, Shifting Landscapes: The Science of Climate Change SP M Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Cultural Studies

ARTH 52 The Artistic Eye: Vision and the History of Art SP T On-campus ClosedJoin Wait List
CLS 114 H The American Civil War: A Visual and Literary History SP Th On-campus OpenAdd to cart
CLS 114 Z The American Civil War: A Visual and Literary History SP Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart
CLS 115 Rome: Exploring Neighborhoods of the Eternal City SP Th Live Online ClosedNotify Me
HIS 65 Modernism in the Metropolis: Artists and Intellectuals in the Modern European City, 1848–1945 (an MLA-style course) SP Th On-campus ClosedNotify Me
NCS 05 Sacred Mountains of the World: The Heights of Inspiration SP Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart
SJS 05 W Demystifying Critical Race Theory SP Flex Online Cancelled

Current Events

POL 66 America and the World: The Foreign Policy Challenge SP M Live Online ClosedNotify Me
POL 67 Modern Israel: Insights and Analysis from Stanford Scholars and Guests SP W Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Education

EDU 07 Parenting for Calm in a Chaotic World SP Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Film Studies

FLM 162 The Ten Greatest Films of All Time: Part II SP T Live Online ClosedNotify Me
FLM 53 Remarkable Films That (Almost) No One Has Ever Seen SP Th On-campus ClosedNotify Me
PHI 105 Philosophy and Film: Great Ideas in Blade Runner, A Clockwork Orange, Vertigo, and More SP W Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Food & Drink

FD 04 W Savor the Flavor: A Guide to Pairing Food and Wine SP Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
SCI 03 W The Geology and Wines of California and France SP Flex Online OpenAdd to cart

Geography

GEOG 14 The History and Geography of Natural Mind-Altering Substances SP T Live Online ClosedNotify Me

History

CLS 115 Rome: Exploring Neighborhoods of the Eternal City SP Th Live Online ClosedNotify Me
GEOG 14 The History and Geography of Natural Mind-Altering Substances SP T Live Online ClosedNotify Me
HIS 65 Modernism in the Metropolis: Artists and Intellectuals in the Modern European City, 1848–1945 (an MLA-style course) SP Th On-campus ClosedNotify Me
POL 67 Modern Israel: Insights and Analysis from Stanford Scholars and Guests SP W Live Online OpenAdd to cart

International Studies

POL 66 America and the World: The Foreign Policy Challenge SP M Live Online ClosedNotify Me
POL 67 Modern Israel: Insights and Analysis from Stanford Scholars and Guests SP W Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Languages

FRN 01 Beginning French: Part I SP W On-campus ClosedNotify Me
ITA 01 Beginning Italian: Part I SP W Live Online ClosedNotify Me
SPA 01 Beginning Spanish: Part I SP T Live Online ClosedNotify Me
SPA 03 Beginning Spanish: Part III SP Th Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Linguistics

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

Literature

LIT 45 Charles Dickens's Masterpiece: Bleak House SP W Live Online OpenAdd to cart
LIT 72 Thirty Timeless Poems: What They Mean and Why They Matter SP T Live Online ClosedNotify Me
LIT 73 Dostoevsky's Anti-Radical Novels: Crime and Punishment and Demons SP Th Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Music Studies

MUS 108 Inside Jazz SP W Live Online ClosedNotify Me
MUS 131 Beethoven’s Nine Symphonies SP M On-campus OpenAdd to cart

Music Studio

MUS 60 Play the Acoustic Guitar: The Songs of The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and More SP M On-campus ClosedNotify Me

Nature & Conservation Studies

CCS 02 Rising Tides, Shifting Landscapes: The Science of Climate Change SP M Live Online ClosedNotify Me
NCS 05 Sacred Mountains of the World: The Heights of Inspiration SP Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Philosophy

PHI 105 Philosophy and Film: Great Ideas in Blade Runner, A Clockwork Orange, Vertigo, and More SP W Live Online ClosedNotify Me
PHI 125 Philosophy of Biology: Exploring the Intersection of Science and Society SP T Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Psychology

PSY 05 Unlocking the Mind: An Overview of Modern Psychotherapy Approaches SP M Live Online OpenAdd to cart
PSY 96 Manage Emotions Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Skills SP T Live Online OpenAdd to cart
SCI 82 The Science of Sleep and Dreams SP T Live Online OpenAdd to cart
WELL 06 Building Resilience: A Science-Based Approach SP M Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Science

ARTH 52 The Artistic Eye: Vision and the History of Art SP T On-campus ClosedJoin Wait List
CCS 02 Rising Tides, Shifting Landscapes: The Science of Climate Change SP M Live Online ClosedNotify Me
PHI 125 Philosophy of Biology: Exploring the Intersection of Science and Society SP T Live Online ClosedNotify Me
SCI 03 W The Geology and Wines of California and France SP Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
SCI 103 W Diet and Gene Expression: You Are What You Eat SP Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
SCI 12 H Nutrition: A Personalized Approach SP Th On-campus OpenAdd to cart
SCI 12 Z Nutrition: A Personalized Approach SP Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart
SCI 81 Introduction to Anatomy at the Stanford School of Medicine: Exploring Traumatic Injuries to the Brain SP S On-campus ClosedJoin Wait List
SCI 82 The Science of Sleep and Dreams SP T Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Social Justice

SJS 05 W Demystifying Critical Race Theory SP Flex Online Cancelled

Sports

SPT 08 H Game Changers: Sports Management and Leadership in the Changing World of College Athletics SP T On-campus OpenAdd to cart
SPT 08 Z Game Changers: Sports Management and Leadership in the Changing World of College Athletics SP T Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Stanford Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series

SSU 115 Stanford Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series SP M Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Wellness & Health

EDU 07 Parenting for Calm in a Chaotic World SP Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart
PSY 96 Manage Emotions Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Skills SP T Live Online OpenAdd to cart
SCI 103 W Diet and Gene Expression: You Are What You Eat SP Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
SCI 12 H Nutrition: A Personalized Approach SP Th On-campus OpenAdd to cart
SCI 12 Z Nutrition: A Personalized Approach SP Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart
SCI 82 The Science of Sleep and Dreams SP T Live Online OpenAdd to cart
WELL 06 Building Resilience: A Science-Based Approach SP M Live Online ClosedNotify Me
WELL 102 Improv-ability: The Art of Agility in Everyday Life SP W On-campus ClosedNotify Me
WELL 16 Enhanced Dialogue for Couples: Current Research and Practical Tools SP T Live Online OpenAdd to cart
WELL 18 Introduction to Personal Energy Management: Reclaiming Mental Capacity and Redefining Potential SP S On-campus ClosedNotify Me
WELL 20 Designing the Life We Want: Self-Renewal in Spring SP FSSu On-campus ClosedNotify Me
WELL 26 Reinvent, Rediscover, Relaunch: Navigating Midlife for Women SP W Live Online ClosedNotify Me