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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 Status Online

Archaeology

ARC 02 Archaeology and the Bible FA W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Art History

ARTH 162 Iconic Artworks of the Renaissance FA W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
ARTH 175 Rembrandt: A 350th-Anniversary Retrospective FA M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 372 The Making of a Modernist: The Photography of Ansel Adams FA S ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Art Studio: Drawing & Painting

ART 12 Sketchbook Strategies: Incorporating Freehand Drawing into Your Daily Life FA T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
ART 131 Drawing the Realistic Figure FA W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
ART 132 Drawing the Realistic Portrait FA Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
ART 187 Painting from Observation FA W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
ART 243 The Art of Peonies in Chinese Brush Painting FA S ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
ART 25 Abstract Drawing FA Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
ART 98 W Explorations in Mixed Media: Unleashing Creativity Through Daily Practice FA ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass

Art Studio: Photography

PHOTO 37 An Introduction to Digital Photography FA M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
PHOTO 73 Nature Photography at Jasper Ridge: A Field Workshop FA M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
SCI 06 Photographing Nature: Using a Camera to Study the Natural World FA W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 294 A An Introduction to iPhoneography: Using Your Smartphone to Make Extraordinary Images FA S ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 294 B An Introduction to iPhoneography: Using Your Smartphone to Make Extraordinary Images FA Su ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 88 Digital Food Photography: An Introduction to Shooting and Styling FA Su ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass

Art Studio: Video & Film

VID 42 Editing Video from Start to Finish FA Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Classics

CLA 44 Sophoclean Tragedy: Gods and Heroes FA M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
CLA 66 The Mirror and the Razor: Herodotus, Thucydides, and the Beginnings of Historical Thinking FA T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Cultural Studies

CLS 92 Hamilton: An American Musical FA T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Dance

DAN 28 Learn to Dance: Beginning Cha Cha and Salsa FA Th Cancelled OnCampusClass

Design

DSN 121 The Architecture of Information: Radical Buildings and Visionary Projects in Silicon Valley FA M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Film Studies

FLM 131 The History of Cinema Told Through Great Films: 1960-1968 FA T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
FLM 140 Camera as Witness: Faces of Immigration FA W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
FLM 53 Ten Great Films No One Has Ever Seen FA Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Geography

GEOG 10 Mapping Global Geopolitics: The Unexpected Ways That Maps Shape Politics Around the Globe FA T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

History

HIS 07 British Revolutions: From the English Reformation to Brexit FA Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
HIS 141 The History of Modern China FA Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
HIS 169 Greece and Rome: A New Account of Antiquity FA W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Languages

ARB 01 Introductory Arabic FA W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
ASL 01 Introductory American Sign Language FA Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
CHN 01 Beginning Chinese I FA T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
CHN 01 B Beginning Chinese I FA T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
FRN 01 Beginning French I FA Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
FRN 01 B Beginning French I FA T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
ITA 01 Beginning Italian I FA W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
ITA 01 B Beginning Italian I FA W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
SPA 01 Beginning Spanish I FA T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
SPA 01 B Beginning Spanish I FA T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Literature

LIT 14 Don Quixote FA M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
LIT 222 The Novel: An MLA-Style Course FA T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
LIT 47 Milton’s Paradise Lost: The Highest Mountain FA T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Mathematics

STAT 05 W Statistics for Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Science: An Introduction FA ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass

Music

MUS 105 An Introduction to the Ukulele: Rock, Pop, and Folk FA M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
MUS 121 W A Practical Introduction to Music Theory and Harmony FA OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
MUS 187 The Stanford Community Chorus FA M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
MUS 60 Acoustic Guitar for Beginners: The Songs of Bob Dylan, The Beatles, and Others FA Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 358 The Essence of French Opera FA S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Philosophy

PHI 111 An Introduction to Political Philosophy FA W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
PHI 95 Nietzsche and His Progeny: Heidegger, Foucault, and Kittler FA M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Psychology

PSY 96 Managing Emotions with Skill: An Introduction to the Principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy FA W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Science

BIO 03 W Diet and Gene Expression: You Are What You Eat FA ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
CHEM 102 Modern Chemistry: How Chemical Concepts Drive Innovation FA Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
SCI 01 W An Introduction to Data Science in R FA Cancelled OnlineClass
SCI 06 Photographing Nature: Using a Camera to Study the Natural World FA W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
SCI 42 An Introduction to Cognitive Science FA S ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
SCI 46 Sports Nutrition FA W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
SCI 51 Solving Climate Change: Promising Solutions of the 21st Century FA W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
SCI 52 Artificial Intelligence: Deep Learning, Human-Centered AI, and Beyond FA T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 161 Ketogenic Diets and Intermittent Fasting: Fads, Facts, and Fiction FA S ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 320 An Introduction to Anatomy at the Stanford School of Medicine: Exploring the Upper Limb FA S ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 373 Artificial Intelligence: From Neural Networks to Artificial Consciousness FA S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Sports

SPT 07 The Global Growth of Sports Through Technology FA T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass