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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 46 Rome vs. Carthage: The Punic Wars SP W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Art History

ARTH 10 Discovering the Hidden Holdings of the Cantor Arts Center SP S ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
ARTH 17 Byzantine Art SP T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Art Studio: Drawing & Painting

ART 131 Drawing the Realistic Figure SP Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
ART 214 Advanced Painting: Exploring the Modern and Abstract SP W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
ART 221 The Art of Chinese Brush Painting SP S ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
ART 97 Portrait Drawing: Three Portraits, Three Techniques SP T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
ART 98 WA Unleashing Creativity Through Explorations in Mixed Media SP ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
ART 98 WB Unleashing Creativity Through Explorations in Mixed Media (CANCELLED) SP Cancelled OnlineClass

Art Studio: Photography

PHOTO 239 Building a Photographic Portfolio SP M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
PHOTO 37 An Introduction to Digital Photography SP MS ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
PHOTO 56 Landscape Photography in Yosemite: A Field Workshop SP WFSSu ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
PHOTO 61 The Well-Rounded Photographer: An Introduction to Portraits, Nature Photography, and Other Genres SP W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
PHOTO 86 The Intuitive Photographer: Developing Your Visual Fluency SP T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 309 Visual Storytelling: Creating a Photographic Narrative SP F-Su OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Art Studio: Video & Film

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

Classics

CLA 109 The Histories of Herodotus SP Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
CLA 64 Teaching the Past: The Roman Historian Livy SP M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Cultural Studies

CLS 200 The Dawn of the Renaissance Across Europe: An MLA-Style Course SP W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
CLS 90 Classic American Detective Novels and Films SP T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Current Events

WSP 151 The History and Geography of Current Global Events: Spring 2018 Edition SP S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Design

DSN 103 Design Implementation: Getting to Market SP M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
DSN 106 W Design Research: Creating New Products and Market Success SP OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass

Film Studies

FLM 118 The Evolution of Cinema as an Art Form: French New Wave, German Expressionism, and More SP T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
FLM 119 Comedies That Are Actually Funny: A History in Ten Films SP Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Geography

WSP 151 The History and Geography of Current Global Events: Spring 2018 Edition SP S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

History

HIS 199 St. Petersburg: A Cultural Biography SP T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
HIS 65 Capitals of Cultural Ferment: Artists and Intellectuals in the Modern European City, 1750-1950 SP Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 139 Understanding the Middle East: A Primer SP SSu OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Languages

CHN 03 Beginning Chinese III SP M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
FRN 03 Beginning French III SP Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
ITA 03 Beginning Italian III SP W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
SPA 03 Beginning Spanish III SP T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Literature

LIT 14 Don Quixote SP M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
LIT 32 Shakespeare: Comedies and Tragedies SP W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
LIT 42 The Poetry of Emily Dickinson SP T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Media Studies

MEDIA 02 W The Communication Revolution: Demystifying Digital Disruption in Media, Technology, and Society SP ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass

Music

MUS 187 The Stanford Community Chorus SP M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
MUS 98 The Golden Age of Jazz SP M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 74 A Revolution: The Beatles’ Innovative Studio Years (1965–1967) SP S ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 74 B Revolution: The Beatles’ Innovative Studio Years (1965–1967) SP Su ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Philosophy

PHI 114 Ethics for Artificially Intelligent Robots: A Practical Philosophy for Our Technological Future SP W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 351 What Sports Scandals Can Teach Us About Ethics in Everyday Life (CANCELLED) SP S Cancelled OnCampusClass

Psychology

PSY 17 The Psychology of Guilt SP Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
PSY 199 Your Secret Mind: Getting to Know and Living with Your Unconscious SP W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
PSY 95 The Internet and Our Psychological Health SP T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Science

BIO 03 W Diet and Gene Expression: You Are What You Eat SP ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
BIO 04 W Inflammation and Disease SP ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
MED 116 The Great Discoveries That Changed Modern Medicine SP M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
SCI 01 An Introduction to Data Science SP Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
SCI 12 Nutrition: A Personalized Approach SP Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
SCI 48 An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence: How Neuroscience Is Creating Smarter Technologies SP M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
SCI 52 Artificial Intelligence: An Introduction to Neural Networks and Deep Learning SP T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 281 Wine and Geology in Napa Valley: A Weekend Exploration SP SSu ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 344 An Introduction to Anatomy at the Stanford School of Medicine: Exploring the Lower Limb SP S ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 345 An Introduction to Anatomy at the Stanford School of Medicine: Exploring the Oral Cavity SP S ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass

Sports

BAS 101 Baseball: Inside America's Game SP M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 351 What Sports Scandals Can Teach Us About Ethics in Everyday Life (CANCELLED) SP S Cancelled OnCampusClass