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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 45 The World’s Greatest Archaeological Sites: From Pompeii to Machu Picchu WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Art & Architecture

ARTH 193 Artists Who Broke the Rules and Redefined Modern Art WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
ARTH 194 The Innovations of World-Class Museums: The Guggenheim, the Smithsonian, and Beyond WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
ARTH 195 Inside the San Francisco Art Market WI TS ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Art Studio: Drawing & Painting

ART 119 WA Drawing Inspiration: Developing a Creative Practice WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
ART 119 WB Drawing Inspiration: Developing a Creative Practice WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
ART 132 Drawing the Realistic Portrait WI Th ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
ART 199 An Introduction to Acrylic Painting WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
ART 210 Painting: Exploring the Modern and Abstract WI W ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
ART 234 Expressive Drawing WI W ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
PHOTO 05 Pens and the Lens: A Dual Path to Visual Creativity WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Art Studio: Photography

PHOTO 02 Adobe Lightroom for Beginners WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
PHOTO 05 Pens and the Lens: A Dual Path to Visual Creativity WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
PHOTO 198 Portraiture: Telling Someone's Story in a Single Image WI W ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
PHOTO 209 The Art of Sports Photography WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
PHOTO 33 Intermediate Photography WI M ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
PHOTO 37 An Introduction to Digital Photography WI MS OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 177 Digital Photography Basics: Getting to Know Your Digital Camera WI SSu OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 294 An Introduction to iPhoneography: Using Your Smartphone to Make Extraordinary Images WI Su ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 294 B An Introduction to iPhoneography: Using Your Smartphone to Make Extraordinary Images WI S ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 334 The Art of Visual Storytelling WI FS ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass

Art Studio: Video & Film

VID 42 Editing Video from Start to Finish WI Th ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 341 Shoot, Edit, and Produce Your Own Video with the iPhone WI SSu ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass

Classics

CLA 63 Eloquence: The Beauty and Persuasion of Ancient Rhetoric from Cicero to Today WI M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Cultural Studies

CLS 87 The History of Stand-Up Comedy WI M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
CLS 89 Nordic Murder Mysteries in Literature and Television WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
SPT 04 Women in Sports: Breaking Barriers (CANCELLED) WI W Cancelled OnCampusClass

Current Events

TECH 02 W Cyber Technologies and Their World-Changing Disruptions: Election Hacking, Fake News, and Beyond WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
WSP 336 America's Opioid Epidemic: Today's Realities, Tomorrow's Options WI S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Dance

DAN 09 It's Swing Time WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Film Studies

FLM 74 The Great Directors and Their Signature Films WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 340 The Hollywood Blacklist: Great Films from a Dark Moment in Cinema History WI F-Su OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 343 Camera as Witness: Documentaries About Happiness WI ThFS OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

History

HIS 155 Leaders Who Made the 20th Century WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
HIS 156 The History of Modern Feminism in the United States: 1960s Through Today WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Languages

ASL 01 Introductory American Sign Language WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
CHN 02 Beginning Chinese II WI M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
FRN 01 Beginning French I WI T ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
FRN 02 Beginning French II WI Th ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
ITA 02 Beginning Italian II WI W ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
JPN 02 Beginning Japanese II WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
SPA 01 Beginning Spanish I WI T ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
SPA 02 Beginning Spanish II WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Law

LAW 02 The United States Constitution: Interpreting America's Founding Document WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Linguistics

LIN 06 W The Story of English: A 1,500-Year Journey (CANCELLED) WI Cancelled OnlineClass

Literature

LIT 192 James Joyce's Ulysses WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
LIT 229 Waking Up to Life: Emerson with Thoreau, Whitman, and William James WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Music

MUS 121 W A Practical Introduction to Music Theory and Harmony WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
MUS 166 An Introduction to the Acoustic Guitar: Part II WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
MUS 186 Three Great Viennese Composers: Mozart, Beethoven, and Haydn WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
MUS 199 Verdi: Opera's Greatest Melodist WI M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Philosophy

PHI 111 An Introduction to Political Philosophy WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
PHI 112 The Philosophy of Technology and Our Technological Future WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Religious Studies

REL 86 A Comparative Study of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: The Legacy of Abraham WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Science

BIO 03 W Diet and Gene Expression: You Are What You Eat WI ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
BIO 05 The Roadmap to 100: The Science of Living a Long Life WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
BIO 101 Human Biology: A Gentle Introduction WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
BIO 98 Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: An In-Depth Introduction WI M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
GEO 03 W The Geology and Wines of California and France WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
SCI 01 An Introduction to Data Science WI Th ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
SCI 45 New Year, New Metabolism WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
SCI 48 An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence: How Neuroscience Is Creating Smarter Technologies WI M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
SCI 52 Artificial Intelligence: An Introduction to Neural Networks and Deep Learning WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 259 Aging and the Brain WI SSu OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 286 An Introduction to Medical Imaging: What You Need to Know WI S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 330 An Introduction to Anatomy at the Stanford School of Medicine: Exploring the Abdomen WI S ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass

Sports

SPT 03 Stanford Sports Icons: An Inside Look at the Great Athletes and Coaches in Stanford Sports History WI M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
SPT 04 Women in Sports: Breaking Barriers (CANCELLED) WI W Cancelled OnCampusClass

Stanford Saturday University

SSU 110 Stanford Saturday University: 2018 WI S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Theater & Performance Studies

DRA 173 Everyday Spontaneity: Improvising Our Lives WI M ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass