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Courses

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 41 The Minoans, the Mycenaeans, and the Etruscans WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Art & Architecture

ARTH 194 The Innovations of World-Class Museums: The Guggenheim, the Smithsonian, and Beyond WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
ARTH 42 Ten Cutting-Edge Artists from the Postwar Era to the Present WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Art Studio: Drawing & Painting

ART 01 Basic Painting in Acrylics WI T ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
ART 119 W Drawing Inspiration: Developing a Creative Practice WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
ART 131 Drawing the Realistic Figure WI W ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
ART 132 Drawing the Realistic Portrait WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
ART 210 Painting: Exploring the Modern and Abstract WI W ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
ART 246 Finding Your Vision in Mixed Media WI F OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Art Studio: Photography

PHOTO 05 Pens and the Lens: A Dual Path to Visual Creativity WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
PHOTO 10 W The Daily Photograph: Developing Your Creative Intuition WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
PHOTO 198 Portraiture: Telling Someone’s Story in a Single Image WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
PHOTO 37 An Introduction to Digital Photography WI M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
PHOTO 72 An Introduction to Landscape Photography for Digital SLR, Mirrorless, and iPhone Photographers WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
SCI 06 Photographing Nature: Using a Camera to Study the Natural World WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 294 A An Introduction to iPhoneography: Using Your Smartphone to Make Extraordinary Images WI S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 294 B An Introduction to iPhoneography: Using Your Smartphone to Make Extraordinary Images WI Su OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Art Studio: Video & Film

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

Classics

CLA 119 Six Cities: An Introduction to Ancient Greece WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
CLA 57 Great Books, Big Ideas from Antiquity: Rome WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Cultural Studies

WSP 355 Making a Difference in Your Community: New Models of Civic Engagement WI S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Current Events

POL 54 The End of the Western World (As We Know It): Whither the American-European Alliance? WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
POL 55 The Ethics of Technological Disruption: A Conversation with Silicon Valley Leaders and Beyond WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Dance

DAN 30 Tango for Beginners WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Design

DSN 105 Ten Things from Human History: An Archaeology of Design WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Film Studies

FLM 122 The Scary Utopia: California in the Movies WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
FLM 123 Cinema’s Most Influential Movies WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 354 Film Noir: The Essential Six WI F-Su OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

History

HIS 104 Russia’s Great and Infamous Tsars: The Imperial Romanovs (1613–1917) WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
HIS 119 Pivotal Moments That Shaped the Modern World WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
HIS 157 An Introduction to Military History: From the Ancient World to the Early Modern Period WI M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Languages

CHN 02 Beginning Chinese II WI M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
FRN 02 Beginning French II WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
ITA 02 Beginning Italian II WI W ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
JPN 02 Beginning Japanese II WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
SPA 02 Beginning Spanish II WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
SPA 20 Reading Spanish WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Law

LAW 03 The First Amendment WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Literature

LIT 224 Ancients and Moderns: Readings in the Human Condition WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
LIT 24 Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
LIT 44 Great Modern and Contemporary Poems: 1880-2018 WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Mathematics

MATH 12 Math in the Wild: Using Mathematical Thinking to Solve Messy Real-World Problems WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
STAT 05 Statistics for Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Science: An Introduction WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Music

MUS 113 Kind of Blue: Understanding a Jazz Masterpiece WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
MUS 131 Beethoven’s Nine Symphonies WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
MUS 60 Acoustic Guitar for Beginners: The Songs of Bob Dylan, The Beatles, and More WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 99 Russia’s Opera Glory: Three Masterpieces WI S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Philosophy

PHI 115 Critical Thinking and Argumentation: A Practical Course in Clear Thinking WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
PHI 91 The Meaning of Life: Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and More WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Science

BIO 03 W Diet and Gene Expression: You Are What You Eat WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
BIO 85 Designer Biology: The Science, Technology, and Promise of Genetic Engineering WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
BIO 94 W Gut Bacteria in Health and Disease: An Introduction to the Microbes Within WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
BIO 98 Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia: An In-Depth Overview WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
GEO 03 W The Geology and Wines of California and France WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
SCI 01 A An Introduction to Data Science WI Th ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
SCI 01 B An Introduction to Data Science WI F ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
SCI 06 Photographing Nature: Using a Camera to Study the Natural World WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
SCI 45 New Year, New Metabolism WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
SCI 48 Artificial Intelligence: From Neural Networks to Artificial Consciousness WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
SCI 51 Solving Climate Change: Promising Solutions of the 21st Century WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
SCI 52 Artificial Intelligence: An Introduction to Neural Networks and Deep Learning WI T 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 06 A History of College Football: 150 Years WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Stanford Saturday University

SSU 111 Stanford Saturday University: 2019 WI S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Theater & Performance Studies

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