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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. 

Due to COVID-19 health concerns, all Continuing Studies courses will be held online for Spring Quarter. Learn more >

Code Course Title Qtr Days Format Status

Archaeology

ARC 13 Medieval Art and Archaeology SP W Campus Cancelled
ARC 47 W The Archaeology of Human Diets: Ancient Origins, Modern Science SP Online OpenAdd to cart

Art History

ARTH 177 Raphael: A 500th-Anniversary Celebration of a Renaissance Master SP W Virtual ClosedNotify Me
ARTH 196 Iconic Works of Modern Art SP Th Campus Cancelled

Art Studio: Drawing & Painting

ART 12 Sketchbook Strategies: Incorporating Freehand Drawing into Your Daily Life SP T Virtual ClosedJoin Wait List
ART 131 Drawing the Realistic Figure SP S Campus Cancelled
ART 132 Drawing the Realistic Portrait SP Th Campus Cancelled
ART 16 An Introduction to Painting Portraits SP Th Campus Cancelled
ART 214 Advanced Painting: Exploring the Modern and Abstract SP T Virtual ClosedNotify Me
ART 22 Beginning Drawing SP W Virtual ClosedNotify Me
ART 221 The Art of Chinese Brush Painting SP S Campus Cancelled
ART 98 W Explorations in Mixed Media: Unleashing Creativity Through Daily Practice SP Online OpenAdd to cart

Art Studio: Photography

PHOTO 226 W Travel Photography: Around the Corner and Around the World SP Online OpenAdd to cart
PHOTO 37 An Introduction to Digital Photography SP MS Campus Cancelled
PHOTO 56 Landscape Photography in Yosemite: A Field Workshop SP W Campus Cancelled
PHOTO 71 Street Photography: Capturing Fleeting Moments in Everyday Life SP T Campus Cancelled
WSP 294 An Introduction to iPhoneography: Using Your Smartphone to Make Extraordinary Images SP Su Virtual ClosedJoin Wait List

Art Studio: Video & Film

VID 42 Editing Video from Start to Finish SP Th Campus Cancelled
WSP 341 Shoot, Edit, and Produce Your Own Video with the iPhone SP SSu Campus Cancelled

Classics

CLA 131 Ten Great Battles of Antiquity SP T Virtual ClosedNotify Me
CLA 72 Historical Thinking in an Autocratic Age: The Politics, Poetry, and Satire of Tacitus SP M Virtual ClosedNotify Me

Film Studies

FLM 100 Ten Great Films, Ten Great American Screenwriters SP Th Virtual OpenAdd to cart
FLM 129 Politics and the American Cinema: Five Chilling Takes SP F-Su Campus Cancelled
FLM 132 The History of Cinema Told Through Great Films: 1969-1979 SP T Campus Cancelled

History

HIS 186 Revolutionary Russia SP W Campus Cancelled
HIS 201 Modernity and Its Discontents: European Thought and Culture from Fin de Siècle to World War II (an MLA-Style course) SP M Campus Cancelled

Languages

CHN 03 Beginning Chinese III SP T Campus Cancelled
FRN 03 Beginning French III SP Th Campus Cancelled
ITA 03 Beginning Italian III SP W Virtual ClosedNotify Me
SPA 03 Beginning Spanish III SP T Virtual ClosedNotify Me

Law

LAW 105 Civil Liberties and Rights Guaranteed by the US Constitution SP T Campus Cancelled

Linguistics

BUS 05 Advertising and the Language of Persuasion SP T Virtual OpenAdd to cart

Literature

LIT 52 The Brontë Sisters: Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights SP M Virtual OpenAdd to cart
LIT 53 Four Tragedies by Shakespeare SP T Virtual ClosedNotify Me
LIT 54 Masters of American Literature SP Th Virtual OpenAdd to cart

Mathematics

STAT 05 W Statistics for Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Science SP Online ClosedNotify Me
STAT 06 An Introduction to Statistics SP M Campus Cancelled

Music

MUS 105 An Introduction to the Ukulele: Rock, Pop, and Folk SP M Campus Cancelled
MUS 108 Inside Jazz SP Th Campus Cancelled
MUS 18 The Artistry of Beethoven: A 250th-Anniversary Celebration SP T Virtual ClosedNotify Me
WSP 108 Opera in the Twilight of Imperial Vienna SP S Campus Cancelled
WSP 144 The Beatles: Four Extraordinary Albums That Transformed Pop Music SP SSu Virtual OpenAdd to cart
WSP 45 Unleashing Your Inner Songwriter SP SSu Campus Cancelled

Philosophy

PHI 91 The Meaning of Life: Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and More SP W Virtual ClosedNotify Me
PHI 97 In Search of Marcel Proust and His Literary Philosophy SP Th Campus Cancelled

Psychology

PSY 199 Your Secret Mind: Getting to Know and Living with Your Unconscious SP TTh Campus Cancelled
PSY 95 The Internet and Psychological Health: Sanity in a Digital Life SP T Virtual OpenAdd to cart
PSY 96 Managing Emotions with Skill: An Introduction to the Principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy SP W Virtual ClosedNotify Me

Science

BIO 98 Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia SP T Virtual OpenAdd to cart
MED 116 Great Discoveries That Changed Modern Medicine SP M Campus Cancelled
WSP 159 Solving Climate Change: Promising Solutions for the 21st Century SP SSu Virtual OpenAdd to cart
WSP 344 An Introduction to Anatomy at the Stanford School of Medicine: Exploring the Lower Limb SP S Virtual OpenAdd to cart

Stanford Saturday University

SSU 112 Stanford Saturday University: 2020 SP S Campus Cancelled

Wellness & Health

BIO 03 W Diet and Gene Expression: You Are What You Eat SP Online OpenAdd to cart
PDV 106 Exploring Creative Mindfulness SP T Virtual OpenAdd to cart
PDV 83 W Choosing Happiness SP Online ClosedJoin Wait List
PSY 199 Your Secret Mind: Getting to Know and Living with Your Unconscious SP TTh Campus Cancelled
SCI 12 Nutrition: A Personalized Approach SP Th Virtual OpenAdd to cart
WSP 134 Knowing Ourselves: Exploring the Enneagram SP SSu Virtual OpenAdd to cart
WSP 148 Vitality Essentials: How to Live Your Best Possible Life SP S Virtual OpenAdd to cart
WSP 161 Ketogenic Diets and Intermittent Fasting: Fads, Facts, and Fiction SP S Campus Cancelled
WSP 80 Writing Our Way Forward: An Online Mindfulness and Writing Retreat SP S Virtual OpenAdd to cart
WSP 80 B Writing Our Way Forward: An Online Mindfulness and Writing Retreat SP S Virtual OpenAdd to cart