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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. 

All Continuing Studies courses will be held online for Fall Quarter.

Code Course Title Qtr Days Format Status

Art History

ARTH 160 Iconic Artworks of Antiquity FA M Live Online OpenAdd to cart
ARTH 45 Revolutions in Art: The Shock of the New FA Th Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Art Studio: Audio, Video, and Film

VID 08 Capturing Reality: An Introduction to Documentary Filmmaking FA T Live Online ClosedNotify Me
VID 341 Shoot, Edit, and Produce Your Own Video with the iPhone FA W Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
VID 42 Creating and Editing Great Videos: From Script to Final Cut FA Th Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Art Studio: Drawing, Painting, and Other Media

ART 10 W An Introduction to Oil Painting FA Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
ART 132 Drawing the Realistic Portrait FA Th Live Online ClosedNotify Me
ART 16 An Introduction to Painting Portraits FA M Live Online Cancelled
ART 187 Painting from Observation FA T Live Online ClosedNotify Me
ART 243 The Art of Peonies in Chinese Brush Painting FA S Live Online Cancelled
ART 25 W Abstract Drawing FA Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
ART 50 An Introduction to Calligraphy and Letterform: Methods, Models, History, and Practice FA W Live Online ClosedNotify Me
ART 98 W Explorations in Mixed Media: Unleashing Creativity Through Daily Practice FA Flex Online OpenAdd to cart
WSP 393 Art and Anatomy: The Human Hand FA S Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List

Art Studio: Photography

PHOTO 10 W The Daily Photograph: Developing Your Creative Intuition FA Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
PHOTO 32 B An Introduction to iPhoneography: Using Your Smartphone to Make Extraordinary Images FA S Live Online ClosedNotify Me
PHOTO 32 An Introduction to iPhoneography: Using Your Smartphone to Make Extraordinary Images FA Su Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
PHOTO 37 An Introduction to Digital Photography FA Th Live Online ClosedNotify Me
PHOTO 75 An Introduction to Close-Up Photography FA W Live Online ClosedNotify Me
PHOTO 76 Alternative Photography FA S Live Online ClosedNotify Me
WSP 316 Portrait Photography: Create Powerful Images Using Your iPhone FA S Live Online ClosedNotify Me
WSP 390 iPhoneography: The Next Level FA Su Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Classics

CLA 118 The Iliad FA M Live Online OpenAdd to cart
CLA 134 The Art of War, Part I: Ancient Times FA W Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Cultural Studies

CLS 95 Why the Greeks Are Great: Cultural Legacies of the Ancient Greeks FA W Live Online ClosedNotify Me
CLS 96 W Exploring Wine’s Connection to Place and Culture: Stories in a Bottle FA Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
HIS 189 Muslim Spain: Philosophy and Culture FA M Live Online ClosedNotify Me
HIS 201 Modernity and Its Discontents: European Thought and Culture from Fin de Siècle to World War II (An MLA-Style Course) FA T Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Current Events

POL 59 Which Side of History? How Technology Is Reshaping Democracy and Our Lives FA M Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Design

DSN 100 Artful Design: How We Shape Technology and How Technology Shapes Us FA Th Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Film Studies

FLM 20 The History of Cinema Told Through Great Films: 1895–1932 FA T Live Online ClosedNotify Me
FLM 40 Alfred Hitchcock and the Psychology of Suspense: 1943–1963 FA W Live Online ClosedNotify Me
FLM 55 21st-Century Women: The New Powerhouses of American Film FA Th Live Online ClosedNotify Me

History

HIS 21 The World Since 9/11: Twenty Years Later FA Th Live Online ClosedNotify Me
HIS 30 A Journey Through Russian Cultural History FA W Live Online ClosedNotify Me
HIS 31 War and Peace in Israel and Palestine FA SSu Live Online OpenAdd to cart
HIS 86 Hidden Secrets: Exploring Maps from the Early Modern Era FA Th Live Online OpenAdd to cart

Law

LAW 04 W Privacy Rights: Past, Present, Future FA Flex Online ClosedNotify Me

Literature

LIT 106 B Reading Antiquity: Historical Fiction Book Club FA M Live Online ClosedNotify Me
LIT 197 The Contemporary American Short Story FA Th Live Online ClosedNotify Me
LIT 47 Milton’s Paradise Lost: A Poem About Life FA T Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Mathematics

STAT 05 Statistics for Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Science: An Introduction FA M Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Music Studies

MUS 20 The Poetry and Songs of Leonard Cohen FA M Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Music Studio

MUS 105 Ukulele for Beginners and Beyond: Rock, Pop, and Folk FA W Live Online ClosedNotify Me
MUS 60 Acoustic Guitar for Beginners: The Songs of Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, and More FA T Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Philosophy

PHI 120 Épater la Bourgeoisie: Two Centuries of Western Cultural Criticism FA M Live Online ClosedNotify Me
PHI 61 Classics of Modern Political Philosophy FA W Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Psychology

PSY 96 Managing Emotions with Skill: An Introduction to the Principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy FA M Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List

Science

BIO 07 Longing for Longevity: From Biology to Biohacking FA Th Live Online ClosedNotify Me
BIO 09 Brain Health: Understanding and Fine-Tuning Your Memory and Mind FA S Live Online ClosedNotify Me
BIO 102 W Immune Health Basics FA Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
BIO 11 Ketogenic Diets and Intermittent Fasting: Fads, Facts, and Fiction FA SSu Live Online OpenAdd to cart
PHY 38 Quantum Physics: At the Dawn of a New Era in Science FA SSu Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
SCI 46 Sports Nutrition FA Th Live Online ClosedNotify Me
SCI 68 Climate Change in Context: What Does the Past Tell Us About the Future? FA W Live Online ClosedNotify Me
WSP 344 An Introduction to Anatomy at the Stanford School of Medicine: Exploring the Lower Limb FA S Live Online ClosedNotify Me
WSP 57 Planning for Your Late-Life Brain: Habits You Can Build Now to Improve Cognitive Function Later FA SSu Live Online ClosedNotify Me

Wellness and Health

BIO 07 Longing for Longevity: From Biology to Biohacking FA Th Live Online ClosedNotify Me
BIO 09 Brain Health: Understanding and Fine-Tuning Your Memory and Mind FA S Live Online ClosedNotify Me
BIO 102 W Immune Health Basics FA Flex Online ClosedNotify Me
BIO 11 Ketogenic Diets and Intermittent Fasting: Fads, Facts, and Fiction FA SSu Live Online OpenAdd to cart
COM 19 Building Interpersonal Skills Online: An Experiential Workshop FA Th-M Live Online ClosedNotify Me
COM 59 Mindful Communication: The Power of Relational Practice for Awareness and Compassion FA M Live Online ClosedNotify Me
PDV 103 Playful Mindfulness: A Journey to Everyday Confidence, Calm, and Connection FA W Live Online ClosedNotify Me
PDV 108 Motherhood and Work: Challenges and Opportunities for Positive Change FA Th Live Online ClosedNotify Me
PDV 74 The Power of Sleep FA M Live Online OpenAdd to cart
PDV 95 Mindsets Matter: Strategies for Improving Your Performance, Health, and Well-Being FA T Live Online OpenAdd to cart
PSY 96 Managing Emotions with Skill: An Introduction to the Principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy FA M Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
SCI 46 Sports Nutrition FA Th Live Online ClosedNotify Me
WELL 04 Mindfulness and Creative Writing FA T Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
WELL 06 Building Resilience FA M Live Online ClosedNotify Me
WELL 15 How to Enhance Your Vitality: A Scientific, Social, and Spiritual Approach FA W Live Online ClosedJoin Wait List
WSP 398 The Art of Opening in the Moment: Couples Connection Simplified FA S Live Online ClosedNotify Me
WSP 57 Planning for Your Late-Life Brain: Habits You Can Build Now to Improve Cognitive Function Later FA SSu Live Online ClosedNotify Me