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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 40 Cornerstone Cultures of the Ancient Near East: Sumerians, Elamites, and Hittites FA W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
ARC 47 W The Archaeology of Human Diets: Ancient Origins, Modern Science FA ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass

Art History

ARTH 160 Iconic Artworks of Antiquity FA Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Art Studio: Drawing & Painting

ART 132 Drawing the Realistic Portrait FA Th ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
ART 187 Painting from Observation FA W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
ART 244 Advanced Figure Drawing FA W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
ART 245 The Art of Lotus in Chinese Brush Painting FA S ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
ART 83 Beginning Painting FA T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
ART 98 W Explorations in Mixed Media: Unleashing Creativity Through Daily Practice FA ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass

Art Studio: Photography

PHOTO 226 Travel Photography: Around the Corner and Around the World FA T ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
PHOTO 37 An Introduction to Digital Photography FA M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 294 An Introduction to iPhoneography: Using Your Smartphone to Make Extraordinary Images FA S ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 88 Digital Food Photography: An Introduction to Shooting, Styling, and Editing FA Su ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Art Studio: Video & Film

VID 42 Editing Video from Start to Finish FA Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 341 Shoot, Edit, and Produce Your Own Video with the iPhone FA SSu ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Classics

CLA 107 Aeschylus' Oresteia FA M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
CLA 56 Great Books, Big Ideas from Antiquity: Greece FA T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Cultural Studies

CLS 131 The Art of The Divine Comedy FA T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
CLS 132 The 18th-Century Grand Tour: From London to Naples FA M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Current Events

POL 180 International Human Rights: Strategies, Struggles, and the Quest for Dignity FA Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
POL 35 Journalism Under Siege? Truth and Trust in a Time of Turmoil FA T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Design

DSN 121 The Architecture of Information: Radical Buildings and Visionary Projects in Silicon Valley FA M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Film Studies

FLM 104 The Ten Best Films of All Time: The Picks of 800 Critics FA T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
FLM 16 Camera as Witness: Politics, Culture, and the Power of Documentary Filmmaking FA W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
FLM 53 Ten Great Films No One Has Ever Seen FA Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

History

HIS 122 Ancient Engineering: Remarkable Feats of Technology from Ancient Greece, Rome, and Beyond FA T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
HIS 189 Muslim Spain: Philosophy and Culture FA M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
HIS 33 Great Republics: Lessons from History FA Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Languages

ARB 01 Introductory Arabic FA W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
CHN 01 Beginning Chinese I FA M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
FRN 01 Beginning French I FA Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
FRN 04 French Conversation and Culture FA T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
ITA 01 Beginning Italian I FA W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
ITA 21 Italian Through Cinema FA T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
JPN 01 Beginning Japanese I FA Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
SPA 01 Beginning Spanish I FA W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
SPA 01 B Beginning Spanish I FA W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Law

LAW 02 The United States Constitution: An Introduction FA T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Literature

LIT 222 The Novel: An MLA-Style Course FA T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
LIT 43 Frankenstein (and Friends): A 200th-Anniversary Course FA M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Music

MUS 121 W A Practical Introduction to Music Theory and Harmony FA ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
MUS 177 Understanding Music Theory Through Popular Music FA Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
MUS 187 The Stanford Community Chorus FA M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 81 Mozart's Timeless Operas FA S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Philosophy

PHI 113 Ancient Wisdom: Classical Greek Thinking from Homer to Socrates FA M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
PHI 99 The Philosophy of Art FA Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Psychology

PSY 03 W The Science and Practice of Strengthening Compassion FA ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass

Science

BIO 03 W Diet and Gene Expression: You Are What You Eat FA ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass
BIO 09 Brain Health: Understanding and Fine-Tuning Your Memory and Mind FA S ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
BIO 102 W Immune Health Basics FA ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
SCI 01 A An Introduction to Data Science FA Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
SCI 01 B An Introduction to Data Science FA F ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
SCI 46 Sports Nutrition FA W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
SCI 48 Artificial Intelligence: From Neural Networks to Artificial Consciousness FA W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
SCI 54 Artificial Intelligence Master Class: Guided Journeys into the Brave New World of AI FA T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
SCI 55 An Introduction to Neuroscience FA Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
SCI 56 The Evolution of Evolution FA W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 320 An Introduction to Anatomy at the Stanford School of Medicine: Exploring the Upper Limb FA S ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 83 Cancer Screening Essentials: What You Need to Know FA S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass