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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 42 Cornerstone Cultures of Northern Europe: The Celts, Franks, and Vikings SP W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
ARC 48 Underwater Archaeology: From Shipwrecks to Sunken Cities SP T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Art History

ARTH 161 Iconic Artworks of Medieval Europe SP W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
ARTH 43 Art in Context: 19th-Century American Painting SP S ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
ARTH 44 Icon and Enigma: The Art of Andy Warhol SP M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Art Studio: Drawing & Painting

ART 132 Drawing the Realistic Portrait SP Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
ART 199 An Introduction to Acrylic Painting SP T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
ART 214 Advanced Painting: Exploring the Modern and Abstract SP W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
ART 22 Beginning Drawing SP W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
ART 228 The Art of Chinese Landscape Painting SP S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
ART 98 W Explorations in Mixed Media: Unleashing Creativity Through Daily Practice SP ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass

Art Studio: Photography

PHOTO 223 Intimate Portraits SP Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
PHOTO 37 An Introduction to Digital Photography SP M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
PHOTO 56 Landscape Photography in Yosemite: A Field Workshop SP W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 309 Visual Storytelling: Creating a Photographic Narrative SP F-S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 88 Digital Food Photography: An Introduction to Shooting and Styling SP Su ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Art Studio: Video & Film

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

Classics

CLA 52 Latin Lovers: A Survey of the Great Roman Love Poems SP M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Cultural Studies

CLS 88 The Genius of Leonardo da Vinci: A 500th Anniversary Celebration SP T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Film Studies

FLM 130 The History of Cinema Told Through Great Films: 1945–1959 SP T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
FLM 76 Ten Films That Shook the World SP Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

History

HIS 200 An Introduction to Military History: From the French Revolution to the 21st Century SP M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
HIS 51 First Ladies: A History SP T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
HIS 65 Capitals of Cultural Ferment: Artists and Intellectuals in the Modern European City, 1750–1950 (CANCELLED) SP W Cancelled OnCampusClass

Languages

CHN 03 Beginning Chinese III (CANCELLED) SP M Cancelled OnCampusClass
FRN 03 Beginning French III SP Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
ITA 03 Beginning Italian III SP W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
SPA 03 Beginning Spanish III SP W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Law

LAW 103 Know Your Rights: The US Constitution, Individual Liberties, and Government Power SP Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
LAW 200 W Constitutional Law SP ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass

Linguistics

LIN 01 The Origin and Structure of English Words SP M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Literature

LIT 09 Dante’s “Inferno” SP W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
LIT 33 W An Introduction to Jane Austen SP OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
LIT 34 20th-Century American Literature: An Intellectual Bus Tour SP Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Mathematics

STAT 05 Statistics for Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Science: An Introduction SP MTThF ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Music

MUS 105 An Introduction to the Ukulele: Rock, Pop, and Folk SP M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
MUS 156 Enjoying and Understanding Classical Music SP W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
MUS 60 Acoustic Guitar for Beginners: The Songs of the Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, and Beyond SP Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Philosophy

PHI 117 An Introduction to European Philosophy: Descartes to Derrida SP W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
PHI 118 Democracy and Its Discontents: Philosophical Roots of America’s Reactionary and Radical Politics SP Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Psychology

PSY 199 Your Secret Mind: Getting to Know and Living with Your Unconscious SP T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
PSY 95 The Internet and Our Psychological Health: Sanity in a Digitalized Life SP T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Religious Studies

WSP 356 Buddhism: An Experiential and Practical Introduction SP Su OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Science

BIO 03 W Diet and Gene Expression: You Are What You Eat SP ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
SCI 01 A An Introduction to Data Science SP Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
SCI 01 B An Introduction to Data Science SP F ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
SCI 12 Nutrition: A Personalized Approach SP T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
SCI 48 Artificial Intelligence: From Neural Networks to Artificial Consciousness SP W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
SCI 57 Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare and Longevity SP T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
SCI 59 W Genetics Across the Lifespan: New Ways to Improve Your Health (CANCELLED) SP Cancelled OnlineClass
SCI 60 W A Small Revolution: Medical Advances in Nanotechnology SP ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
SCI 61 Exploring the Hidden Connection Between the Immune System, the Brain, and Mental Health SP M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
SCI 62 The Frontiers of Artificial Intelligence Research and Applications SP M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 128 An Introduction to Astrophysics: The Energetic Universe SP S ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 198 An Introduction to Neurological Disorders: ALS, Epilepsy, Stroke, and More SP SSu OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 344 An Introduction to Anatomy at the Stanford School of Medicine: Exploring the Lower Limb SP S ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass

Theater & Performance Studies

TAPS 105 An Introduction to Stand-Up Comedy Writing SP M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass