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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 118 Art and Archaeology of Persia WI W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Art History

ARC 118 Art and Archaeology of Persia WI W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
ARTH 248 Abstract Expressionism: Pollock, de Kooning, Rothko, and More WI T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
ARTH 252 The Art of the 1960s and Its Enduring Impact on the Art of Today WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Art Studio: Drawing & Painting

ART 119 W Drawing Inspiration: Developing a Creative Practice WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
ART 132 Drawing the Realistic Portrait WI Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
ART 16 An Introduction to Painting Portraits WI T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
ART 199 W An Introduction to Painting with Acrylics WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
ART 210 Painting: Exploring the Modern and Abstract WI W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
ART 234 Expressive Drawing WI T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Art Studio: Photography

PHOTO 05 Pens and the Lens: A Dual Path to Visual Creativity WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
PHOTO 209 Sports Photography WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
PHOTO 37 An Introduction to Digital Photography WI M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 294 An Introduction to iPhoneography: Using Your Smartphone to Make Extraordinary Images WI S ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass

Art Studio: Video & Film

VID 04 W Making Short Videos: The Art of Storytelling WI ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
VID 341 Shoot, Edit, and Produce Your Own Video with the iPhone WI S ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
VID 42 Editing Video from Start to Finish WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Classics

CLA 67 Grasping the Empire’s Rise: Greek and Roman Historians on Rome WI T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
CLA 71 Vergil’s Aeneid: Reading the Great Epic of Ancient Rome WI Th 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

WSP 94 Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, and American Complacency WI S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Dance

DAN 28 Learn to Dance: Beginning Cha Cha and Salsa WI Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Economics

ECON 08 Financial Crises: A Brief Introduction WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Film Studies

FLM 135 A Weekend with Orson Welles: Five Indelible Classic Films WI F-Su OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
FLM 145 The Great Directors of the 21st Century (So Far) WI Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

History

HIS 109 The History of Information (Beyond Bits and Bytes) WI T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
HIS 148 W The Roman Republic WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
HIS 65 Capitals of Cultural Ferment: Artists and Intellectuals in the Modern European City, 1750–1950 WI M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
HIS 82 The Elusive Quest for Global Order: History and Prospects of the International System WI Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Languages

CHN 02 Beginning Chinese II WI T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
FRN 02 Beginning French II WI Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
ITA 02 Beginning Italian II WI W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
SPA 02 Beginning Spanish II WI T ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass

Law

LAW 106 Constitutional Crises from the Founding to the Trump Administration WI T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 380 Stolen Art WI SSu OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Literature

LIT 192 James Joyce's Ulysses WI W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
LIT 30 19th-Century Russian Literature: The Short Classics WI Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
LIT 50 Short Masterpieces of Irish Literature WI T ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
LIT 51 Toni Morrison's Language and Legacy: Song of Solomon, Sula, and Beloved WI M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Mathematics

STAT 05 W Statistics for Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Science: An Introduction WI ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass

Music

MUS 105 An Introduction to the Ukulele: Rock, Pop, and Folk WI M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
MUS 192 A Kaleidoscope of American Classical Music: Gershwin, Copland, Stravinsky, and More WI W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
MUS 60 Acoustic Guitar for Beginners: The Songs of the Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, and More WI Th ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Philosophy

PHI 112 The Philosophy of Technology and Our Technological Future WI W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
PHI 119 Contemporary Political Philosophy: Ideas for Navigating Turbulent Times WI T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Psychology

PSY 96 Managing Emotions with Skill: An Introduction to the Principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy WI W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Religious Studies

WSP 384 Understanding Islam WI SSu OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Science

BIO 94 W Gut Bacteria in Health and Disease: An Introduction to the Microbes Within WI ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
GEO 03 W The Geology and Wines of California and France WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
SCI 65 Left Brain/Right Brain: A Scientific History WI M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 330 An Introduction to Anatomy at the Stanford School of Medicine: Exploring the Abdomen WI S ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 379 The Energetic Universe: An Introduction to Astrophysics and Cosmology WI SSu ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass

Theater & Performance Studies

DRA 173 Everyday Spontaneity: Improvising Our Lives WI M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
TAPS 105 An Introduction to Stand-Up Comedy Writing WI M ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass

Wellness & Health

BIO 94 W Gut Bacteria in Health and Disease: An Introduction to the Microbes Within WI ClosedNotify Me OnlineClass
PDV 107 Mindfulness for Life and Leadership WI W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
PDV 33 Excellence Is No Accident: Mental Skills Training for Work, Sport, and Life WI Th ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
SCI 45 New Year, New Metabolism WI T ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
SCI 59 W DNA Demystified: Genetic Strategies for Improving Your Health WI OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
SCI 64 Brain Glitches: How Our Thinking Goes Wrong, and What to Do About It WI W ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
SCI 65 Left Brain/Right Brain: A Scientific History WI M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 375 Diet and Gene Expression: You Are What You Eat WI S ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 60 Playful Mindfulness: A Two-Day Immersion WI SSu OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass