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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 FA W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Art History

ARC 118 Art and Archaeology of Persia FA W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Art Studio

ART 132 Drawing the Realistic Portrait FA Th ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
ART 187 Painting from Observation FA W ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
ART 22 Beginning Drawing FA Th ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
ART 89 Figure Drawing from the Model and the Imagination FA W ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
ART 93 Figure Painting with Acrylics FA T ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 289 Drawing in the City: The Presidio FA S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Art Studio: Photography

ART 06 An Introduction to Photography as Art FA M ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
ART 161 Bring Your Photos to Life with Lightroom FA M ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
ART 171 Black-and-White Photography FA W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
ART 37 An Introduction to Digital Photography FA T ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
ART 86 The Intuitive Photographer: Developing Your Visual Fluency FA W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
SCI 06 Photographing Nature: Using a Camera to Study the Natural World FA Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 190 California Coastal Photography: From the Monterey Peninsula to Big Sur FA TThSSu ClosedNotify Me OnCampusClass
WSP 294 iPhoneography Workshop: Using Your Smartphone to Make Extraordinary Images FA Su ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 298 Visual Storytelling: Creating a Narrative Through Photography FA SSu ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 73 Sharpening Your Vision: A Three-Day Photography Workshop with David Burnett FA F-Su ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass

Classics

CLA 121 The Odyssey FA M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
CLA 56 Great Books, Big Ideas from Antiquity: Greece FA T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Cultural Studies

CLS 109 Great Britain in the Age of Reason FA T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Current Events

POL 53 Election 2016 FA TTh ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass

Design

DSN 101 Inspiration: The History and Theory of Design FA M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
DSN 111 W Design Your Future: Design Thinking and Foresight Strategy for Businesses and Organizations FA ClosedJoin Wait List OnlineClass

Film

FLM 115 The New Hollywood: The Revolution in American Cinema, 1966–1976 FA T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
FLM 16 Camera as Witness: Politics, Culture, and the Power of Documentary Filmmaking FA W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
FLM 62 Contemporary Masters: The World's Greatest Living Directors FA Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
PHI 105 Philosophy and Film FA W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

History

HIS 147 Legends of Western History FA Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
HIS 154 How Food Made History FA M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Languages

CHN 01 Beginning Chinese I FA M ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
FRN 01 Beginning French I FA W ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
FRN 04 French Conversation and Culture FA T ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
ITA 01 Beginning Italian I FA W ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
ITA 04 Italian Conversation and Italian Cuisine FA T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
JPN 01 Introductory Japanese FA Th ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
SPA 01 Beginning Spanish I FA T ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
SPA 01 B Beginning Spanish I FA T Closed OnCampusClass
SPA 04 Spanish Conversation and Culture FA T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Law

LAW 200 W Constitutional Law FA OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass

Linguistics

LIN 05 W Languages of the World FA OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass

Literature

LIT 222 The Novel: An MLA-Style Course FA T ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
LIT 38 W Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace FA OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
LIT 39 The Literature of the 1960s Counterculture: Inside Stanford's Special Collections FA M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Music

MUS 145 The Symphonies of Ludwig van Beethoven FA W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
MUS 177 Understanding Music Theory Through Popular Music FA Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
MUS 187 The Stanford Community Chorus FA M ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
WSP 64 Revolution: The Songwriting of The Beatles FA S ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass

Philosophy

PHI 105 Philosophy and Film FA W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
PHI 106 The European Enlightenment: Reason and Revolution in 18th-Century Thought FA M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Psychology

PSY 03 W The Science and Practice of Strengthening Compassion FA OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass

Science

BIO 06 Aging in Women: The Menopausal Transition FA Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
BIO 102 W Immune Health Basics FA OpenAdd to cart OnlineClass
BIO 103 Understanding Cancer: From Biology and Epidemiology to Prevention and Therapy FA M OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
SCI 01 An Introduction to Data Science FA Th ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass
SCI 06 Photographing Nature: Using a Camera to Study the Natural World FA Th OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
SCI 09 The Science of Making Conscientious Food Choices (CANCELLED) FA Th Cancelled OnCampusClass
SCI 42 An Introduction to Cognitive Science FA S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
SCI 46 Sports Nutrition and Recovery Methods FA T OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass
WSP 21 An Introduction to Anatomy at the Stanford School of Medicine FA S ClosedJoin Wait List OnCampusClass

Sports

FTB 102 Inside College Football: Competition, Commerce, and Controversy FA W OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass

Theater & Performance Studies

WSP 256 Awaken the Actor Within FA S OpenAdd to cart OnCampusClass