THE LIFE OF THE MIND STARTS HERE
From fine arts to film, language to literature, philosophy to history, Continuing Studies offers a rich array of courses in the Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Why study the liberal arts? Maybe it’s to ignite your creativity or powers of innovation. Maybe it’s to sharpen your critical thinking skills, or gain a deeper understanding of the human condition—the themes of love, death, anger, and pain explored in great works of art, literature, and music. Or perhaps it’s to become a better citizen and make sense of the complex world in which we live. Our liberal arts courses—offered on campus and online—can offer all of that. And more.
Due to COVID-19 health concerns, all Continuing Studies courses will be held online for Summer Quarter. Learn more >
FEATURED LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES COURSES
- Open to all adults.
- No admission requirements.
- Engaging courses.
- New courses added every quarter.
- Experience the Stanford campus in person or online.
HOW TO REGISTER - 3 EASY WAYS
The fastest and easiest way to register for courses is online. You may browse through the online course catalogue, add courses to your cart, and then complete the online registration process. If you already know which courses you want to register for, you may go to View Cart and begin registration.
**The Continuing Studies office is temporarily closed due to COVID-19 health concerns, and all staff are working remotely. Currently, the only way to register for a course is ONLINE.**