Recommended Continuing Studies Courses
Applicants who have been out of school for a while, or who do not have a background in the liberal arts, are encouraged to take a few Stanford Continuing Studies courses prior to applying to the Master of Liberal Arts, both to reintroduce themselves to classroom discussion and to get a sense of what it’s like to take classes at night. CSP classes provide an excellent opportunity to work with instructors who may be able to provide you with the necessary letters of recommendation to apply. If you intend to ask for a letter of recommendation, it is best to take the CSP course for a letter grade. Taking CSP courses is not a requirement for applying to the MLA program.
We recommend the following classes offered this winter through CSP:
- Seneca the Stoic: Philosopher, Playwright, Politician (CLA 65)
- Exploring Human Existence: Martin Heidegger’s Being and Time (PHI 123)
- From Lenin to Putin: Russian Society through Literature, 1920-2020 (CLS 113)
- Poverty and Prosperity: Foundations of Economic Development (POL 65)
- Shakespeare’s Greatest Comedies (LIT 71)
- Logic across Cultures: Comparing Eastern and Western Philosophical Traditions (PHI 124)
- The History of Islam: Origins, Influence, and Expansion (REL 88)
- Climate Justice in the US: Understanding Disparities and Building a Sustainable Future (SJS 04)
- From Absurd to AI: Drama for the Age of Uncertainty (TAPS 106)
Note: Continuing Studies classes do not transfer into the MLA Program. For enrollment dates and more information, visit the Continuing Studies website.