December 8, 2023

Notice to Open Culture readers: This spring Stanford Further Studies has a rich offer of online courses and offers our readers a special discount of 15%. Just use the promo code CULTURE at checkout.

Serving lifelong learners everywhere, Stanford Further Studies will launch their Spring Curriculum next week (the week of April 3rd), allowing you to choose from over 100 courses. Among the courses you will find some notable mentions:

Defense of democracy at home and abroad features three Stanford scholars (including former US ambassador to Russia Mike McFaul) who will examine the precarious state of democracy at home and abroad. Together, they will explore 1) the merits of democracy compared to the alternatives, 2) challenges to democracy in the US and around the world, and 3) solutions for protecting and promoting democracy everywhere.

WITH Stanford Monday University: 2023Five Stanford scientists will focus on important trends currently shaping our society, especially post-pandemic. What is the future of working from home and how will telecommuting affect the United States economy? Why have addictions — including devices and screens — skyrocketed in the U.S., and how can dopamine fasting help bring them under control? Why has the modern economy left behind so many working-class communities in America, and how can investing in these communities help address wealth inequality in our country? These and other questions will be explored in the course.

Finally, in The Book of Changes: Ovid, Art and Usart historian Alexander Nemerov—who was voted one of Stanford’s top 10 professors by Stanford students—will examine Ovid Metamorphoses and large works of art inspired by the Roman classics. Along the way, he will explore the paintings of Peter Paul Rubens, Diego Velázquez and Nicolas Poussin, and the sculptures of Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

Stanford Further Studies also offers a large number of online creative writing courses and online business courses. The complete offer of courses can be found here. And don’t forget to use the promo code CULTURE you get a 15% discount at checkout. Code expires on April 30th.

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