One-Unit Wonders and Terrific Twos

One- and Two- Unit Courses

There are many courses at Stanford that are only one or two units (representing approximately 3-6 hours of work per week). These courses include “introduction to the field” courses, speaker-series courses, and activity courses. They offer a unique way to explore an area of interest and round out your schedule with an extra unit or two! Note that this list is not exhaustive (for example, many 1-unit and 2-unit activity courses in athletics, music, dance, languages, etc. are not listed).

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Title Units Quarter
AA 149
Operation of Aerospace Systems
1
Spring
AFRICAAM 10A
Introduction to Identity, Diversity, and Aesthetics: Arts, Culture, and Pedagogy (CSRE 10A)
Not offered in 2020-21
AFRICAAM 10A
Introduction to Identity, Diversity, and Aesthetics: Arts, Culture, and Pedagogy (CSRE 10A)
Not offered in 2020-21
AFRICAAM 31
RealTalk: Intimate Discussions about the African Diaspora
1
Autumn
AFRICAAM 31
RealTalk: Intimate Discussions about the African Diaspora
1
Winter
Autumn
AFRICAAM 31
RealTalk: Intimate Discussions about the African Diaspora
1
Winter
Autumn
AFRICAST 119
Novel Perspectives on South Africa (AFRICAAM 119, AFRICAAM 219, AFRICAST 219, CSRE 119)
Not offered in 2020-21
AFRICAST 119
Novel Perspectives on South Africa (AFRICAAM 119, AFRICAAM 219, AFRICAST 219, CSRE 119)
Not offered in 2020-21
AMELANG 131A
Hebrew Forum (JEWISHST 104)
Not offered in 2020-21
AMELANG 131A
Hebrew Forum (JEWISHST 104)
1-3
Winter
ANES 206
3D Printing and Biofabrication
Not offered in 2020-21
ANES 206
3D Printing and Biofabrication
Not offered in 2020-21
ANES 208A
Data Science for Digital Health and Precision Medicine
Not offered in 2020-21
ANES 208A
Data Science for Digital Health and Precision Medicine
Not offered in 2020-21
ANTHRO 176
Cultures, Minds, and Medicine (ANTHRO 276)
Not offered in 2020-21
ANTHRO 176
Cultures, Minds, and Medicine (ANTHRO 276)
Not offered in 2020-21
ARTSTUDI 144B
Eye for Color: Interaction of Color
Not offered in 2020-21
ARTSTUDI 144B
Eye for Color: Interaction of Color
Not offered in 2020-21
ARTSTUDI 146B
Art of Reclamation
Not offered in 2020-21
ARTSTUDI 146B
Art of Reclamation
Not offered in 2020-21
ARTSTUDI 182B
Conceptual Art
Not offered in 2020-21
ARTSTUDI 182B
Conceptual Art
Not offered in 2020-21
BIO 3
Frontiers in Marine Biology
1
Autumn
BIO 3
Frontiers in Marine Biology
1
Autumn
BIO 459
Frontiers in Interdisciplinary Biosciences (BIOC 459, BIOE 459, CHEM 459, CHEMENG 459, PSYCH 459)
1
Autumn
Winter
Spring
BIO 459
Frontiers in Interdisciplinary Biosciences (BIOC 459, BIOE 459, CHEM 459, CHEMENG 459, PSYCH 459)
1
Autumn
Winter
Spring
BIO 459
Frontiers in Interdisciplinary Biosciences (BIOC 459, BIOE 459, CHEM 459, CHEMENG 459, PSYCH 459)
1
Autumn
Winter
Spring
BIO 459
Frontiers in Interdisciplinary Biosciences (BIOC 459, BIOE 459, CHEM 459, CHEMENG 459, PSYCH 459)
Not offered in 2020-21
BIOE 196
INTERACTIVE MEDIA AND GAMES (BIOPHYS 196, CS 544)
Not offered in 2020-21
BIOE 196
INTERACTIVE MEDIA AND GAMES (BIOPHYS 196, CS 544)
Not offered in 2020-21
BIOE 393
Bioengineering Departmental Research Colloquium
1
Autumn
Winter
BIOE 393
Bioengineering Departmental Research Colloquium
1
Autumn
Winter
BIOE 393
Bioengineering Departmental Research Colloquium
1
Autumn
CEE 1
Introduction to Environmental Systems Engineering
1
Spring
CEE 1
Introduction to Environmental Systems Engineering
Not offered in 2020-21
CEE 10A
Introduction to Architecture
Not offered in 2020-21
CEE 10A
Introduction to Architecture
Not offered in 2020-21
CEE 125
Defining Smart Cities: Visions of Urbanism for the 21st Century (CEE 225, URBANST 174)
Not offered in 2020-21
CEE 125
Defining Smart Cities: Visions of Urbanism for the 21st Century (CEE 225, URBANST 174)
Not offered in 2020-21
CEE 126X
Hard Earth: Environmental Justice (EARTH 126X)
1
Autumn
CEE 126X
Hard Earth: Environmental Justice (EARTH 126X)
Not offered in 2020-21
CEE 126Y
Hard Earth: Stanford Graduate-Student Talks Exploring Tough Environmental Dilemmas (EARTH 126Y)
1
Winter
CEE 126Y
Hard Earth: Stanford Graduate-Student Talks Exploring Tough Environmental Dilemmas (EARTH 126Y)
1
Winter
CEE 126Z
Hard Earth: The Interconnected Impacts of Global Climate Change (EARTH 126Z)
1
Spring
CEE 126Z
Hard Earth: The Interconnected Impacts of Global Climate Change (EARTH 126Z)
1
Spring
CEE 141C
Global Infrastructure Projects Seminar (CEE 241C)
1-2
Spring
CEE 141C
Global Infrastructure Projects Seminar (CEE 241C)
1-2
Spring
CEE 199D
Urban Water Supply and Management
1
Autumn
CEE 301
The Energy Seminar (ENERGY 301, MS&E 494)
1
Spring
Winter
Autumn
CEE 301
The Energy Seminar (ENERGY 301, MS&E 494)
1
Spring
Winter
Autumn

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