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Summer courses in Continuing Studies Program

STANFORD -- The Continuing Studies Program is offering complimentary field trips this summer with two of Stanford's most popular instructors.

Deborah Gordon, assistant professor of biological sciences, will examine Argentine and native ants at Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, June 29. David L. Freyberg, associate professor of civil engineering, will trace the flow of water from the Hetch Hetchy Aqueduct across Stanford and Palo Alto to the Baylands from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 17. Space is limited and registration is required for both sessions.

In addition to the field trips, Continuing Studies will offer evening courses this summer. All regular Stanford employees (50 percent time or more) are entitled to $140 per quarter to be applied toward course tuition. Since most summer courses are one unit, employees can take a summer course for only $30, the cost of registration. All classes will begin during the week of June 25 and run from 7 to 8:50 p.m., unless otherwise noted.


Jazz Dance is designed for beginners and is guaranteed to be challenging and fun. Taught by Tony Kramer and Robert Moses, lecturers in dance.

In Down These Mean Streets: The California Detective, students will read Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon and The Glass Key and Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep, among others. Taught by Joyce Moser, associate director of Freshman English.

Fundamentals of Music Appreciation will provide an introduction to Western music. Taught by Jonathan Bellman, lecturer in music.

The Blues: An Introduction will explore aspects of blues text, music, history, context, aesthetics and performance. Taught by Maria Johnson, acting assistant professor of music.

Ethnicity and Nationality in the Post-Cold War World will feature lectures by scholars from the Center for International Security and Arms Control, including Melanie Greenberg, associate director; Daniel Froats, MacArthur Fellow; David Holloway, co-director; Stephen Stedman, visiting fellow; and Gail Lapidus, senior fellow at the Institute for International Studies.

Aggression and Citizenship will draw on the disciplines of biology, social psychology, political science and ethics to explore two contrasting behavior patterns in human beings. Taught by Martina Klicperova, lecturer in social psychology.

The Russian's World: Life and Culture. Taught by Serafima Radivilova, lecturer in Slavic languages.

Introduction to the Politics of Breast Cancer. Taught by R. Ruth Linden, visiting assistant professor of history, and Susan Kelly, medical sociologist, Center for Biomedical Ethics.


Frank Lloyd Wright will examine the life and career of America's most original architect. Taught by Richard Joncas, lecturer in art.

The Science, Ethics and Politics of Human Gene Therapy will discuss some basic approaches beginning to be used in gene therapy and the controversial ethical and political issues connected with altering the human genome. Taught by Douglas Luckie, lecturer in human biology.

Franz Schubert. The course will include live performances. Taught by James Goldsworthy, lecturer in music.

American Foreign Policy in a Changing World. Taught by David Dessler, visiting fellow at the Center for International Security and Arms Control.

Intimate Relationships will include discussion of attraction, love and romance, sexuality and passion, as well as commitment and communication. Taught by Thomas Plante,