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Winter courses in Continuing Studies Program

From the art circles that linked Paris and New York in the opening decades of this century to everyday life in the Third Reich, to the "nervous splendor" that was Vienna at the turn of the century, almost 50 classes are being offered by the Continuing Studies Program.

Registration began Dec. 2 for the winter quarter, which begins Jan. 6.

University employees who work 50 percent time or more are eligible for a tuition discount of up to $140 per quarter. That assistance is not the same as STAP funds, and does not preclude an employee from using STAP funds for other job-related courses.

Courses include the following:


Advanced Fiction Writing, with Nancy Packer, professor emerita of English. 6-9 p.m.

Beginning Drawing, with Larry Lippold, lecturer in art. 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Senior Center, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto.

Essence of Italian Culture II, with Annamaria De Nicolais Napolitano, senior lecturer in Italian. 7-8:50 p.m. at Il Fornaio restaurant, 327 Lorton Ave., Burlingame. Five-week course.

Poetry Workshop, with Sheila Donohue, Jones Lecturer in poetry, Creative Writing Program. 6-9 p.m.

Quantum Mechanics, with Kathleen Thompson, physicist, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. 7-8:50 p.m. Five-week course.

The Renaissance: Discovery, Rediscovery, and Change, with Larry Ryan, professor emeritus of humanities and English. 7-9 p.m.

Russian: Beginning Language and Culture II, with Serafima Radivilova, lecturer in Slavic languages. 7-9 p.m.

Screenwriting, with Cammie McGovern, Wallace Stegner Fellow in fiction writing. 6-9 p.m.

Short Story Workshop, with Laine Snowman, Jones Lecturer in creative writing. 6-9 p.m.

In the Swastika's Shadow: Everyday Life in Hitler's Third Reich, with G. Robert Hamrdla, assistant to the president, emeritus. 7-9 p.m.


Advanced Improvisation, with Patricia Ryan, senior lecturer in drama. 7-8:50 p.m.

The Brain: Chemistry and Behavior, with Karl Obrietan, research scientist, Department of Biological Sciences. 7-8:50 p.m.

The Classic Concerto, with Leonard Ratner, professor emeritus of music. 7-8:50 p.m.

Gothic Cathedrals and Great Churches of England, with Robert Scott, associate director, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. 7-9 p.m.

How to Read an American Masterpiece, with Donald Bacon, lecturer in English. 7-8:50 p.m. at the Stratford, 601 Laurel Ave., San Mateo.

Intermediate German, with William Petig, senior lecturer in German studies. 7-8:50 p.m.

International Political Hotspots, with Gerald Dorfman, associate director and senior fellow of the Hoover Institution. 7-8:50 p.m.

Introduction to Cultural Georgraphy: People and Places, with Galen Martin, alumni association travel/study program. 7-8:50 p.m.

The Life and Music of Bob Dylan, with Rush Rehm, associate professor of drama and classics. 7-8:50 p.m. Five-week course.

Paris and New York in the Early Twentieth Century, with Wanda Corn, professor of art. 7-9:15 p.m.

Women in Popular Music, with Maria Johnson, visiting assistant professor of music. 7-8:50 p.m. Five-week course.


Beginning Improvisation, with Patricia Ryan, senior lecturer in drama. 7-8:50 p.m.

Beginning Italian II, with Maria Devine, senior lecturer in Italian. 7-8:50 p.m.

Beginning Spanish II, with Alice Miano, lecturer in Spanish. 7-8:50 p.m.

Challenging Assumptions, with Jeffrey Wildfogel, consulting professor of psychology. 7-8:50 p.m.

A Fiery Shorthand: Twentieth Century Irish Literature, with Eavan Boland, professor of English. 7-8:50 p.m.

History of Jazz II, with Grover Sales, lecturer in music. 7-8:50 p.m. at the Sequoias, 501 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Five-week course.

Short Story Workshop, with David Vann, Jones Lecturer in creative writing. 6-8:45 p.m.

Virginia Woolf's Foremothers: The Development of a British Women's Novel, with Linda Paulson, lecturer in English. 7-8:50 p.m.

Why Can't a Woman Be More Like a Man? with Sherri Matteo, visiting scholar, office of the dean of research. 7-8:50 p.m. Five-week course.

Wise Use Movement, with Radford Hall, lecturer in urban studies. 7-8:50 p.m. Five-week course.


Antonioni: About Nothing ­ With Precision, with Leda Mussio, senior lecturer emerita, French and Italian. 7-8:50 p.m. Five-week course.

Architectural Design and Theory, with Patti Walters, lecturer in urban studies. 7-8:50 p.m.

Beginning German II, with William Petig, senior lecturer in German studies. 7-8:50 p.m.

Couple Dancing in the '90s, with Richard Powers, lecturer in dance. 7-8:50 p.m. Five-week course.

Dance Making, with Tony Kramer, lecturer in dance. 7-8:50 p.m. Five-week course.

Households in Early America: History and Art, with Edith Gelles, senior scholar at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, and Diana Strazdes, curator of American art, Stanford Museum of Art. 7-8:50 p.m. Five-week course.

Human Space Exploration, with Michael Tauber, consulting professor of aeronautics and astronautics. 7-8:50 p.m. Five-week course.

The Nervous Splendor: Vienna at the Turn of the Century, with Van Harvey, professor emeritus of religious studies. 7-8:50 p.m.

Roman Art and Archaeology, with Patrick Hunt, lecturer in classics. 7-8:50 p.m.

Understanding History, with Richard Terdiman, professor of literature and the history of consciousness, University of California-Santa Cruz. 7-8:50 p.m.

Writing After Proust: The French Novel Since the 1930s, with Marc Bertrand, professor of French. 7-8:50 p.m.


By Diane Manuel

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