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Stanford Report, January 5, 2000

Winter quarter Continuing Studies classes begin this week

Winter quarter registration is now under way for more than 80 courses, workshops and seminars in the Continuing Studies Program. Classes begin this week.

Stanford staff can receive up to $200 in STAP funds for all Continuing Studies courses. Faculty, employee spouses/domestic partners, and Stanford students and their spouses/domestic partners receive a 20 percent tuition discount.

As a special course and performance event, Continuing Studies will offer a 5-week class on the works of Meredith Monk, including a visit from the artist during her residency at Stanford in early March. This course will be taught by a team of artists from the Bay Area who specialize in dance, drama, visual art and architecture. Students will complete the course by viewing Monk's "Magic Frequencies" performance for Lively Arts on Friday, March 3.

Three new distance-learning courses will be offered in collaboration with the Educational Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY). Intermediate Algebra, Differential Calculus and Complex Analysis will be offered as CD-based lecture classes with the option of real-time e-mail interaction with the instructor. Students can submit their work through e-mail and will be able to progress through the course at their own pace.

The popular Crossroads series will continue with two new five-week courses on the medieval world: Gothic France: Troubadour Song and Chivalric Quest and Medieval Japan: Buddhist Cloisters and Courtly Lovers.

Three courses will be offered in the increasingly popular field of archaeology: Earthquakes and Archaeology in the Eastern Mediterranean, Archaeology and Art of Sicily and Classical Archaeology of Greece.

Other courses of note in art, literature, history and music include: Art in Paris, Photographing Civilizations, Two Renoirs, Marco Polo and Beyond, Information Revolutions, Going into Nature with Poems, T. S. Eliot, Steinbeck at Stanford, D. H. Lawrence, Arabian Nights, Contemporary Gay Fiction, Mozart and Fundamentals of Music Theory.

Courses in the natural and social sciences include: Darwin, Evolution and the Galapagos; Aspects of Mathematics; The Role of Genetics in Living Systems; The Organic Chemistry of Life; Wilderness First Aid; Geology of Western National Parks; and Matter, Antimatter and Energy.

Call 725-2650 for more information or visit the website at To use the automated phone registration system call 725-5503. SR