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What would you do if:
W that short cut back to camp didn't
work the way you planned and you
find yourself lost and alone, at
night and in the rain?
- your car broke down on a
desolate highway in the middle
of the winter's worst
- your canoe capsized and all your
equipment ended up at the
bottom of a northwood's lake?
This course is about basic survival -
the information you need to know if, for
some reason, you decide to leave
civilization or, because of a sudden
natural or man-made disaster,
civilization decides to leave you. Your
problem might be as simple as trying to
stay comfortable under adverse
conditions, or it might be a complex as
trying to stay alive.
Through lecture, demonstration,
and films you learn to prepare yourself
for two weekend survival trips in the
Southeastern Michigan area. Travel
arrangements will be shared by class
B220. 5 sessions plus two weekend
field trips. $65. Reduced fees apply. $5
additional fee for consumables to be
collected at the first class. (Campus
Area) M 7-9 p.m. (Oct. 3-Nov. 7); and
two weekends (Oct. 29-30 and Nov. 12-
Instructor: Clarke Ball is the
originator and field leader of the 5%
month, 3,000 mile SightTrek expedition
conducted to raise money for the SEVA
Foundation's Nepal Blindness Project.
Sherlock Holmes: Detector
Ninety-six years ago the world was
introduced to Sherlock Holmes of 221 B,
Baker Street, London. Since his debut
in A StudyIn Scarlet, this fictional
character of Arthur Conan Doyle has
become one of the most realistic
personages in literature.
In this course, offered by a member of
the exclusive Sherlockian society, The
Baker Street Irregulars, participants
have the opportunity to learn
"everything they've always wanted to
know" about Sherlock Holmes - his
world, his associations, his methods, his
cases, and his legacy.
provides an overview of the character
and investigations of the world's most
famous sleuth, illustrated by film, slide
and lecture presentations. Assigned
readings from the Holmesian "canon"
provide a fascinating picture for
novices or seasoned Sherlockians as
well. Subjects covered:
- Literary antecedents of Holmes
and the mystery tradition
- The youthful Holmes
-- Holmes, Watson and Doyle: an
- Holmes and Moriarty
The "Holmes Effect'" upon past
and present mystery literature
- The "real" Sherlock Holmes
G727. 8 sessions. $52. Reduced fees
apply. (Campus Area) Th 7-9 p.m.
(Sept. 29-Nov. 17).
Instructor: Mark McPherson has
previously taught such courses as The
Armchair Sleuth, Unsolved Mysteries,
Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street, In
Search of Camelot, Quest, and others.
Personal Financial Planning
Developing a financial plan now, can
lead to a future of financial security. In
this class you begin by identifying your
goals, analyzing your curent situation,
and considering your alternatives. You
then learn how to organize your
objectives and set realistic goals in
relation to personal risk, capital
accumulation, financial independence
or retirement planning, reducing tax
costs, and investment management.
Specific topics covered are "four
corner" philosophy, cash reserves
management, insurance (life, auto,
home, health, and disability), capital
needs analysis, income tax reduction
(including I.R.A.'s), estate planning
and wills, and capital accumulation and
basic investment principles such as:
- Compound interest
- Tax and inflation impact
- Forms of investment
Fixed income -
Private consultation interviews are
available at no extra cost after the
conclusion of the course. A couple
enrolling together pay a single course
and registration fee.
G707. 4 sessions plus optional
private consultation. $40 per individual
or couple. (Campus Area) W 7-9 p.m.
(Sept. 28-Oct. 19).
Instructors: Staff of the Michigan
Financial Group, Inc., under the
direction of Jerome S. Rydell,
Mysteries of the Past
Have you ever dreamed of traveling
to strange new countries filled with
mysteries about past civilizations? Or,
are you actually planning a trip to
archaeology-rich lands like Europe,
Egypt, Mexico, or Central and South
America? Whether you travel in your
dreams or in reality, this course will
spark your imagination.
Experts are still unclear about why
the Mayan suddenly abandoned their
great cities in the Yucatan, what
motivated our early ancestors to
produce vast paintings in the inner
recesses of cave systems, or why
thousands of large stone structures lie
scattered from England to India.
Traveling together we explore such
mysteries as the rise of "art" in the
great caves of France and Spain, the
collapse of the Mayan civilization, the
great pyramids and megaliths of the
Eastern hemisphere, and the Nazca
markings called "landing strips" for
Lectures, readings, and films aim to
provide both serious scientific
explanations as well as more fanciful
G725. 5sessions. $40. Reduced fees
apply. (Campus Area) W 7-9 p.m.
(Sept. 28-Oct. 26).
Instructor: Lauren Talalay received
her Doctorate at Indiana University in
Classical and Prehistoric Archaeology
of the Mediterranean. She has
excavated and traveled extensively in
Western Europe, Greece, Turkey, and
How to Buy a Microcomputer
This seminar presents a logical
decision-making process for selecting a
small computer for home or business
use. What features to look for and how
much to spend are covered. The
seminar also focuses on specifying user
requirements. Handouts provided.
BOTH CLASSES: 1 session. $18.
Limited. (Campus Area).
G726. T 6:30-9:30 p.m. (Oct. 11).
G726a. Sat. 9 a.m.-12noon (Oct. 22).
Instructor: Robert Seltzer has been
involved with computers and data
processing for over 10 years at The
University of Michigan. He is currently
an assistant director in the
Undergraduate Office of Admissions.
Reading and Writing
Reaching Your Potential
as a Writer
How to write: 1. Get a blank sheet of
paper. 2. Start writing.
An oversimplification? Perhaps not.
There may be much to learn about
technique, but the essence of writing is
writing. Therefore, this course requires
you to write every week. Expect to
complete a short story or other project
of your choice. Most class time is spent
reading and discussing your work.
The workshop also focuses on
techniques for breaking through writing
blocks. We'll consider: examining
attitudes and assumptions; developing
an attitude of success; setting goals;
getting, remembering, and recording
ideas; and techniques for making your
R1802. 10 sessions. $65. Reduced fees
apply. (Campus Area) T 7-9 p.m. (Sept.
Instructo: Steve Bhaerman has been
a professional writer and teacher for
over twelve years. He was formerly
editor of Pathways magazine, and is
co-author of No Particular Place to Go:
M1aking of a Free High School.
Do you read best sellers, textbooks
and occupational manuals in essentially
the same way? If so, this course
provides a much more productive
approach. Our specific reading
improvement methods are guaranteed
to increase your reading rate to five
times your present level, with equal or
better comprehension. Course
highlights include: use of your own
materials, specialized approaches for
pleasure vs. informational reading,
improvement of content understanding
and recall; elimination of the
subvocalization habit, development of
vocabulary-building skills, and
application of skills during class time.
The first session, a FREE one-hour
preview, allows time for questions
about course rationale, student
commitment, and expected results.
The full fee is due prior to the second
R1801. 8 sessions plus free preview.
$130. (Campus Area) M 7-10 p.m. (Oct.
3-Nov. 21). FREE PREVIEW: M 7-8
Instructor: Reading Institute staff,
under the direction of Elaine Connelly,
The Craft of Comedy
Writing for Television
"I've learned a few things on my own
since and modified some of the things he
taught me, but everything,
unequivocally, that I learned about
comedy writing, I learned from Danny
- Woody Allen (On Being Funny:
Woody Allen and Comedy, by Eric Lax),
" ... no, Bob, I don't think it's
possible for someone to teach anyone
else how to write funny - no wrong, I
think perhaps there is ONE person who
can, my brother Danny. He taught
Woody Allen and he taught me."
- Neil Simon (Bob Hope's World of
Comedy. October 1976).
Danny Simon believes comedy
writing is a matter of opinion. In this
workshop he teaches his personal
opinion of what comedy and comedy
writing are all about, based on over 35
years experience as a professional
comedy writer, director, producer, and
According to Danny, this class uses a
system of teaching that helps students
. . understand the technique of
comedy and comedy writing so that
from here on, for the rest of your
career, you can continue to TEACH
YOURSELF". Danny works on the
thought processes that every writer,
comedy or dramatic, must go though in
order to develop each and every script.
He explores such aspects as the joke
itself, and then proceeds to consider
variety shows and situation comedies.
He also creates conditions similar to
what a writer faces in any writer's
conference room, and demonstrates
why it is a must to be able to think and
write "on your feet".
At the end of the course, writing
groups are formed so that participants
can continue to meet and possibly
collaborate with others with whom they
can develop a professional rapport.
R1808. 3 sessionsl. $250. Limited to 40.
No tape recorders allowed. (Michigan
League) F 2:30-8:30 p.m. (Nov. 4) and
Sat. and Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Nov. 5-6).
Instructor: Danny Simon's writing
credits in the early years of television
include Broadway Open House, Your
Show of Shows. and The Colgate
Comedy Hour. He has written for dozens
of situation comedies, among them
Make Room for Daddy; Bachelor
Father, My Three Sons, McHale's
Na vy, and The Real McCoys. For three
years, he was head writer and director
of The Kraft Music Hall. He has also
directed The Carol Burnett Show and
The Mac Da vis Show. More recently, he
has worked on One Day at a Time, The
Facts of Life, and Diff'rent Strokes.
For the past 3,' years Danny has
been lecturing and teaching his comedy
writing workshop at universities and
colleges all across the country.
the guitar to accompany the voice. By
the end you will know all the basic
chords and be able to play and sing at
least 5-10 songs.
Besides just strumming, you are
gently introduced to flat and finger
picking. You also become familiar with
such acoustic styles as folk, pop,
bluegrass, and blues. And besides just
humming, you learn somebasic music
theory. and work with ear training to
help find the perfect keys for your vocal
range. Opportunities also exist to play
in trios, duos, and even solo.
Demonstrations, in-class practice,
and individual coaching are featured.
Bring guitar and note-taking materials.
All music provided. A cassette recorder
(with batteries) is also very helpful.
M1314. 8 sessions. $60. Limited to 15.
(Campus Area) T 7:30-9:30 p.m. (Sept.
Instructor: Julie Austin's
background is a rare combination of
classical music training from Oakland
University, Mexico City, and
Switzerland; jazz training from the
Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado;
a warm personal style; and over 16
years experience as a teacher and
performer in such diverse categories
as classical, folk, bluegrass, swing,
rock, pop, and blues.
Personal Growth and
Home and Work: An
I)o you ever find yourself being
misunderstood? Do you ever have .
trouble getting the things that you
want? Are your business or personal
relationships not meeting your needs?
Could your speaking or listening skills
use some improvement?
In this class you will examine new
ways to communicate more effectively,
act assertively, and behave
appropriately in a variety of social and
business interactions. Through lecture-
discussions, games, and simulation
exercises, we explore:
- Empathic listening
- Body language
- Interpersonal values
- Interactions in the workplace
- Communicating personal needs
- Personal rights
-- Different communication styles
- New social behiviors
H808. 7sessions. $58. Reduced fees
apply. (Campus Area) Th 7-9:30 p.m.
(Sept. 29-Nov. 10).
Instructors: Georgie T. Ferris is
former Director of Experiental
Programs, Psychology Department, U-
M. Catherine L. Lilly, M.S.W., U-M, is a
local consultant and trainer who also
works with groups, individuals, and
couples in private practice.
Managing Your Time
More Effectively: A
Whole Life Approach
Do you feel overcommitted? Under
pressure? Constantly behind schedule
in the important tasks you want to
The few hours you invest in this
course, designed especially for busy
people with multiple responsibilities,
will pay off many times over. You will
- Where the time "goes". How to use it
more productively by setting
priorities, planning ahead and
establishing short-range and long-
How to identify and eliminate
personal time-wasters; reduce
clutter; delegate effectively;
control distractions and
How to deal with indecision, worry,
guilt, perfectionism and other
time-draining hangups, with a
five-step plan for overcoming
- How to minimize paperwork,
housework, errands and other
routine tasks and create true
"quality time" for family, career
and personal goals.
Through lectures, exercises,
assignments, group discussions and
take-home lists, you receive hundreds
of practical tips as well as numerous
strategies for organizing and
simplifying your work, home and
H809. 5sessions. $45 (includes
workbook). Limited. (Campus Area) W
7-9 p.m. (Sept. 28-Oct. 26).
Instructor: Pat Materka, Social
Sciences Writer for Information
Services, U-M, is the author of Time In,
Time Out, Time Enough.
Stress is inevitable in our ever-
changing fast-paced world. It can't be
eliminated, but it CAN be managed and
Discover how your personality type,
your conflict-r'esolution style, your
time-management skills and your
method of communication increase or
diminish your stress level.
Techniques for reaching a state of
deep relaxation - ways to convince
your body and your mind to release and
let go of tension - are also taught.
Lecture, discussion, small group
exercises, and self-assessment
H801. 5 sessions. $45. Reduced fees
apply. (Campus Area) T 7-9:30 p.m.
(Sept. 27-Oct. 25).
Instructor: Linda Reid is a
management development consultant
with extensive experience in stress
management techniques and human
Expanding Your Social
Whether your goal is making contact
with potential employers, finding
friends with similar interests, or
meeting a future lover, this seminar
shows you a powerful, step-by-step
program that helps you to greatly
expand your options and create more
effective, efficient and comfortable
meeting situations. You learn to
identify your own "comfort zone" and
develop ways of bringing others into
that zone. You also learn how to meet
people in a more playful way, and
become more open and courageous in
Lectures, role play and small group
H817. 6 sessions. $45. (Campus Area)
M7:30-9:30 p.m. (Sept. 26-Oct.31).
Instructor: Bob Houle, Ph.D. in
Clinical Psychology, was Senior Vice
President for Management
Development and Training for Century
21 of Southern Ohio. He is the author of
the workbook I'd Like to Meet You, But
I'm Not Sure How.
Learn to Meditate
Meditation is a technique that is
easily mastered. But meditation is also
a state of consciousness, a natural state
of peace and contentment, which is the
goal of the technique to be taught.
Learning to meditate involves a
commitment to turn within, to explore
our own inner reality and gain a surer
access to our own deepest self. It thus
adds depth to our daily lives, regardless
of our religious or philosophical
This course includes lectures,
discussions, practice sessions, and
instructions on how to begin a regular
practice of meditation on your own.
Lectures examine the purpose and
benefits of meditation, present a
framework for thinking about the inner
self, and explore the workings of the
mind and the process of meditation,
The course goal is to integrate an
understanding and an experience of
meditation in a way that has direct
application to work, personal life, and
private times in a day.
H815. 5 sessions. $35. Reduced fees
apply. (Campus Area) W 7:30-9:30 p.m.
(Sept. 28-Oct. 26).
Instructors: Richard Mann,
Professor of Psychology, U-M, and
Jean Mann, Lecturer in Psychology and
the Program for Studies in Religion,
have been practicing and teaching
about meditation for eight years.
Your Magnificent Body
Come and celebrate the strength and
beauty of your female body! Release
preconceived notions about female
limitations as you come to realize the
strength and beauty that is uniquely
yours. You receive four different kinds
of support to help you discover and
reclaim your body:
I) Women's studies presentations -
strength and beauty are examined
from psychological, historical,
physiological, feminist, and cultural
2) Earth Dance - a unique blend of
African, American Indian,
Eastern and folk styles to help you
feel the power and fluidity of your
3) Group support - discussion,
visualization, and sharing of ideas
on pertinent issues.
4) Exercise - fitness workouts that
include basic weight training and
information on exercise
The result is an intimate, safe, and
supportive environment in which to
increase your self love as you
systematically eliminate your
negativity toward your body.
BOTH CLASSES: 10 sessions. $60.
Reduced fees apply. (Campus Area).
H816. T & Th 6-8 p.m. (Sept. 27-Oct.
H816a.6M & W 12 noon-2 p.m. (Sept.
Instructor: Jesse N. Richards has
taught dance and fitness classes locally
since 1979. She also was a member of
the Board of Directors of Artworlds
during that same period.