100 Suggested Classes
for the Free University of Stevens Square
The following titles indicate possible classes for the FUSS.
Only the ones that are clickable have course descriptions.
YOU are invited to organize a class or two
in any of the following categories.
And you may suggest additional subject areas.
(The numbers after some class-suggestions
indicate the number of people who will definitely
attend a class on that subject.
How to add your preferences
is explained at the end of this list of suggestions.
So far no votes.)
ARTS & CRAFTS
Introduction to Bonsai
Sewing & Quilting Workshop
Visual Arts Workshop
Dance, Dance, Dance
Hip Hop 101
Let's Learn the Polka!
Drag Queen 101: Are My Lips on Straight?
Creating a Patio Maze for the Stevens Square Oval
Tying Beautiful Knots: Macramé Workshop
Beginning Linoleum and/or Wood Block Printmaking
Stevens Square Book Club
Let's Rent a Movie Together
Basic Computer Skills
Computer Games Club
How to Find What You Want on the Internet
How to Create a Web Page
Graphics for Web Pages
Cooking Fundamentals: Soup
Cooking: Simple & Cheap
Cooking with Curry
Stevens Square Dining Group
Starting a Basic Food Coop for Stevens Square
Wild Plants of Stevens Square & Loring Heights
Community Garden Workshop
House Plants for the Apartment
Compost Your Garbage Using Earthworms
Wild Flowers for Stevens Square Park
HEALTH, FITNESS, & SPORTS
Tai Chi in the Park
Walkers of Stevens Square & Loring Heights
Herbs that Heal
& OTHER ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION
Stevens Square Bicycling Group
Simple Bicycle Repair
Riding the Bus for Business and Pleasure
Sharing a Car or Van with Neighbors
LOVE, SEX, & RELATIONSHIPS
Community Mixer: Meet Nice Neighbors
New Ways of Loving: How Authenticity Transforms Relationships
Romantic Love is a Hoax! Emotional Programming to 'Fall in Love'
How to Avoid Seduction: Recognizing the Romantic Predator
Loving without Needing: Seven Pre-Existing Needs and How to Transcend Them
Romantic & Sexual Jealousy: Cause and Prevention
Multiple Loving without Jealousy
Growing in Love: From Dependent Toward Authentic
Masculinity/Femininity: Loving Beyond Our Gender-Personalities
Transcending Machismo: Positive Masculinity Workshop
Androgyny: The Best of Both Gender-Personalities
Imprinted Sexual Fantasies: A New Key for Sexology
How I Became Comfortable with My Sexual Orientation
Loving without Marrying
We Like Being Single: Marriage Resisters' Support Group
Designer Marriage: Write Your Own Relationship Contract
The End of 'Love': Letting Go of Harmful Relationships
Raising Children in the City
Finding Playmates for Our Children
Parenthood is Voluntary: Should We Have (More) Children?
Exploring Stevens Square-Loring Heights:
A Walking Tour of our Neighborhood
Problems of Living Together in a Small Apartment
Dog Owners Unite!
Dog Obedience Training
Converting Rental Apartmenthouses to Owner-Occupied Cooperatives
LIFE-STYLES & PERSONAL GROWTH
Becoming More Authentic: The Positive Side of Existentialism
What Should I Do with my Life?
Surviving Your Mid-Life Crisis
Coping with Our Parents
Being a Single Woman in the City
Preparing for Divorce: A Support Group for Couples and Individuals
Support Group for the Newly Divorced
Alcohol Recovery Support Group
EARNING A LIVING & MAKING ENDS MEET
Right Livelihoods and Low-Impact Life-Styles
Creative Ways to Find a Job
Writing a Resume
Operating a Home Business
Creating a Stevens Square Chore Service
Best Ways to Deal with the Welfare System
A Free Store for Stevens Square
Voluntary Simplicity: How I Live on $200 a Month
SOCIAL PROBLEMS, POLITICS, & CRIME
Many Races: One Community
Preventing Domestic Violence
Preventing Crime in Stevens Square
When to Call the Police
How to Start a Block Club
Block Leader Training
SSCO Block Patrol Orientation
Home and Personal Security
Crime Prevention thru Environmental Design
Earliest Signs of Drug Dealing
Using the Political System to Improve Stevens Square
LANGUAGE & HISTORY
Universal Verbal Language
The History of Stevens Square and Loring Heights
RELIGION & SPIRITUALITY
Why People Believe Weird Things
Spirituality for Humanists: Six Capacities of Our Human Spirits
Existential Loneliness: Deeper than the Reach of Love
Looking for the Meaning of Life
Modern Day Magic & Mysticism
Opening to Grace: Transcending Our Spiritual Malaise
Skeptics Explore the Bible
Spiritual Paths Less Taken
DEATH & DYING
Is There Life After Death? Scientific and Philosophical Questions
'Living Will' Workshop: Write Your Own Advance Directive for Medical Care
When Is a Person? Pre-Persons & Former Persons
The Living Cadaver: Medical Uses for Permanently Unconscious Bodies
Voluntary Death by Means of Dehydration
The list above are only suggestions.
(The clickable classes have been offered,
are being offered, or will be offered.)
Actual volunteers must offer to create these classes
---or any others they might dream up.
In order to encourage individual instructors and group-facilitators,
you are invited to express your preferences
among the suggestions above---and to suggest other possibilities.
Which classes would you definitely attend if they were offered?
Send your selections (not more than 10 please) to the FUSS coordinator:
James Park, e-mail: parkx032@TC.UMN.EDU
The numbers of such votes of preference
will be placed after each suggestion.
You are also invited to send in additional suggestions for classes.
Please indicate which categories they would best fit.
Or suggest new subject areas.
Anything can happen.
What would YOU like to see?