Education: Show-Biz U.

The courses offered in the 150-page catalogue run from suspense ("The Hazards of Being Male") to adventure ("A Three-Week Study Tour of the Argentine Pampas, Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego") and pop psychology ("Fairy Tales: Keys to the Psyche"). Indeed, the entire U.C.L.A. extension school is planned and promoted like a network's fall lineup of television shows. The similarity is no accident. "Our programs and those on television have the same threads," says Extension Dean Phillip Frandson. "Like TV, we mirror the needs of the public."

From the extension building on the southwest corner of the Westwood campus, Frandson, 50, presides over...

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