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This fall college students can base their course selections on more than just sleep schedules and workload. In the wake of Sept. 11, many universities quickly added courses that sought to answer questions raised by the attack--the University of California came up with dozens in just two weeks. The air of crisis has subsided, but the Ivory Tower continues to find ways to address topical issues. Students this fall will find a book-bagful of courses--from Martha Stewart to the military--that acknowledge what's happening in the real world. Here's a TIME sampler of some newcomers to the catalog. --By Maggie Shnayerson


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