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By NINA WILLDORF

The fall-term course catalog at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor lists the usual assortment of English classes: "Creative Writing," "Introduction to Poetry," "Discourse and Society." Then there's this one: "How to Be Gay: Male Homosexuality and Initiation."

"Just because you happen to be a gay man doesn't mean that you don't have to learn how to become one," reads the description of the three-credit course, which this fall is to be offered