OLLI Course Schedule

Upcoming Winter 2022 Courses

The OLLI at UCLA program offers an ever-changing array of non-credit courses geared to those seeking a high quality and enjoyable adventure in learning. There are no tests, grades, or homework – just learning for the sheer joy of learning!

You must be 50 years or older to enroll in OLLI courses.  To join OLLI, begin by selecting your courses from the list below. Courses are listed chronologically per category. For help with online enrollment, view our registration guide.

 

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Virtual Event

OLLI Holiday Party

Join us through zoom for the annual OLLI Holiday Party! Enjoy a look back at the past year, followed by a special presentation, raffles, and virtual breakout rooms so you can chat with other members.

Friday, December 10, 1pm - 3pm

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Taste of Osher

No membership required. These 2-hour seminars offer a "taste" of the programming we offer throughout the year. Taste of Osher courses are open to non-members and members alike, and are just $15 each. OLLI Plus members can enroll at no cost (some exceptions apply).

(*) denotes this course will be recorded. Students will have access to the video for 30 days.
No refunds allowed.
 
Course Title / Instructor Date Time Campus
International Human Rights Law and Politics
Eyassu Gayim
Wednesday
Dec. 8
10am-12pm Zoom
The Aging Landscape: Emerging Trends and Changing Perspectives
Anousheh Shayestehpour
Thursday
Dec. 9
1pm-3pm Zoom
How to Stay Healthy and Avoid Dementia by Walking
Ellen Demsky
Monday
Jan. 10
10am-12pm Gayley Center
The Corporate World and Corporate Responsibility
Eyassu Gayim
Friday
Jan. 14
10am-12pm Zoom
Yoga and the Expressive Arts
Mona Wells
Friday
Jan. 14
1pm-3pm Zoom
Gilda Radner: It's Always Something
Martin Marshall
Friday
Jan. 21
10am-12pm Zoom
The Paris Agreement
Joan Chang
Friday
Jan. 21
1pm-3pm Zoom
*Paul Williams: Architect to the Stars
Eleanor Schrader
Wednesday
Feb. 16
10am-12pm Zoom
The Genetic Revolution: It's a Whole New World
Marc Olevin
Saturday
Feb. 26
1pm-3pm Gayley Center
*Exotic Revival Architecture
Eleanor Schrader
Monday
Mar. 7
1pm-3pm Zoom
An Introduction to the Development and History of Photography
Katherine E. Zoraster
Wednesday
Mar. 9
10am-12pm Gayley Center
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Gerry Mansell
Thursday
Mar. 10
10am-11:30am Zoom
The Titanic Disaster and Those who Survived It
Elizabeth Kaye
Thursday
Mar. 17
1pm-3pm Zoom
Buddhist Meditation Traditions: Introduction
Don Parris
Friday
Mar. 18
1pm-3pm Gayley Center

 

Membership Courses

To enroll in the courses below, you must be a current member of OLLI at UCLA. Offerings include lecture courses, discussion groups, foreign languages, creativity, games, and movement courses. You will be automatically prompted to purchase a membership when checking out if you are not a current member.

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Special Programs

These events, courses, and other unique offerings are available exclusively to OLLI at UCLA members as part of their membership benefits.  All special programs are offered at no cost to members. Registration is required.

No class meetings on Feb. 21 (Presidents' Day).
(*) Denotes this course will be recorded. Students will have access to the video for 30 days.
 
Course Title / Instructor Day / Dates Time Campus
LEARN @ LUNCH: UCLA Graduate Research
Anousheh Shayestehpour
Fridays
Jan. 28 - Mar. 18
12pm-1pm Zoom
Virtual Tour: Jewish Ghetto of Rome
Andrew Kranis
Saturday
Feb. 12
10am-11am Zoom
*Sharon's Salon: Diana Friedberg on Beaded Jewelry Around the World
Sharon Boorstin
Tuesday
Mar. 1
1pm-2:30pm Zoom
Virtual Tour: The Hammer Museum
Student Educators
Tuesday
Mar. 8
1pm-2pm Zoom
 

 

Lecture Courses

OLLI’s Instructor-Led courses are taught by the high-caliber instructors and guest speakers for which UCLA Extension is world-renown.

No class meetings on Jan. 17 (MLK Day) and Feb. 21 (Presidents' Day).
(*) denotes this course will be recorded. Students will have access to the video for the duration of the course.
 
Course Title / Instructor Day / Dates Time Campus
Coming to Terms with the Holocaust, Part 8: The American Response
Steve Sohmer
Mondays
Jan. 10 - Feb. 28
10am-12pm Zoom
*Buildings that Define American Cities, Part 3
Eleanor Schrader
Mondays
Jan. 10 - Feb. 28
1pm-3pm Zoom
The Early Republic of the United States
Jessica Marino
Mondays
Jan. 10 - Mar. 14
1pm-3pm Zoom
Jazz Themes from Hollywood
Ken Poston
Mondays
Jan. 10 - Mar. 14
6:30pm-8:30pm Zoom
The Evolution of Jazz
Patrick Collins
Tuesdays
Jan. 11 - Feb. 22
1pm-3pm Zoom
*Exhibitions That Made Art History
Katherine E. Zoraster
Tuesdays
Jan. 11 - Feb. 15
1pm-3pm Zoom
*The Operas of Verdi
Gordon Kalton Williams
Tuesdays
Jan. 11 - Feb. 8
6:30pm-8:30pm Zoom
Garry Trudeau: From Doonesbury to Alpha House to Donald Trump
Martin Marshall
Wednesdays
Jan. 12 - Feb. 9
10am-12pm Zoom
Short Stories International: An Italian Perspective, Part 1
Carlo Coppola
Wednesdays
Jan. 12 - Mar. 2
10am-12pm Zoom
All That Jazz: Appreciating an American Art Form
Andrew Muson
Wednesdays
Jan. 12 - Mar. 2
1pm-3pm Zoom
*The Pre-Raphaelites and the Art of the Victorian Age
Katherine E. Zoraster
Wednesdays
Jan. 12 - Feb. 16
1pm-3pm Zoom
Cosmology, Astronomy, and Space Exploration in the News
Shelley Bonus
Wednesdays
Jan. 12 - Mar. 2
6:30pm-8:30pm Zoom
Classical Music for Weddings
Anahit Rostomyan
Thursdays
Jan. 13 - Mar. 3
10am-12pm Zoom
Religions of India
Phyllis Herman
Thursdays
Jan. 13 - Mar. 3
10am - 12pm Gayley Center
World of Musical Satire
David Misch
Thursdays
Jan. 13 - Feb. 10
1pm-3pm Zoom
Funny Love: Movies that Make Us Laugh at Ourselves
Brandon French
Fridays
Jan. 14 - Feb. 18
1pm-3:30pm Gayley Center
*Beyond the Headlines
James Aldinger
Tuesdays
Jan. 18 - Mar. 8
10:30am-12pm Zoom
*The Music of Felix Mendelssohn
Ryan Shiotsuki
Fridays
Jan. 28 - Mar. 18
10am-12pm Zoom
*The Music of Sergei Rachmaninoff
Ryan Shiotsuki
Fridays
Jan. 28 - Mar. 18
1pm-3pm Zoom
The Role of the United Nations in Climate Policy
Joan Chang
Thursdays
Feb. 17 - Mar. 10
1pm-3pm Zoom
*Great Songs and the Stories Behind Them
Max Keller
Thursdays
Feb. 17 - Mar. 17
6:30pm-8:30pm Zoom
*L.A.'s Favorite Weekend Escapes: History, Architecture, Stories
Sharon Boorstin
Wednesdays
Feb. 23 - Mar. 16
1pm-3pm Zoom

 

Discussion Groups

Established instructors act as facilitators to create an environment in which participants explore subjects in an atmosphere of intellectual stimulation, creative self-expression, and socializing, without the expectation of tests or grades. Depending on the nature of the course, there could be a modest amount of preparation or readings required, and you may be called upon for your insights–members should be ready to participate.

No class meetings on Jan. 17 (MLK Day) and Feb. 21 (Presidents' Day).
 
Course Title / Instructor Day / Dates Time Campus
The Hidden Face of God
Vincent Coppola
Mondays
Jan. 10 - Mar. 14
1pm-3pm Zoom
The American Experience through Short Stories
Maria Siciliano
Tuesdays
Jan. 11 - Feb. 15
10am-12pm Zoom
Oliver Sacks: His Life and Writings
Vincent Coppola
Wednesdays
Jan. 12 - Mar. 2
1pm-3pm Zoom
Current Events: Understanding Our World
Myrna Hant
Thursdays
Jan. 13 - Mar. 3
10am-12pm Zoom
Stories Set in Cities: Berlin
Leonard Koff
Sundays
Jan. 23 - Mar. 20
12pm-2pm Zoom

 

Foreign Languages

OLLI at UCLA offers courses in French and Spanish at several levels. Language courses are discussion-heavy and members should be ready to participate. OLLI membership is required to enroll in these courses.

No class meetings on Jan. 17 (MLK Day) and Feb. 21 (Presidents' Day).
 
Course Title / Instructor Day / Dates Time Campus
Spanish III for Everyday Life
Emilia Chuquin
Tuesdays
Jan. 11 - Mar. 1

10am-12pm

Zoom
High-Level Spanish Conversation
Emilia Chuquin
Tuesdays
Jan. 11 - Mar. 1
1pm-3pm Zoom
Intermediate French Conversation
Ruth Anne Gooley
Tuesdays
Jan. 11 - Mar. 1
6:30pm-8:30pm Zoom
Intermediate French Conversation
Ruth Anne Gooley
Wednesdays
Jan. 12 - Mar. 2
6:30pm-8:30pm Zoom
Real Life Spanish Conversation I
Susan McMillen Villar
Thursdays
Jan. 13 - Mar. 3
10am-12pm Zoom
Real Life Spanish Conversation II
Susan McMillen Villar
Thursdays
Jan. 13 - Mar. 3
1pm-3pm Zoom

 

Creativity, Games & Movement

The following courses are interactive, and members are able to practice or apply what they learn in class.

No class meetings on Jan. 17 (MLK Day) and Feb. 21 (Presidents' Day).
 
Course Title / Instructor Day / Dates Time Campus
Poker Fundamentals 2
Duncan Palamourdas
Mondays
Jan. 10 - Feb. 28
1pm-3pm Gayley Center
Reading and Acting Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 2
Steven Moore
Tuesdays
Jan. 11 - Mar. 1
10am-12pm Zoom
Beginning Gentle Yoga
Mona Wells
Wednesdays
Jan. 12 - Mar. 16
1pm-2:30pm Zoom
Life Stories that Stir the Soul
Shelley Bonus
Wednesdays
Jan. 12 - Mar. 2
1pm-3pm Zoom
Finding Your Optimal Strength
Stacy Barrows
Thursdays
Jan. 13 - Mar. 17
10am-11:30am Gayley Center
Intermediate Yoga
Mona Wells
Thursdays
Jan. 13 - Mar. 17
6:30pm-8pm Zoom
Drawing Studio
Deborah Beth Cohen
Tuesdays
Jan. 25 - Mar. 1
1pm-3:30pm Zoom

 

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