OLLI Course Schedule

Upcoming Spring 2024 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!

OLLI at UCLA Membership
You must be 50 years or older to become a member of OLLI at UCLA. Membership is required to participate in all OLLI courses, special programs, partnerships, leadership & volunteer opportunities. Membership is good for one year beginning the quarter you join. Learn more about membership.

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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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.

(*) denotes this course will be recorded. Students will have access to the video for 30 days.
No refunds allowed.
 
Course Title / Instructor Day / Dates Time Campus
*The Wearin’ O’ The Green
Eleanor Schrader
Monday
Mar. 11
10am-12pm Zoom
*A Love Story in Design: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Margaret MacDonald Mackintosh
Eleanor Schrader
Monday
Apr. 1
1-3pm Zoom
*Stories in Ceramics: A Thousand Years of Decorative Tiles
Eleanor Schrader
Monday
Apr. 8
1-3pm Zoom
*The History of Hotels in America
Eleanor Schrader
Monday
Apr. 15
1-3pm Zoom
*Los Angeles after World War II: the Birth of a Modern City
Sharon Boorstin
Thursday
Apr. 25
10am-12pm Zoom + Gayley
The Art of the Silent Film
Mary Mallory
Saturday
May 4
10am-12pm Lindbrook
*Voting in the Ancient World
Ed Watts
Friday
May 17
10am-12pm Zoom + Gayley
OLLI Fundraiser: John Wooden's Wisdom Wednesday
Jun. 5
10am-12pm Gayley
*Manifest Destiny: West Expansion and its Consequences
Richard Bell
Friday
Jun. 7
1-4pm Zoom

 

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.

(*) Denotes this course will be recorded. Students will have access to the video for 30 days.
 
Course Title / Instructor Day / Dates Time Campus
OLLI Video Library Monday
Apr. 1 - June 16
  Zoom
Acting the Shakespearean Monologue
Steven Moore
5 Thursdays
Apr. 4 - May 2
10am-12pm Zoom
Wooden, Westwood, Walton, and Watergate
Stephen Mucher
Friday
Apr. 12
10am-12pm Gayley
OLLI Movie Club
Sharon Boorstin
Wednesday
Apr. 17, May 15, June 12
3:30-4:30pm Zoom
*Book Talk with Irving Lubliner: Only Hope: A Survivor’s Stories of the Holocaust
Irving Lubliner
Thursday
May 9
10am-12pm 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. OLLI membership is required to enroll in these courses.

(*) 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 5: Eyewitnesses to the Holocaust
Steve Sohmer
6 Mondays
Apr.1 – May 6
10am-12pm Zoom
*Saturday Night Live: The Early Years (1975-80)
Martin Marshall
6 Tuesdays
Apr. 2 - May 14
(no meeting Apr. 23)
10am-12pm Zoom
*Beyond the Headlines
Jim Aldinger
8 Tuesdays
Apr. 2 – May 28
(no meeting Apr. 23)
10:30-12pm Zoom + Gayley
*Expressionism in Art: The Rise of Expressionism as an Artistic Style
Katherine Zoraster
6 Tuesdays
Apr. 2 – May 14
(no meeting Apr. 23)
1-3 pm Zoom
*Abraham Lincoln: Abolition President
Joe Simpson
8 Tuesdays
Apr. 2 - May 28
(no meeting Apr. 23)
1-3pm Zoom
*American Civil Religion
Phyllis Herman
6 Wednesdays
Apr. 3 - May 8
10am-12pm Zoom + Gayley
*The Seventies: The Decade of the Singer-Songwriter
Steve Barri
6 Wednesdays
Apr. 3 - May 8
1-3pm Zoom + Gayley
*Fifty Years of San Francisco Jazz and Swing, 1916-66
Dave Radlauer
6 Thursdays
Apr. 4 - May 9
10am-12pm Zoom
*The School of Paris and Art Between the World Wars
Katherine Zoraster
6 Thursdays
Apr. 4 – May 9
1-3 pm Zoom + Gayley
Out of Your Mind
Alex Pirolini
6 Thursdays
Apr. 4 – May 9
April 4 & 25: 1-4 Gayley
*Rhapsody in Blue
Mitch Glickman
4 Fridays
Apr. 5 - 26
10am-12pm Zoom 
*The Second Viennese School
Ryan Shiotsuki
8 Fridays
Apr. 5 – May 31
(no meeting May 17)
10am-12pm Zoom
*The Music of Frederic Chopin
Ryan Shiotsuki
8 Fridays
Apr. 5 – May 24
1-3 pm Zoom
*The Fate of the World: The American Revolution Beyond the British Empire
Richard Bell
6 Fridays
Apr. 12 - May 24
(no meeting Apr. 26)
1-3pm Zoom
Cosmology, Astronomy, and Space Exploration in the News
Shelley Bonus
8 Wednesdays
Apr. 17-June 5
6:30-8:30pm Zoom
*Art Now: Virtual Visits with Working Artists
Deborah Cohen
6 Thursdays
May 9 - June 13
1-3:30pm Zoom
*Knowing the Score: How Music Makes Movies Come Alive
Andrew Muson
5 Wednesdays
May 15 – June 12
1-3pm Zoom
*Bank Runs and Bailouts: Financial Panics in US History and their Lessons
Jared Day
5 Wednesdays
May 15 – June 12
1-3pm Zoom
Chocolate from Around the World
Lee Theisen
4 Thursdays
May 16 - June 6
10am-12pm Gayley
*Citizen Grant: Ulysses Grant as Civil War General and Reconstruction President
Jared Day
2 Tuesdays
June 4 - 11
1-3pm 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. OLLI membership is required to enroll in these courses.

 
Course Title / Instructor Day / Dates Time Campus
American Civics 101: A Crash Course
Alan Perper
5 Mondays
Apr. 1 - May 6
(no meeting Apr. 22)
10am-12pm Zoom 
Let's Read the Classics, Part 4
Maria Siciliano
6 Tuesdays
Apr. 2, 16, 30; May 14, 28; June 11
10am-12pm Zoom
Great Italian Cinema
Vincent Coppola
5 Tuesdays
Apr. 9, 16, May 7: 1-4pm
Apr. 2, 30: 1-4:30pm
Gayley
Good Citizenship, Civil Discourse, and Election 2024
Peter Cipkowski
8 Wednesdays
Apr. 3 – May 22
1-3pm Gayley
Current Events: Understanding Our World
Myrna Hant
8 Thursdays
Apr. 4 - May 23
10am-12pm Zoom + Gayley
What is Out There: Questioning the Universe
Vincent Coppola
8 Thursdays
Apr. 4 - May 23
1-3pm Zoom
The Fantastic in Literature, Part 2
Leonard Koff
8 Sundays
Apr. 7 - June 9
(no meetings May 12, 26)
12-2pm Zoom
Almost Nobel-Prize Winners, Part 1
Leonard Koff
8 Mondays
Apr. 8 - June 10
(no meetings Apr. 22, May 27)
1-3pm 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.

 
Course Title / Instructor Day / Dates Time Campus
Spanish IV for Everyday Life
Emilia Chuquin
8 Tuesdays
Apr. 2 - May 28
(no meeting Apr. 23)
10am-12pm Zoom
High-Level Spanish Conversation
Emilia Chuquin
8 Tuesdays
Apr. 2 - May 28
(no meeting Apr. 23)
1-3pm Zoom
French Conversation 2: High Intermediate
Ruth Gooley
8 Tuesdays
Apr. 2 - May 28 (
(no meeting Apr. 23)
6:30-8:30pm Zoom
French Conversation 1: Low Intermediate
Ruth Gooley
8 Wednesdays
Apr. 3 - May 22
6:30-8:30pm Zoom
Real Life Spanish Conversation I
Susan Villar
8 Thursdays
Apr. 4 - May 23
10am-12pm Zoom
Real Life Spanish Conversation II
Susan Villar
8 Thursdays
Apr. 4 - May 23
1-3pm Zoom

 

Creativity, Games & Movement

The following courses are interactive, and members are able to practice or apply what they learn in class. OLLI membership is required to enroll in these courses.

 
Course Title / Instructor Day / Dates Time Campus
Gentle Chair Pilates
Bonnie Cahoon
8 Mondays
Apr. 1 - May 20
1-2pm Zoom
Poker Fundamentals 2
Duncan Palamourdas
6 Mondays
Apr. 1 - May 6
1-3pm Zoom
Beginning Canasta
Caroline Dann
6 Tuesdays
Apr. 2 – May 14
(no meeting Apr. 23)
10am-12pm Gayley
Drawing Is a Feeling I Introduction to Line, Space and Shape
Deborah Cohen
6 Tuesdays
Apr. 2 – May 14
(no meeting Apr. 23)
1-3:30pm Zoom
Intermediate Mah-Jongg
Orna Manavi
6 Wednesdays
Apr. 3 – May 8
9:30am-12pm Gayley
Smart Movement Solutions: Finding a Mind Body Balance
Stacy Barrows
10 Wednesdays
Apr. 3 – June 5
10-11am Zoom
Beginning Gentle Yoga
Mona Wells
8 Wednesdays
Apr. 3 - May 22
1-2:30pm Zoom
Intermediate Mah-Jongg
Orna Manavi
6 Wednesdays
Apr. 3 – May 8
1-3:30pm Gayley
Intermediate Yoga
Mona Wells
8 Thursdays
Apr. 4 - May 23
6:30-8pm Zoom
Bagua, Tai Chi's Ancient Cousin for Healing the Body and Balancing the Mind
Samuel Barnes
5 Tuesdays
Apr. 9 - May 14
(no meeting Apr. 23)
1:30-3pm Gayley
Tai Chi for Anxiety and Better Balance
Samuel Barnes
6 Thursdays
Apr. 11 - May 16
1:30-3pm Gayley
iPhone Photography Workshop
Ellen Demsky
8 Mondays
Apr. 15 - June 10
(no meeting May 27)
10-12pm Gayley
Life Stories that Stir the Soul
Shelley Bonus
8 Wednesdays
Apr. 17-June 5
1-3pm Zoom

 

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