OLLI Course Schedule

Upcoming Summer 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!

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.

Or view the summer brochure in a new flipbook format.

 

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 Day / Dates Time Campus
*The Decline of Rome
Edward Watts
Wednesday
July 20
10am-12pm Zoom
*Ladies in Red: The Power of Color
Eleanor Schrader
Thursday
Aug. 4
10am-12pm Zoom
So You Want to Yiddish?
Marganit Lish
Tuesday
Aug. 9
1-3pm Zoom
*Lenny Bruce
Martin Marshall
Monday
Aug. 15
10am-12pm Zoom
Audrey's DocuTalk: Waste Land
Audrey Stein
Thursday
Aug. 18
1-4pm Gayley Center
*Ancient Stories from the Land of Judea
Jason Hensley
Monday
Aug. 22
1-3pm Zoom
Women who Misbehave: Leni Riefenstahl
Myrna Hant
Wednesday
Aug. 24
1-3pm 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
View a selection of past program recordings
Summer 2022 Access   Online
OLLI Movie Club (Summer Session)
Sharon Boorstin
Wednesdays
July 13, Aug. 10, Sept. 14
3:30-4:30pm Zoom
Virtual Gallery: Sports Photography Redefined
Rafael Beer
Thursday
Sept. 8
11am-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.

No class meetings on July 4 (Independence 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
Classical Music Masterpieces in Films, Part I
Anahit Rostomyan
Tuesdays
June 21 - Aug. 9
10am-12pm Gayley Center
*Biography of Europe, Part 2: Profiles from the European Reformation, 1517-1648
Jared Day
Tuesdays
June 21 - July 19
1-3pm Zoom
*Under Fire, Part 2: Mass Shootings in America
John Snibbe
Wednesdays
June 22 - July 13
(no mtg. June 29)
10am-12pm Zoom
Islam 101: A Primer
Carlo Coppola
Wednesdays
June 22 - Aug. 10
1-3pm Zoom
*The Baroque: St. Peter's to St. Paul's
Katherine Zoraster
Wednesdays
June 22 - July 27
1-3pm Zoom
*Architectural Oddities: An Off-the-Beaten Path Look at Unconventional Architecture
Eleanor Schrader
Thursdays
June 23 - July 28
10am-12pm Zoom
*History and Collection of the Louvre
Katherine Zoraster
Thursdays
June 23 - July 28
1-3pm Zoom
*Shakespeare for Beginners and Experts: Part 2
Steve Sohmer
Mondays
June 27 - Aug. 8
(no mtg. July 4)
10am-12pm Zoom
Best in Shorts
Alex Pirolini
Mondays
June 27 - Aug. 8
(no mtg. July 4)
1-3:30pm Gayley Center
Funny Love: Movies that Make Us Laugh at Ourselves
Brandy French
Fridays
July 1 - Aug. 12
(no mtg. July 8)
1-3:30pm Gayley Center
*The Map of American Music
Andrew Muson
Tuesdays
July 5 - Aug. 30
(no mtg. Aug. 2)
1-3:15pm Zoom
Cosmology, Astronomy, and Space Exploration in the News
Shelley Bonus
Wednesdays
July 6 - Aug. 24
6:30-8:30pm Zoom
*Mozart
Ryan Shiotsuki
Fridays
July 15 - Sept. 2
10am-12pm Zoom
*British Composers in the Early 20th Century
Ryan Shiotsuki
Fridays
July 15 - Sept. 2
1-3pm Zoom
*Monty Python
Martin Marshall
Wednesdays
July 27 - Aug. 31
10am-12pm Zoom
*Billy Crystal
Martin Marshall
Tuesdays
Aug. 16 - Sept. 6
10am-12pm Zoom
*U.S. History, Part 1: Native and European Encounters in the 17th century
Jared Day
Tuesdays
Aug. 16 - Sept. 6
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.

No class meetings on July 4 (Independence Day).
 
Course Title / Instructor Day / Dates Time Campus
Short Story International: An Irish Perspective, Part 1
Carlo Coppola
Tuesdays
June 21 - Aug. 9
10am-12pm Zoom
Current Events: Understanding Our World
Myrna Hant
Thursdays
June 23 - Aug. 11
10am-12pm Zoom
Ways of Looking at Contemporary Art
Deborah Cohen
Thursdays
June 23 - Aug. 11
1-3:30pm Zoom
Short Stories from Asia: China and Japan
Leonard Koff
Sundays
June 26 - Aug. 28
(no mtgs. July 3 & 31)
12-2pm Zoom
Stream of Consciousness in Fiction
Leonard Koff
Mondays
June 27 - Aug. 29
(no mtgs. July 4 & Aug. 1)
10am-12pm Zoom
From Nietzsche and Nihilism to Existentialism and Choice
Vincent Coppola
Wednesdays
July 6 - Aug. 24
10am-12pm 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 July 4 (Independence Day).
 
Course Title / Instructor Day / Dates Time Campus
Spanish IV for Everyday Life
Emilia Chuquin
Tuesdays
June 21 – Aug.
10am-12pm Zoom
High-Level Spanish Conversation
Emilia Chuquin
Tuesdays
June 21 – Aug. 9
1-3pm Zoom
French Conversation 2: High Intermediate
Ruth Gooley
Tuesdays
June 21 – Aug. 9
6:30-8:30pm Zoom
French Conversation 1: Low Intermediate
Ruth Gooley
Wednesdays
June 22 - Aug. 10
6:30-8:30pm Zoom
Real Life Spanish Conversation I
Susan Villar
Thursdays
June 23 - Aug. 11
10am-12pm Zoom
Real Life Spanish Conversation II
Susan Villar
Thursdays
June 23 - Aug. 11
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.

No class meetings on July 4 (Independence Day).
 
Course Title / Instructor Day / Dates Time Campus
Walk to Unlock Your Body's Wisdom
Stacy Barrows
Wednesdays
June 22 - Aug. 24
10am-11am Zoom
Beginning Gentle Yoga
Mona Wells
Wednesdays
June 22 - Aug. 24
1-2:30pm Zoom
Intermediate Yoga
Mona Wells
Thursdays
June 23 - Aug. 25
6:30-8:30pm Zoom
Your Stories Told Live
Shelley Bonus
Wednesdays
July 6 - Aug. 24
1-3pm Zoom
Changing our Lifestyle to Reduce the Risk of Dementia
Ellen Demsky
Mondays
July 11 - Aug. 29
10am-12pm Zoom
Drawing is a Feeling, Part II: Exploring Light, Shade, and Shadow
Deborah Cohen
Tuesdays
July 26 - Aug. 30
1-3pm Zoom

 

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