OLLI Course Schedule

Upcoming Fall 2022 and Winter 2023 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.

 

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
*Regeneration and Augmentation of the Human Nervous System
Arielle Hogan
Thursday
Nov. 17
10am-12pm Zoom
Renewing and Restoring Yourself in the Time of COVID
Jeffrey Hutter
Thursday
Nov. 17
1-3pm Gayley Center & Zoom
*I Left My Heart in San Francisco
Eleanor Schrader
Monday
Nov. 21
1-3pm Gayley Center & Zoom
Yiddish Phrases for Everyday
Marganit Lish
Tuesday
Nov. 29
10am-12pm Zoom
Let's Talk Chocolate: Tasting and Buying
Lee Theisen
Saturday
Dec. 3
10am-12pm Gayley Center
*UCLA Panel: The Aging Landscape: Emerging Trends and Changing Perspectives
Anousheh Shayestehpour
Thursday
Dec. 8
10am-12pm Zoom
*Beyond Alzheimer's: The Other Types of Dementia
Monica Moore
Friday
Jan. 20
10am-12pm Zoom
Lois Weber, Mother of American Cinema
Mary Mallory
Saturday
Feb. 4
10am-12pm Gayley Center
*Moms Mabley
Martin Marshall
Wednesday
Feb. 22
10am-12pm Zoom
*Richard Pryor
Martin Marshall
Thursday
Feb. 23
10am-12pm Zoom
*The Paradox of Genius
Marc Olevin
Thursday
Mar. 2
6:30pm-8:30pm Zoom
*Women Artists of the Renaissance and Baroque
Eleanor Schrader
Monday
Mar. 6
1pm-3pm Zoom
*Hypatia: The Life, Murder, and Legacy of the Female Philosopher
Edward Watts
Wednesday
Mar. 8
10am-12pm Zoom
*Cognitive Changes in Older Age
Mary Whatley
Monday
Mar. 13
1pm-3pm Zoom
*Dancers, Washers and Horses: The Revolutionary Art of Edgar Degas
Katherine Zoraster
Tuesday
Mar. 14
1pm-3pm Zoom
*Sharon's Salon: The Making of an Opera
Sharon Boorstin
Thursday
Mar. 23
10am-12pm Zoom
*Hollywood's Golden Age: The 1930s in Los Angeles
Sharon Boorstin
Friday
Mar. 24
10am-12pm 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
    Online
OLLI Movie Club (Fall Session)
Sharon Boorstin
Thur & Weds
Oct. 6, Nov. 2 & 30, Dec. 21
3:30-4:30pm Zoom
*OLLI Holiday Party: The Roaring Twenties in Los Angeles
Sharon Boorstin
Friday
Dec. 9
1-3pm Zoom
Virtual Tour: The Hammer Museum (Fall Session)
Hammer Museum Student Educators
TBA 1 hour Zoom
OLLI Movie Club
Sharon Boorstin
Wednesdays
Jan. 11, Feb. 8, Mar. 8
3:30pm-4:30pm Zoom
Running For Life
Warren Mullisen
Saturday
Feb. 4
10am-12pm Gayley Center
Exploring Childhood through Film
Brandy French
Fridays
January 13 - February 17
1pm-3:30pm Gayley Center
Virtual Tour: Hammer Museum (winter session)
Hammer Museum Educators
TBA 1 hour 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
Post-War Paris: The Rebirth
Mort Kamins
Tuesdays
Nov. 1 - Dec. 6
1-3pm Gayley Center
*Biography of Europe, Part 3: Suleiman the Magnificent and the Apex of the Ottoman Empire in Europe
Jared Day
Mondays
Nov. 28 - Dec. 5
1-3pm Zoom
*Rome and its First Emperors: From Augustus to Nero
Edward Watts
Fridays
Dec. 2 - Dec. 9
10am-12pm Zoom
*Stories of the Missions: Historic Churches and Adobes of the Southwest and California
Eleanor Schrader
Mondays
Jan. 9 - Feb. 27
(no mtgs Jan. 16 & Feb. 20)
1pm-3pm Zoom
The Great Jazz Vocalists of the 20th Century
Ken Poston
Mondays
Jan. 9 - March 13
(no mtgs Jan 16 & Feb 20)
6:30pm-8:30pm Gayley Center
*All That Jazz: Appreciating an American Art Form
Andrew Muson
Tuesdays
Jan. 10 - Feb. 28
1pm-3pm Zoom
"Taking Your Pants Off at the Right Time": 6 Comedies by Billy Wilder
Alessandro Pirolini
Tuesdays
Jan. 10 - Feb. 14
1pm-3:30pm Gayley Center
*Bob Dylan throughout the Years
Max Keller
Tuesdays
Jan. 10 - Feb. 21
6:30pm-8:30pm Zoom
*Jon Stewart and the Daily Show
Martin Marshall
Wednesdays
Jan. 11 - Feb. 15
10am-12pm Zoom
World Religions
Phyllis Herman
Wednesdays
Jan. 11 - Mar. 1
10am-12pm Gayley Center
*The Early Italian Renaissance
Katherine Zoraster
Wednesdays
Jan. 11 - Feb. 15
1pm-3pm Zoom
*U.S. History, Part 3: On the Frontiers of Empire: The French and Indian War
Jared Day
Wednesdays
Jan. 11 - Feb. 1
1pm-3pm Zoom
Cosmology, Astronomy, and Space Exploration in the News
Shelley Bonus
Wednesdays
Jan. 11 - Mar. 1
6:30pm-8:30pm Zoom
*Art in Post-War Europe and America
Katherine Zoraster
Thursdays
Jan. 12 - Feb. 16
10am-12pm Zoom
*Stephen Sondheim and the Reinvention of the American Musical
Stephen Kitsakos
Thursdays
Jan. 12 - Feb. 2
1pm-3pm Zoom
*The Worlds of Comedy
David Misch
Thursdays
Jan. 12 - Feb. 16
1pm-3pm Zoom
*Beyond the Headlines (Speaker Series)
James Aldinger
Tuesdays
Jan. 17 - Mar. 7
10:30am-12pm Zoom + Gayley Center
*The Classical Era (1730-1820)
Ryan Shiotsuki
Fridays
Jan. 27 - Mar. 17
10am-12pm Zoom
*Music of Johannes Brahms
Ryan Shiotsuki
Fridays
Jan. 27 - Mar. 17
1pm-3pm Zoom
*Biography of Europe, Part 4: Ivan the Terrible and the Emergence of Russia
Jared Day
Tuesdays
Feb. 8 - Feb. 15
1pm-3pm Zoom
*The Road to Revolution: America, 1763-1776
Richard Bell
Wednesdays
Feb. 22 - Mar. 15
1pm-3pm Zoom
*International Short Stories Performed
Beverly Olevin
Tuesdays
Feb. 28 - Mar. 21
6:30pm-8:30pm Zoom
The Paris Experience and American Culture
Mort Kamins
Tuesdays
Mar. 2 - Mar. 23
1pm-3pm Gayley Center

 

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
Mondays
Jan. 9 - Feb. 13
(no mtg Jan. 16)
10am-12pm Gayley Center
Banned Books, Part 1: Theories and Beginnings
Leonard Koff
Mondays
Jan. 9 - Mar. 13
(no mtgs Jan. 16 & Feb. 20)
10am-12pm Zoom
Introduction to the Religious Traditions of India
Carlo Coppola
Mondays
Jan. 9 - Mar. 13
(no mtgs Jan. 16 & Feb. 20)
10am-12pm Zoom
Hotel Africa:  New Short Fiction from Africa
Maria Siciliano
Tuesdays
Jan. 10 - Feb. 21
10am-12pm Zoom
Short Story International: A Russian Perspective, Part 1
Carlo Coppola
Wednesdays
Jan. 11 - Mar. 1
10am-12pm Zoom
The Mafia and America
Vincent Coppola
Wednesdays
Jan. 11 - Feb. 8
1pm-4pm Gayley Center
Current Events: Understanding Our World
Myrna Hant
Thursdays
Jan. 12 - Mar. 2
10am-12pm Zoom
The Four Basic Questions of Philosophy and Life
Vincent Coppola
Thursdays
Jan. 12 - Mar. 2
1pm-3pm Zoom
Art Now: Virtual Visits with Working Artists
Deborah Cohen
Thursdays
Jan. 26 - Mar. 2
1pm-3:3pm Zoom
Best American Essays, Part 2
Leonard Koff
Sundays
Jan. 22 - Mar. 19
(no mtg Feb. 19)
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.

 
Course Title / Instructor Day / Dates Time Campus
Spanish III for Everyday Life
Emilia Chuquin
Tuesdays
Jan. 10 - Feb. 28
10am-12pm Zoom
High-Level Spanish Conversation
Emilia Chuquin
Tuesdays
Jan. 10 - Feb. 28
1pm-3pm Zoom
French Conversation 1: Low Intermediate
Ruth Anne Gooley
Wednesdays
Jan. 11 - Mar. 1
6:30pm-8:30pm Zoom
French Conversation 2: High Intermediate
Ruth Anne Gooley
Tuesdays
Jan. 10 - Feb. 28
6:30pm-8:30pm Zoom
Real Life Spanish Conversation I
Susan Villar
Thursdays
Jan. 12 - Mar. 2
10am-12pm Zoom
Real Life Spanish Conversation II
Susan Villar
Thursdays
Jan. 12 - Mar. 2
1pm-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
Drawing Studio
Deborah Cohen
Tuesdays
Nov. 1 - Dec. 6
1-3:30pm Zoom
How to Stay Healthy and Avoid Dementia by Walking
Ellen Demsky
Mondays
Jan. 9 - Mar. 6
(no mtgs Jan. 16 & Feb. 20)
10am-12pm Zoom
Poker Fundamentals 2
Konstantinos Palamourdas
Mondays
Jan. 9 - Feb. 27
(no mtgs Jan. 15 & Feb. 20)
1pm-3pm Zoom
Intermediate Mah-Jongg
Sheila Strober
Tuesdays
Jan. 10 - Feb. 14
1pm-3pm Gayley Center
Beginning Gentle Yoga
Mona Wells
Wednesdays
Jan. 11 - Mar. 1
1pm-2:30pm Zoom
Life Stories that Stir the Soul
Shelley Bonus
Wednesdays
Jan. 11 - Mar. 1
1pm-3pm Zoom
Finding Your Movement Intelligence
Stacy Barrows
Thursdays
Jan. 12 - Mar. 16
10am-11am Zoom
Intermediate Yoga
Mona Wells
Thursdays
Jan. 12 - Mar. 2
6:30pm-8pm Zoom
Traditional Tai Chi
Samuel Barnes
Thursdays
Jan. 19 - Mar. 9
(no mtg Feb. 23)
1pm-3:30pm Gayley Center

 

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