OLLI Course Schedule

Upcoming Fall 2020 & Winter 2021 Courses

The OLLI at UCLA program offers 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 and a current member of OLLI at UCLA to enroll in OLLI courses, with the exception of Taste of Osher. Become a member today.

Taste of Osher

The following 2-hour seminars are just $15 each and are open to the public, as well as to OLLI members. OLLI Plus members can enroll at no cost (some exceptions apply).

No refunds allowed.
 
Course Title / Instructor Date Time Campus
Andres Segovia and the Classical Guitar
Juan Rivera
Saturday
Nov. 7
10am-12pm Zoom
Marie Curie’s Radioactive Legacy
Marc Olevin
Thursday
Nov. 12
1pm-3pm Zoom
Masters of Mid-Century Modernism
Eleanor Schrader
Monday
Nov. 16
10am-12pm Zoom
Art Deco in America
Eleanor Schrader
Monday
Nov. 30
10am-12pm Zoom
So You Want to Yiddish?
Marganit Lish
Thursday
Dec. 3
1pm-3pm Zoom
Introduction to Mindfulness
Jeffrey Hutter
Tuesday
Jan. 5
10am-12pm Zoom
French Decorative Arts and Design of the Art Deco Era
Eleanor Schrader
Friday
Jan. 8
10am-12pm Zoom
Yoga and the Expressive Arts
Mona Wells
Friday
Jan. 8
1pm-3pm Zoom
How Memory Works In the Brain and How to Keep your Memory Working Better, Longer
Marc Milstein
Friday
Jan. 15
10am-12pm Zoom
From Bauhaus to Our House—A Legacy of Modern Design
Eleanor Schrader
Friday
Jan. 15
1pm-3pm Zoom
Religious Thought in East Asia: China, Korea, and Japan
Phyllis Herman
Monday
Mar. 1
1pm-3pm Zoom
An Introduction to Movement Intelligence
Stacy Barrows
Monday
Mar. 8
10am-12pm Zoom
Stories of Wilshire Boulevard
Sharon Boorstin
Tuesday
Mar. 9
1pm-3pm 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.

Course Title / Instructor Date / Dates Time Campus
Under Fire: Mass Shootings in America
John Snibbe
Mondays
Nov. 16 - Dec. 7
1pm-3pm Zoom
How Chocolate Conquered the World, Part 2: 1840 to the Present
Lee Theisen
Mondays
Nov. 23 - Dec. 7
10am-12pm Zoom
Coming to Terms with the Holocaust, Part V: Eyewitnesses to the Holocaust
Steve Sohmer
Monday
Jan. 4 - Feb. 22
(no meetings Jan. 18 & Feb. 15)
10am-12pm Zoom
Architects Who Defined the California Landscape
Eleanor Schrader
Monday
Jan. 4 - Feb. 22
(no meetings Jan. 18 & Feb. 15)
1pm-3pm Zoom
Mahāyāna Buddhism: The Great Vehicle
Don Parris
Monday
Jan. 4 - Feb. 22
(no meetings Jan. 18 & Feb. 15)
1pm-3pm Zoom
California Cool: The West Coast Jazz Scene of the 1950s
Ken Poston
Monday
Jan. 4 - Mar. 8
(no meetings Jan. 18 & Feb. 15)
6:30pm-8:30pm Zoom
Spanish III for Everyday Life
Emilia Chuquin
Tuesday
Jan. 5 - Feb. 23
10am-12pm Zoom
Improvisations in Western Classical Music
Anahit Rostomyan
Tuesday
Jan. 5 - Feb. 23
1pm-3pm Zoom
All That Jazz: Appreciating an American Art Form
Andrew Muson
Tuesday
Jan. 5 - Feb. 23
1pm-3pm Zoom
The Modern Short Story: An International Approach, Part 4
Carlo Coppola
Tuesday
Jan. 5 - Feb. 23
1pm-3pm Zoom
All Killer, No Filler, Part 2: Eight Musicians at their Critical and Commercial Peak
Max Keller
Tuesday
Jan. 5 - Mar. 2
(no meeting Feb. 2)
6:30pm-8:30pm Zoom
The Origin of Food Names
Carlo Coppola
Wednesday
Jan. 6 - Feb. 24
10am-12pm Zoom
The Iconic Jazz Vocalists
Pat Collins + John Proulx
Wednesday
Jan. 6 - Feb. 17
1pm-3pm Zoom
Art Dealers and Art Dealing
Katherine Zoraster
Wednesday
Jan. 6 - Feb. 10
1pm-3pm Zoom
Cosmology, Astronomy, and Space Exploration in the News
Shelley Bonus
Wednesday
Jan. 6 - Feb. 24
6:30pm-8:30pm Zoom
Maestro Andrés Segovia: His Life, Influence, and Legacy
Juan Rivera
Thursday
Jan. 7 - Feb. 25
10am-12pm Zoom
The Isms of Early 20th Century Art
Katherine Zoraster
Thursday
Jan. 7 - Feb. 11
1pm-3pm Zoom
Colonial America
Jessica Marino
Thursday
Jan. 7 - Feb. 25
1pm-3pm Zoom
The Worlds of Comedy
David Misch
Thursday
Jan. 7 - Feb. 11
6:30pm-8:30pm Zoom
Beyond the Headlines
Jim Aldinger
Tuesday
Jan. 12 - Mar. 2
10:30am-12pm Zoom
The Music of Franz Schubert
Ryan Shiotsuki
Friday
Jan. 22 - Mar. 12
10am-12pm Zoom
The Music of J.S. Bach: Part 2
Ryan Shiotsuki
Friday
Jan. 22 - Mar. 12
1pm-3pm Zoom
Evolution of Science: Part 3
Marc Olevin
Thursday
Feb. 18 - Mar. 11
1pm-3pm Zoom
The Play's the Thing
Beverly Olevin
Wednesday
Feb. 24 - Mar. 17
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.

Course Title / Instructor Date / Dates Time Campus
Ways of Looking at Contemporary Art
Deborah Cohen
Thursday
Feb. 11 - Mar. 18
(no meeting Nov. 26)
1pm-3:30pm Zoom
Nobel Laureates You May Not Know, Part 1: The Short Story
Leonard Koff
Monday
Jan. 4 - Mar. 8
(no meetings Jan. 18 & Feb. 15)
10am -12pm Zoom
Women’s Empowerment: A Literary Journey
Katya Williamson
Monday
Jan. 4 - Feb. 22
(no meetings Jan. 18 & Feb. 15)
1pm-3pm Zoom
The American Leviathan: How and Why the Law Touches Everything
Kurt Hohenstein
Monday
Jan. 4 - Feb. 22
(no meetings Jan. 18 & Feb. 15)
6:30-8:30pm Zoom
High-Level Spanish Conversation
Emilia Chuquin
Tuesday
Jan. 5 - Feb. 23
1pm-3pm Zoom
Intermediate French Conversation
Ruth Gooley
Tuesday
Jan. 5 - Feb. 23
6:30pm-8:30pm Zoom
What to Read and Why: Francine Prose
Brandon French
Wednesday
Jan. 6 - Feb. 24
10am -12pm Zoom
Gilgamesh: The Oldest Piece of Literature Known
Vincent Coppola
Wednesday
Jan. 6 - Feb. 24
1pm-3pm Zoom
Friends Across the Pacific: Australia and the United States
Gordon Williams
Wednesday
Jan. 6 - Feb. 24
6:30pm-8:30pm Zoom
Current Events: Understanding Our World
Myrna Hant
Thursday
Jan. 7 - Feb. 25
10am-12pm Zoom
Real Life Spanish Conversation I
Susan Villar
Thursday
Jan. 7 - Feb. 25
10am-12pm Zoom
Real Life Spanish Conversation II
Susan Villar
Thursday
Jan. 7 - Feb. 25
1pm-3pm Zoom
The Four Basic Questions of Philosophy and Life
Vincent Coppola
Thursday
Jan. 7 - Feb. 25
1pm-3pm Zoom
Not to Be Forgotten: The Stories of John Cheever
Brandy French
Friday
Jan. 8 - Feb. 26
1pm-3pm Zoom
The Souls of Black Folk: Books by African-American Authors
Maria Siciliano
Tuesday
Jan. 12, 26; Feb. 9, 23, Mar. 9
10am-12pm Zoom
African-American Short Stories
Leonard Koff
Sunday
Jan. 24 - Mar. 21
(no meeting Feb. 14)
12pm-2pm Zoom
Ways of Looking at Contemporary Art
Deborah Beth Cohen
Thursday
Feb. 11 - Mar. 18
1pm-3:30pm Zoom

 

Creativity, Games & Movement

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

Course Title / Instructor Date / Dates Time Campus
Reading and Acting Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well
Steven Moore
Tuesday
Jan. 5 - Feb. 23
10am-12pm Zoom
Drawing is a Feeling, Part II: Exploring Light, Shade, and Shadow
Deborah Beth Cohen
Tuesday
Jan. 5 - Feb. 9
1pm-3:30pm Zoom
Finding Your Movement Intelligence
Stacy Barrows
Wednesday
Jan. 6 - Mar. 10
10am-11:30am Zoom
Beginning Gentle Yoga
Mona Wells
Wednesday
Jan. 6 - Mar. 10
1pm-2:30pm Zoom
Life Stories Worth Telling
Shelley Bonus
Wednesday
Jan. 6 - Feb. 24
1pm-3pm Zoom
Intermediate Yoga
Mona Wells
Thursday
Jan. 7 - Mar. 11
6:30pm-8:00pm Zoom

 

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