OLLI Course Schedule

Upcoming Spring and Summer 2021 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

 

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).

No refunds allowed.
 
Course Title / Instructor Date Time Campus
The Life and Works of Antoni Gaudí
Eleanor Schrader
Monday
May 10
1pm-3pm Zoom
The Glamour of Old Hollywood: Architecture of the Stars
Eleanor Schrader
Friday
May 14
1pm-4pm Zoom
The Arts and Crafts Movement
Eleanor Schrader
Monday
May 17
1pm-3pm Zoom
Yoga and the Expressive Arts
Mona Wells
Monday
May 24
1pm-3pm Zoom
Charles Darwin: Evolution and Beyond
Marc Olevin
Tuesday
May 25
1pm-3pm Zoom
Japanese American Internment: Memories of Heart Mountain
Sam Mihara
Thursday
May 27
10am-12pm Zoom
Dr. Albert Barnes and his Art Collection
Katherine Zoraster
Tuesday
Jun. 1
1pm-3pm Zoom
Kindfulness: Be Kind to Your Mind
Jeffrey Hutter
Tuesday
Jun. 8
1pm-3pm Zoom
A Time of War and Surrealism
Eleanor Schrader
Friday
Jun. 25
1pm-3pm Zoom
A Time of War and Optimism
Eleanor Schrader
Friday
Jul. 9
1pm-3pm Zoom
Introduction to Electronic Dance Music
Anousheh Shayestehpour
Saturday
Jul. 24
10am-12pm Zoom
Highlights of the Louvre and How They Got There
Katherine Zoraster
Monday
Aug. 9
1pm-4pm Zoom
Hamilton: How the Musical Remixes American History
Richard Bell
Tuesday
Aug. 17
10am-12pm Zoom
Harvey Houses and the Architecture of Mary Colter
Katherine Zoraster
Tuesday
Aug. 17
1pm-3pm Zoom
Basic Law in Personal Injuries
Mansour Jafarian
Wednesday
Aug. 18
10am-12pm Zoom
How to Get the Most Out of your Foam Roller
Stacy Barrows
Thursday
Aug. 19
10am-12pm Zoom
Yoga and the Expressive Arts
Mona Wells
Monday
Aug. 23
1pm-3pm Zoom
An Armchair Tour of California’s Highway 1
Sharon Boorstin
Wednesday
Aug. 25
10am-12pm Zoom
Yiddle with a Fiddle: Music’s Starring Role in Classic Yiddish Films
Miri Koral
Tuesday
Aug. 24
1pm-3pm Zoom
L.A.'s Intimate Theatre Scene: A Rich Stew
Tony Abatemarco
Thursday
Aug. 26
10am-12pm Zoom
Sharon’s Salon: Catharine Hamm and Post-Covid Travel
Sharon Boorstin
Monday
Aug. 30
1pm-3pm Zoom
The Two-Party System: Can It Survive?
Dan Schnur
Tuesday
Aug. 31
1pm-3pm Zoom

 

Membership Courses

To enroll in our multi-week courses below, you must be a current member of OLLI at UCLA. Offerings include instructor-led lecture courses, discussion groups, and interactive classes for creativity, games and movement. Most courses meet once a week for up to eight weeks, and are typically held weekdays from 10am-12pm, 1-3pm, and 6:30-8:30pm. Some courses are also offered on weekends.

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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 Day / Dates Time Campus
Art of the Belle Époque
Katherine Zoraster
Thursdays
May 13 - Jun. 17
1pm-3pm Zoom
Women's Rights: Islamic Law and Iran, Part 1
Mansour Jafarian
Wednesdays
May 26 - Jun. 16
10am-12pm Zoom
The Mysteries of Dark Chocolate Revealed
Lee Theisen
Fridays
May 28 – Jun. 11
10am -12pm Zoom
Coming to Terms with the Holocaust, Part VII: Europe in Flames Continued
Steve Sohmer
Mondays
Jun. 21 - Aug. 2
(no meeting July 5)
10am -12pm Zoom
Mahāyāna Buddhism: The Great Vehicle
Don Parris
Mondays
Jun. 21 - Aug. 2
(no meeting July 5)
1pm-3pm Zoom
The Early Republic of the United States
Jessica Marino
Mondays
Jun. 21 - Aug. 16
(no meeting July 5)
1pm-3pm Zoom
The Operas of Puccini
Gordon Williams
Mondays
Jun. 21 - Jul. 26
(no meeting July 5)
6:30pm-8:30pm Zoom
Spanish I for Everyday Life
Emilia Chuquin
Tuesdays
Jun. 22 - Aug. 10
10am-12pm Zoom
American Civil Religion
Phyllis Herman
Tuesdays
Jun. 22 - Jul. 27
10am-12pm Zoom
Plagues and Pandemics: A Social History
Linda Civitello
Tuesdays
Jun. 22 - Aug. 10
1pm-3pm Zoom
The Heroism of Modern Life: Art in the Wake of the Industrial Revolution
Katherine Zoraster
Tuesdays
Jun. 22 - Jul. 27
1pm-3pm Zoom
The Modern Short Story: An International Perspective, Part 7
Carlo Coppola
Wednesday
Jun. 23 - Aug. 11
10am-12pm Zoom
Religious Architecture and Design: From the Roman Catacombs to Modern Times
Eleanor Schrader
Wednesdays
Jun. 23 - Jul. 28
10am-12pm Zoom
Sports Scandals throughout Recent History
Nicole Anthony
Wednesdays
Jun. 23 - Aug. 4
1-3pm Zoom
Cosmology, Astronomy, and Space Exploration in the News
Shelley Bonus
Wednesdays
Jun. 23 - Aug. 11
6:30pm-8:30pm Zoom
Principal Composers of the Pipe Organ from the Renaissance to the Present
Anahit Rostomyan
Thursdays
Jun. 24 - Aug. 12
10am-12pm Zoom
Art in London
Katherine Zoraster
Thursdays
Jun. 24 - Jul. 29
1pm-3pm Zoom
An Introduction to the United Nations
Mansour Jafarian
Thursdays
Jun. 24 - Jul. 15
1pm-3pm Zoom
From the Cacao Bean to Craft Chocolate
Lee Theisen
Fridays
Jun. 25 - Jul. 16
10am -12pm Zoom
The Music of Franz Liszt
Ryan Shiotsuki
Fridays
Jul. 16 - Sep. 3
10am-12pm Zoom
The Renaissance Madrigal
Ryan Shiotsuki
Fridays
Jul. 16 - Sep. 3
1pm-3pm Zoom
Water, Global Crisis, and Peace
Mansour Jafarian
Thursdays
Jul. 22 - Aug. 12
1pm-3pm Zoom
Slavery and the American Revolution
Richard Bell
Thursdays
Aug. 5 - Aug. 26
1pm-3pm Zoom
Muscle, the World’s Best Motor
Roy Meals
Mondays
Aug. 9 - Aug. 30
10am-12pm Zoom
The Power of the Short Story: Part 1
Beverly Olevin
Wednesdays
Aug. 11 – Sep. 1
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 Day / Dates Time Campus
Ways of Looking at Contemporary Art
Deborah Beth Cohen
Thursdays
May 13 - Jun. 17
1pm-3:30pm Zoom
High-Level Spanish Conversation
Emilia Chuquin
Tuesdays
Jun. 22 - Aug. 10
1pm-3pm Zoom
Intermediate French Conversation
Ruth Gooley
Tuesdays
Jun. 22 - Aug. 10
6:30pm-8:30pm Zoom
An Exploration into the Evolution of Consciousness with Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Vincent Coppola
Wednesdays
Jun. 23 - Aug. 11
1pm-3pm Zoom
Int. French Conversation
Ruth Gooley
Wednesdays
Jun. 23 - Aug. 11
6:30pm-8:30pm Zoom
Current Events: Understanding Our World
Myrna Hant
Thursdays
Jun. 24 - Aug. 12
10am-12pm Zoom
Real Life Spanish Conversation I
Susan Villar
Thursdays
Jun. 24 - Aug. 12
10am-12pm Zoom
Real Life Spanish Conversation II
Susan Villar
Thursdays
Jun. 24 - Aug. 12
1pm-3pm Zoom
Spending Time with The Poets
Vincent Coppola
Thursdays
Jun. 24 - Aug. 12
1pm-3pm Zoom
Stories Set in Cities: Venice
Leonard Koff
Sundays
Jun. 27 - Aug. 29
(no meetings Jul. 5, Aug. 22)
12pm-2pm Zoom
Ways of Looking at Contemporary Art
Deborah Beth Cohen
Thursdays
Jul. 29 - Sep. 2
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 Day / Dates Time Campus
Reading and Acting Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
Steven Moore
Tuesdays
Jun. 22 - Aug. 10
10am-12pm Zoom
Drawing Is a Feeling, Part I: Introduction to Line, Space, Shape
Deborah Beth Cohen
Tuesdays
Jun. 22 - Jul. 27
1pm-3:30pm Zoom
Beginning Gentle Yoga
Mona Wells
Wednesdays
Jun. 23 - Aug. 25
1pm-2:30pm Zoom
Life Stories that Stir the Soul
Shelley Bonus
Wednesdays
Jun. 23 - Aug. 11
1pm-3pm Zoom
Intermediate Yoga
Mona Wells
Thursdays
Jun. 24 - Aug. 26
6:30pm-8pm Zoom
Tai Chi for Optimal Health
Marissa Nocera
Thursdays
Aug. 19
10am-11am Zoom
Tai Chi for Optimal Health
Marissa Nocera
Thursdays
Aug. 26
10am-11am Zoom

 

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