OLLI Course Schedule

Upcoming Summer & Fall 2020 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
Yoga and the Expressive Arts
Mona Wells
Saturday
Aug. 8
10am-12pm Zoom
The Role of the Royal Mistress in the Design of Great French Palaces
Eleanor Schrader
Saturday
Aug. 15
10am-12pm Zoom
Breakthroughs in Cancer Treatment
Rishab Gupta
Friday
Aug. 21
1pm-3pm Zoom
Tibetan Book of the Dead-The End Game
Don Parris
Saturday
Aug. 22
10am-12pm Zoom
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

 

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
A Brief History of British Art
Katherine Zoraster
Wednesdays
Aug. 5 - Sept. 9
1pm-3pm Zoom
Rock and Roll and the Sixties
Steve Barri
Thursdays
Aug. 6 - Sept. 10
10am-12pm Zoom
All About Bone
Roy Meals
Thursdays
Aug. 13 - Sept. 10
1pm-3pm Zoom
Sisters in Suffrage: Winning the Vote for Women
Mary Niles Maack
Saturdays
Aug. 22 - Aug. 29
1pm-3pm Zoom
Beyond the Headlines
multiple
Tuesdays
Sept. 29 - Nov. 24
(no meeting Nov. 3)
10:30am-12pm Zoom
Spanish II for Everyday Life
Emilia Chuquin
Tuesdays
Sept. 29 - Nov. 17
10am-12pm Zoom
The Blues: How Three Chords Became Rock & Roll
Andrew Muson
Tuesdays
Sept. 29 - Nov. 17
1pm-3pm Zoom
Musicians You Should Know But (Probably) Don’t
Max Keller
Tuesdays
Sept. 29 - Nov. 17
6:30pm-8:30pm Zoom
The Art of the Classical Guitar
Juan Rivera
Wednesdays
Sept. 30 - Nov. 25
(no meeting Nov. 11)
10am-12pm Zoom
Why (Re)Read George Orwell in 2020: Part 2
Carlo Coppola
Wednesdays
Sept. 30 - Nov. 25
(no meeting Nov. 11)
10am-12pm Zoom
From Barnum to Beatniks: Popular Arts in American History
Jessica Marino
Wednesdays
Sept. 30 - Nov. 25
(no meeting Nov. 11)
1pm-3pm Zoom
Cosmology, Astronomy, and Space Exploration in the News
Shelley Bonus
Wednesdays
Sept. 30 - Nov. 25
(no meeting Nov. 11)
6:30pm-8:30pm Zoom
After Impressionism: The Post-Impressionists and into the 20th Century
Katherine Zoraster
Thursdays
Oct. 1 - Nov. 5
1pm-3pm Zoom
Mysticism: East and West
Phyllis Herman
Thursdays
Oct. 1 - Nov. 19
10am-12pm Zoom
2020 November Election
Bob Stern
Thursdays
Oct. 1 - Nov. 5
1pm-3pm Zoom
Violin Concertos
Ryan Shiotsuki
Fridays
Oct. 2 - Dec. 4
(no meetings Nov. 6 & 27)
10am-12pm Zoom
Chamber Music
Ryan Shiotsuki
Fridays
Oct. 2 - Dec. 4
(no meetings Nov. 6 & 27)
1pm-3pm Zoom
African Storytelling
Leonard Koff
Sundays
Oct. 4 - Dec. 13
(no meetings Oct. 18 & Nov 15)
12pm-2pm Zoom
Coming to Terms with the Holocaust, Part IV: Nazis, Pagans, Christians, Muslims, and Jews
Steve Sohmer
Mondays
Oct. 5 - Nov. 9
10am-12pm Zoom
Women Architects and Designers Who Defined 20th Century Design
Eleanor Schrader
Mondays
Oct. 5 - Nov. 9
10am-12pm Zoom
History and Collection of the Louvre
Katherine Zoraster
Mondays
Oct. 5 - Nov. 9
1pm-3pm Zoom
The Modern Short Story: An International Perspective, Part 3
Carlo Coppola
Mondays
Oct. 5 - Nov. 23
1pm-3pm Zoom
The Life and Works of Johann Sebastian Bach
Anahit Rostomyan
Mondays
Oct. 5 - Nov. 23
1pm-3pm Zoom
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

 

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
Thursdays
July 30 - Sept. 3
1pm-3:30pm Zoom
Let's Read the Classics!
Maria Siciliano
Tuesdays
Sept. 29 - Dec. 8
10am-12pm Zoom
High-Level Spanish Conversation
Emilia Chuquin
Tuesdays
Sept. 29 - Nov. 17
1pm-3pm Zoom
Intermediate French Conversation
Ruth Anne Gooley
Tuesdays
Sept. 29 - Nov. 17
6:30pm-8:30pm Zoom
What Makes Short Stories Great
Brandon French
Wednesdays
Sept. 30 - Nov. 25
10am-12pm Zoom
Sicily from the Greeks to Garibaldi
Vincent Coppola
Wednesdays
Sept. 30 - Nov. 25
1pm-3pm Zoom
Current Events: Understanding Our World
Myrna Hant
Thursdays
Oct. 1 - Nov. 19
10am-12pm Zoom
Real Life Spanish Conversation I
Susan McMillen Villar
Thursdays
Oct. 1 - Nov. 19
10am-12pm Zoom
Real Life Spanish Conversation II
Susan McMillen Villar
Thursdays
Oct. 1 - Nov. 19
1pm-3pm Zoom
The Soul of True Theatre
Vincent Coppola
Thursdays
Oct. 1 - Nov. 19
1pm-3pm Zoom
Regietheater: The Freedom to Interpret
Gordon Williams
Thursdays
Oct. 1 - Nov. 19
6:30pm-8:30pm Zoom
Great Antiheroes in Literature
Brandon French
Fridays
Oct. 2 - Nov. 20
1pm-3pm Zoom
The Making (or Unmaking) of a President: 2020
Kurt Hohenstein
Mondays
Oct. 5 - Nov. 9
6:30pm-8:30pm Zoom
Ways of Looking at Contemporary Art
Deborah Cohen
Thursdays
Nov. 5 - Dec. 17
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 Julius Caesar
Steven Moore
Tuesdays
Sept. 29 - Nov. 17
10am-12pm Zoom
Drawing Is a Feeling, Part I: Introduction to Line, Space, Shape
Deborah Cohen
Tuesdays
Sept. 29 - Nov. 3
1pm-3:30pm Zoom
Beginning Gentle Yoga
Mona Wells
Wednesdays
Sept. 30 - Dec. 9
1pm-3pm Zoom
Intermediate Yoga
Mona Wells
Thursdays
Oct. 1 - Dec. 10
6:30pm-8pm Zoom

 

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