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GENINT 721.527
Osher (50+). This course provides a brief overview of the major highlights and styles that emerged in Britain from 1769 to the 20th century.
GENINT 741.409
From ancient hieroglyphics to modern graphic design, various forms of visual communication have disseminated knowledge and symbolism within a wider cultural and sociopolitical context for…
GENINT 711.354
Osher (50+). In this course, we study the lead-up to the Civil War and its progression.
GENINT 731.356
Osher (50+). This advanced course takes intermediate Mah-Jongg players to a competitive level.
Format: Classroom
GENINT 731.324
Osher (50+). A slide presentation highlighting the connection of African American art and racism in America. 
GENINT 731.327
Osher (50+).  This course provides an overview of the Revolutionary period from roughly 1760 to 1800.
GENINT 731.354
Osher (50+). In this course we explore the buildings and interiors styles of Los Angeles and Southern California.
GENINT 711.366
Osher (50+). In this course, we explore the art and architecture from the 16th to the 19th centuries in the reign of 16th – 19th Century European rulers.
GENINT 741.391
Osher (50+). This course explores the history and art of the Renaissance. 
Format: Remote Instruction
GENINT 731.325
Osher (50+). This one-day documentary course screens the film, "The Desert of Forbidden Art," which tells the story of an incredible collection of Central Asian art in Uzbekistan.
GENINT 711.348
Osher (50+). Osher (50+). We screen the documentary, Who will Write our History, which tells the story of a clandestine group of journalists, scholars, and community leaders in the Warsaw Ghetto who vowed to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda.             
GENINT 741.398
Osher (50+). We screen the documentary, Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins, which tells the life story of newspaper columnist Molly Ivins.        
GENINT 741.407
Osher (50+). In this lecture, we analyze corruption in American politics.  
Format: Remote Instruction
GENINT 731.132
Osher (50+). This course examines three types of mental illnesses: mood disorders, post-traumatic stress disorders, and anxiety; as well as issues of dementia, including Alzheimers. Instruction emphasizes current treatments.
GENINT 721.228
Osher (50+). This course examines four types of mental illnesses: eating disorders, schizophrenia, personality disorders, suicide including a review of suicide attempters, completers, prediction, and an assessment of suicidal lethality.
GENINT 741.359
Osher (50+). A slow and gentle yoga course intended for beginners.
GENINT 711.326
Osher (50+). This course introduces the beginner to the basic rules and strategies of Mah-Jongg, a game of both skill and luck that originated in China many centuries ago. 
GENINT 711.335
Osher (50)+.  This course presents an exciting collection of short stories from a variety of 20th century American authors.  All stories are read critically as well as appreciated in class discussions.
GENINT 741.390
Osher (50+). In this course, an anthology of the best short movies are screened and discussed.
POL SCI 747
Osher (50+). This current events lecture series features a different speaker each week.  Guest speakers are experts in their field who provide a one-hour lecture followed by a thirty-minute Q&A.
GENINT 731.336
Osher (50+). In this course, we watch full-length movies and discuss race relations.
GENINT 731.349
Osher (50+).This course explores the influence of jazz on the Beat Generation.
GENINT 711.349
Osher (50+). In this course we compare anticancer immunotherapy to gene therapy with chemotherapy.
GENINT 731.347
Osher (50+). Learn to play bridge with an instructor who specializes in teaching beginners.
GENINT 741.405
Osher (50+). Follow-up course to Bridge for Absolute Beginners: Part 1. 
Format: Classroom
GENINT 731.348
Osher (50+). This course explores the origins of Buddhism.
GENINT 711.347
Osher (50+). In this course, we evaluate whether and how California can comply with Senate Bill 100, which mandates 100% carbon-free electricity 2045.    
GENINT 741.394
Osher (50+). In this course, Soviet-era films are screened and discussed.
Format: Remote Instruction
GENINT 741.379
Osher (50+). This course explores the era of classic albums.  
Format: Remote Instruction
GENINT 731.328
Osher (50+). In this course, we watch and discuss six classic mysteries from the 1940's and 1950's.  
HUMANIT 731.110
Osher (50+). In this course, we explore the events and attitudes leading up to the Holocaust.
GENINT 721.108
Osher (50+). In this course, we complete our broad overview of The Holocaust.           
GENINT 721.440
This course offers fresh perspectives on the history and causes of anti-Judaism and anti-Semitism, and provides a deeper and broader understanding of the Holocaust and its religious, social, and…
GENINT 741.215
Osher (50+). In this course, we discover how Nazi propaganda changed public opinion against the Jews.
GENINT 721.556
Osher (50+). This course explores a wide variety of conservation challenges, with an emphasis on human-environment interactions and their implications for biodiversity, ecosystems, and individual species.
GENINT 711.229
Osher (50+). This discussion course offers an overview of the national and international news of the week. Diversity of views of class members are encouraged.
Format: Remote Instruction
GENINT 731.271
Osher (50+). The course lets students discover line/space/shape through drawing and mixed media experimentation. 
GENINT 731.321
Osher (50+). This drawing course is a continuation of Drawing is a Feeling. 
GENINT 741.344
Osher (50+). The course lets students discover line/space/shape through drawing and mixed media experimentation. 
GENINT 731.281
Osher (50+). In this course, five movies in which Clint Eastwood was both actor and director are screened and discussed.
PHYSICS 711.102
Osher (50+). This course introduces Einstein's theories to a general audience. 
GENINT 741.406
Osher (50+). In this lecture, we analyze the state of the nomination process.
Format: Remote Instruction
GENINT 711.368
Osher (50+). In this course we explore how language families originate, develop, and blossom.
GENINT 731.332
Osher (50+). This free course is an overview of how to prevent falls.
GENINT 741.404
Osher (50+). This free course is an overview of how to prevent falls. 
GENINT 711.359
Osher (50+). In this course, we view and discuss seven films that reflect on parent/children relationships. 
GENINT 731.346
Osher (50+). In this course, we learn smarter ways to move painlessly.
GENINT 731.352
Osher (50+). This course explores the music and history of the guitar. 
GENINT 741.388
Osher (50+). This course explores the works of Manet and Monet and their influence on each other.
GENINT 731.344
Osher (50+). In this course we discuss the ideas of Nietzche, Nihilism, and Existentialism.
GENINT 741.382
Osher (50+). In this course, we watch and discuss six love movies.
GENINT 771.336
Osher (50+). In this course, we view some of the greatest Italian films and analyze how they use the verbal, visual, and visceral art form.
GENINT 721.541
Osher (50+). This course screens five great romance movies of the 1930s and 1940s. Movies feature stars such as Clark Gable, Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart, and Ingrid Bergman. Each film is viewed and discussed for romantic style.
GENINT 721.561
Osher (50+). In this course, we study the plays of great American playwrights including Williams, Miller, and Albee.
GENINT 721.523
Osher (50+). A musical exploration into the works of Gustav Mahler.
GENINT 741.268
Osher (50+).This advanced Spanish conversation course offers students a chance to improve their oral Spanish skills through critical reading of Latin American literature and discussion.
Format: Classroom
GENINT 711.302
Osher (50+). In this course we explore the concepts, customs, and history of Hinduism.
GENINT 711.367
Osher (50+). In this course, we look at the history and future of housing in Southern California.
GENINT 714.319
Osher (50+). This course explores the history of the chocolate industry since the 1840s.
GENINT 711.365
Osher (50+). Learn to play bridge at the first part of the intermediate level.           
GENINT 711.250
Osher (50+). This is an intermediate chess class designed for those who already know the basics (rules, moves etc.). We expand on more elaborate techniques such as opening, middle-game, and end-game.
GENINT 731.200
Osher (50+). This course offers students with some background of French a chance to develop and practice their language skills in a fun way by one-on-one or small group interaction.
GENINT 721.581
Osher (50+). This intermediate course takes Mah-Jongg players to the next level.
GENINT 741.360
Osher (50+). A Hatha flow course intended for intermediate yoga practitioners. 
Format: Remote Instruction
GENINT 711.318
Osher (50+). This course is an overview of Russian classical music.
Format: Remote Instruction
GENINT 741.399
Osher (50+). In this course, Sam Mihara tells the story of his family and what happened to them in a Japanese internment camp, why the camps were created and the important lessons that he learned from this experience.
Format: Remote Instruction
GENINT 731.329
Osher (50+). In this course, we read and discuss Jewish folk stories.
GENINT 741.386
Osher (50+).  In this course, we read and discuss works by author Joan Didion. 
GENINT 721.544
Osher (50+). This course focuses on techniques we can use to motivate ourselves to move more, in order to increase our good health. Besides a lecture, we take a walk to show you techniques for moving from a stroll to a beneficial workout.
GENINT 741.369
Osher (50+). This exercise workshop focuses on walking.  
GENINT 741.262
Osher (50+). This is introductory course in Lawn Bowling, a low impact sport endorsed by the American Heart Association.
Format: Classroom
GENINT 731.341
Osher (50+). A taste exploration in 70% and above artisan chocolate. 
GENINT 711.372
Osher (50+). In this course we look at art collectors and their collections.
GENINT 771.335
Osher (50+). This course helps you improve your well-being with breath awareness, visualization, and gentle movement (in a chair and/or in a standing position) to cultivate an open mind, a loving heart, and lightness of being.
GENINT 721.548
Osher (50+). This course reviews the latest anthology from Short Story Day Africa, Migrations: New Short Fiction from Africa (2017). The anthology’s 21 short pieces use creative and evocative approaches to explore the topic of migrations from the past and present.
GENINT 731.237
Osher (50+). This course surveys the works of Mozart in the context of his life and times.
GENINT 741.393
Osher (50+). This course surveys the works of Mozart. 
Format: Remote Instruction
GENINT 741.392
Osher (50+). This course explores the music of Johannes Brahms.  
Format: Remote Instruction
GENINT 741.387
Osher (50+). In this course we screen and discuss musicals with a serious theme. 
GENINT 711.282
Osher (50+). This course explores mystical religions in eastern and western traditions.
GENINT 731.355
Osher (50+). This course explores how Soviet leaders used propaganda to silence Russia's past and forge new memories.
GENINT 731.343
Osher (50+). In this course we screen and discuss full-length movies based on novels.
GENINT 741.260
Osher (50+). Join us for our OLLI Holiday Lunch.
GENINT 711.360
Osher (50+). In this course we screen and discuss five Australian films.
GENINT 741.353
Osher (50+). Learn what it takes to be a Peace Corp Volunteer.
GENINT 731.308
Osher (50+). This discussion group examines two poetry collections, The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy and The One Hundred Best Poems of All Time.
GENINT 741.290
Osher (50+). In this course, students learn the rules of Poker (and No-Limit Texas Holdem in particular).
GENINT 711.356
Osher (50+). In this course, we screen and discuss five political movies.
GENINT 731.337
Osher (50+). This course explores how post-war Paris became the cultural and intellectual capital of the world.
GENINT 731.350
Osher 50+. This course explores Shakespeare’s dramatic genius and why his plays remain a sublime achievement in the English language. 
GENINT 741.403
Osher 50+. This course explores Shakespeare’s dramatic genius and why his plays remain a sublime achievement in the English language. 
GENINT 711.361
Osher 50+. This course explores Shakespeare’s dramatic genius and why his plays remain a sublime achievement in the English language.  
GENINT 721.801
Osher (50+). This course offers a chance to practice Spanish conversation for those with basic Spanish knowledge.
Format: Remote Instruction
GENINT 741.250
Osher (50+). This conversation course is intended for those with moderate Spanish knowledge.
Format: Remote Instruction
GENINT 711.362
Osher (50+). In this course, we discuss poems and write poetry.
GENINT 714.324
Osher (50+). This course explores the music of the 1960s.
GENINT 741.384
Osher (50+). Osher (50+). In this course, we read and discuss Rumi short stories.
Format: Remote Instruction
GENINT 711.306
Osher (50+). Learn the most efficient way to run .
GENINT 711.370
Osher (50+). In this course, we read and discuss Russian literature from the early 19th century to the fall of the Soviet Union.
GENINT 711.358
Osher (50+). In this course, we view and discuss five of Shakespeare's political plays.
GENINT 711.353
Osher (50+). In this course we look at how the nineteenth amendment was adopted and the women who made it happen.
GENINT 731.333
Osher (50+). Build your Yiddish vocabulary in this fun, interactive class.
GENINT 741.289
Osher (50+). In this course we investigate source Buddhism, its development, and spread throughout Asia.   
Format: Remote Instruction
GENINT 711.207
Osher (50+). This course introduces students to the essential conversational Spanish needed to communicate in everyday life. 
GENINT 731.210
Osher (50+). This course is a continuation of Spanish I.
GENINT 731.140
Osher (50+). This course is a continuation of Spanish II.
GENINT 741.365
Osher (50+). This course is a continuation of Spanish III. Part IV is also an immersion-style course. After a first session in English, instruction is conducted in Spanish, to help build on intermediate Spanish skills.
GENINT 741.600
Osher (50+). In this course, we explore how the slow, low-impact movements of tai chi help us improve our balance, reduce stress, and enjoy more energy.
GENINT 731.268
Osher (50+). This course introduces students to the background, context, discovery, invention, and history of 6 of the most important human food commodities on the planet.
GENINT 731.335
Osher (50+). This course further explores the skills to deal with life’s challenges and surprises, at any age or medical condition; with a wise and open heart, less fear, anger, and disappointment.
GENINT 741.395
Osher (50+). This course explores practical methods of generating positive emotions and loving connections.
Format: Remote Instruction
GENINT 731.351
Osher (50+). A lecture-performance on the history of the classical guitar.
GENINT 731.236
Osher (50+). In this course, we look at how impressionists rebelled against the standards of the day to emerge as some of the most influential and beloved artists of all time. We explore their style and inspirations as well as look into their intertwined lives.
GENINT 731.323
Osher (50+). This course explores the the art of the 17th century, known as the Baroque.
GENINT 714.326
Osher (50+). This course rediscovers the artists from the Big Band Era (roughly the mid 1930s to the mid 1950s) as well as their arrangers, who created the illusion of improvisation with their carefully prepared pieces of chord voicings, approaches to scale patterns, and the like.
GENINT 731.175
Osher (50+). An Osher book club. Join us!
GENINT 741.396
Osher (50+). In this course, we read mystery scripts aloud. 
GENINT 741.378
Osher (50+).  This course provides an overview of the formative period of the United States.
GENINT 711.254
Osher (50+). This course follows the evolution of jazz from the turn of the last century into the 21st century.
GENINT 721.553
Osher (50+). In this course, we meet the men and women whose contributions and dedication provided the foundation for major scientific discoveries, from Copernicus and Galileo, to the scientists of today.
GENINT 731.340
Osher (50+). In this course, we learn about the discoveries and inventions of some of the greatest scientists throughout history.
GENINT 721.597
Osher (50+). This course examines if and how the Cold War has evolved into the present day.
GENINT 731.331
Osher (50+). A slide show of early 20th-century homes of the stars is presented.
GENINT 711.351
Osher (50+). In this course, we learn the inside stories of  doo wop one-hit wonders and listen to their memorable songs.
GENINT 741.410
Osher (50+). The history of  hotel architecture and interior styles is presented through lecture and slide illustration. 
GENINT 741.397
Osher (50+). In this course, we discuss how libretti shape an opera and the extent to which they suggest music.
Format: Remote Instruction
GENINT 741.272
Osher (50+). This course explores Bach's life and works within the cultural and historical context of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
GENINT 711.291
Osher (50+). In this course, we discuss Leonardo da Vinci's accomplishments, life, and thoughts.
GENINT 711.363
Osher (50+).  In this course, we read and discuss international short stories. 
GENINT 711.364
Osher (50+).  In this course, we read and discuss international short stories.            
GENINT 751.257
Osher (50+). In this course, we read and discuss international short stories.
GENINT 721.504
Osher (50+). In this course we study the music of Stravinsky.  
GENINT 711.371
Osher (50+). In this course we study the musical compositions of Jean Sibelius.
GENINT 731.338
Osher (50+). A musical exploration into the works of Sergei Prokofiev.
GENINT 721.499
Osher (50+). This course provides a discussion of what's on the ballot with particular emphasis on the California gubernatorial election, the U.S. House and Senate races, the California ballot propositions, and the impact of the Trump presidency on elections.
GENINT 741.229
Osher (50+). This course explores the reality of police work.
GENINT 731.339
Osher (50+). This course explores European art and the development of the modern nation state in the 19th century.
GENINT 711.373
Osher (50+). In this course, we look at the collections of paintings and decorative arts amassed by royal mistresses. 
GENINT 731.342
Osher (50+).  In this course, we read and discuss short stories from an anthology.
GENINT 721.534
Osher (50+). An advanced exploration of the origins of cacao and chocolate, and its chemical (and other ingredient) content in 70% and above artisan chocolate.
GENINT 741.411
Osher (50+). In this course, the art and architecture of the Viennese Secessionists of the early 20th century is presented.
Format: Remote Instruction
GENINT 711.357
Osher (50+). In this course we read and discuss three contemporary novels.
Format: Classroom
GENINT 711.350
Osher (50+). In this course, we examine and discuss The Tibetan Book of the Dead.
GENINT 711.352
Osher (50+). In this fun movie class, six movies showcasing Tracy and/or Hepburn, are screened and discussed.
GENINT 711.369
Osher (50+). In this course, we view and discuss selected operas from the 17th and 18th centuries.
GENINT 731.256
Osher (50+). This course explores American art during the nation's first two centuries.  
GENINT 741.385
Osher (50+). An introduction to Autism.
Format: Remote Instruction
GENINT 731.353
Osher (50+). This course explores the concepts and processes of globalization.
GENINT 712
Osher (50+). This course introduces and examines contemporary art through guided field trips and group discussions.
Format: Remote Instruction
GENINT 711.374
Osher (50+). In this course, we explore the architecture and interiors of the 50-year period that Wright worked in the American West.
GENINT 741.204
Osher (50+). This course explores Mozart’s final decade, when he wrote four operas for his own personal delight.
GENINT 741.402
Osher (50+). This course challenges our perceptions of wolves and explores their life and place in the ecosystem. 
GENINT 731.330
Osher (50+). The first of a two-part series, this literature course explores the work of George Orwell (Eric Blair).
GENINT 741.389
Osher (50+). The second of a two-part series, this literature course explores the work of George Orwell (Eric Blair).
GENINT 711.205
Osher (50+). This course explores the role of women and the feminine sacred in religion since the prehistoric era.
GENINT 731.131
Osher (50+). This writing course draws on your personal experiences and group discussions to inspire spontaneous and easy writing.
GENINT 731.326
Osher (50+). This course examines wrongful convictions in the U.S.
GENINT 721.559
Osher (50+). This course uses the board game Bingo to introduce Yiddish expressions.
GENINT 711.355
Osher (50+). This course is an experiential workshop involving yoga, drawing, expressive movement, and writing.
GENINT 741.400
Osher (50+). In this course we explore the definition and meaning of art.
GENINT 711.329
Osher (50+). This course introduces you to the best ways to obtain consistently sharp, well exposed photos on your smart phone.
GENINT 721.550
Osher (50+). This course teaches you how to use your iPhone to create artistic photos.
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