Field of Study Home

Osher (OLLI)

Courses

You must be 50 years or older and a current member of OLLI at UCLA to enroll in courses, with the exception of Taste of Osher courses. 

To see current course offerings click the "Show only available courses" checkbox in the top right.

Filter
Areas of Interest

Select the area you are interested in below to view related courses.

GENINT 715.615
Osher (50+). In this course, we discuss the key races in the 2020 November elections. Expert guest speakers will provide their insights.
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.
Format: Remote Instruction
GENINT 711.354
Osher (50+). In this course, we study the lead-up to the Civil War and its progression.
GENINT 721.601
Osher (50+). In this course, we read selected short stories, as well as excerpts from an epic poem and play.
GENINT 741.302
Osher (50+). In this course, we explore the generation of artists following the Impressionists and their impact on the world of art.
GENINT 711.379
Osher (50+). In this course, we explore the genius of Albert Einstein.
Format: Remote Instruction
GENINT 731.274
Osher (50+). In this course we explore bone composition and disorders, as well as the long life of bones as historical markers. 
Format: Remote Instruction
GENINT 721.615
Osher (50+). In this course, we explore the life and legacy of Andres Segovia.
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 721.613
Osher (50+). In this course, we explore the American Art Deco style of the 1920s and 1930s.
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 711.335
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 711.349
Osher (50+). In this course we compare anticancer immunotherapy to gene therapy with chemotherapy.
Format: Remote Instruction
GENINT 721.608
Osher (50+). In this course, we study the history of chamber music, beginning with the baroque period.
GENINT 711.377
Osher (50+). In this course, we explore Chinese philosophy from the ancient period to the modern period.
HUMANIT 731.110
Osher (50+). In this course, we explore the events and attitudes leading up to the Holocaust.
GENINT 721.440
Osher (50+). In this course we look at the history of anti-Judaism and anti-Semitism.
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 721.491
Osher (50+). This course reviews what we already know about the universe, theories about the origin of the universe, and the latest cosmic discoveries and space news.
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.
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.
GENINT 721.619
Osher (50+). In this course, we discuss the work of eight artists, whose music is relatively unknown but shouldn't be.
GENINT 711.375
Osher (50+). In this course, we read eight of the world’s greatest plays, and discuss the changing concept of tragedy from Sophocles to O’Neill. 
Format: Remote Instruction
GENINT 721.611
Osher (50+). In this course, we explore the history of American society through the lens of the popular arts.
GENINT 741.382
Osher (50+). In this course, we watch and discuss six love movies.
GENINT 721.617
Osher (50+). In this course, we read four great works featuring four memorable antiheroes.
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 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.
GENINT 711.302
Osher (50+). In this course we explore the concepts, customs, and history of Hinduism.
GENINT 715.616
Osher (50+). In this course we explore the history of the Louvre and focus on some of its most renown works of art. 
GENINT 714.319
Osher (50+). This course explores the history of the chocolate industry since the 1840s.
GENINT 711.380
Osher (50+). In this course, we discuss the extent to which music reflects their culture.
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 741.360
Osher (50+). A Hatha flow course intended for intermediate yoga practitioners. 
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 731.320
Osher (50+).  In this course, we explore, learn and discuss Jung’s concepts of the collective unconscious and experience the process of working through dream material.
GENINT 721.603
Osher (50+). In this course, we read and discuss classic novels by Jane Austen, George Eliot, and Edith Wharton.
GENINT 741.287
Osher (50+). This writing course draws on your personal life stories and inspires you to turn them into written stories you can share with others or keep for yourself!
GENINT 711.372
Osher (50+). In this course we look at art collectors and their collections.
Format: Remote Instruction
GENINT 721.612
Osher (50+). In this course, we explore mid-century modernism in architecture, furniture, lighting, and other decorative arts.
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 711.282
Osher (50+). This course explores mystical religions in eastern and western traditions.
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 721.600
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.
GENINT 741.250
Osher (50+). This conversation course is intended for those with moderate Spanish knowledge.
GENINT 721.618
Osher (50+). In this course, we explore the re-interpretations of plays, operas, and films.
GENINT 714.324
Osher (50+). This course explores the music of the 1960s.
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.
Format: Remote Instruction
GENINT 715.617
Osher (50+). In this course, we explore the history of Sicily from ancient times to the near present.
GENINT 711.353
Osher (50+). In this course we look at how the nineteenth amendment was adopted and the women who made it happen.
Format: Remote Instruction
GENINT 731.333
Osher (50+). Build your Yiddish vocabulary in this fun, interactive class.
GENINT 711.376
Osher (50+). In this course we cover the life and music of Joni Mitchell.
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 721.502
Osher (50+). In this course we go on a thinking journey into supermetaphysics.
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 741.395
Osher (50+). This course explores practical methods of generating positive emotions and loving connections.
GENINT 721.616
Osher (50+). In this course, we explore some of the most celebrated classical guitar pieces with a focus on analysis and live performance.
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 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 741.318
Osher (50+). In this course, we explore the history of the blues and how it led to rock & roll.
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 721.604
Osher (50+). This course takes a look at great American music of the 20th century. Songwriters and performing artists who have influenced American music are reviewed and discussed. 
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 721.614
Osher (50+). In this course, we follow the general elections campaign and engage in lively discussion.
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 711.315
Osher (50+). In this course, we continue reading short stories by international authors.
GENINT 721.504
Osher (50+). In this course we study the music of Stravinsky.  
Format: Remote Instruction
GENINT 711.371
Osher (50+). In this course we study the musical compositions of Jean Sibelius.
Format: Remote Instruction
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 711.378
Osher (50+). In this course, we show short scenes from staged shows on video as well as live performances.
GENINT 711.373
Osher (50+). In this course, we look at the collections of paintings and decorative arts amassed by royal mistresses. 
Format: Remote Instruction
GENINT 721.602
Osher (50+). In this course, we deepen our understanding of theatre.
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 711.357
Osher (50+). In this course we read and discuss three contemporary novels.
GENINT 711.350
Osher (50+). In this course, we examine and discuss The Tibetan Book of the Dead.
Format: Remote Instruction
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 721.609
Osher (50+). In this course, we delve into the psychological characteristics of shooters, as well as gun rights, the legal system, and law enforcement.
GENINT 721.607
Osher (50+). In this course, we delve into the genre of the violin concerto, from its beginning in the baroque period.
GENINT 712
Osher (50+). This course introduces and examines contemporary art through guided virtual 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.
Format: Remote Instruction
GENINT 741.204
Osher (50+). This course explores Mozart’s final decade, when he wrote four operas for his own personal delight.
GENINT 721.605
Osher (50+). In this course, we read and discuss classic short stories from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
GENINT 741.389
Osher (50+). The second of a two-part series, this literature course explores the work of George Orwell (Eric Blair).
GENINT 721.610
Osher (50+). In this course, we explore the work and influence of 20th century women architects and designers. 
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 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.
Format: Remote Instruction
GENINT 711.329
Osher (50+). This course introduces you to the best ways to obtain consistently sharp, well exposed photos on your smart phone.
Keep up to date on the latest news and offerings in Osher (OLLI)

vector icon of building

Corporate Education

Learn how we can help your organization meet its professional development goals and corporate training needs.

Learn More

vector icon of building

Donate to UCLA Extension

Support our many efforts to reach communities in need.

Innovation Programs

Student Scholarships

Coding Boot Camp

Lifelong Learning