Osher (50+). This course provides a brief overview of the major highlights and styles that emerged in Britain from 1769 to the 20th century.
Osher (50+). This course explores the substances people abuse, the path to addiction, familial and personal consequences, and the impact on society.
Osher (50+). In this course, we explore the generation of artists following the Impressionists and their impact on the world of art.
Osher (50+). This free, monthly discussion group focuses on the issues of aging.
Osher (50+). In this course we explore bone composition and disorders, as well as the long life of bones as historical markers.
Osher (50+). This course explores the development and introduction of photography and its impact on the history of art.
Osher (50+). In this course, we examine clothing—such as the mini skirt, the pantsuit, or even waistline—to delve into issues as wide ranging as to art, politics, culture, history, economics, and gender.
Osher (50+). This course explores the diverse forms of post-war art.
Osher (50+). This course explores the artists and their works during the Renaissance in Europe.
Osher (50+). An exploration of the early periods of art history—from the dawn of the great civilizations in the Near East through the Middle Ages in Europe.
Osher (50+). This one-day documentary course screens the film, Crazywise, which explores the meaning of psychosis from the perspective of traditional cultures.
Osher (50+). This one-day documentary course screens the film, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, which looks at the Republicans’ influence on the 2016 election by examining potential voter fraud.
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.
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.
Osher (50+). Learn to bid and play in a foursome in which you and your partner attempt to out-think and outmaneuver your opponents.
Osher (50+). A slow and gentle yoga course intended for beginners.
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.
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.
Osher (50+). An introduction to the culture, science, and taste of chocolate.
Osher (50+). This course discusses what climate change and global warming are, how we know the globe is warming, how we know we are causing it, and that we are already beginning to see strong effects of climate change.
Osher (50+). This course reviews documentaries surrounding climate and energy and how this creates an effective communication path between the scientific community and the public.
Osher (50+). This course serves as an introduction to the colonial period in American History as it examines the social, cultural, economic, and political changes that occurred in North America before 1750.
Osher (50+). In Part 9 of Coming to Terms with The Holocaust, we look at the concentration camps referred to as Konzentrationslager, which inmates referred to as KZ.
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.
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.
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.
Osher (50+). The course lets students discover line/space/shape through drawing and mixed media experimentation. The course also includes four field trips.
Osher (50+). This drawing course is a continuation of Drawing is a Feeling.
Osher (50+). In this course, we learn about the discoveries and inventions of some of the greatest scientists throughout history.
This course explores the experiences and consciences of Nazi perpetrators, bystanders, and Jews condemned to the ghettos and concentration camps.
Osher (50+). This course introduces the context of the alt-right on the Internet.
Osher (50+). A fun discussion about the myths of happiness.
Osher (50+). This course looks at the works of four people of color, each a Nobel Prize winner.
Osher (50+). This course reviews stories by Balzac and Zola and the genre of realism. These authors wrote critically about social classes and every corner of society.
Osher (50+). In this course, we view early black films to gain insight on U.S. race relations from an African-American perspective.
Osher (50+). This yoga course is for beginners or those with experience and is led by an instructor of Hatha yoga. Mats are required unless you elect to use a chair instead of a mat.
Osher (50+). In this course, we read and analyze short stories from Oxford Book of English Short Stories.
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.
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.
Osher (50+). In this course, we study the plays of great American playwrights including Williams, Miller, and Albee.
Osher (50+). In this course we continue to study the plays of great American playwrights, including Williams, Miller, and Albee.
Osher (50+). In this cinema course, we view six diverse films that are little-known to the American film-going public, but deserve to be seen. Some were widely praised but never shared in theatres, and films span multiple decades.
Osher (50+).This advanced Spanish course offers students a chance to improve their oral Spanish skills through critical reading of Latin American literature and discussion.
Osher (50+). This course reviews the latest anthology from Short Story Day Africa, ID: New Short Fiction from Africa, an anthology centered around identity and exploring African identity, in all its facets.
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.
Osher (50+). This course offers students with an intermediate command of the French language the chance to practice their skills in a fun way by one-on-one or small group interaction.
Osher (50+). A Hatha flow course intended for intermediate yoga practitioners.
Osher (50+). This course examines the international regime of human rights: its evolution, universality and the issues of contention.
Osher (50+). In this course, we explore European art produced during the 15th and 16th centuries under the combined influences of an increased awareness of nature, a revival of classical learning, and a more individualistic view of man.
Osher (50+). In this course, we study the basic tenets of Islam, based on established academic principles.
Osher (50+). This course looks at the basis of women’s rights in Islam, specifically in Iran from before the revolution in 1979 to the present.
Osher (50+).This course focuses on doctrines, rituals, practices and personalities of Japanese Buddhism from the medieval period to the present.
Osher (50+). In this course, we explore the post World War II sound of cool jazz, and its relationship with other mid-century modern movements in the fields of art, architecture, design, literature, film, and popular music.
Osher (50+). This course is an introduction to the first 100 years of jazz.
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.
Osher (50+). This exercise workshop focuses on walking.
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.
Osher (50+). In the process of sharing and working through our dream material, we discuss Jung's ideas on dreams, their source and function, the structure of the psyche and how it is expressed in dreams.
Osher (50+). This course introduces new revolutionary tools and techniques that simplify cooking techniques in the home kitchen. You'll learn the chemistry and physics behind them, and how they can open up whole new worlds of cooking never before imagined.
Osher (50+). The Holmby Park Lawn Bowling Club and OLLI have teamed up to host an introductory course in Lawn Bowling, a low impact sport endorsed by the American Heart Association.
Osher (50+). Watch and discuss six classic movies that deal with life and death.
Osher (50+). This course introduces the beginner to the basic rules and simple strategies of Mah-Jongg, an game of both skill and luck that originate in China many centuries ago.
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.
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.
Osher (50+). This course surveys the works of Mozart in the context of his life and times.
Osher (50+). This course focuses on French music of the 19th century.
Osher (50+). In this course, we read and evaluate myths and fairy tales from the ancient and modern world.
GENINT 731. 311
Osher (50+). In this course, we examine the ways myth, legend, and folklore have developed in Los Angeles.
Osher (50+). This course examines the influence of classicism on U.S. culture and government from 1750 to the 20th century.
Osher (50+). This course offers a broad survey of important food events and personalities throughout history.
Osher (50+). Join us for our OLLI Holiday Lunch.
Osher (50+). In this course, we read several selections from The Paris Review American literally journal, discuss their rationales, and share our own opinions about what constitutes a successful short story.
Osher (50+). This course looks at many fascinating facts about our universe--its size, its age, what it contains, and of what it is made.
Osher (50+). The course explore the internationally diverse artists in Paris from the end of World War I to the advent of World War II.
Osher (50+). Learn what it takes to be a Peace Corp Volunteer.
Osher (50+). This discussion group examines two poetry collections, The Best of Poetry: Thoughts That Breathe and Words That Burn and The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness and Joy.
Osher (50+). In this course, we study and write poetry that elicit sense experiences.
Osher (50+). In this course, students learn the rules of Poker (and No-Limit Texas Holdem in particular). Each week students have time to practice strategies they will learn such as opening charts, betsizing, hand reading, odds, etc.
Osher (50+). This course is free for Osher members and is ideal for those who love acting, theater, language, and Shakespeare. Each week, we read aloud and discuss one act from the play, then work on selected scenes and speeches from an actor's perspective.
Osher (50+). This course allows students an opportunity to read aloud and discuss one act from Macbeth.
Osher (50+). This course offers a chance to practice Spanish conversation for those with basic Spanish knowledge.
Osher (50+). This course offers a chance to practice Spanish conversation for those with moderate Spanish knowledge.
Osher (50+). This film course constitutes first viewing a film and then addressing the existential dilemma put before us in the work—the flesh and blood human situation in which the characters find themselves.
Osher (50+). This course addresses questions about the various religions in India through lectures, audiovisuals, lively class discussions, and even a taste of India.
Osher (50+). This course presents up-to-date options for responding to an active shooter incident.
Osher (50+). This course introduces you to the best ways to obtain consistently sharp, well exposed photos on your smart phone.
Osher (50+). In this course, we watch six films that reveal specific social and moral issues.
Osher (50+). This course introduces students to the essential conversational Spanish needed to communicate in everyday life.
Osher (50+). This course is a continuation of Spanish I. Part II is an immersion-style course. After a first session in English, instruction is conducted in Spanish, to help build on intermediate Spanish skills.
Osher (50+). This course is a continuation of Spanish II. Part III is also an immersion-style course. After a first session in English, instruction is conducted in Spanish, to help build on intermediate Spanish skills.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Osher (50+). This course looks at the pioneers, the innovators, and the roots of rock 'n' roll.
Osher (50+). This lecture addresses the question of how to assist the homeless and chronic mentally ill who refuse placement.
Osher (50+). This course introduces the context of Euroscepticism, ethno-nationalism in Czech politics, and the Czech far-right’s strategies in dealing with international affairs like the refugee crisis.
Osher (50+). This course focuses on the rise of far-right populism in the Czech Republic and the USA.
Osher (50+). This course follows the evolution of jazz from the turn of the last century into the 21st century.
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.
Osher (50+). In this film course, we watch seductive women turn men into fools and coax them into fatal folly.
Osher (50+). This course introduces the accomplishments and possibilities in the renewable energy field.
Osher (50+). This course takes a look at great American music from the early-mid 20th century. Both songwriters and performing artists who have influenced American music are reviewed and discussed.
Osher (50+). This course traces the evolution of food from the turn of the 20th century in early California to the present.
Osher (50+). This course traces the evolution of food in early California.
Osher (50+). This course gives an overview of the various avant-garde artistic movements and those who created them following Impressionism including Fauvism, Cubism, Orphism, Expressionism, and Futurism.
Osher (50+). This course explores significant films – fiction and documentary alike – made by Israelis and Palestinians since 2000. These films focus on issues central to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and explore a variety of different perspectives.
Osher (50+). This course explores Bach's life and works within the cultural and historical context of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Osher (50+). This course examines how Jazz, Blues, Rock, Pop, Folk, Country, Hip Hop, Rap and many more American music genres evolved in the USA. Audio, video, commentary, demonstration and personal recollection are presented.
Osher (50+). A study of the Etruscan civilization which flourished in central Italy between the 8th and 3rd century BCE.
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.
Osher (50+). An analysis of The Odyssey, using the new translation by Emily Wilson.
Osher (50+). In this course, we explore Verdi’s career and study five select operas to understand why his work is important.
Osher (50+). This course introduces you to the elements of plays and will show you how they these artistic creations can inform and even transform lives. Scenes are performed by professional actors.
Osher (50+). This course discusses poetry of resistance and how poets are among the first citizens to be arrested by dictators who seize power, because their poetry speaks truth to power.
Osher (50+). In this course, we taste and learn about chocolate.
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.
Osher (50+). In this course, students create a story and then share it during the last class.
Osher (50+). Learn the art and psychology of interrogation from an experienced LAPD detective.
Osher (50+). This course presents an exciting collection of both early and modern short stories from a variety of American authors. All stories are read critically as well as appreciated in class discussions.
Osher (50+). This course introduces and examines contemporary art through guided field trips and group discussions.
Osher (50+). This course explores Mozart’s final decade, when he wrote four operas for his own personal delight.
Osher (50+). This course explores the world of musical satire through different genres, cultures and eras, especially America since 1950.
Is Los Angeles the land of opportunity, cultural kaleidoscope, or something else all together? You decide as we read stories about the City of Angeles, beginning with histories by Helen Hunt Jackson…
Osher (50+). This writing course draws on your personal experiences and group discussions to inspire spontaneous and easy writing.
Osher (50+). In this course, we write our personal stories within a political and societal perspective.
Osher (50+). This course uses the board game Bingo to introduce Yiddish expressions.
Osher (50+). This course teaches you how to use your iPhone to create artistic photos. Composition, color, lighting, and editing are taught. This is an interactive class; each week you are given an assignment which is critiqued the following week.