UCLA Extension

Fall 2019

Types of Courses

You must be a current OLLI member to enroll in all courses except Taste of Osher.
For more information about a course, or to enroll, click on the course name. Enrollment opens Monday, July 29.

To register, please call the UCLA Extension registration office at 310-825-9971.  If you create a MyExtension account, you can also register for courses online by logging into your account and then adding the course(s) you want to your shopping cart.  For directions on how to create a MyExtension account click here.

Taste of Osher

These 2-hour lectures are open to the public. The fee is $15. Plus members pay no additional fee.  See exceptions where specified.

 

Course Title Instructor Start Date Time Campus
Audrey’s Docutalk: Hillbilly Audrey Stein Fri, Oct 4 1-4pm Westwood
All About Elephants: Majestic Beasts and Conservation Crisis Graeme Gissing Sat, Oct 5 10am-12pm Westwood
The History of the Tarot Sarah Sussman Sat, Oct 19 10am-12pm Westwood
Presumed Guilty: Wrongfully Convicted of Murder Nick O’Connell Sat, Nov 2 10am-12pm Westwood
Let’s Talk Chocolate: Tasting and Buying Lee Theisen Sat, Dec 7 10am-12pm Westwood

Instructor-Led Courses

Our Instructor-Led program offers non-credit courses geared to those seeking a high quality and enjoyable adventure in learning. There are no tests, grades, or homework, though some courses include readings. OLLI’s Instructor-Led courses are taught by the high-caliber instructors and guest speakers for which UCLA Extension is world renown. Our courses explore art, music, literature, history, science, languages, psychology, current events, and many other exciting fields.

Course Title Instructor Start Date Time Campus
Art through the Ages: Rococo to Post-Impressionism Mary Beth Carosello Cancelled 10am-12pm Westwood
How Chocolate Conquered The World: 5000 years of History, Science and Economics Lee Theisen Mon, Sep 23 10am-12pm Westwood
World War II Movies of the 1940s Maria Siciliano Mon, Sep 23 1-3:30pm Westwood
Women’s Rights: Islamic Law and Iran, Part 2 Mansour Jafarian Mon, Sep 23 1-3pm Woodland Hills
Latest Cooking Tools and Techniques, and the Science behind Them Chahriar Assad Mon, Sep 23 6:30-8:30pm Westwood
Beyond the Headlines Max Epstein Tue, Sep 24 10:30am-12pm Westwood
Animal Behavior Graeme Gissing Tue, Sep 24 1-3pm Westwood
The Pre-Raphaelites and the Art of the Victorian Age Katherine Zoraster Tue, Sep 24 1-3:30 Woodland Hills
Five Major Modern Muslim Women Writers Carlo Coppola Wed, Sep 25 10am-12pm Westwood
Current Events in Climate Change: Implications for Our Climate and Energy Future Thomas Flood Wed, Sep 25 10am-12pm Westwood
An Introduction to the United Nations, Part 2 Mansour Jafarian Wed, Sep 25 1-3pm Woodland Hills
Cosmology, Astronomy, and Space Exploration in the News Dominique Butler Wed, Sep 25 1-3pm Westwood
American Art Museums and Collectors Katherine Zoraster Thu, Sep 26 10am-12pm Westwood
2020 Election Preview: From Presidential Candidates to California’s Ballot Measure Elections Bob Stern Thu, Sep 26 1-3pm Westwood
Alternative Media and the Rise of Independent Journalism Luc LeFrancois Thu, Sep 26 1-3pm Woodland Hills
The History of Doo Wop Marvin Rosenberg Thu, Sep 26 1-3pm Woodland Hills
The Evolving Nature of the Cold War Wesley Graft Thu, Sep 26 4:30-6:30pm Woodland Hills
The Music of Frederick Chopin Ryan Rowen Fri, Sep 27 10am-12pm Westwood
Strange Bedfellows: Film’s Finest Odd Couples Brandy French Fri, Sep 27 1-3:30 Westwood
Latin American Short Stories Leonard Koff Sun, Oct 6 12-2pm Westwood
The Rise of the Far-Left in American Political Discourse Luc LeFrancois Tue, Oct 22 1-3pm Westwood
Evolution of Science, Part 3 Marc Olevin Mon, Oct 28 1-3pm Westwood
Journey into the Micro-World Robert Piccioni Mon, Oct 28 1-3pm Woodland Hills
The Art of Mindfulness, Part 1 Jeffrey Hutter Tue, Oct 29 1-3pm Westwood
Water, Global Crisis, and Peace Mansour Jafarian Tue, Nov 5 1-3pm Woodland Hills
Great American Songbook, Volume 3 Steve Barri Wed, Oct 30 1-3pm Westwood
Pearl Harbor Reconsidered John Powers Thu, Nov 7 10am-12pm Westwood
The Play’s the Thing Beverly Olevin Thu, Nov 7 1-3pm Westwood

Discussion Groups

Discussion groups are for members who want to ask questions, offer answers and share their knowledge in the classroom. 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 before class begins and you may be called upon for your insights – members should be ready to participate!

Course Title Instructor Start Date Time Campus
Fall of the Roman Empire Gil Sewall Mon, Sep 23 10am-12pm Westwood
The Story Behind the Story Brandy French Wed, Sep 25 10am-12pm Westwood
The Lighter Side of Medicine Marvin Rosenberg Wed, Sep 25 1-3pm Westwood
Current Events: Understanding Our World Myrna Hant Thu, Sep 26 10am-12pm Westwood
Speaking her Truth: Women’s Memoirs Katya Williamson Thu, Sep 26 1-3pm Westwood
Knowing Ourselves Through Our Dreams: An Introduction to Dream Work Michal Aizenman Fri, Sep 27 10am-12pm Westwood
Speaking Truth To Power Keven Bellows Fri, Sep 27 10am-12pm Westwood
Great Theater from the Greeks to the Contemporary Stage Vincent Coppola Tue, Oct 1 1-4pm Westwood
Reel Dilemmas Vincent Coppola Thu, Oct 3 1-4pm Westwood
Ways of Looking at Contemporary Art Deborah Beth Cohen Thu, Oct 17 1-3:30pm Westwood

Foreign Languages

OLLI at UCLA offers courses in Intermediate French and varying levels of Spanish.  Language courses are discussion heavy and members should be ready to participate and share their insights.

Course Title Instructor Start Date Time Campus
Spanish II for Everyday Life Emilia Chuquin Tue, Sep 24 10am-12pm Westwood
High-Level Spanish Conversation Emilia Chuquin Tue, Sep 24 1-3pm Westwood
Int. French Conversation Ruth Gooley Tue, Jun 25 6:30-8:30 Westwood
Real Life Spanish Conversation I Susan Villar Thurs, Sep 26 10am-12pm Westwood
Real Life Spanish Conversation II Susan Villar Thurs, Sep 26 1-3pm Westwood

Creativity, Games, and Movement

These courses are interactive! Members are able to practice or apply what they learn in class.

Course Title Instructor Start Date Time Campus
Intermediate Chess Duncan Palamourdas Mon, Sep 23 10am-12pm Westwood
Mah-Jongg Sheila Strober Mon, Sep 23 10am-12pm Westwood
Intermediate Mah-Jongg Sheila Strober Mon, Sep 23 1-3:30pm Westwood
iPhone Photography Workshop: Creating Works of Art Ellen Demsky Tues, Sep 24 10am-12pm Westwood
Reading and Acting Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra Steven Moore Tues, Sep 24 10am-12pm Westwood
Everything You Wanted to Know About Poetry But Were Afraid to Ask Laurel Bogen Tues, Sep 24 1-3pm Westwood
Drawing Studio Deborah Beth Cohen Tue, Sep 24 1-3:30pm Westwood
Tai Chi, The Art of Effortless Movement Bob Tajima Wed, Sep 25 1-3:30pm Westwood
Beginning Gentle Yoga Mona Wells Wed, Sep 25 1-2:30pm Westwood
Intermediate Yoga Mona Wells Thu, Sep 26 6:30-8pm Westwood
Lawn Bowling Fun in Beautiful Holmby Hills TBD Sat, Sep 28 10:30am-12pm Holmby Hills Park
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