UCLA Extension

Fall 2018

Types of Courses

You must be a current OLLI member to enroll in any Lecture Courses, Discussion Groups, or the Beyond the Headlines speaker series. Taste of Osher courses are open to the public as well as OLLI members.

For more information about a course, click on the course name.

You can register online (click on the course name and add it to your cart) or by calling registration at 310-825-9971 (option 1).

 

Taste of Osher

These 2-hour lectures are open to the public. Registration fee is $15; Plus members can enroll at no cost.  These one-day seminars give you a taste of the OLLI program and are perfect for those seeking a high quality and enjoyable adventure in learning.

Course Name Start Date Time Location
An Introduction to the History of the World through Fashion Thur, Sep 27 1-3pm Westwood
An Introduction to the History of the World through Fashion Thur, Nov 29 1-3pm Woodland Hills
Climate Change and Renewable Energy: Where Are We and Where Do We Go From Here? Sat, Oct 6 10am-12pm Westwood
Audrey’s DocuTalk: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy Fri, Oct 12 1-3pm Westwood
Keeping Fit Over 50 Sat, Oct 27 10am-12pm Woodland Hills
Keeping Fit Over 50 Sat, Nov 3 10am-12pm Westwood
Yiddish Bingo Mon, Nov 19 1-3pm Woodland Hills
Run, Hide, or Fight: Information for Surviving an Active Shooter Incident Mon, Oct 15 1-3pm Westwood

Lecture Courses

Lecture courses are taught by the high-caliber instructors and guest speakers for which UCLA Extension is world renowned. Our courses explore art, music, literature, history, science, languages, psychology, current events, and many other exciting fields.  There are no tests, grades, or homework, although some courses include readings.

Course Name Dates Time Location
Latest Cooking Tools and Techniques, and the Science behind Them Mon, Sep 24 6:30-8:30pm Westwood
Spanish II for Everyday Life Tue, Sep 25 10am-12pm Westwood
Beyond the Headlines (Full) Tue, Oct 2 10:30-12:00pm Westwood
The Big Bands of Jazz – Then and Now Tue, Sep 25 1-3pm Westwood
Our Universe, The Known and the Unknown Tue, Sep 25 1-3pm Woodland Hills
Conservation Biology: Global Perspectives, Challenges, and Strategies (Cancelled) Tue, Sep 25 6:30-8:30pm Westwood
The 6 C’s of Food History: Cake, Corn, Coffee, Cheese, Chilies, and Chocolate (Cancelled) Wed, Sep 26 10am-12pm Westwood
The Great American Songbook, Volume 2: the Songwriters, the Singers and the Songs Wed, Oct 3 1-3pm Westwood
Cosmology, Astronomy, and Space Exploration in the News Wed, Sep 26 6:30-8:30pm Westwood
The Czech Republic’s Far-Right and the Politics of European Ethno-nationalism Thur, Oct 11 1-3pm Woodland Hills
Mozart Fri, Oct 5 10am-12pm Westwood
Undiscovered Delights: The Oxford Book of American Short Stories Fri, Sep 28 1-3pm Westwood
Great Movie Romances from Hollywood’s Golden Age Fri, Sep 28 1-3:30pm Westwood
Basic Psychopathology: A Journey through the Major Mental Health Diagnoses, Part I Mon, Oct 1 10am-12pm Westwood
French Realism to Naturalism:  Stories by Balzac and Zola Sun, Sep 30 12-2pm Westwood
The Art of the Impressionists Wed, Oct 3 1-3pm Woodland Hills
The November Election Thur, Oct 4 10am-12pm Westwood
A Brief History of British Art Thur, Oct 4 1-3:30pm Westwood
The Map of American Music Mon, Oct 15 1-3:30pm Woodland Hills
Basic Psychopathology: A Journey through the Major Mental Health Diagnoses, Part II Mon, Oct 29 10am-12pm Westwood
The Evolution of Science, Part 1 Mon, Oct 29 1-3pm Westwood
The Play’s the Thing Thur, Nov 8 1-3pm Westwood
The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict through Films, Part Two Tue, Nov 13 1-4pm Westwood
What Makes Opera Grand: The Great Operas of Mozart Wed, Nov 21 1-3:30pm Woodland Hills
The Taste of Dark Chocolate Mon, Dec 3 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 Name Dates Time Location
Intermediate Chess Mon, Sep 24 10am-12pm Westwood
Poker Fundamentals Mon, Sep 24 1-3pm Westwood
High-Level Spanish Conversation Tue, Sep 25 1-3pm Westwood
Ways of Looking at Contemporary Art Tue, Sep 25 1-3pm Westwood
Intermediate French Conversation Tue, Sep 25 6:30-8:30pm Westwood
Current Events: Understanding Our World Wed, Oct 3 10am-12pm Westwood
Reel Dilemmas Wed, Sep 26 1-4pm Westwood
Real Life Spanish Conversation I Thur, Sep 27 10am-12pm Westwood
Real Life Spanish Conversation II Thur, Sep 27 1-3pm Westwood
Object Lessons: The Paris Review Presents the Art of the Short Story Fri, Sep 28 10am-12pm Westwood
Great Playwrights of the 20th Century Thur, Oct 4 1-4pm Westwood
Hidden Gems: Buried Treasures and Guilty Pleasures Tue, Oct 9 1-3:30pm Woodland Hills
Climate and Energy Documentaries and Discussion Wed, Oct 31 1-3:30pm Westwood
More Short Fiction from Africa Mon, Oct 29 10am-12pm Westwood

Creativity and Movement

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

Course Name Dates Time Location
Reading and Acting Shakespeare’s Othello Tue, Sep 25 10am-12pm Westwood
Tai Chi, The Art of Effortless Movement Wed, Sep 26 1-3pm Westwood
Gentle Yoga Thur, Sep 27 6:30-8:00pm Westwood
Lawn Bowling Fun in Beautiful Holmby Park Sat, Sep 29 10-11:30am Holmby Park
Writing that Changes Lives Thur, Oct 4 1-3pm Westwood
iPhone Photography Workshop: Creating Works of Art Tue, Oct 9 10am-12pm Westwood
iPhone Photography Workshop: Creating Works of Art Thur, Oct 11 1-3pm Woodland Hills
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