UCLA Extension

Spring 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 Feb. 4.

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.

Course Name Start Date Day Location
The Future of Renewable Energy April 6 Sat Westwood
Chocolate April 13 Sat Westwood
Peace Corps Service Later in Life  May 8 W Westwood
Audrey’s DocuTalk: Eva Hesse May 10 F Westwood
Yiddish Bingo May 16 Th Westwood
5 Happiness Myths that Society (and Your Brain) Want You to Believe May 18 Sat Westwood
Juris-Mania 2019 Act I: Thomas Originalism v. Roberts’ As Swingman May 24 Fri Westwood
Juris-Mania 2019 Act II: Thomas Originalism v. Roberts’ As Swingman May 29 Wed 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 Name Start Date Day Location
Art through the Ages: Ancient to Pre-Romanesque April 1 M Westwood
Coming to Terms with The Holocaust, Part 9: KZ April 1 M Westwood
Colonial America April 1 M Woodland Hills
Spanish IV for Everyday Life April 2 T Westwood
The Evolution of Jazz  April 2 T Westwood
Art of the Renaissance  April 2 T Westwood
Far-Right Extremism on the Internet: The Pursuit for Political Legitimacy  April 2 T Woodland Hills
Four People of Color Who Won the Nobel Literature Prize Canceled W Westwood
World of Musical Satire April 3 W Westwood
The Roots of Rock ‘n’ Roll: The ’50s April 3 W Woodland Hills
The History of Food in California, Part 2 Canceled Th Westwood
Life and Death Movies April 4 Th Westwood
The Isms of Early Twentieth-Century Art April 4 Th Woodland Hills
The Czech Republic, the American Far-Right, and the Politics of Ethno-nationalism April 5 F Westwood
Great English Short Stories April 7 Sun Westwood
Beyond the Headlines April 9 T Westwood
The Life and Works of Johann Sebastian Bach April 12 F Westwood
International Human Rights: Law and Politics May 13 M Westwood
Addiction: International Scourge of Substance Abuse May 15 W 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 Start Date Day Location
Poker Fundamentals 2  April 1 M Westwood
High-Level Spanish Conversation  April 2 T Westwood
Intermediate French Conversation  April 2 T Westwood
Reel Dilemmas April 3 W Westwood
The Odyssey and How It Illuminates Western Culture April 3 W Westwood
Current Events: Understanding Our World April 4 Th Westwood
Real Life Spanish Conversation I April 4 Th Westwood
Real Life Spanish Conversation II April 4 Th Westwood
The Mysterious Etruscans April 4 Th Westwood
The Poetry of Resistance Canceled F Westwood
Mah Jongg April 11 Th Westwood
Social and Moral Dilemmas in Film April 23 T Woodland Hills
ID:  New Short Fiction from Africa April 24 W Westwood
Ways of Looking at Contemporary Art May 9 Th Westwood
Aging: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly April 8 M Westwood

Creativity and Movement

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

Course Name Start Date Day Location
Writing in Response to Current Events Canceled M Westwood
Reading and Acting Shakespeare’s Macbeth  April 2 T Westwood
Drawing Is a Feeling  April 2 T Westwood
Tai Chi: The Art of Effortless Movement April 3 W Westwood
Beginning Gentle Yoga April 2 T Westwood
Intermediate Yoga April 4 Th Westwood
Lawn Bowling Fun in Beautiful Holmby Park April 6 Sat Holmby Hills Park
Keeping Fit Workshop May 21 T Westwood