Spring 2020

The OLLI at UCLA program offers non-credit courses geared to those seeking a high quality and enjoyable adventure in learning. There are no tests, grades, or homework – just learning for the sheer joy of learning!

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.

To register, please call the UCLA Extension registration office at 310-825-9971, extension 601. For directions on how to enroll online, please click here.

Taste of Osher

These 2-hour lectures are open to the public as well as OLLI members.

Course Day Start Date Location
Peace Corps Service Later in Life Wednesday 1-Apr Westwood
Japanese American Internment: Memories of Heart Mountain Wednesday 15-Apr Westwood
Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? Saturday 18-Apr Westwood
Understanding Autism Saturday 25-Apr Westwood
Running For Life Saturday 2-May Westwood
Election 2020: How and Why (a very few) Americans Pick their Presidential Nominees Saturday 2-May Westwood
Bad Intentions: Defining Political Corruption from Watergate to the Age of Trump Monday 4-May Westwood
Fall Prevention Workshop: Part 1 Saturday 9-May Westwood
Yiddish Bingo Thursday 21-May Woodland Hills
Audrey’s Docutalk: Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins Saturday 30-May Westwood

Lecture Courses

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 Day Start Date Location
Coming to Terms with the Holocaust, Part II Monday 30-Mar Westwood
Best in Shorts Monday 30-Mar Westwood
The Early Republic of the United States Monday 30-Mar Woodland Hills
The Evolution of Jazz Tuesday 31-Mar Westwood
From Manet to Monet: The Influences and Relationships between Realism and Impressionism Tuesday 31-Mar Westwood
Why (Re)Read George Orwell in 2020: Part 2 Wednesday 1-Apr Westwood
Rock and Roll in the Sixties Wednesday 1-Apr Woodland Hills
Mysticism: East and West Thursday 2-Apr Westwood
Classic Albums: How the LP Changed Music Forever Thursday 2-Apr Westwood
Art of the Northern Renaissance Thursday 2-Apr Woodland Hills
Music of Johannes Brahms Friday 3-Apr Westwood
Mozart: Part 2 Friday 3-Apr Westwood
Funny Love: Movies that Make Us Laugh at Ourselves Friday 3-Apr Westwood
Rumi Short Stories Sunday 5-Apr Westwood
Beyond the Headlines Tuesday 14-Jan Westwood
Introduction to Russian Classical Music Tuesday 21-Apr Woodland Hills
Cinema and Music of the Soviet Union Wednesday 22-Apr Westwood
How Chocolate Conquered the World, Part 2: 1840 to the Present Wednesday 27-May 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 Day Start Date Location
Great Italian Cinema Tuesday 31-Mar Westwood
Joan Didion’s Remarkable Take on America Wednesday 1-Apr Westwood
You Call That Art? Wednesday 1-Apr Westwood
The Libretto: the Unsung Hero of Opera Thursday 2-Apr Westwood
Musicals with a Serious Theme Thursday 2-Apr Westwood
Current Events: Understanding Our World Thursday 16-Apr Westwood
Ways of Looking at Contemporary Art Thursday 7-May Westwood
The Art of Mindfulness: Part 3 Tuesday 12-May Westwood
Eastwood by Eastwood Thursday 14-May 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. For more information on levels of Spanish, please click here.

Course Day Start Date Location
Spanish IV for Everyday Life Tuesday 31-Mar Westwood
High-Level Spanish Conversation Tuesday 31-Mar Westwood
Intermediate French Conversation Tuesday 31-Mar Westwood
Real Life Spanish Conversation I Thursday 2-Apr Westwood
Real Life Spanish Conversation II Thursday 2-Apr Westwood


Creativity, Games, and Movement

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

Course Day Start Date Location
Intermediate Chess Monday 30-Mar Westwood
Reading and Acting Shakespeare’s Richard III Tuesday 31-Mar Westwood
Bridge for Absolute Beginners: Part 2 Tuesday 31-Mar Westwood
Drawing is a Feeling II: Exploring Light, Shade, and Shadow Tuesday 31-Mar Westwood
The Butler Did It…or Did He? Wednesday 1-Apr Westwood
Tai Chi, The Art of Effortless Movement Wednesday 1-Apr Westwood
Beginning Gentle Yoga Wednesday 1-Apr Westwood
Beginning Mah Jongg Thursday 2-Apr Westwood
Intermediate Mah Jongg Thursday 2-Apr Westwood
Advanced Mah-Jongg Cancelled 2-Apr Westwood
Advanced Mah-Jongg Cancelled 2-Apr Westwood
iPhone Photography Workshop: Creating Works of Art Tuesday 2-Apr Woodland Hills
Intermediate Yoga Thursday 2-Apr Westwood
Lawn Bowling Fun Saturday 4-Apr Holmby Hills Park near Westwood Village