UCLA Extension

Summer 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, April 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.

Course Title Instructor Start Date Time Campus
An Inquiry into Current American Society Marlea Welton Wed, June 26 1-3pm Westwood
Introduction to Mindfulness Jeffrey Hutter Sat, July 13 10am-12pm Westwood
Novels to the Screen Beverly Olevin Sat, July 20 1-3pm Westwood
The Mind of Stephen Hawking Marc Olevin Sat, July 27 1-3pm 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 of the French Revolution: Baroque to Romanticism Katherine Zoraster Mon, Jun 24 1-3pm Westwood
The Rise of the Far-Left in American Political Discourse Luc LeFrancois Mon, Jun 24 1-3pm Warner Center
Globalization and the U.S. Economy Eugeniu Han Tue, Jun 25 10-12pm Westwood
The Long and Winding Road: The Hidden History of the Beatles Max Keller Tue, Jun 25 1-3pm Westwood
The Short Story: An International Perspective, Part 5 Carlo Coppola Wed, Jun 26 10am-12pm Westwood
Spanish I for Everyday Life Anahit Hakoupian Wed, Jun 26 10am-12pm Westwood
Person to Person! NA Wed, Jun 26 12:15-12:45pm Westwood
Far-Right Extremism on the Internet: The Pursuit for Political Legitimacy Luc LeFrancois Wed, Jun 26 1-3pm Westwood
An Introduction to the United Nations, Part 1 Mansour Jafarian Wed, Jun 26 1-3pm Westwood
World Religions Phyllis Herman Thurs, Jun 27 10am-12pm Westwood
The Musical Adaptations of Shakespeare Gordon Williams Thurs, Jun 27 1-3pm Westwood
Art in Post-War Europe and America Katherine Zoraster Thurs, Jun 27 1-3pm Warner Center
Mr. Everyman: The Movies of Tom Hanks Brandy French Fri, Jun 28 1-3:30pm Westwood
Best American Short Stories of the Twentieth Century, Part 2 Leonard Koff Sun, Jun 30 12-2pm Westwood
Piano Music in the Nineteenth Century Ryan Rowen Fri, Jul 26 10am-12pm Westwood
Women’s Rights: Islamic law and Iran, Part 1 Mansour Jafarian Mon, Aug 5 1-3:30pm Warner Center
Introduction to Western Classical Music Anahit Rostomyan Wed, Aug 7 1-3:30pm 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
Vietnamese Through Folktale and Food Minhhong Do Mon, Jun 24 1-4pm Westwood
Rome Then, America Today Vincent Coppola Tue, Jun 25 1-3pm Westwood
Hidden Gems II: More Buried Treasures and Guilty Pleasures Mark Richman Tue, Jun 25 1-3:45pm Warner Center
Int. French Conversation Ruth Gooley Tue, Jun 25 6:30-8:30 Westwood
William Faulkner Brandy French Wed, Jun 26 10am-12pm Westwood
Mah-Jongg Barbara Abramson & Allison Davis Wed, Jun 26 10am-12pm Westwood
Current Events: Understanding Our World Myrna Hant Thurs, Jun 27 10am-12pm Westwood
Real Life Spanish Conversation I Emilia Chuquin Thurs, Jun 27 10am-12pm Westwood
Real Life Spanish Conversation II Emilia Chuquin Thurs, Jun 27 1-3pm Westwood
Beginning Bridge John Ramos Tue, Jul 9 10am-12pm Beverly Hills
Hidden Gems: Buried Treasures and Guilty Pleasures Mark Richman Tue, Aug 6 1-3:45pm Westwood
Ways of Looking at Contemporary Art Deborah Cohen Thu, Aug 1 1-3:30pm Westwood
Great Italian Cinema Vincent Coppola Wed, Aug 7 1-4pm Westwood


Creativity 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
Tai Chi: A Creative Approach Diane Cohen Mon, Jun 24 10am-10:45am Westwood
Reading and Acting Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost Steven Moore Tue, Jun 25 10am-12pm Westwood
Drawing is a Feeling II Ellen Demsky Tues, Jun 25 1-3:30pm Westwood
iPhone Photography Workshop Laurel Bogen Tues, Jul 9 1-3pm Westwood
Beginning Gentle Yoga Mona Wells Tues, Jul 9 6:30-8pm Westwood
Intermediate Yoga Mona Wells Thu, July 9 6:30-8pm Westwood
Lawn Bowling Fun in Beautiful Holmby Park Lawn Bowling Staff Sat, Jul 13 10-11:30am Holmby Hills Park