UCLA Extension

Summer Quarter 2018

Types of Courses

You must be a current OLLI member to enroll in any Instructor-Led Courses, Discussion Groups, or Creativity & Movement courses. Taste of Osher courses are open to the public.

Enrollment opens on Monday, April 30, 2018.

 

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
Costume in Italian Painting Mary Beth Carosello Sat, Aug 4 10am-12pm Westwood
A Taste of Everyday Spoken Yiddish Marganit Lish Thurs, Aug 9 1-3pm Warner Center

 

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
Coming to Terms with the Holocaust, Part 8: The American Response Steve Sohmer Mon, Jun 25 10am-12pm Westwood
All That Jazz: Appreciating an American Art Form Andrew Muson Mon, Jun 25 1-3pm Warner Center
Movie Musicals of the 1930s Maria Siciliano Mon, Jun 25 1-3:30 Westwood
The History of Food in California: From Indigenous to International Linda Civitello Tues, Jun 26 1-3pm Warner Center
The Rise of Modernism: Art in the Wake of the Industrial Revolution Katherine Zoraster Tues, Jun 26 1-3pm Westwood
On Ciaconnes and Passacaglias Anahit Rostomyan Tues, Jun 26 6:30-8:30 Westwood
The Short Story: An International Perspective, Part 4 Carlo Coppola Wed, Jun 27 10am-12pm Westwood
Art of the French Revolution: Baroque to Romanticism Katherine Zoraster Wed, Jun 27 1-3pm Westwood
Cosmology, Astronomy, and Space Exploration in the News Shelley Bonus Wed, Jun 27 1-3pm Westwood
Religions of India Phyllis Herman Thurs, Jun 28 10am-12pm Westwood
All Killer, No Filler: Eight Musicians at their Critical and Commercial Peak Max Keller Thurs, Jun 28 1-3pm Westwood
Binge Watching Bogey Brandy French Fri, Jun 29 1-3:30 Westwood
Best American Short Stories of the 20th Century Leonard Koff Sun, Jul 8 12-2pm Westwood
Spanish I for Everyday Life Emilia Chuquin Tues, Jul 10 10am-12pm Westwood
The Music of Dmitry Shostakovich Ryan Rowen Fri, Jul 20 10am-12pm Westwood
Shakespeare for Beginners and Experts, Part IV Steve Sohmer Mon, Jul 30 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
Mah-Jongg Sheila Strober Mon, Jun 25 1-3pm Westwood
Intermdiate French Ruth Gooley Mon, Jun 25 1-3pm Warner Center
Real Life Spanish Conversation I Amy Vanni Tues, Jun 26 1-3pm Warner Center
Intermediate French Ruth Gooley Tues, Jun 26 6:30-8:30 Westwood
F. Scott Fitzgerald Brandy French Wed, Jun 27 10am-12pm Westwood
An Exploration into the Evolution of Consciousness w/Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Vincent Coppola Wed, Jun 27 1-3pm Westwood
Current Events: Understanding Our World Myrna Hant Thurs, Jun 28 10am-12pm Westwood
Real Life Spanish Conversation I Amparo Vanni Thurs, Jun 28 10am-12pm Westwood
Real Life Spanish Conversation II Amparo Vanni Thurs, Jun 28 1-3pm Westwood
The Poetry of Resistance Keven Bellows Fri, Jun 29 10am-12pm Westwood
Great Italian Cinema Vincent Coppola Mon, Jul 30 1-4pm Westwood
Knowing Ourselves through our Dreams: An Introduction to Dream Work Michal Aizenman Friday, Aug 3 10am-12pm 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
Meditation and Gentle Stretch Mona Wells Mon, Jun 25 10:15-11:15am Westwood
Smart Phone Photography Ellen Demsky Tues, Jun 26 10am-12pm Westwood
Metaphors Be With You: How to Appreciate (and Even Write) Contemporary Poetry Laurel Bogen Tues, Jun 26 1-3pm Westwood
True Stories Told Live Shelley Bonus Wed, Jun 27 10am-12pm Westwood
Tai Chi, The Art of Effortless Movement Bob Tajima Wed, Jun 27 1-3pm Westwood
Smart Phone Photography Ellen Demsky Thurs, Jun 28 1-3pm Warner Center
Gentle Yoga Mona Wells Thurs, Jun 28 6:30-8pm Westwood
Drawing is a Feeling Deborah Cohen Thurs, Jul 5 1-3pm Westwood
Reading and Acting Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Steven Moore Tues, Jul 31 10am-12pm Westwood

 

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