Summer 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!

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, our summer classes will be held on Zoom, an easy and intuitive video conferencing platform.

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 register online. Unfortunately, registration by phone is not available at this time. For directions on how to enroll online, please click here.

Taste of Osher

These 2-hour lectures are open to the public. The fee is $15. Plus members pay no additional fee.  See exceptions where specified.

 

Course Title Instructor Date Time Campus
The Play’s the Thing: Comedy Comes in Many Forms  Beverly Olevin Sat, Jun 27 1-3pm Zoom
Albert Einstein’s Outrageous Legacy Marc Olevin Sat, July 11 1-3pm Zoom
Western Works of Frank Lloyd Wright Eleanor Schrader Sat, July 18 10am-12pm Zoom
Los Angeles Art Museums and Collectors  Katherine Zoraster Sat, July 25 10am-12pm Zoom
Yoga and the Expressive Arts Mona Wells Sat, August 8 10am-12pm Zoom
The Role of the Royal Mistress in the Design of Great French Palaces Eleanor Schrader Sat, August 15 10am-12pm Zoom
Breakthroughs in Cancer Treatment Rishab Gupta Fri, August 21 1-3pm Zoom
Tibetan Book of the Dead-The End Game Don Parris Sat, August 22 10am-12pm Zoom

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 III Steve Sohmer Mon, June 22 10am-12pm Zoom
Architecture and Design in the Reign of 16th–19th Century European Rulers Eleanor Schrader Mon, June 22 1-3pm Zoom
A House Divided: A Brief Overview of the American Civil War Jessica Marino Mon, June 22 1-3pm Zoom
Cosmology, Astronomy, and Space Exploration in the News Shelley Bonus Tue, June 23 1-3pm Zoom
The Modern Short Story–Part 2: An International Perspective Carlo Coppola Tue, June 23 1-3pm Zoom
The Modern Short Story–Part 6: An International Perspective Carlo Coppola Wed, June 24 10am-12pm Zoom
Songs of a Prairie Girl: The Music of Joni Mitchell Max Keller Wed, June 24 1-3pm Zoom
Hinduism Phyllis Herman Thu, June 25 10am-12pm Zoom
Tragedy and Early Modern Opera Anahit Rostomyan Thu, June 25 1-3:30pm Zoom
Russian Short Stories Lenny Koff Sun, June 28 12-2pm Zoom
The Music of Jean Sibelius Ryan Shiotsuki Fri, July 10 10am-12pm Zoom
The Music of Igor Stravinsky Ryan Shiotsuki Fr, July 10 1-3pm Zoom
A Brief History of British Art Katherine Zoraster Wed, August 5 1-3pm Zoom
Rock and Roll and the Sixties Steve Barri Thu, August 6 10am-12pm Zoom
All About Bone Roy Meals Thu, August 13 1-3pm Zoom
Sisters in Suffrage: Winning the Vote for Women Mary Niles Maack Sat, August 22 1-3pm Zoom

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
Supermetaphysics Vincent Coppola Tue, June 23 1-3pm Zoom
Three Summer Must-Reads Brandy French Wed, June 24 10am-12pm Zoom
Chinese Philosophy Vincent Coppola Wed, June 24 1-3pm Zoom
How Music Reflects Culture Gordon Williams Wed, June 24 6:30-8:30pm Zoom
Current Events: Understanding Our World Myrna Hant Thu, June 25 10am-12pm Zoom
Eight Great Tragedies Brandy French Fri, June 26 1-3pm Zoom
Ways of Looking At Contemporary Art Deborah Beth Cohen Thu, July 30 1-3:30pm Zoom

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 and share their insights.

 

Course Title Instructor Start Date Time Campus
Spanish I for Everyday Life Emilia Chuquin Tue, Jun 23 10am-12pm Zoom
High Level Spanish Conversation Emilia Chuquin Tue, Jun 23 1-3pm Zoom
Int. French Conversation Ruth Gooley Tue, Jun 23 6:30-8:30pm Zoom
Real Life Spanish Conversation I Susan Villar Thurs, Jun 25 10am-12pm Zoom
Real Life Spanish Conversation II Susan Villar Thurs, Jun 25 1-3pm Zoom

 

Creativity, Games, 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
Reading and Acting Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale Steven Moore Tue, June 23 10am-12pm Zoom
Life Stories Worth Telling Shelley Bonus Tue, June 23 10am-12pm Zoom
Drawing Studio Deborah Cohen Tue, June 23 1-3:30pm Zoom
Beginning Gentle Yoga Mona Wells Wed, June 24 1-2:30pm Zoom
Intermediate Yoga Mona Wells Thu, June 25 6:30-8pm Zoom