OLLI Course Schedule

Upcoming Winter & Spring 2022 Courses

The OLLI at UCLA program offers an ever-changing array of 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!

OLLI at UCLA Membership
You must be 50 years or older to become a member of OLLI at UCLA. Membership is required to participate in all OLLI courses, special programs, partnerships, leadership & volunteer opportunities. Membership is good for one year beginning the quarter you join. Learn more about membership.

To join OLLI, begin by selecting your courses from the list below. Courses are listed chronologically per category. For help with online enrollment, view our registration guide.

 

Taste of Osher

No membership required. These 2-hour seminars offer a "taste" of the programming we offer throughout the year. Taste of Osher courses are open to non-members and members alike, and are just $15 each. OLLI Plus members can enroll at no cost (some exceptions apply).

(*) denotes this course will be recorded. Students will have access to the video for 30 days.
No refunds allowed.
 
Course Title / Instructor Day / Dates Time Campus
*The Titanic Disaster and Those who Survived It
Elizabeth Kaye
Thursday
Mar. 17
1pm-3pm Zoom
Buddhist Meditation Traditions: Introduction
Don Parris
Friday
Mar. 18
1pm-3pm Gayley Center
*Japanese American Internment: Memories of Heart Mountain
Sam Mihara
Friday
April 1
10am-12pm Zoom
*Police Culture: The Struggle for Reform in America
John Snibbe
Friday
April 1
1-3pm Zoom
*Paul Cézanne and a Revolution of Space
Katherine Zoraster
Tuesday
April 12
1-3pm Gayley Center & Zoom
*The Electrifying Legacy of Nikola Tesla
Marc Olevin
Saturday
April 30
1-3pm Gayley Center & Zoom
Early Hollywood Women Film Pioneers
Mary Mallory
Tuesday
May 3
6:30-8:30pm Zoom
*Sharon's Salon: Stephen Kitsakos on the Genius of Stephen Sondheim
Sharon Boorstin
Monday
May 9
1-3pm Zoom
The Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate
Lee Theisen
Wednesday
May 11
10am-12pm Zoom
*Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!
Sharon Boorstin
Monday
May 16
1-3pm Zoom
Putin vs. the Pandemic: How Russia Tackled COVID 19
Asya Pereltsvaig
Tuesday
May 17
1-3pm Zoom
Yiddish Bingo
Marganit Lish
Tuesday
May 24
1-3pm Gayley Center
*American Romanticism: The Hudson River School
Eleanor Schrader
Tuesday
May 31
10am-12pm Zoom
*Gritty City:  Ashcan School Artists 
Eleanor Schrader
Friday
June 3
10am-12pm Zoom
Running For Life
Warren Mullisen
Saturday
June 4
10am-12pm Gayley Center
*Juneteenth: The Destruction of Slavery in the Civil War
Richard Bell
Thursday
June 9
10am-12pm Zoom

 

Special Programs

These events, courses, and other unique offerings are available exclusively to OLLI at UCLA members as part of their membership benefits.  All special programs are offered at no cost to members. Registration is required.

(*) Denotes this course will be recorded. Students will have access to the video for 30 days.
 
Course Title / Instructor Day / Dates Time Campus
OLLI Video Library
View a selection of past program recordings
Spring 2022 Access   Online
*Learn @ Lunch: UCLA Graduate Research
Anousheh Shayestehpour
Fridays
April 1 - June 10
12-1pm Zoom
*Virtual Tour: Watson’s Bay, Camp Cove, and a View of the Harbor 
Gordon Williams
Saturday
April 2
3pm-4pm Zoom
OLLI Movie Club
Sharon Boorstin
Wednesdays
April 20, May 11, June 8
3:30-4:30pm Zoom
Virtual Tour: The Hammer Museum
Hammer Museum Student Educators
Thursday
May 12
1pm-2pm Zoom
 

 

Lecture Courses

OLLI’s Instructor-Led courses are taught by the high-caliber instructors and guest speakers for which UCLA Extension is world-renown. OLLI membership is required to enroll in these courses.

No class meetings on May 30 (Memorial Day).
(*) denotes this course will be recorded. Students will have access to the video for the duration of the course.
 
Course Title / Instructor Day / Dates Time Campus
Coming to Terms with The Holocaust, Part 9: KZ
Steve Sohmer
Mondays
Mar. 28 - May 2
10am -12pm Zoom
Food History in Eight Tasty Bites
Carlo Coppola
Mondays
Mar. 28 - May 16
10am-12pm Zoom
*Expressionism in Art: The Rise of Expressionism as an Artistic Style
Katherine Zoraster
Mondays
Mar. 28 - May 2
1-3pm Zoom
*American Design:  From Pilgrims to Plutocrats 
Eleanor Schrader
Tuesdays
Mar. 29 - May 10
(no meeting April 12)
1-3pm Zoom
*Knowing the Score: How Music Makes Movies Come Alive
Andrew Muson
Tuesdays
Mar. 29 - April 26
1-3pm Zoom
Shakespeare for Beginners and Experts, Part 1
Steve Sohmer
Wednesdays
Mar. 30 - May 4
10am-12pm Zoom
*The Great American Songbook, Volume 4
Steve Barri
Wednesdays
Mar. 30 - May 4
1-3pm Gayley Center & Zoom
Cosmology, Astronomy, and Space Exploration in the News
Shelley Bonus
Wednesdays
Mar. 30 - May 18
6:30-8:30pm Zoom
Mysticism: East and West
Phyllis Herman
Thursdays
Mar. 31 - May 19
10am-12pm Gayley Center
Short Stories Performed
Beverly Olevin
Thursdays
Mar. 31 - April 21
1-3pm Zoom
*Beyond the Headlines
Jim Aldinger
Tuesdays
April 5 - May 24
10:30-12pm Zoom
*Baroque Music
Ryan Shiotsuki
Fridays
April 8 – May 27
10am-12pm Zoom
*The Music of Frederic Chopin
Ryan Shiotsuki
Fridays
April 8 – May 27
1-3pm Zoom
*Women in the Arts Part II: Women Artists of the 19th and 20th Century
Katherine Zoraster
Thursdays
April 28 – June 2
1-3pm Zoom
The Twilight of Empires: Europe Before World War 1
Jared Day
Wednesdays
May 11 - June 8
1-3pm Zoom
How Chocolate Became the World’s Most Craved Food
Lee Theisen
Mondays
May 16 - June 6
(no meeting May 30)
10am-12pm Zoom
Biography of Europe, Part 1: Isabella of Spain and the Origins of Modern Europe
Jared Day
Tuesdays
May 31 - June 7
1-3pm Zoom

 

Discussion Groups

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 or readings required, and you may be called upon for your insights–members should be ready to participate. OLLI membership is required to enroll in these courses.

No class meetings on May 30 (Memorial Day).
 
Course Title / Instructor Day / Dates Time Campus
Nobel Laureates You May Not Know, Part 4: Philosophical and Political Fiction
Leonard Koff
Mondays
Mar. 28 - June 6
(no meeting April 11 & 18)
10am -12pm Zoom
Let’s Read the Classics, Part 3
Maria Sicilinao
Tuesdays
Mar. 29, April 12 & 26,
May 10 & 24, June 7
10am-12pm Zoom
Family Relationships in Cinema--Part I: Mothers and Daughters and Fathers and Sons
Mark Richman
Tuesdays
Mar. 29 – May 17
(no meeting April 12)  
1-3:45pm Gayley Center
Pauline Kael: A Bright Light in the Dark
Brandon French
Wednesdays
Mar. 30 - May 18
10am -12pm Gayley Center
Current Events: Understanding Our World
Myrna Hant
Thursdays
Mar. 31 – May 19
10am-12pm Zoom
Short Story International: An Italian Perspective, Part 2
Carlo Coppola
Thursdays
Mar. 31 – May 19
10am-12pm Zoom
Ways of Looking at Contemporary Art
Deborah Cohen
Thursdays
Mar. 31 - May 5
1-3:30pm Zoom
Stories Set in Cities: Paris
Leonard Koff
Sundays
April 3 – June 12
(no meetings Apr. 17, May 8 & 29)
12-2pm Zoom
SCOTUS and the Conservative Legal Movement
Kurt Hohenstein
Mondays
Apr. 18-May 23
6:30-8:30pm Zoom

 

Foreign Languages

OLLI at UCLA offers courses in French and Spanish at several levels. Language courses are discussion-heavy and members should be ready to participate. OLLI membership is required to enroll in these courses.

No class meetings on May 30 (Memorial Day).
 
Course Title / Instructor Day / Dates Time Campus
Spanish IV for Everyday Life
Emilia Chuquin
Tuesdays
Mar. 29 - May 17
10am-12pm Zoom
High-Level Spanish Conversation
Emilia Chuquin
Tuesdays
Mar. 29 - May 17
1-3pm Zoom
French Conversation 2: High Intermediate
Ruth Gooley
Tuesdays
Mar. 29 - May 17
6:30-8:30pm Zoom
French Conversation 1: Low Intermediate
Ruth Gooley
Wednesdays
Mar. 30 - May 18
6:30-8:30pm Zoom
Real Life Spanish Conversation I
Susan Villar
Thursdays
Mar. 31 – May 19
10am-12pm Zoom
Real Life Spanish Conversation II
Susan Villar
Thursdays
Mar. 31 – May 19
1-3pm Zoom

 

Creativity, Games & Movement

The following courses are interactive, and members are able to practice or apply what they learn in class. OLLI membership is required to enroll in these courses.

No class meetings on May 30 (Memorial Day).
 
Course Title / Instructor Day / Dates Time Campus
Poker Fundamentals 2
Duncan Palamourdas             
Mondays
Mar. 28-May 2
1pm-3pm Gayley Center
Reading and Acting Shakespeare's Henry V (wait list only)
Steven Moore
Tuesdays
Mar. 29 - May 17
10am-12pm Zoom
Beginning Gentle Yoga
Mona Wells
Wednesdays
Mar. 30 - June 1
1-2:30pm Zoom
Life Stories that Stir the Soul
Shelley Bonus
Wednesdays
Mar. 30 - May 18
1-3pm Zoom
Intermediate Mah Jongg
Sheila Strober
Wednesdays
Mar. 30 - May 11
1-3pm Gayley Center
Finding Your Movement Intelligence
Stacy Barrows
Thursdays
Mar. 31 - June 2
10-11:30am Zoom
Intermediate Yoga
Mona Wells
Thursdays
Mar. 31 - June 2
6:30-8pm Zoom
Drawing Is a Feeling, Part I: Introduction to Line, Space, Shape
Deborah Beth Cohen
Tuesdays
May 3 - June 7
1-3:30pm Zoom

 

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