Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Courses

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Welcome to OLLI @ UM.

OLLI's home on the UM campus is located in Lau Founder's Hall, 1550 Brescia Ave, Coral Gables, FL.

You can contact OLLI @ UM in person at our office, by phone at 305-284-6554, or by email at osher@miami.edu.

Online registration is open. It's the best way to secure your seat in our popular classes!

FALL 2 2016: OCTOBER 31 - DECEMBER 16 (no classes 11/21 - 11/25)

SPRING 1: JANUARY 9 - FEBRUARY 17 (no classes 1/16)

SPRING 2: MARCH 6 - APRIL 14

SUMMER 1: APRIL 17 - MAY 26

SUMMER 2: JUNE 12 - JULY 21 (no classes 7/4)

 

Paper registration request forms will be processed beginning December 7.

Phone registration is available by calling OLLI at UM at 305-284-6554 starting December 7.

 

New to OLLI @ UM? OLLI @ UM is an association of community members aged 50 and better seeking intellectual enrichment. In addition to taking Osher courses, OLLI members are invited to a wide variety of University of Miami lectures and social events.

Teach a course!

Our instructors and class facilitators are volunteers! If you are a prospective instructor interested in teaching a course, please fill out our course proposal form and email it to osher@miami.edu. We have a 'teach a class, take a class' policy. Our OLLI volunteer instructors can register for an OLLI class tuition-free in exchange for teaching. Join us and teach your passion!

Coral Gables course listings

The course listing below includes all upcoming courses on the Coral Gables campus or at the Village of Pinecrest Community Center

LOCATION: OLLI Coral Gables campus location: 1550 Brescia Ave., Coral Gables, FL  33146

Accommodations Policy for OLLI@UM

OLLI@UM provides reasonable accommodations in its programs in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. To request disability accommodations, please contact the OLLI@UM office at 305-284-6554 as soon as you register and at least two weeks before classes begin. OLLI@UM has portable assistive-listening devices that enhance ability to hear the instructors using the microphone in Room 102 of Founders Hall. 

French, Advanced Conversation

FALL 1: Potpourri of Current Events. FALL 2: The Post-Colonial Francophone World. This course is taught in French.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-306, Section 19
Starts : 11/4/2016 Ends : 12/16/2016
Meets on : Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63
Course OSH-306, Section 20
Starts : 1/13/2017 Ends : 2/17/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63
Course OSH-306, Section 26
Starts : 3/10/2017 Ends : 4/14/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

Current Events Lunch Group

Would you like to discuss current events within a smaller group? Do you share the same passions as other OLLI members on certain national or global topics? Participants in this group should prepare for meetings by brushing up on current topics in the news frequently, bringing not only opinions to the table, but verified facts as well.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-101, Section 19
Starts : 11/4/2016 Ends : 12/16/2016
Meets on : Friday
Time : 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
$0
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-101, Section 20
Starts : 1/13/2017 Ends : 2/17/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
$0
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-101, Section 26
Starts : 3/10/2017 Ends : 4/14/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
$0

TAI CHI

This class meets TWICE a week for 1 hour. Tai chi is a gentle and graceful movement class designed to build better balance, coordination, and focus in older adults. Students are encouraged to wear loose comfortable clothing. Our program features Tony Garcia who is certified to teach Tai Chi for work, arthritis, back pain, diabetes, and osteoporosis.

THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-201, Section 19
Starts : 10/31/2016 Ends : 12/14/2016
Meets on : Monday, Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
$100
Course OSH-201, Section 20
Starts : 1/9/2017 Ends : 2/15/2017
Meets on : Monday, Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
$100
Course OSH-201, Section 26
Starts : 3/6/2017 Ends : 4/12/2017
Meets on : Monday, Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
$100

Fun with Yiddish Lunch Group

Brush up on your Yiddish, and start speaking it now. Even if you understand it, but have never spoken it, come surprise yourself with how quickly you can join the conversation.

THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-310, Section 19
Starts : 10/31/2016 Ends : 12/12/2016
Meets on : Monday
Time : 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
$0
Course OSH-310, Section 20
Starts : 1/9/2017 Ends : 2/13/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
$0
Course OSH-310, Section 26
Starts : 3/6/2017 Ends : 4/10/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
$0

Investments

Are you an “expert” investor or have some experience with investing? This is your chance to discuss investment topics and opportunities with fellow OLLI members.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-401, Section 19
Starts : 10/31/2016 Ends : 12/12/2016
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$30
Course OSH-401, Section 20
Starts : 1/9/2017 Ends : 2/13/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$30
Course OSH-401, Section 26
Starts : 3/6/2017 Ends : 4/10/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$30

Adventures in Musicology

This course highlights concert performances that will be presented in Miami during the current concert season by various South Florida and other musical organizations. The musicological approach will focus on the physical, psychological, aesthetic and cultural phenomenon of the pieces.
Course OSH-701, Section 20
Starts : 1/9/2017 Ends : 2/13/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$55
Course OSH-701, Section 26
Starts : 3/6/2017 Ends : 4/10/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

Painting with Acrylics, Beginning & Intermediate

Painting with acrylics can be great fun. Painting is to be enjoyed, not endured. Acrylics are easy to use mainly because they are water soluble, and are not encumbered by numerous technical rules, as are oils. Acrylics allow the artist to jump in and push the medium to its limits. Come and experience the fun, ease and lack of boundaries this medium and class offers.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-901, Section 19
Starts : 10/31/2016 Ends : 12/12/2016
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$115
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-901, Section 20
Starts : 1/9/2017 Ends : 2/13/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$97
ONLY 4 SEATS LEFT
Course OSH-901, Section 26
Starts : 3/6/2017 Ends : 4/10/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$115

Advanced Acrylic Painting

Painting with acrylics can be great fun. Painting is to be enjoyed, not endured. Acrylics are easy to use mainly because they are water-soluble and are not encumbered by the numerous technical rules, as are oils. Acrylics allow the artist to jump in and push the medium to its limits. Come and experience the fun, ease and lack of boundaries this medium and class has to offer. There will be time in class to work on your projects where you will receive assistance and weekly critiques.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-902, Section 19
Starts : 11/2/2016 Ends : 12/14/2016
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$115
Course OSH-902, Section 20
Starts : 1/11/2017 Ends : 2/15/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$115
Course OSH-902, Section 26
Starts : 3/8/2017 Ends : 4/12/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$115

Watercolor Painting Basics

If you've never painted before or have been painting for less than a year, this is a great class to learn or review the foundations of watercolor. Even if you are just beginning, Jim will have you painting in no time.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-903, Section 19
Starts : 11/3/2016 Ends : 12/15/2016
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$115
ONLY 1 SEATS LEFT
Course OSH-903, Section 20
Starts : 1/12/2017 Ends : 2/16/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$115
Course OSH-903, Section 26
Starts : 3/9/2017 Ends : 4/13/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$115

Watercolor Painting Advanced

Are you an experienced watercolor artist who wants to learn more advanced techniques? This class is designed for those students who have been working with the medium for at least one year.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-904, Section 19
Starts : 11/1/2016 Ends : 12/13/2016
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$115
Course OSH-904, Section 20
Starts : 1/10/2017 Ends : 2/14/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$115
Course OSH-904, Section 26
Starts : 3/7/2017 Ends : 4/11/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$115

Computer Basics

In this class you’ll learn how to identify the components and how to use some of the basic programs of your computer.

THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-908, Section 19
Starts : 10/31/2016 Ends : 12/12/2016
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$115
Course OSH-908, Section 20
Starts : 1/9/2017 Ends : 2/13/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$97
Course OSH-908, Section 26
Starts : 3/6/2017 Ends : 4/10/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$115

Triumph and Tragedy: The Lives of Great Men

In this six-week, live costumed performance, historical lecture series, we will examine the lives of various great men in history, as portrayed by actor and historian, Robert Dawson. We will learn of their triumphs, failures, joys and disappointments, their decisions and choices (good or bad), and the events that shaped their lives. Think you know history? You ain’t seen nothing yet! Characters for Fall 1: Bernal Diaz del Castillo, Socrates, Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, Leonardo da Vinci, Christopher Columbus, Ernest Shackleton. Fall 2: William Dampier; Tycho Brahe; John Howland; Salomon August Andree; St. Nicholas; and Charles Dickens.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-105, Section 19
Starts : 11/3/2016 Ends : 12/15/2016
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63
Course OSH-105, Section 20
Starts : 1/12/2017 Ends : 2/16/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63
Course OSH-105, Section 26
Starts : 3/9/2017 Ends : 4/13/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

Intermediate Spanish - part C (continuation of Part B)

Already know the basics of Spanish? This course is for you! We will focus on grammar, vocabulary development, and speaking
Course OSH-311, Section 20
Starts : 1/10/2017 Ends : 2/14/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

Advanced Spanish (continuation of Intermediate Spanish)

This course is a continuation of Intermediate Spanish, with a focus on advanced grammar, vocabulary development, and speaking.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-313, Section 19
Starts : 11/3/2016 Ends : 12/15/2016
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63
Course OSH-313, Section 26
Starts : 3/9/2017 Ends : 4/13/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

ITALIAN, ADVANCED

For Advanced Italian speakers... Come and join our innovative class that will also include cultural segments and many other surprises: siete benvenuti!

This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-314, Section 19
Starts : 11/1/2016 Ends : 12/13/2016
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63
Course OSH-314, Section 20
Starts : 1/10/2017 Ends : 2/14/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63
Course OSH-314, Section 26
Starts : 3/7/2017 Ends : 4/11/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63

PHOTOGRAPHY – Adobe Photoshop Elements (Adobe PSE4 thru 13)

Learn techniques to enhance your digital images with Adobe Photoshop®, the most popular digital imaging software.
Course OSH-912, Section 20
Starts : 1/10/2017 Ends : 2/14/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$160

JERUSALEM: A CITY AND ITS SECRETS

Throughout its history, Jerusalem has served not only as a focal point of conflict between three major monotheistic religions, but as a flashpoint of struggles within each of them. This course will examine the complexities and conflicts within Jerusalem's fascinating history from biblical times to the ongoing expansion of its municipal borders today.

Course OSH-109, Section 20
Starts : 1/11/2017 Ends : 2/15/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63

Basic Spanish - part C (a continuation of Part B)

Bienvenidos! Welcome to Basic Spanish – part C.This is a continuation of Parts A and B. In this introductory course for beginners, you will continue learning the basic essentials to speak and write in Spanish. Greetings, basic grammar points, and cultural elements will be presented, in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Come and join us! the basic essentials to speak and write in Spanish. Greetings, basic grammar points and cultural elements will be presented all in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Come and join in on the fun! ¡Nos vemos!
Course OSH-318, Section 20
Starts : 1/10/2017 Ends : 2/14/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$63

MICROSOFT POWERPOINT

This class is designed for individuals with basic computer skills such as: the ability to ­­type, save files, browse the web and email. We will cover the basics of POWERPOINT so that students gain a well-rounded understanding of how to use it for both personal and professional purposes.

This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-914, Section 19
Starts : 11/3/2016 Ends : 12/15/2016
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$115
Course OSH-914, Section 20
Starts : 1/12/2017 Ends : 2/16/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$115
Course OSH-914, Section 26
Starts : 3/9/2017 Ends : 4/13/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$115

Auditing UM Courses - Fee to audit undergraduate classes at UM

Auditing Fee for OLLI members

This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-001, Section E
Starts : 8/22/2016 Ends : 12/14/2016
Meets on :
Time : 0: AM - 0: AM
$450
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-001, Section E1
Starts : 8/22/2016 Ends : 12/14/2016
Meets on :
Time : 0: AM - 0: AM
$450
Course OSH-001, Section F
Starts : 1/17/2017 Ends : 4/28/2017
Meets on :
Time : 0: AM - 0: AM
$450
Course OSH-001, Section F1
Starts : 1/17/2017 Ends : 4/28/2017
Meets on :
Time : 0: AM - 0: AM
$450

French for Travelers (for beginner & intermediate students)

This is a course designed for level 1 to intermediate level students of French who want to learn expressions and vocabulary for every day, practical interactions when they visit France. The situations covered each week will be: 1)greetings and salutations 2) checking in/out at the hotel, 3)directions and transportation 4) at the restaurant 5)shopping at the grocery store/bakery/department store6) at the airport. The first day of class will include an introduction to French sounds, accents and the alphabet to aid with pronunciation. Teacher will use immersion method for covering curriculum, i.e., French only spoken during the class, with ample time at the end of the class for questions in English. Students will learn by memorization, imitation, and role play, with emphasis on giving each student the opportunity to speak frequently during the class. BOOK REQUIRED: Learn French the Fast and Fun Way (Barron's). Purchase it at your favorite bookseller.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-322, Section 19
Starts : 11/1/2016 Ends : 12/13/2016
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63
Course OSH-322, Section 20
Starts : 1/10/2017 Ends : 2/14/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63
Course OSH-322, Section 26
Starts : 3/8/2017 Ends : 4/12/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63

Spanish Reading & Conversation, Advanced

Join Dr. Doralina Martinez Conde in this Spanish class. The class will read literary selections and essays on Hispanic art. The readings will introduce the participants to new vocabulary and encourage the development of reading, oral and comprehension skills in Spanish. Participants should buy the textbook: "Literatura y Arte" (Eighth Edition) by Lynn Sandstedt, Ralph Kite and John G. Copeland. Thomson/Heinle, 2004. The textbook will be used for the Fall I and II classes. Participants are expected to read the material before class and participate in class discussions. High Intermediate proficiency in speaking is required. Taught in Spanish.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-327, Section 19
Starts : 11/7/2016 Ends : 12/12/2016
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$55

OLLI Poetry Club

This 55 minute club will focus on the poetry of Wallace Stevens.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-334, Section 19
Starts : 11/2/2016 Ends : 12/14/2016
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
$0
Course OSH-334, Section 20
Starts : 1/11/2017 Ends : 2/15/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
$0
Course OSH-334, Section 26
Starts : 3/8/2017 Ends : 4/12/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
$0

OLLI Book Club

Join other OLLI members for a lively and engaging book discussion! Book for FALL 2 term is: The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks.

THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-335, Section 19
Starts : 11/2/2016 Ends : 12/14/2016
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
$0
Course OSH-335, Section 20
Starts : 1/11/2017 Ends : 2/15/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
$0
Course OSH-335, Section 26
Starts : 3/8/2017 Ends : 4/12/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
$0

Great Decisions 2017

Global challenges have increasingly become domestic challenges with events in the remotest parts of the world affecting our lives in myriad ways. Great Decisions takes you beyond the headlines by providing a look at some of the most significant and far-reaching challenges facing the world.
Course OSH-122, Section 26
Starts : 3/8/2017 Ends : 4/12/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63

OUR MYSTERIOUS FINE-TUNED UNIVERSE

Some interpret the many striking coincidences necessary for the existence of life in our universe as evidence for a higher power. Or, as Stephen Hawking proposes, are we just one of a number of parallel universes? This thought-provoking course gives us a greater scientific and spiritual understanding of our cosmos.
Course OSH-811, Section 20
Starts : 1/11/2017 Ends : 2/15/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

French Language Conversation Club

The OLLI French Language Conversation Club is open to all OLLI members who are in our French classes or who just want the opportunity to practice their French and share their experiences. This class is limited to 10 participants. You must register in order to attend this class.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-332, Section 19
Starts : 11/2/2016 Ends : 12/14/2016
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
$0
Course OSH-332, Section 20
Starts : 1/12/2017 Ends : 2/16/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
$0
Course OSH-332, Section 26
Starts : 3/9/2017 Ends : 4/13/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

French Conversation, Intermediate - Part C

Bienvenue! If you've studied French, but find yourself at a loss for words the instant you land in Paris or Montreal, this is the course for you! Building upon theme-based vocabulary lists, students will gain confidence through guided practice in expressing their views on important cultural issues. Taught in French.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-350, Section 19
Starts : 11/3/2016 Ends : 12/15/2016
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63
Course OSH-350, Section 20
Starts : 1/12/2017 Ends : 2/16/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

Unsung Heroes of the Universe

This is the story of six individuals who -- despite extraordinary achievements in quantum mechanics, general relativity, astronomy, cosmology, and space exploration -- remain for the most part unknown to the general public. Come explore their remarkable lives and extraordinary scientific breakthroughs. Presented in everyday language all can understand.
Course OSH-815, Section 26
Starts : 3/8/2017 Ends : 4/12/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

IPHONE AND IPAD BASICS

Come learn about iPhone basic usage skills, including: contacts, camera, applications, on line purchasing, on line registration, timer, Internet, messenger, emailing, and texting.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-921, Section 20
Starts : 1/18/2017 Ends : 2/15/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63

HAPPY OLLIday PARTY

December 14, 3:00-6:30 Food, Friends, Fun, Cash-Bar! Watsco Center, 1245 Dauer Dr., Coral Gables Campus
Course OSH-005, Section 19
Starts : 12/14/2016 Ends : 12/14/2016
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
$20

HAPPY OLLI-day Party - GUEST (NON-MEMBER)

December 16 from 3:00-6:30pm. Food, friends, fun, cash-bar! Watsco Center, 1245 Dauer Dr., Coral Gables Campus
Course UNA-006, Section 19
Starts : 12/14/2016 Ends : 12/14/2016
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
$25

Chair Yoga

Also known as seated yoga,  Chair Yoga is ideal for the desk-bound, for travelers, golfers, and those in rehabilitation or physically challenged. Chair Yoga will introduce you to a series of the most effective yoga stretches, all done from the comfort of your chair.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-216, Section 19
Starts : 11/1/2016 Ends : 12/15/2016
Meets on : Tuesday, Thursday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$63
Course OSH-216, Section 20
Starts : 1/10/2017 Ends : 2/16/2017
Meets on : Tuesday, Thursday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$63
Course OSH-216, Section 26
Starts : 3/7/2017 Ends : 4/13/2017
Meets on : Tuesday, Thursday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$63

ITALIAN, INTERMEDIATE PART D

Course OSH-364, Section 26
Starts : 3/7/2017 Ends : 4/11/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$63

SPANISH, BASIC - PART D (a continuation of Part C)

Bienvenidos! Welcome to Basic Spanish, Part D! In this introductory course, you will continue learning the basic essentials to speak and write in Spanish. Greetings, basic grammar points, and cultural elements will be presented, in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Come and join us!
Course OSH-366, Section 26
Starts : 3/7/2017 Ends : 4/11/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$63

BASIC ITALIAN, PART D (continuation of part C)

Buon giorno! Welcome to Basic Italian Part D (continuation of Part C)! In this introductory course you will continue learning the basic essentials to speak and write in Italian. Greetings, basic grammar points and cultural elements will be presented, all in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Come and join the fun! Siete Benvenuti!
Course OSH-367, Section 26
Starts : 3/9/2017 Ends : 4/13/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$63

OLLI WRITERS WORKSHOP

This group of OLLI writers meets weekly to explore and critique writing in a safe space as all members have valuable stories and writings to share. All writers are welcome. This group is led by OLLI members.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-382, Section 19
Starts : 11/4/2016 Ends : 12/16/2016
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$30
Course OSH-382, Section 20
Starts : 1/13/2017 Ends : 2/17/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$30
Course OSH-382, Section 26
Starts : 3/10/2017 Ends : 4/14/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$30

WORLD WAR II: The War that Saved Us All

A lecture series on what has been called the most important event in history. Between 1938 and 1945, the psychopathic madness of German Nazi leader Adolf Hitler and the savagery of the Japanese Empire led to 50 million deaths and almost toppled the entire civilized world. The conflict also changed warfare forever by ushering in the use of nuclear weapons. World War 2 created the world we own today.
Course OSH-149, Section 26
Starts : 3/9/2017 Ends : 4/13/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63

ITALIAN, BASIC - PART C (a continuation of Part B)

Buon giorno! Welcome to Basic Italian –part C! In this course you will continue to learn the basic essentials to speak and write in Italian.
Course OSH-357, Section 20
Starts : 1/12/2017 Ends : 2/16/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$63

FRENCH GRAMMAR AND PRONUNCIATION, INTERMEDIATE

This class concentrates on firming up the fundamentals of French so that when you speak, you say exactly what you mean to say. This session, we will review verb conjugation and also focus on adjectives and on interrogative and object pronouns. Media and literary selections reinforce the lessons. Join us, and prepare to participate!
Course OSH-389, Section 20
Starts : 1/12/2017 Ends : 2/16/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63
Course OSH-389, Section 26
Starts : 3/9/2017 Ends : 4/13/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63

FRENCH, BASIC - PART D (CONTINUATION OF PART C)

Beginning French, Part D expands upon the materials learned in Beginning French A-C. Join us, and prepare to participate!
Course OSH-390, Section 26
Starts : 3/10/2017 Ends : 4/14/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63

OLLI COURSE SAMPLER

This 'course sampler' allows you to attend six individual lecture course meetings, on specific days, in order to sample the wonderful variety of courses that OLLI @ UM offers. Upon purchase of this sampler, you must communicate with the OLLI@UM office to let us know the six specific dates you will attend. The sampler course applies to lecture classes only (not applicable for language, art, computer, writing, literature courses).
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-015, Section 19
Starts : 10/31/2016 Ends : 12/16/2016
Meets on :
Time : 0: AM - 0: AM
$65

VIVIENDO EL ESPANOL(adv gram & conv in Spanish)

¡Bienvenidos al mundo del español! This interactive grammar and conversation course will keep you on your “Spanish” toes! From discussing current topics, reading authentic news/magazine materials, watching film and video segments to learning useful advanced grammar, the purpose of this course is to prepare you to immerse yourself (and survive!) into all things Spanish with full confidence and pride. Vocabulary, main grammar points and cultural elements will all be presented in a relaxed, fund and family-like atmosphere. Come and join in on the fun – te esperamos!
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-392, Section 19
Starts : 11/3/2016 Ends : 12/15/2016
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63
Course OSH-392, Section 20
Starts : 1/12/2017 Ends : 2/16/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63
Course OSH-392, Section 26
Starts : 3/9/2017 Ends : 4/13/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63

SPANISH CONVERSATION LUNCH GROUP

If you can put sentences together and know some vocabulary, you're ready to join the Spanish Conversation Lunch Group! This group meets at 12:00 noon for about 55 minutes.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-395, Section 19
Starts : 11/3/2016 Ends : 12/15/2016
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
$0

INTERMEDIATE COMPUTER TRAINING

Course description: This course is not a beginner’s course. You should have already completed (or have the knowledge from) Basic Computer Training before taking this course.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-925, Section 19
Starts : 11/3/2016 Ends : 12/15/2016
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$115
Course OSH-925, Section 20
Starts : 1/12/2017 Ends : 2/16/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$115
Course OSH-925, Section 26
Starts : 3/9/2017 Ends : 4/13/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$115

TUTTI A BORDO

Benvenuti al mondo d'italiano! This interactive Italian course will keep you "bello ed aggiornato" with your previously acquired Italian skills!
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-396, Section 19
Starts : 11/1/2016 Ends : 12/13/2016
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63
Course OSH-396, Section 20
Starts : 1/10/2017 Ends : 2/14/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63
Course OSH-396, Section 26
Starts : 3/7/2017 Ends : 4/11/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

Global Viewpoints

Join Dr. Mitra Raheb for a stimulating discussion on international current events. This class will cover current events regarding nations and issues in the Middle East, Asia and Europe.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-158, Section 19
Starts : 10/31/2016 Ends : 12/12/2016
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63
ONLY 4 SEATS LEFT
Course OSH-158, Section 20
Starts : 1/9/2017 Ends : 2/13/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$55
Course OSH-158, Section 26
Starts : 3/6/2017 Ends : 4/10/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63

CANASTA

Learn canasta
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-228, Section 19
Starts : 11/1/2016 Ends : 12/13/2016
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$30

EXCEL BASICS for Lifelong Learners

Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-927, Section 19
Starts : 11/1/2016 Ends : 12/13/2016
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$115
Course OSH-927, Section 20
Starts : 1/10/2017 Ends : 2/14/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$115
Course OSH-927, Section 26
Starts : 3/7/2017 Ends : 4/11/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$115

INTERNATIONAL ACTION

This class is a discussion group, led by OLLI member Mr. Alan Dietz, dealing with explaining up-to-the-minute international affairs, politics, and intrigue in the major action centers of the world, with emphasis on Europe, China, India, Russia, Japan, Latin America,and of course the smoldering Middle East.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-160, Section 19
Starts : 11/2/2016 Ends : 12/14/2016
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
$30
Course OSH-160, Section 20
Starts : 1/11/2017 Ends : 2/15/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
$30
Course OSH-160, Section 26
Starts : 3/8/2017 Ends : 4/12/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
$30

REAL TALK WITH ARTHUR

In this group discussion class, we will discuss a variety of topics such as impatience, holding on vs. letting go, compassion, loving kindness, acceptance of self and others, and our uniqueness through interaction, music, poetry and fun activities in class.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-234, Section 19
Starts : 11/7/2016 Ends : 12/19/2016
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$30
Course OSH-234, Section 20
Starts : 1/9/2017 Ends : 2/13/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$30
Course OSH-234, Section 26
Starts : 3/6/2017 Ends : 4/10/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$30

SHAKESPEARE READING GROUP

In this session we will read one tragedy and one comedy. Class participants who sign up in advance collectively choose the plays to be read, and we aim towards Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-235, Section 19
Starts : 11/4/2016 Ends : 12/16/2016
Meets on : Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$30
Course OSH-235, Section 20
Starts : 1/13/2017 Ends : 2/17/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$30
Course OSH-235, Section 26
Starts : 3/10/2017 Ends : 4/14/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$30

Writing Workshop: Crafting Your Ideas into Words

This writing class is led by an experienced writing instructor. From prior workshop writing sessions has emerged The Red Bikini, making some OLLI members published authors. In addition, some of the students in the workshop have published novels and poetry. But you don't have to be an aspiring author to enjoy a non-threatening environment in which to express yourself either in fiction or memory essays- or both. Oh, yes, and to have a bit of fun in the sharing process.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-410, Section 19
Starts : 11/2/2016 Ends : 12/14/2016
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63

FRENCH, BEGINNERS, PART C (CONTINUATION OF PT. B)

Course OSH-830, Section 20
Starts : 1/13/2017 Ends : 2/17/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63

INTERMEDIATE SPANISH, PART D

Course OSH-831, Section 26
Starts : 3/7/2017 Ends : 4/11/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

PAINTING WITH PASTELS - at the Pinecrest Community Ctr

Learn to paint with pastels! This class takes place at the Pinecrest Community Center. 5855 SW 111 St., Pinecrest, FL 33156. Click on the course title to see the supply list for this class.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-929, Section 19
Starts : 11/3/2016 Ends : 12/15/2016
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY: EXPLORE, DISCOVER & CAPTURE

Explore, Discover and Capture Digital Photography. Meets for Six Tuesdays from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Two classes in the OLLI-UM computer room ( classes 1 and 4) plus four outdoor photo shoots (classes 2, 3, and 5,6)
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-930, Section 19
Starts : 11/1/2016 Ends : 12/13/2016
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$160
Course OSH-930, Section 26
Starts : 3/7/2017 Ends : 4/11/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$160

YOGA FOR BEGINNERS

Course Description: This class and its emphasis are on postural foundation and alignment of the body. A perfect class for the novice and anyone would like a beginning approach to yoga. NOTE: The student needs to be able to do yoga on a yoga mat and be able to get up and down off of the floor.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-236, Section 19
Starts : 10/31/2016 Ends : 12/14/2016
Meets on : Monday, Wednesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$100
Course OSH-236, Section 20
Starts : 1/9/2017 Ends : 2/15/2017
Meets on : Monday, Wednesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$100
Course OSH-236, Section 26
Starts : 3/6/2017 Ends : 4/12/2017
Meets on : Monday, Wednesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$100

LOOKING AT ART: FORM, CONTENT, CONTEXT

Join Ms. Marta Hutson, from the Lower Art Museum, for this class on how to look at art. Form: What are the basic building blocks of art? Elements of Art and Principles of Design. Content: What's going on in the picture? Context: What was happening in the contemporary world of the art and the artist? Virtual docent-led tours to the world's finest museums for observation and conversation about some of your favorite works of Art.
Course OSH-172, Section 20
Starts : 1/10/2017 Ends : 2/14/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

PREPARIAMOCI! MASTER COURSE IN ITALIAN GRAMMAR & CONVERSATION

Not feeling ready to take the Tutti a Bordo course? Feel the need to refine your Italian grammar skills? This course is desined for those who have already taken Advanced Italian but want to hone their grammar skills. This course may be taken along with Tutti a Bordo.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-413, Section 19
Starts : 11/3/2016 Ends : 12/15/2016
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63
Course OSH-413, Section 20
Starts : 1/12/2017 Ends : 2/16/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63
Course OSH-413, Section 26
Starts : 3/9/2017 Ends : 4/13/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

OLLI ONE-DAY WORKSHOP: The Power of the Placebo Effect in Your L

New to OLLI! One-day workshops with Miriam Moussatche-Wechsler, licensed psychotherapist-coach. These workshops will make you think, laugh, interact, and bond. Speak your mind, unload your qualms, and figure out new answers to questions on stuff that matters. Lear from experts the key evidence-based data and dive into stimulating guided conversations that unleash your potential and inspire you to lead a more meaningful and joyful lifestyle at any age. This workshop meets on Friday, Nov 4 from 1:00 - 2:45pm
No Scheduled Classes

OLLI ONE-DAY WORKSHOP - Mindfulness, Spirituality and Religion

New to OLLI! One-day workshops with Miriam Moussatche-Wechsler, licensed psychotherapist-coach. These workshops will make you think, laugh, interact, and bond. Speak your mind, unload your qualms, and figure out new answers to questions on stuff that matters. Lear from experts the key evidence-based data and dive into stimulating guided conversations that unleash your potential and inspire you to lead a more meaningful and joyful lifestyle at any age. This workshop meets on Friday, Nov 11 from 1:00 - 2:45pm
No Scheduled Classes

OLLI ONE-DAY WORKSHOP - Playing with Perceptions

New to OLLI! One-day workshops with Miriam Moussatche-Wechsler, licensed psychotherapist-coach. These workshops will make you think, laugh, interact, and bond. Speak your mind, unload your qualms, and figure out new answers to questions on stuff that matters. Lear from experts the key evidence-based data and dive into stimulating guided conversations that unleash your potential and inspire you to lead a more meaningful and joyful lifestyle at any age. This workshop meets on Friday, Dec 9 from 1:00 - 2:45pm
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-026, Section 19
Starts : 12/9/2016 Ends : 12/13/2016
Meets on : Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$15

ONE-DAY WORKSHOP: Identity - assigned at birth?

Course description: This series of one-day workshops will make you think, laugh, interact, and bond. Speak your mind, unload your qualms, and figure out new answers for stuff that matters. Learn the key evidence-based data from experts renowned for being some of the world most remarkable minds, and dive into stimulating guided conversations centering on common and eclectic themes. Join us to learn in a creative way, make new connections, have fun, enhance your wellbeing, and be inspired to live a more purposeful and joyous lifestyle at any age. Please note: These workshops are highly interactive and participation is encouraged. Jan 13 Is identity assigned at birth, shaped by circumstance, or something we choose? ONE-DAY WORKSHOPS: ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS THAT MATTER With Ms. Miriam Moussatche-Wechsler, LCSW, LMHC
Course OSH-027, Section 20
Starts : 1/13/2017 Ends : 1/13/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$15

ONE-DAY WORKSHOP: Sleep, Memory, and Dreams

Course description: This series of one-day workshops will make you think, laugh, interact, and bond. Speak your mind, unload your qualms, and figure out new answers for stuff that matters. Learn the key evidence-based data from experts renowned for being some of the world most remarkable minds, and dive into stimulating guided conversations centering on common and eclectic themes. Join us to learn in a creative way, make new connections, have fun, enhance your wellbeing, and be inspired to live a more purposeful and joyous lifestyle at any age. Please note: These workshops are highly interactive and participation is encouraged. Jan 20: Why do we sleep? Sleep, Memory and Dreams ONE-DAY WORKSHOPS: ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS THAT MATTER With Ms. Miriam Moussatche-Wechsler, LCSW, LMHC
Course OSH-028, Section 20
Starts : 1/20/2017 Ends : 1/20/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$15

ONE-DAY WORKSHOP: Truth and Lies

Course description: This series of one-day workshops will make you think, laugh, interact, and bond. Speak your mind, unload your qualms, and figure out new answers for stuff that matters. Learn the key evidence-based data from experts renowned for being some of the world most remarkable minds, and dive into stimulating guided conversations centering on common and eclectic themes. Join us to learn in a creative way, make new connections, have fun, enhance your wellbeing, and be inspired to live a more purposeful and joyous lifestyle at any age. Please note: These workshops are highly interactive and participation is encouraged. Jan 27: Truth and Lies. Would we rather deny the truth than know it? ONE-DAY WORKSHOPS: ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS THAT MATTER With Ms. Miriam Moussatche-Wechsler, LCSW, LMHC
Course OSH-029, Section 20
Starts : 1/27/2017 Ends : 1/27/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$15

ONE-DAY WORKSHOP: Why do we love?

Course description: This series of one-day workshops will make you think, laugh, interact, and bond. Speak your mind, unload your qualms, and figure out new answers for stuff that matters. Learn the key evidence-based data from experts renowned for being some of the world most remarkable minds, and dive into stimulating guided conversations centering on common and eclectic themes. Join us to learn in a creative way, make new connections, have fun, enhance your wellbeing, and be inspired to live a more purposeful and joyous lifestyle at any age. Please note: These workshops are highly interactive and participation is encouraged. Feb 3: Why do we love? ONE-DAY WORKSHOPS: ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS THAT MATTER With Ms. Miriam Moussatche-Wechsler, LCSW, LMHC
Course OSH-030, Section 20
Starts : 2/3/2017 Ends : 2/3/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$15

ONE-DAY WORKSHOP: What happens when we listen?

Course description: This series of one-day workshops will make you think, laugh, interact, and bond. Speak your mind, unload your qualms, and figure out new answers for stuff that matters. Learn the key evidence-based data from experts renowned for being some of the world most remarkable minds, and dive into stimulating guided conversations centering on common and eclectic themes. Join us to learn in a creative way, make new connections, have fun, enhance your wellbeing, and be inspired to live a more purposeful and joyous lifestyle at any age. Please note: These workshops are highly interactive and participation is encouraged. Feb 10: What do we understand when we truly listen? ONE-DAY WORKSHOPS: ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS THAT MATTER With Ms. Miriam Moussatche-Wechsler, LCSW, LMHC
Course OSH-031, Section 20
Starts : 2/10/2017 Ends : 2/10/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$15

ONE-DAY WORKSHOP: What makes a good life?

Course description: This series of one-day workshops will make you think, laugh, interact, and bond. Speak your mind, unload your qualms, and figure out new answers for stuff that matters. Learn the key evidence-based data from experts renowned for being some of the world most remarkable minds, and dive into stimulating guided conversations centering on common and eclectic themes. Join us to learn in a creative way, make new connections, have fun, enhance your wellbeing, and be inspired to live a more purposeful and joyous lifestyle at any age. Please note: These workshops are highly interactive and participation is encouraged. Feb 17: What makes a good life? ONE-DAY WORKSHOPS: ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS THAT MATTER With Ms. Miriam Moussatche-Wechsler, LCSW, LMHC
Course OSH-032, Section 20
Starts : 2/17/2017 Ends : 2/17/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$15

OLLI COMMUNITY CHORUS

The OLLI Community Chorus will rehearse weekly. Instruction will include proper breathing and phonation for singing, as well as music reading skills. We will be singing songs from various periods and styles of the standard choral repertoire (folk songs, the Great American Songbook, Broadway and pop standard tunes).
Course OSH-033, Section 20
Starts : 1/9/2017 Ends : 2/13/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$55
Course OSH-033, Section 26
Starts : 3/6/2017 Ends : 4/10/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
$63

HEROES, CELEBRITIES & SAINTS

Course description: Whom do we admire and why? Explore the world of Hollywood stars, cartoon characters, folk-heroes, and saints – from Marilyn Monroe and Mighty Mouse to Queen Margaret and Oskar Schindler – in a journey through the ages and discover what lies at the heart of civilization and within ourselves.
Course OSH-179, Section 20
Starts : 1/9/2017 Ends : 2/13/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$55

SMARTPHONE & MOBILE TECHNOLOGY

This interactive course will cover the basic operation of Apple smartphones and Android smartphones such as Samsung products. Students will learn how to use voice dictation programs, web searches, make appointments on the calendar, buy online, watch videos, and read free magazines and newspapers and e-books online. Students will explore new generation technology including telephoning, texting, and photos in addition to accomplishing useful tasks on their smartphones.
ONLY 3 SEATS LEFT
Course OSH-415, Section 20
Starts : 1/9/2017 Ends : 2/13/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$55
Course OSH-415, Section 26
Starts : 3/6/2017 Ends : 4/10/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

NOTABLE AMERICAN ARTISTS

Although the art scene in the United States did not develop fully until the end of WWII, artist form America, like Cassatt and Whistler, have been traveling abroad to get acquainted with avant-garde artistic movements. During and after WWII the influx of immigrants changed the way art was created in America, bringing fresh ideas from other countries. Immigrant artists like Gorky, Rothko and De Kooning developed a new form of art; while American born artists like Pollock, Rauschenberg, and others created their own view. This course will study some of these artists and their lives, ending with the analysis of some of the most controversial artists like Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Course OSH-799, Section 20
Starts : 1/9/2017 Ends : 2/13/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$55
Course OSH-799, Section 26
Starts : 3/6/2017 Ends : 4/10/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

WORKING & LIVING ABROAD FOR THE US GOVERNMENT

Join world adventure traveler and storyteller, Ms. Anush Dawidjan. If you love travel, stories, and learning about travel adventures, this is the class for you.
Course OSH-834, Section 20
Starts : 1/9/2017 Ends : 2/13/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$55

THE PRESIDENTIAL TRANSITION: THE SHIFT FROM CAMPAIGNING TO GOVE

Course OSH-835, Section 20
Starts : 1/11/2017 Ends : 1/18/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$30

REVISITING THE VIETNAM ERA THROUGH A LITERACY MASTERPIECE

Each of us has our unique experience of how the Vietnam era impacted us. Those experiences will be part of the discussion when we read a truly amazing novel, the 2016 winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Literature: The Sympathizer, a debut novel by Viet Thanh Nguyen. The carefully crafted opening sentence couldn’t be more perfect: “I am a spy, a sleeper, a spook, a man of two faces.” Be prepared for one of the richest literary experiences you may have had.
Course OSH-836, Section 20
Starts : 1/11/2017 Ends : 2/15/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

MASTERS OF MODERN ART

Come learn about artists and their artwork in this lecture class with art historian, consultant, and specialist Mr. Armando Droulers.
Course OSH-837, Section 20
Starts : 1/10/2017 Ends : 2/14/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63
Course OSH-837, Section 26
Starts : 3/7/2017 Ends : 4/11/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

ARABIC-ISLAMIC POLITICAL THOUGHT: PAST & PRESENT

In this lecture course, we will examine the evolution of Arabic ad non-Arabic political thought since the beginning of Islam. Join Dr. Daniel Rivera, an expert on Islamic Studies and Arabic, for this enlightening course.
Course OSH-838, Section 20
Starts : 1/10/2017 Ends : 2/14/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

THE BEATLES: MUSIC & MORE

Join pianist, clinician, instructor, and composer Brian Murphy for this in-depth look at the Beatles, collectively & individually, from a historical and musical perspective. Weekly topics include an overview of their collective works, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, and George Martin (Producer and “5th Beatle”).
Course OSH-839, Section 20
Starts : 1/10/2017 Ends : 2/14/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

EARTH'S CLIMATE

Join Dr. Lawrence Lahiff, retired meteorologist from the National Hurricane Center, for this look at the factors that influence the climate of the earth.
Course OSH-840, Section 20
Starts : 1/12/2017 Ends : 2/16/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63

THE ART OF INDIGENOUS GLOBAL CULTURES

Can we understand the mind of an artist from another culture? Join Linda Chapin, M.A., an OLLI member, to look at arts in different media and styles from various cultures around the world. Explore the fundamental nature and distinctive technologies of world art to better evaluate both indigenous and Western art.
Course OSH-841, Section 20
Starts : 1/13/2017 Ends : 2/17/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63

EUROPEAN HISTORY: YOU ARE THERE

Join this European history class with a twist: you are there.
Course OSH-843, Section 20
Starts : 1/13/2017 Ends : 2/17/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
$63

STRESS & HEALTH

This class will give an introduction to understanding and living with stress, how it affects health and wellbeing, and how to stop worrying about health and illness. The course is designed to present and discuss concepts related to stress in order to better understand what people experience when they have stress. The emphasis will be on learning general concepts about stress and stress management. Join Dr. Martin Diner, retired clinical psychologist and Senior Lecturer at New York Medical College for this new OLLI class!
Course OSH-844, Section 20
Starts : 1/13/2017 Ends : 2/17/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

THE ARTS OF EGYPT & THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST

Some of the arts from our early civilizations are familiar, but their subtleties and hidden meanings are not. Some is foreign and opaque. Make friends with the pictorial devices of these cultures to see what the art has to say about its times. Join Ms. Linda Chapin, M.A., a lecturer on indigenous peoples and early Western civilizations, traveler, art & artifact collector, and an OLLI member, for this series.
Course OSH-845, Section 26
Starts : 3/7/2017 Ends : 4/11/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63

EVOLUTIONARY ORIGINS OF HUMANS

The basic tenets of evolutionary theory, consideration of specific human traits such as walking upright, human hands and feet, large brain, mating system, language, racial differences, and other traits; evidence from fossils and genetics; ultimate origins.
Course OSH-846, Section 26
Starts : 3/7/2017 Ends : 4/11/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63

SHYLOCK: THE ORIGINAL AND THE LATEST

We will be reading Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice first, followed by the recently published reworking of that play, but as a novel, titled Shylock Is My Name by Howard Jacobson who won the Man Booker Prize for an earlier novel.
Course OSH-847, Section 26
Starts : 3/8/2017 Ends : 4/12/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

CLASSICAL MUSIC STRUCTURES

This lecture class is a review of the most common structural principles in the Classical Instrumental repertoire from the late 17th through the 19th centuries. Examples are drawn from well-known works by leading composers.
Course OSH-848, Section 26
Starts : 3/10/2017 Ends : 4/14/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63

THE RAT PACK: MUSIC & MORE

An in depth look at one of America's enduring art and entertainment institutions, The Rat Pack! Weekly topics include: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford & Joey Bishop, and Shirley McLaine & Angie Dickinson.
Course OSH-849, Section 26
Starts : 3/10/2017 Ends : 4/14/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

CONSPIRACY!

Course OSH-850, Section 26
Starts : 3/8/2017 Ends : 4/12/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63