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.

2019 CLASS SESSION DATES:

Spring 1: January 14 - February 25 (No class on Martin Luther King Day Jan 21)
Spring 2: March 4 - April 12

ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR OLLI CLASSES

Online Registration for the Spring 2019 sessions begins on Monday, January 7, 2019, at 3:00 p.m.

Registration information and all class information (times, days, overviews, course descriptions) are available on this website. Always check online for current information and updates! The best way to ensure you get the courses you want is to register yourself online.

Registration instructions can be found here. For assistance, you may call: 305-284-6554 and an OLLI staff member or volunteer will help you with your registration.

IN-PERSON REGISTRATION

In-Person Registration begins on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, through Thursday, January 10, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. On Friday, January 11, 2019, OLLI will NOT be open for acceptance of Registration forms. Classes will fill up, registering yourself online is the best way to secure your seat. However, you can contact our office starting on Monday January 14th to register over the phone.

OLLI at UM is on the Coral Gables University of Miami campus. We are located in Lau Founders Hall, 1550 Brescia Ave., Coral Gables, FL  33146.

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.

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. 

LEFT SOMETHING BEHIND?

OLLI at UM keeps a lost & found shelf in the OLLI cafe/lounge or at the OLLI reception desk. Property is held for 3 months, after which time it will be given to UM central Lost & Found at the UC or donated to charity. 

CURRENT EVENTS

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 49
Starts : 3/8/2019 Ends : 4/12/2019
Meets on : Friday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
$0

TAI CHI

Tai chi is a gentle and graceful movement class designed to build better balance, coordination, and focus in older adults.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-201, Section 48
Starts : 1/14/2019 Ends : 2/25/2019
Meets on : Monday, Wednesday
Time : 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
$100
Course OSH-201, Section 49
Starts : 3/4/2019 Ends : 4/10/2019
Meets on : Monday, Wednesday
Time : 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
$100

FUN WITH YIDDISH LUNCH CLUB

Brush up on your Yiddish, and start speaking it now.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-310, Section 48
Starts : 1/14/2019 Ends : 2/25/2019
Meets on : Monday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
$0
Course OSH-310, Section 49
Starts : 3/4/2019 Ends : 4/8/2019
Meets on : Monday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:55 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 48
Starts : 1/14/2019 Ends : 2/25/2019
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$37
Course OSH-401, Section 49
Starts : 3/4/2019 Ends : 4/8/2019
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$37

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.
Course OSH-701, Section 49
Starts : 3/7/2019 Ends : 4/11/2019
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$70

ACRYLIC PAINTING - BEGINNERS

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 class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-901, Section 48
Starts : 1/14/2019 Ends : 2/25/2019
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$120
Course OSH-901, Section 49
Starts : 3/4/2019 Ends : 4/8/2019
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$120

ACRYLIC PAINTING, ADVANCED

Painting with acrylics can be great fun.
Course OSH-902, Section 49
Starts : 3/6/2019 Ends : 4/10/2019
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$120

WATERCOLOR PAINTING, BEGINNERS

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.
Course OSH-903, Section 49
Starts : 3/7/2019 Ends : 4/11/2019
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$120

WATERCOLOR PAINTING, ADVANCED

This class is designed for those students who have been working with the medium for at least one year.
Course OSH-904, Section 49
Starts : 3/5/2019 Ends : 4/9/2019
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$120

Computer Basic Training

In this course you will learn how to identify the components and how to use some of the basic programs.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-908, Section 48
Starts : 1/14/2019 Ends : 2/25/2019
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$115

TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY: THE LIVES OF GREAT MEN

PLEASE NOTE: SPRING 2 SESSION WILL MEET AT 1:30 P.M. 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!
Course OSH-105, Section 49
Starts : 3/8/2019 Ends : 4/12/2019
Meets on : Friday
Time : 1:30 PM - 3:15 PM
$70

THE PARIS SCHOOL

The Ecole de Paris refers to the group of immigrant artists that lived in France before WWI and between WWI and WWII. Although they did not call themselves the school of Paris and they did not work together with the same approach, most of them knew each other and some of them were even friends. The term occasionally denominates Jewish artist work in Paris as many of them were of Jewish descent, like Camille Pissarro. This course will address the life and oeuvre of these artists, starting with Pissarro and then moving on to the period in Parish when new artistic movements were booming and artists like Amedeo Modigliani, Marc Chagall, Chaim Soutine and Jacques Lipchitz were creating new styles.
No Scheduled Classes

ITALIAN ADVANCED, PT. C

For Advanced Italian speakers... Come and join our innovative class that will also include cultural segments and many other surprises.
No Scheduled Classes

SPANISH BASIC, PART B

¡Bienvenidos! In this beginning course you will continue learning the basic essentials to speak and write in Spanish. Greetings, basic grammar points and cultural elements will all be presented in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Come and join in on the fun-- ¡Te esperamos! Choose the section you prefer (or choose both!): TUESDAYS at 3:00 p.m. with DR. LUIS CARLOS FALLON or FRIDAYS at 1:00 p.m. with SUSAN DOW

No Scheduled Classes

UNDERSTANDING THE UNIVERSE - QUANTUM ENTANGLEMENT AND THE ARROW

How did we get here? Was the universe always as it appears today? What is its future? We explore these profound questions with the first scientific theory on the origin and evolution of the universe: the big bang. We will also explore black holes. Do they stop time itself? Are they wormholes to another universe?
No Scheduled Classes

BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS

In this class you will learn how to use basic computer programs.
Note: You should be comfortable using a computer to take this class.

No Scheduled Classes

BEGINNING SPANISH , PART C

Bienvenidos! Welcome to Spanish Basic, Part C.This is a continuation of Parts A and B.
No Scheduled Classes

ITALIAN BASIC, PART A

Buon giorno! Basic, Part A: For NEW students who wish to learn the beautiful language of Italian and who have had little no prior lessons. Instructor: Manny Garcia-Rossi
No Scheduled Classes

BEGINNING FRENCH, PART A

Have you always wanted to learn French, but never had the chance? Or, did your high school French fade from memory long ago? In either case, this is the course for you: we start with the basics and move forward comfortably. Expand your horizons, enhance your mental agility, prepare for an upcoming trip, or just have fun! Join us, and prepare to participate! Click on the course title for more details. Instructor: ALICIA MENENDEZ-KING
No Scheduled Classes

ART NOUVEAU

The 19th century industrial revolution changed the view of the world. L' exposition universelle set the pace for what became known as La Belle Époque . Click on course title for more details. Instructor: DR. BATIA COHEN

No Scheduled Classes

BOOK CLUB

Book Club is a member-driven discussion group facilitated by an OLLI member.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-335, Section 48
Starts : 1/14/2019 Ends : 2/25/2019
Meets on : Monday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
$0
Course OSH-335, Section 49
Starts : 3/4/2019 Ends : 4/8/2019
Meets on : Monday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
$0

SHAKESPEARE READING GROUP

Course is a continuation of on-going class reading the plays. We will read about three plays in twelve weeks, including watching a DVD of each play to crystallize what we have read in class, usually filmed from the Globe Theatre in London.
No Scheduled Classes

Social Media: Facebook & Twitter & More

Learn how to navigate in the Social Media World: Facebook, Twitter, Snap Chat, and others. Click on course title for details. Instructor: JOAN NURSE
No Scheduled Classes

GREAT DECISIONS

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.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-122, Section 49
Starts : 3/6/2019 Ends : 4/10/2019
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$70

LAW & ORDER - A Distinguished Speakers Series

Join us for this fascinating speaker series about a variety of little known aspects of the world of law and order, and crime and punishment with distinguished guest presenters.
No Scheduled Classes

ITALIAN INTERMEDIATE, PART A

This intermediate-level Italian class will help you sharpen your language skills with the goal of becoming a better speaker and writer.
No Scheduled Classes

BASIC IPHONE SKILLS

Come learn about APPLE iPhone basic usage skills.
Course OSH-921, Section 49
Starts : 3/5/2019 Ends : 4/9/2019
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$70

CHAIR YOGA

Chair Yoga is ideal for the desk-bound, for travelers, golfers, and those in rehabilitation or physically challenged.
Course OSH-216, Section 49
Starts : 3/5/2019 Ends : 4/9/2019
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$35
Course OSH-216, Section B
Starts : 3/7/2019 Ends : 4/11/2019
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$35

Beginners Bridge

This class is for people who have never, ever, played bridge. It will start with the basics of bridge etiquette, valuing your hand, and deciding when to open the bidding.
No Scheduled Classes

ITALIAN BASIC, PART B (a continuation from Part A)

Welcome to Part B! In this elementary course you will continue learning the basic essentials to speak and write in Italian.
No Scheduled Classes

Spanish Golden Age

The human awareness of the world was continuously expanding provoking amazing creativity and speculation; painters like El Greco, Velazquez and Goya among others excelled in depicting the world that surrounded them. Note: This is a 4 week course which starts on March 19, 2019.
Course OSH-754, Section 49
Starts : 3/19/2019 Ends : 4/9/2019
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$50

OPTIMIZING YOUR RETIREMENT INCOME

This course will provide participants with practical, actionable knowledge based on solid, up-to-date research in the field of retirement income planning.
Course OSH-408, Section 49
Starts : 3/6/2019 Ends : 4/10/2019
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$37

INTERMEDIATE BRIDGE

This course will further develop your Bridge skills.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-218, Section 49
Starts : 3/8/2019 Ends : 4/12/2019
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$70

ITALIAN INTERMEDIATE, PART D (a continuation of Part C)

You know your grammar?this interactive intermediate Italian conversation course is to begin honing your speaking skills and be able to discuss personal activities, everyday situations and be able to express your opinions – tutto in italiano! Instructor: MANNY GARCIA-ROSSI
Course OSH-364, Section 49
Starts : 3/7/2019 Ends : 4/11/2019
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$70

THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK

The Great American Songbook is the canon of the most important and influential American popular songs and jazz standards from the early 20th century.
ONLY 3 SEATS LEFT
Course OSH-755, Section 49
Starts : 3/8/2019 Ends : 4/12/2019
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$90

BEGINNING SPANISH, PART D

Bienvenidos! Welcome to Beginning Spanish, Part D! This is a continuation of Beginning Spanish, Part C.
Course OSH-366, Section 49
Starts : 3/5/2019 Ends : 4/9/2019
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$70
Course OSH-366, Section A
Starts : 3/8/2019 Ends : 4/12/2019
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$70

ITALIAN BASIC, PART D (a continuation of Part C)

Buon giorno! Welcome to Basic Italian Part D (continuation of Part C)! In this course, you will learn the basic essentials to speak and write in Italian.
Course OSH-367, Section 49
Starts : 3/5/2019 Ends : 4/9/2019
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$70

FRENCH CULTURE THROUGH FILM

In a series of three French films, this course proposes to show intercultural differences between the French and the American cultures.
No Scheduled Classes

ITALIAN - INTERMEDIATE, PART B

The purpose of this interactive intermediate Italian conversation course is to begin honing your speaking skills and be able to discuss personal activities, everyday situations and be able to express your opinions – tutto in italiano!
No Scheduled Classes

EVERYDAY FRENCH FOR BEGINNERS - PT. B

Introduction to the French Language. This course is a Continuation of French for Beginner's, Part A.
No Scheduled Classes

WRITERS' WORKSHOP

This group of OLLI writers meet weekly to explore and critique writing in a safe space as all members have valuable stories and writings to share. All writers are welcome!
Course OSH-382, Section 49
Starts : 3/8/2019 Ends : 4/12/2019
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$37

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.
No Scheduled Classes

BASIC ITALIAN, PART C

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.
No Scheduled Classes

JEWELRY MAKING

In this course, you will learn many jewelry making techniques. NO CLASS ON JANUARY 28 MAKEUP CLASS TO BE DETERMINED
No Scheduled Classes

VIVIENDO EL ESPANOL

¡Bienvenidos al mundo del español! This interactive grammar and conversation course will keep you on your “Spanish” toes!
Course OSH-392, Section 49
Starts : 3/7/2019 Ends : 4/11/2019
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$70

INTERMEDIATE COMPUTER TRAINING

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.
Course OSH-925, Section 49
Starts : 3/4/2019 Ends : 4/8/2019
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$115

TUTTI A BORDO (ADVANCED ITALIAN CONVERSATION)

Benvenuti al mondo d'italiano! This interactive grammar and conversation course will keep you on your "Italian" toes.
Course OSH-396, Section 49
Starts : 3/5/2019 Ends : 4/9/2019
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$70

GLOBAL VIEWPOINTS

This class will cover selected international topics and events involving nations and issues in the Middle East, Asia and Europe.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-158, Section 48
Starts : 1/14/2019 Ends : 2/25/2019
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$70
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-158, Section 49
Starts : 3/4/2019 Ends : 4/8/2019
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$70

CANASTA

Learn to play the modern game of Canasta! Instructors: Dr. PAUL and Mrs. MARILYN GUSTMAN
No Scheduled Classes

CREATIVE WRITING- MEMOIR AND FICTION

The class offers an overview of creative writing by exploring the nuts and bolts of the craft of fiction and memoir.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-399, Section 49
Starts : 3/7/2019 Ends : 4/11/2019
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$70

INTRODUCTION TO BASIC EXCEL TRAINING

Learn Microsoft Excel basics.
No Scheduled Classes

INTERNATIONAL ACTION

"International Action" is a discussion group 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.
Course OSH-160, Section 49
Starts : 3/6/2019 Ends : 4/10/2019
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$37

THE IDEA OF AMERICA

The Idea of America is a discussion seminar designed by scholars associated with Colonial Williamsburg to explore the role of values in America's becoming a superpower and its future as a global leader.
Course OSH-790, Section 49
Starts : 3/5/2019 Ends : 4/9/2019
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$70

SPANISH, INTERMEDIATE - PART B

We will focus on grammar, vocabulary development, and speaking. Section 46 is taught by Luis Carlos Fallon and Section FR is being taught by Susan Dow.
No Scheduled Classes

INTERMEDIATE EXCEL TRAINING

You must have taken the Basic Excel before moving to intermediate.
Course OSH-928, Section 49
Starts : 3/5/2019 Ends : 4/9/2019
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$115

MORE 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.
No Scheduled Classes

SHAKESPEARE READING GROUP

In this course, we will read 2 plays in their entirety per session, one comedy and one tragedy.
Course OSH-235, Section 49
Starts : 3/8/2019 Ends : 4/12/2019
Meets on : Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$37

EVERYDAY FRENCH FOR BEGINNERS, PART C (a continuation of Part B)

Join this French class to begin at the beginning, and learn to speak French in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.
ONLY 2 SEATS LEFT
Course OSH-830, Section 49
Starts : 3/6/2019 Ends : 4/10/2019
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$70

SPANISH INTERMEDIATE, PART D

This course is for students who have completed Intermediate Spanish or its equivalent and would like to use what they have learned in a conversational setting.
Course OSH-831, Section 49
Starts : 3/5/2019 Ends : 4/9/2019
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$70
Course OSH-831, Section A
Starts : 3/8/2019 Ends : 4/12/2019
Meets on : Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$70

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY: EXPLORE, DISCOVER & CAPTURE

Explore South Florida's imaginative architectural and natural environments.
Course OSH-930, Section 49
Starts : 3/5/2019 Ends : 4/9/2019
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$90

YOGA FOR HEALTH

This class and its emphasis are on postural foundation and alignment of the body.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-236, Section 48
Starts : 1/14/2019 Ends : 2/25/2019
Meets on : Monday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$50
Course OSH-236, Section 49
Starts : 3/4/2019 Ends : 4/8/2019
Meets on : Monday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$50
Course OSH-236, Section B
Starts : 3/6/2019 Ends : 4/10/2019
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$50

INTRODUCTION TO THE HUMANITIES (THE CLASSICAL AND ROMANTIC ERAS)

This course highlights the major accomplishments of humankind in the areas of art, architecture, music, dance, drama and literature and gives an understanding of some of the major philosophical themes and issues that tie these areas together within a historical, chronological framework to encourage aesthetic and intellectual appreciation.
No Scheduled Classes

PREPARIAMOCI! MASTER COURSE IN ITALIAN GRAMMAR AND CONVERSATION

This course is designed for those who have already taken Advanced Italian but want to hone their grammar skills.
Course OSH-413, Section 49
Starts : 3/7/2019 Ends : 4/11/2019
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$70

COSMIC ROOTS- THE CONFLICT OF SCIENCE AND RELIGION

Explore the two-thousand-year quarrel between science and religion in the West.
ONLY 2 SEATS LEFT
Course OSH-833, Section 49
Starts : 3/6/2019 Ends : 4/10/2019
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$70

BEGINNER'S IPHONEGRAPHY

What’s the best camera? The one you have with you. And what camera do you always have with you? Your phone’s camera. If you have an iPhone 5 or later, and you would like to learn how to use it to take and edit great photos, please join me. For sure, you’ll have fun, and you’ll probably see the world in a whole new light.
Course OSH-935, Section 49
Starts : 3/4/2019 Ends : 4/8/2019
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$70

INTRODUCTION TO ANDROID SMARTPHONES

How to use the Android Phone.
Course OSH-415, Section 49
Starts : 3/7/2019 Ends : 4/11/2019
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$100

BEST TRAVEL ADVICE

Anush Dawidjan will share her travel secrets/sources on how she was able to visit so many countries on a middle class budget.
No Scheduled Classes

ART MASTERS AND MASTERPIECES

Come learn about artists and their artwork in this lecture class. with art historian, consultant, and specialist.
No Scheduled Classes

STRESS AND HEALTH: A DISCUSSION FOR LIFELONG LEARNERS

This class will give an introduction to understanding and living with stress, how it affects health and well-being, 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.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-844, Section 48
Starts : 1/14/2019 Ends : 2/25/2019
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
$70

ITALIAN INTERMEDIATE, PART C

You know your grammar?this interactive intermediate Italian conversation course is to begin honing your speaking skills and be able to discuss personal activities, everyday situations and be able to express your opinions.
No Scheduled Classes

OLLI SUNSHINE WRITERS CLUB

Join this group of OLLI members who also are writers.
No Scheduled Classes

SPANISH BOOT CAMP - BEGINNERS

Join one of our language boot camps this summer. In July, we will offer 5-day dynamic boot camps for Spanish. Beginners meet in the mornings, Mondays to Fridays from 9:00 to noon. Join your OLLI friends, and immerse yourself into our Spanish language boot camps this summer! Instructor: SUSAN DOW
No Scheduled Classes

SPANISH BOOT CAMP - INTERMEDIATE

Join one of our language boot camps this summer. In July, we will offer 5-day dynamic boot camps for Spanish. Already speak some Spanish? That’s great! Intermediate to advanced speakers meet in the afternoons, Mondays to Fridays from 1:00 to 4:00pm. Join your OLLI friends, and immerse yourself into our Spanish language boot camps this summer! Instructor: LUIS CARLOS FALLON
No Scheduled Classes

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS (PSE 10-15)

Learn techniques to unleash the visual potential of your digital images with Adobe Photoshop®, the most popular digital imaging software favored by amateur and professional photographers.
No Scheduled Classes

INTERMEDIATE IPHONE SKILLS

Continuation of the Basic Skills class but with more attention to detail and past skills.
Course OSH-936, Section 49
Starts : 3/6/2019 Ends : 4/10/2019
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$70

NUCLEAR ENERGY CLUB

Nuclear power: promise and danger to humanity.
No Scheduled Classes

OLLI LIT: Works by Jeffrey Eugenides

This creative writing class is a long distance learning class using Skype. Click on course title for more details. Instructor: ERIC SELBY
No Scheduled Classes

BEGINNER MAH JONGG

Taking someone who has never played before through complete understanding of the game, including strategies. Minimum 10 participants, maximum 16.
No Scheduled Classes

IN THE NEWS

Join this discussion group focused on what’s ‘in the news’ each week.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-253, Section 49
Starts : 3/5/2019 Ends : 4/9/2019
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
$0

INTRODUCTION TO PENCIL DRAWING AND SKETCHING

Learn to draw with a direct observation with an emphasis on dry media such as pencil. The class will prepare you to create quick drawings and focus on drawing media, techniques, and subject matter.
Course OSH-938, Section 49
Starts : 3/5/2019 Ends : 4/9/2019
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$120

INTRO TO DRAWING AND SKETCHING (Pencil and Charcoal)

In this class, participants will learn to work in charcoal and learn to draw using charcoal sticks. Instructor: ANITA KLIMEK
No Scheduled Classes

INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL MEDIA

Learn how to navigate in the Social Media World: Facebook, Twitter, Snap Chat, and others.
Course OSH-940, Section 49
Starts : 3/7/2019 Ends : 4/11/2019
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$100

INTERMEDIATE IPHONEOGRAPHY

You must have an iphone 5 or later and an iTunes account and password.
No Scheduled Classes

HOT TAKES ON TALLAHASSEE: ISSUES OF IMPACT FOR THE UPCOMING 2019

From condo board regulations to education funding to red light cameras, these are the issues that affect us and our families on a daily basis. Gain insight from our guest panelists, including sitting legislators, journalists, and experts in the field, about the hot topics likely to hit the headlines across the state this Spring.
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SPANISH INTERMEDIATE, PART A

This class is for students who have completed Basic Spanish or who are comfortable using the present, present progressive and imperfect tenses of regular and irregular verbs.
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CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

Join UM Law School professor, Harvey Sepler, Esq., for this fascinating, educational class on the U.S. constitution.
Course OSH-193, Section 49
Starts : 3/6/2019 Ends : 4/10/2019
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
$70

ARABIC LISTENING AND SPEAKING

This course will introduce students to the Arabic language and culture. The emphasis will be on developing speaking and listening skills. Students will also get a good impression of the outlook and day-to-day life of the Arabic speaking world. Dr. DANIEL RIVERA
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IPHONE/IPAD DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT

The goal of this course is to learn what to do with the pictures we take with our iPhones, so that we can enjoy the iPhone photo experience from beginning to end, including browsing, organizing and sharing our photos.
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Current Affairs of the Middle East

This lecture series focus on the history of the Arab people and on their accomplishments, successes, crisis and failures in politics, science, art, architecture, philosophy and literature throughout time. Click on course title for more details. Instructor: Dr. DANIEL RIVERA
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OLLI LIT: Let's Raise a Toast to Faulkner's Short Fiction

Time to dip into some of those southern stories and to have a little fun doing so. PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS LONG DISTANCE LEARNING CLASS USING SKYPE
Course OSH-267, Section 49
Starts : 3/7/2019 Ends : 4/11/2019
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$70

DUKE ELLINGTON: LIFE & LEGACY

Duke Ellington is considered by many to be one of America's most brilliant jazz composers of the twentieth century. Ellington's classics include "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," "Mood Indigo," and "I Let a Song Get Out of My Heart." Ellington's legacy is that he remains one of the greatest talents in all of jazz, a remarkable feat considering the history of jazz is packed with legendary names. His influence over musicians is as important today as it was during Ellington's time. Click on course title for more details. Instructor: BRIAN MURPHY
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UNDERSTANDING & ENJOYING CUBAN MUSIC

A description of what we know today as Cuban Music.
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LANDMARK BALLETS OF THE ROMANTIC ERA

The purpose of the class will be to view contemporary reconstructions of landmark ballets, performed by major companies of today.
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WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS: THREE NOVELS

We will study three novels by William Carlos Williams, an imagist poet, and seminal literary figure during the amazing years of 1910-1960.
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ETHICS AND PUBLIC POLICY

In this course, we look at several of the most urgent policy questions of our time.
ONLY 4 SEATS LEFT
Course OSH-124, Section 49
Starts : 3/4/2019 Ends : 4/8/2019
Meets on : Monday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$70

THE EVOLUTION OF MODERN PIANO

In this course, we will delve into and explicate various styles of modern piano, from Ragtime/Stride through Swing, New Orleans, Blues/Boogie Woogie, Bebop and beyond to finish with Popular Pianists.
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INTRO TO CYBER SECURITY

Staying safe online is essential in today's world. In this class you will learn ways to keep your private information safe.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-826, Section 48
Starts : 1/14/2019 Ends : 2/25/2019
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$100
Course OSH-826, Section 49
Starts : 3/4/2019 Ends : 4/8/2019
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$100

FORGOTTEN EMPIRES FOOTNOTES TO HISTORY

This course will explore some of the "forgotten" empires of Europe, how they have shaped the modern world. Fall 1, Section 46 will explore Empires of Europe. Fall 2, Section 47 will explore Asia.
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INTRO TO GOOGLE APPLICATIONS

Learn all about Google Apps.
Course OSH-842, Section 49
Starts : 3/6/2019 Ends : 4/10/2019
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$100

HIGH BAROQUE MUSIC: STRUCTURAL AND STYLISTIC PRINCIPLES

A survey of the structural and stylistic principles of favorite representative works of the High Baroque (first half of the 18th century).
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MOVIE MUSICALS THROUGH THE DECADES

The musical film is a film genre in which songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative, sometimes accompanied by dancing.
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NOVEMBER'S THORNY THIRTEEN

This course is about the constitutional amendments that will appear on everyone's November ballot.
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OPPOSING GENIUSES: LEONARDO AND MICHELANGELO

The sole name of Leonardo Da Vinci brings back the whole idea of what the Renaissance was.
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THE NOT-SO-GREAT "GREAT WAR"

World War I has been described in many ways, such as "the great war," "the war to end all wars."
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CLIMATE CONVERSATIONS:THE SCIENCE,THE SERIOUSNESS,THE SOLUTIONS

Climate change is inherently connected to today’s headlines, beyond extreme weather events: Health, Economy, National Security, and Immigration.
Course OSH-854, Section 49
Starts : 3/6/2019 Ends : 4/10/2019
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$70

One Day Workshop The Science of Happiness

The Science of Happiness: tools for a happier life
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One Day Workshop Mindful Clutter Clearing

Mindful Clutter Clearing: find harmony & simplicity
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One Day Workshop Grief & Growth

Grief & Growth: what we learn from losses
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Osher Auditing Fee

This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-1 , Section J
Starts : 1/14/2019 Ends : 5/8/2019
Meets on :
Time : 0: AM - 0: AM
$475

OLLI CUISINE

Learn Easy Gourmet Cooking classes with Chef, Giselle Fairbank
Course OSH-47 , Section 48
Starts : 2/28/2019 Ends : 2/28/2019
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$70
Course OSH-47 , Section 49
Starts : 4/18/2019 Ends : 4/18/2019
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$70

OLLI COMMUNITY CHORUS

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The Jewels of Happiness: Prose, Poetry, and Meditation

Course attendees will learn the basics of concentration and meditation and the application of these principles in daily life.
Course OSH-200, Section 49
Starts : 3/6/2019 Ends : 4/10/2019
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$70

The Uses of DNA

After a brief historical survey of what DNA is, what role it plays in living systems, and how it is analyzed, this course will examine gene editing, genetic modification, forensic applications, ethical and social issues surrounding DNA information, the use of ancient DNA studies in human history, its use in conservation issues and non-biological uses.
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Modern View of Arab History and Culture

This lecture series focuses on the history of the Arab people and on their accomplishments and successes, crises and failures in politics, art, architecture, philosophy, and literature.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-270, Section 48
Starts : 1/14/2019 Ends : 2/25/2019
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$70

Latin American Politics and its Socio-Economic Impact

How Latin American politics have influenced the development of the individual countries and the lives of the people.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-271, Section 48
Starts : 1/22/2019 Ends : 2/26/2019
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$70

History of the Great Caliphs of Islam

This lecture series focuses on the life and works of the caliphs who once ruled the Arab-Islamic World.
ONLY 1 SEATS LEFT
Course OSH-272, Section 49
Starts : 3/4/2019 Ends : 4/8/2019
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$70

What You Need To Know To Help Your Relatives Age Well Alone

Baby boomers are dealing with aging relatives who are on their own, many of whom are far away. For those who have relatives in the midst of this stage of life, there will be a “how to” on the creation of a living alone well plan and discussions and guidance on how to manage situations to enable their relatives to live well wherever they are.
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Western Art Masters and Masterpieces

These art history lectures concentrate on various artistic periods of Western Art.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-517, Section 49
Starts : 3/5/2019 Ends : 4/9/2019
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$70

Spanish Conversation, Advanced Culture Through Films

Join this class for conversation in Spanish on a variety of cultural themes as we study two Spanish films.
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The Baby Boom Generation

This history course tracks the events surrounding the emergence of the Baby Boom Generation and the impact of these events on the first generation of the Atomic Age.
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Beginner French, Part 1

Basic, elementary French grammar, reading, and conversation.
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Beginner's French, Pt. 2

Continuation of basic, elementary French grammar, reading and conversation.
Course OSH-521, Section 49
Starts : 3/7/2019 Ends : 4/11/2019
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$70

Arabic Language, Course A1

This course is an introduction to the Arabic language and culture.
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Learning Spanish Through Songs

Students will listen to songs while reading lyrics in Spanish.
Course OSH-523, Section 49
Starts : 3/4/2019 Ends : 4/8/2019
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$70

Arabic Language, B1

This course is the continuation after level A1 and A2 of Arabic.
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Genres in the Classical Period- Stylistic & Structural Features

Continuing the review of major genres in Western Music, the six lectures will focus on the stylistic and structural features of works particularly by Haydn and Mozart.
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The Wise Aging Program

Wise aging is a new, groundbreaking program specifically designed to meet the social, emotional and spiritual needs of seekers entering second adulthood.
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Arabic Language, Level A2

This course is a continuation of the introduction to the Arabic language (A1) and culture.
Course OSH-527, Section 49
Starts : 3/8/2019 Ends : 4/12/2019
Meets on : Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$70

Exotic Islands Around the World With Anush

Anush has visited 190 out of the 193 UN member countries and many exotic/remote islands all over the world. In this series, she will share how she traveled to such isolated islands and the adventures that she enjoyed on these very remote and less visited islands.
Course OSH-530, Section 49
Starts : 3/14/2019 Ends : 4/11/2019
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$35

Spanish Intermediate, Pt. C

Please note: There are two Spanish Intermediate Courses. One is being taught by Dr. Luis Carlson Fallon, during Spring 1 on Tuesdays from 3:00-4:45p.m. The other class is being taught by Ms. Susan Dow, during Spring 1, on Fridays, from 1:00p.m.2:45p.m.
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Italian Advanced, Pt. D

This advanced Italian class will help you hone your language skills with the goal of becoming a better speaker and writer.
Course OSH-532, Section 49
Starts : 3/5/2019 Ends : 4/9/2019
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$70

Music of the 1960's, Part 1

An overview of various styles of popular music relevant during the 1960s.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-600, Section 48
Starts : 1/14/2019 Ends : 2/25/2019
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$70

Music of the 1960's, Pt. 2

Course OSH-601, Section 49
Starts : 3/4/2019 Ends : 4/8/2019
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$70

Milestones in the History of Opera

The lectures focus on the uniqueness of the dramatic-musical approach in each opera.
Course OSH-602, Section 49
Starts : 3/8/2019 Ends : 4/12/2019
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$70

Jewelry Design

The student will be able to build a broad skill base for making beautiful, timeless jewelry.
Course OSH-900, Section 49
Starts : 3/4/2019 Ends : 4/8/2019
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$70

Mixed Media Using Acrylics and Watercolors

PLEASE NOTE: NEW DAY FOR CLASS: THURSDAYS same time, 1:00 p.m.- 2:45 p.m.. This class is open to all levels of artists and mediums. Watercolorists and acrylic students who have completed the basics of color blending, mixing and are comfortable with composition, will be free to express themselves in a new way. Mixed media art offers each and every one of us the ability to discover something new.
Course OSH-945, Section 49
Starts : 3/7/2019 Ends : 4/11/2019
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$120

Arabic Language, B2

Course OSH-528, Section 49
Starts : 3/8/2019 Ends : 4/12/2019
Meets on : Friday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$70