Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Courses

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute -  Courses

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 1 2016: SEPTEMBER 6 - OCTOBER 17

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

Online registration opens August 2nd.

Paper registration request forms will be processed beginning August 15.

Phone registration is available by calling OLLI at UM at 305-284-6554 starting August 15.

 

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 and at the Village of Pinecrest Community Center

For Osher Lifelong Learning Institute courses in northern Miami-Dade county, please contact OLLI at Florida International University.

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 18
Starts : 9/9/2016 Ends : 10/14/2016
Meets on : Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63
Course OSH-306, Section 19
Starts : 11/4/2016 Ends : 12/16/2016
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 18
Starts : 9/9/2016 Ends : 10/14/2016
Meets on : Friday
Time : 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
$0
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

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 18
Starts : 9/12/2016 Ends : 10/19/2016
Meets on : Monday, Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
$100
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

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 class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-310, Section 18
Starts : 9/12/2016 Ends : 10/17/2016
Meets on : Monday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
$0
Course OSH-310, Section 19
Starts : 10/31/2016 Ends : 12/12/2016
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 SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-401, Section 18
Starts : 9/12/2016 Ends : 10/17/2016
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$30
Course OSH-401, Section 19
Starts : 10/31/2016 Ends : 12/12/2016
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$30

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 18
Starts : 9/12/2016 Ends : 10/17/2016
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$115
ONLY 3 SEATS LEFT
Course OSH-901, Section 19
Starts : 10/31/2016 Ends : 12/12/2016
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 SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-902, Section 18
Starts : 9/7/2016 Ends : 10/12/2016
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$115
Course OSH-902, Section 19
Starts : 11/2/2016 Ends : 12/14/2016
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 18
Starts : 9/8/2016 Ends : 10/13/2016
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$115
ONLY 4 SEATS LEFT
Course OSH-903, Section 19
Starts : 11/3/2016 Ends : 12/15/2016
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 18
Starts : 9/6/2016 Ends : 10/11/2016
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$115
Course OSH-904, Section 19
Starts : 11/1/2016 Ends : 12/13/2016
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 18
Starts : 9/12/2016 Ends : 10/17/2016
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$115
ONLY 4 SEATS LEFT
Course OSH-908, Section 19
Starts : 10/31/2016 Ends : 12/12/2016
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 18
Starts : 9/8/2016 Ends : 10/13/2016
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63
Course OSH-105, Section 19
Starts : 11/3/2016 Ends : 12/15/2016
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

Intermediate Spanish

Already know the basics of Spanish? This course is for you! We will focus on grammar, vocabulary development, and speaking
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-311, Section 18
Starts : 9/6/2016 Ends : 10/11/2016
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

ROMANTICISM

Romanticism from the 1750s to 1830 has left its imprint on the twenty-first century in ways that still linger despite our pride in our self-proclaimed "scientific modernity." Although primarily a literary movement, this imprint includes the disciplines of architecture, visual arts, poetry, philosophy, religion, sociology and psychology. These lectures will focus on the topics characteristic to Romanticism.

Course OSH-709, Section 19
Starts : 11/2/2016 Ends : 12/14/2016
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63

SPANISH - BASIC, part A

Bienvenidos…Welcome to Basic Spanish ? part A! In this course you will learn the basic essentials to speak and write in Spanish. Grammar points and cultural elements will be presented, all in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-303, Section 18
Starts : 9/6/2016 Ends : 10/11/2016
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 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 18
Starts : 9/6/2016 Ends : 10/11/2016
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63
Course OSH-314, Section 19
Starts : 11/1/2016 Ends : 12/13/2016
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63

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!

Course OSH-315, Section 19
Starts : 11/1/2016 Ends : 12/13/2016
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$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.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-912, Section 18
Starts : 9/6/2016 Ends : 10/11/2016
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$160

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 18
Starts : 9/8/2016 Ends : 10/13/2016
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$115
Course OSH-914, Section 19
Starts : 11/3/2016 Ends : 12/15/2016
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

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 18
Starts : 9/6/2016 Ends : 10/11/2016
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63
Course OSH-322, Section 19
Starts : 11/1/2016 Ends : 12/13/2016
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63

Looting, Theft, and Deceit: in the World of Art

Join Dr. Batia Cohen in for Fall 1 (part 1) and Fall 2 (part 2) of this fascinating educational course. People have forged and looted art for many years. These art history lectures will explore how craftsmen made copies of original art work to sell, how rulers took original works back to their country of origin, and why they did it.

Course OSH-115, Section 19
Starts : 10/31/2016 Ends : 12/12/2016
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

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.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-309, Section 18
Starts : 9/8/2016 Ends : 10/13/2016
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$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 18
Starts : 9/7/2016 Ends : 10/5/2016
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$55
Course OSH-327, Section 19
Starts : 11/7/2016 Ends : 12/12/2016
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$55

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!
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-330, Section 18
Starts : 9/9/2016 Ends : 10/14/2016
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63

OLLI Poetry Club

This 55 minute club will focus on the poetry of Wallace Stevens.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-334, Section 18
Starts : 9/7/2016 Ends : 10/12/2016
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
$0
Course OSH-334, Section 19
Starts : 11/2/2016 Ends : 12/14/2016
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 1 term is: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.

THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-335, Section 18
Starts : 9/7/2016 Ends : 10/12/2016
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
$0
Course OSH-335, Section 19
Starts : 11/2/2016 Ends : 12/14/2016
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
$0

Masterpieces of the Great Museums and Collections of the World

Join art historian, educator, and artist, Armando Droulers, for this fascinating series on art and artists.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-734, Section 18
Starts : 9/6/2016 Ends : 10/11/2016
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63
Course OSH-734, Section 19
Starts : 11/1/2016 Ends : 12/13/2016
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

Music of the 1960's

This course is an introduction to the music of the 1960s – pop, soul, folk, and rock – that underscores how ambitious music became in the decade and how important it was seen to be.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-735, Section 18
Starts : 9/12/2016 Ends : 10/17/2016
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63
Course OSH-735, Section 19
Starts : 11/4/2016 Ends : 12/16/2016
Meets on : Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

French Conversation, Intermediate

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 18
Starts : 9/8/2016 Ends : 10/13/2016
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63
Course OSH-350, Section 19
Starts : 11/3/2016 Ends : 12/15/2016
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

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.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-351, Section 18
Starts : 9/6/2016 Ends : 10/11/2016
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$63

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 18
Starts : 9/6/2016 Ends : 10/13/2016
Meets on : Tuesday, Thursday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$63
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

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

Buon giorno! Welcome to Part B! In this elementary 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.
Course OSH-355, Section 19
Starts : 11/3/2016 Ends : 12/15/2016
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$63

BOOMER LIT: NOVELS WITH OLDER ADULT CHARACTERS

We are certain to see ourselves in three contemporary novels in which the central characters are senior citizens. Please read at least a third of the Stegner novel prior to the first session. The novels you will need are as follows: Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner, Emily Alone by Stewart O'Nan, and Thomas Murphy by Roger Rosenblatt.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-360, Section 18
Starts : 9/7/2016 Ends : 10/12/2016
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

FRENCH GRAMMAR & PRONUNCIATION, INTERMEDIATE PART A

Intermediate French Grammar & Pronunciation 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 focus on the forms and use of present tense verbs, as well as on correcting common pronunciation errors. Join us, and prepare to participate!
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-373, Section 18
Starts : 9/8/2016 Ends : 10/13/2016
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63

FRENCH GRAMMAR & PRONUNCIATION, INTERMEDIATE - PART B

Intermediate French Grammar & Pronunciation 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 focus on negative and interrogative forms; the imperative, passé composé, and imparfait; and persistent pronunciation errors. Join us, and prepare to participate!
Course OSH-379, Section 19
Starts : 11/3/2016 Ends : 12/15/2016
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63

ITALIAN, INTERMEDIATE- PART B

You know your grammar - let’s start chatting! 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!
Course OSH-378, Section 19
Starts : 11/1/2016 Ends : 12/13/2016
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$63

BEGINNING FRENCH - PART B

In Beginning French A, we started from scratch, and learned to introduce ourselves and to say a little about ourselves and our surroundings. Now, in Beginning French B, we will expand on that knowledge by learning how to ask questions, tell time, relate what we're about to do, and describe in detail the people and objects around us. Join us, and prepare to participate!
Course OSH-381, Section 19
Starts : 11/4/2016 Ends : 12/16/2016
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$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 18
Starts : 9/9/2016 Ends : 10/14/2016
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$30
Course OSH-382, Section 19
Starts : 11/4/2016 Ends : 12/16/2016
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$30

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).
No Scheduled Classes

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 18
Starts : 9/8/2016 Ends : 10/13/2016
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63
Course OSH-392, Section 19
Starts : 11/3/2016 Ends : 12/15/2016
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 class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-395, Section 18
Starts : 9/8/2016 Ends : 10/13/2016
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
$0
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 18
Starts : 9/8/2016 Ends : 10/13/2016
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$115
Course OSH-925, Section 19
Starts : 11/3/2016 Ends : 12/15/2016
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 18
Starts : 9/6/2016 Ends : 10/11/2016
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63
Course OSH-396, Section 19
Starts : 11/1/2016 Ends : 12/13/2016
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 18
Starts : 9/12/2016 Ends : 10/17/2016
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63
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

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 18
Starts : 9/6/2016 Ends : 10/11/2016
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$115
Course OSH-927, Section 19
Starts : 11/1/2016 Ends : 12/13/2016
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 18
Starts : 9/7/2016 Ends : 10/12/2016
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
$30
Course OSH-160, Section 19
Starts : 11/2/2016 Ends : 12/14/2016
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
$30

THE IDEA OF AMERICA

The Idea of America: How Values Shaped Our Republic and Hold the Key to our Future is a discussion seminar designed by scholars associated with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation exploring whether or not the American people can sustain a republic founded in a small remote land almost 240 years ago, whether or not it can be sustained as a world superpower in the face of the inherent tensions built into our system – e.g., law vs. ethics, freedom vs. equality, unity vs. diversity, common wealth vs. private wealth. These tensions are at the heart of a continuing debate. To ensure that all members of the class have an opportunity to participate in the dialogue, the class will be restricted to 25 participants. Brief reading assignments are required before every class. [Each participant is asked to order a set of books at a cost of $29.70 (which includes shipping and handling). After you register for the course, you will be sent information as to how to order. Each participant will be responsible for ordering the books and will be asked to bring the books to class.]
Course OSH-790, Section 19
Starts : 11/2/2016 Ends : 12/14/2016
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63

SPANISH, INTERMEDIATE - PART B

Course description: Already know the basics of Spanish? This course is for you! We will focus on grammar, vocabulary development, and speaking. Call the office if you are unsure of your Spanish level.
Course OSH-829, Section 19
Starts : 11/1/2016 Ends : 12/13/2016
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

FINANCIAL CAPABILITY SEMINAR SERIES

This seminar series meets 9/7 thru 10/5. Join this seminar series and learn how to spend, save, invest, insure, and plan wisely to achieve financial independence. Seminar topics are: Extending Retirement Assets (a stretch IRA review); Social Security Facts & Myths; Converting Home Equity into Income: a Reverse Mortgage Review; Mortgage Acceleration: How to Pay off Your Mortgage; and a Lesson in Annuities.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-409, Section 18
Starts : 9/9/2016 Ends : 10/7/2016
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$55

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 18
Starts : 9/12/2016 Ends : 10/17/2016
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$30
Course OSH-234, Section 19
Starts : 11/7/2016 Ends : 12/19/2016
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 18
Starts : 9/9/2016 Ends : 10/14/2016
Meets on : Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$30
Course OSH-235, Section 19
Starts : 11/4/2016 Ends : 12/16/2016
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 18
Starts : 9/7/2016 Ends : 10/12/2016
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63
Course OSH-410, Section 19
Starts : 11/2/2016 Ends : 12/14/2016
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$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.
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)
ONLY 2 SEATS LEFT
Course OSH-930, Section 19
Starts : 11/1/2016 Ends : 12/13/2016
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 18
Starts : 9/12/2016 Ends : 10/19/2016
Meets on : Monday, Wednesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$100
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

INTRODUCTION TO MOSAICS

Ceramic tiles and mosaics have a rich history as an art form. In this course, participants will learn the fundamentals of creating a mosaic using tiles. This is a hands-on course; Mosaic kits are not included in the tuition price. Participants will purchase and work on 2 mosaic tile/stone kits.
ONLY 4 SEATS LEFT
Course OSH-932, Section 19
Starts : 11/3/2016 Ends : 12/15/2016
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$63

Current Affairs in Middle Eastern Politics

This course is dedicated to the study of the Middle East and North Africa’s modern history, with special focus on crucial conflicts and political events that are having a great impact in that region.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-169, Section 18
Starts : 9/7/2016 Ends : 10/12/2016
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63

INTRO TO THE HUMANITIES

Fall Term 1 = Part 1; Fall Term 2 = Part 2: 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.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-173, Section 18
Starts : 9/9/2016 Ends : 10/14/2016
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63
Course OSH-173, Section 19
Starts : 11/4/2016 Ends : 12/16/2016
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63

INTERPRETATIONS OF SOLO CONCERTOS

This lecture series centers on comparisons of performances of several well-known concertos by prominent soloists. Each concerto will be played by different soloists, followed by an open class discussion. All performances are presented via previously-recorded performances.
Course OSH-174, Section 19
Starts : 11/3/2016 Ends : 12/15/2016
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63

ASPECTS OF NAZI GERMANY

This course meets for 4 weeks: 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, and 10/6.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-175, Section 18
Starts : 9/15/2016 Ends : 10/6/2016
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$45

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Selected Topics

FALL 1: From Late Romanticism to Early 20th Century Modernism. This lecture series focuses on several pivotal transformations of musical trends from the late 19th century until the third decade of the 20th century. Composers to be examined include: Rachmaninov, Debussy, Ravel, Liszt, Stravinsky, and Ives.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-176, Section 18
Starts : 9/8/2016 Ends : 10/13/2016
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63

AMERICAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS

In this course, we'll look at some of the most interesting and controversial presidential elections in US history, discovering personalities of the candidates, the issues dominating their campaigns, and the strategies they employed to get elected.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-177, Section 18
Starts : 9/7/2016 Ends : 10/12/2016
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

A BIOSOCIAL HISTORY OF THE HUMAN FAMILY

This class will begin by discussing basic concepts and delve into our primate and hominid heritage, modern humans, the Agricultural Revolution, the Industrial Revolution and contemporary family structures.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-178, Section 18
Starts : 9/6/2016 Ends : 10/11/2016
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 18
Starts : 9/8/2016 Ends : 10/13/2016
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63
Course OSH-413, Section 19
Starts : 11/3/2016 Ends : 12/15/2016
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

SIX (ALMOST) FORGOTTEN WARS

This course will examine six rarely studied 19th and 20th century wars that have had a substantial impact on the shaping of modern global politics.
Course OSH-515, Section 19
Starts : 11/2/2016 Ends : 12/14/2016
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

GENETIC ENGINEERING

This course will describe the goals of genetic engineering (what it is about genes we might want to change, and why); the basic methods used; applications in microbes, plants, and animals; uses for curing genetic diseases in humans; possibilities for human genetic enhancement and ethical issues
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-832, Section 19
Starts : 11/1/2016 Ends : 12/13/2016
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63

COSMIC ROOTS

Explore the two-thousand-year quarrel between science and religion in the West.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-833, Section 18
Starts : 9/7/2016 Ends : 10/12/2016
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

IPHONEOGRAPHY

In this class you will explore various ways to capture and process images with your iPhone, and you'll learn to create stunning results using a variety of apps.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-935, Section 18
Starts : 9/12/2016 Ends : 10/17/2016
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$100

FROSTY, FOXY ROBERT FROST

Did you know that "The Road Not Taken" is the most Googled poem in the English language? But the snowy-haired bard, Robert Frost, is a foxy trickster. In this class, we will read a wide variety of his poetry, including a few longer dramatic ones. Many of his poems address the issues he faced when reaching the latter stage of life. Most poems can be found on the Internet. In this class, we will be using The Poetry of Robert Frost: The Collected Poems.
Course OSH-237, Section 19
Starts : 11/2/2016 Ends : 12/14/2016
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

VEGETABLE GARDENING - Easy Raised Bed Gardening in So. FL

Miami-Dade Master Gardener Terri Stephen teaches how to become healthy and self- sufficient by growing and harvesting vegetables in your backyard or on your apartment terrace—mostly without bending or stooping. Hands-on instruction takes place in our own OLLI classroom and courtyard garden. What you will learn: composting, soil requirements, propagation, how and when to fertilize, irrigation, pests, fungus and more. Garden gloves are suggested. Salad lunch at last class.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-023, Section 19
Starts : 11/4/2016 Ends : 12/16/2016
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$0

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
Course OSH-024, Section 19
Starts : 11/4/2016 Ends : 11/8/2016
Meets on : Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$15

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
Course OSH-025, Section 19
Starts : 11/11/2016 Ends : 11/15/2016
Meets on : Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$15

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
Course OSH-026, Section 19
Starts : 12/9/2016 Ends : 12/13/2016
Meets on : Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$15