Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Courses

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute 

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Registration Instructions »   Summer 2020 Catalog  »

Due to the global pandemic, ALL Summer 1 and 2 classes at OLLI @UM will be taught virtually, (via Zoom).  Registration begins on Monday, April 13th. Registration instructions are online at www.continue.miami.edu/olli. Remember: You can register for BOTH Summer 1 and Summer 2 classes at the same time.

 

Registration will be as follows: 

  • NO in-person registration available

  • Online Registration: opens at 9:00 a.m., Monday, April 13, 2020 (available 24/7)

  • Phone Registration: available ONLY from 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Monday, April 13, Tuesday, April 14 and Wednesday, April 15 Please call: (786) 475-8203 OR (305) (305) 859-1678.

  • NO phone registration will be available after April 15th

 

 

ADVANCED FRENCH CONVERSATION

Whether it's the latest political scandal or the hottest new look, the French press is always buzzing. Join us as we review the events of the week as presented in print, on the web, and on the evening news. Taught in French. Click on the course title for more details. Instructor: DR. NANCY LAWTHER
No Scheduled Classes

CURRENT EVENTS: SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP/CLUB

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 60
Starts : 3/6/2020 Ends : 4/10/2020
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 60
Starts : 3/2/2020 Ends : 4/8/2020
Meets on : Monday, Wednesday
Time : 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
$125

FUN WITH YIDDISH:SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP/CLUB:

Brush up on your Yiddish, and start speaking it now.
No Scheduled Classes

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.
No Scheduled Classes

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.
No Scheduled Classes

ACRYLIC PAINTING, ADVANCED

Painting with acrylics can be great fun. Come and experience the fun, ease and lack of boundaries this medium and class has to offer.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-902, Section 60
Starts : 3/4/2020 Ends : 4/8/2020
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$125

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.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-903, Section 60
Starts : 3/5/2020 Ends : 4/9/2020
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$125

WATERCOLOR PAINTING, ADVANCED

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 60
Starts : 3/3/2020 Ends : 4/7/2020
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$125

Basic Computers

In this course you will learn how to operate a personal computer.
No Scheduled Classes

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!
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course -105, Section 60
Starts : 3/5/2020 Ends : 4/9/2020
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$75

SPANISH BASIC, Pt A

Introductory Spanish course for Beginners.
No Scheduled Classes

EINSTEIN DISCOVERED: LIGHT, E=MC2 AND SPACETIME

Come take a mind-boggling journey through the depths of Einstein’s universe—from E=mc2 to every day time travel. Learn how this former high school drop-out revolutionized our understanding of space and time. Along the way, we track the perils and triumphs of Einstein’s life. Explained in everyday language. Instructor: MARK EGDALL
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-801, Section 60
Starts : 3/4/2020 Ends : 4/8/2020
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$75

ITALIAN ADVANCED, PT. A

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, PT. B

¡Bienvenidos! In this beginning course (Part B) 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!
No Scheduled Classes

INTERMEDIATE FRENCH

Do you want to expand your knowledge of the French language? In this course your will continue to learn French conversation, and expand your vocabulary and grammar.
No Scheduled Classes

SPANISH BASIC, PT. C

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

INTERMEDIATE FRENCH, PT 2

Continue learning French grammar and vocabulary in Intermediate French, PT 2.
No Scheduled Classes

ITALIAN BASIC, PT. A

Buon giorno! This course is for NEW students who wish to learn the beautiful language of Italian and who have had little or no prior lessons.
No Scheduled Classes

ITALIAN CONVERSATION, BOOT CAMP

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!
No Scheduled Classes

BOOK CLUB: SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP/CLUB

Book Club is a member-driven discussion group facilitated by an OLLI member.
No Scheduled Classes

ITALIAN INTERMEDIATE, PT. 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

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.
No Scheduled Classes

BASIC IPHONE SKILLS

Come learn about APPLE iPhone basic usage skills.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-921, Section 60
Starts : 3/3/2020 Ends : 4/7/2020
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$75

CHAIR YOGA

Chair Yoga is ideal for the desk-bound, travelers, golfers, and those in rehabilitation or physically challenged.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-216, Section 60
Starts : 3/3/2020 Ends : 4/7/2020
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$40
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-216, Section J
Starts : 3/5/2020 Ends : 4/9/2020
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$40

ITALIAN BASIC, PT. B

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

AMERICA'S CIVIL WAR

Course Description: Course description: The most important war America has fought was the one which kept our nation together. It was truly more revolutionary than our Revolutionary War in forging a nation without slavery, a strong federal government, and Lincoln's presidential leadership that stretched America to the Pacific Ocean. It killed more Americans than all the wars America has fought since then. And the results of this powerful event guide our actions in so many ways today.
No Scheduled Classes

ADVANCED/INTERMEDIATE BRIDGE

This course is a continuation of beginner's bridge and a refresher for those who have played before.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-218, Section 60
Starts : 3/6/2020 Ends : 4/10/2020
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$75

ITALIAN INTERMEDIATE, PT. D (a continuation of PT. C)

This course is designed for those students who have completed all levels of Italian Basic and Intermediate, Parts A, B and C or for those who are able to use present and past tenses.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-364, Section 60
Starts : 3/3/2020 Ends : 4/7/2020
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$75

HUMAN GENETICS

What is a gene? How does it work? Inheritance of defects and genetic disease. Cancer. The inheritance of IQ and other complex traits. Gene therapy. The possibility of designer babies. Gene changes in human evolution. Click on course title for more details. Instructor: PETER LUYKX
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-817, Section 60
Starts : 3/5/2020 Ends : 4/9/2020
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$75

SPANISH BASIC, PT. D

This is a continuation of Spanish Basic, PT. C.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-366, Section A
Starts : 3/3/2020 Ends : 4/7/2020
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$75

ITALIAN BASIC, PT. D (a continuation of PT. C)

This course is designed for students that have completed Italian Basic, Pts. A, B & C or for those with some knowledge of basic grammar construction.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-367, Section 60
Starts : 3/5/2020 Ends : 4/9/2020
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$75

ITALIAN INTERMEDIATE, PT. 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 continuing workshop highlights personal writing and does not include lectures or reading of well-known authors’ work. Rather, it offers peer review, constructive criticism, and an opportunity to read one’s work aloud in a supportive, communal setting.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-382, Section 60
Starts : 3/3/2020 Ends : 4/7/2020
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$75

ITALIAN BASIC, PT. 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

HELPING YOURSELF & OTHERS THRU LIFE'S SORROWS

How do people get through terrible times? What can family friends, and professionals do to help and not make things worse? How do you find your way, help another, allow gladness and peace within you again? This experiential course includes exercises for grief and stress as well as practical work in a warm and sharing atmosphere.
No Scheduled Classes

GLOBAL VIEWPOINTS

This class will cover selected international topics and events involving nations and issues in the Middle East, Asia and Europe.
No Scheduled Classes

CANASTA

Learn to play the modern game of Canasta!
No Scheduled Classes

CREATIVE WRITING- FICTION & NON-FICTION

The class offers an overview of creative writing by exploring the nuts and bolts of the craft of fiction and memoir.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-399, Section 60
Starts : 3/4/2020 Ends : 4/8/2020
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$75
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-399, Section E
Starts : 3/5/2020 Ends : 4/9/2020
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$75

BASIC EXCEL

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.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-160, Section 60
Starts : 3/4/2020 Ends : 4/8/2020
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$42

SPANISH INTERMEDIATE, PT. B

We will focus on grammar, vocabulary development, and speaking.
No Scheduled Classes

LEARNING RESILIENCE THROUGH POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY

In this course, we will learn about the science behind becoming a resilient person. It is also about learning the positive skills, strategies and routines to effectively manage life stressors and do what matters most in life.
No Scheduled Classes

REAL TALK WITH ARTHUR CONTINUES

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

The class will read one or two Shakespeare plays aloud in their entirety per session. Parts will be assigned and switched frequently, so everyone gets a chance to read major characters.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-235, Section 60
Starts : 3/6/2020 Ends : 4/10/2020
Meets on : Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$42

EVERYDAY FRENCH FOR BEGINNERS, PT. C (a continuation of PT. B)

This class is a continuation of French for Beginners, PT B. Students continue to study the French language and culture with an emphasis on oral communication centered on everyday situations.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-830, Section 60
Starts : 3/4/2020 Ends : 4/8/2020
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$75

SPANISH INTERMEDIATE, PT. D

In this introductory course for beginners, you will continue to learn the basic essentials to speaking and writing in Spanish.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-831, Section 60
Starts : 3/3/2020 Ends : 4/7/2020
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$75
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-831, Section A
Starts : 3/6/2020 Ends : 4/10/2020
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$75

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY: EXPLORE, DISCOVER & CAPTURE SOUTH FLORIDA

Explore South Florida's imaginative architectural and natural environments.
No Scheduled Classes

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 J
Starts : 3/4/2020 Ends : 4/8/2020
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$55

ITALIAN INTERMEDIATE - PART E

This course is a continuation of Italian part D. (5 WEEK COURSE)
No Scheduled Classes

SPANISH INTERMEDIATE - PART E

This course is a continuation of Spanish Intermediate Part D. 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.
No Scheduled Classes

MARK TWAIN: JOURNALIST, COMMENTATOR...

Join Dr. Marsha Cohen for this fascinating lecture series! Samuel Clemens (1835-1910), best known by his pen name Mark Twain, is known as the author of classic novels like Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, and humorous short stories read by high school students. But Twain’s career was primarily one of a journalist, a commentator on paradoxes of everyday American life in the latter half of the 19th century. Through his writings, Twain introduces us to a 19th century America that challenges many of the popular images of, and myths about, the “good old days” a century ago.
No Scheduled Classes

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE HUMANITIES

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

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 60
Starts : 3/4/2020 Ends : 4/8/2020
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$75

ITALIAN CONVERSATION & GRAMMAR

Do you already know the rules and exceptions in Italian? Now it’s time to talk! (Formerly- Prepariamoci!)
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-413, Section 60
Starts : 3/5/2020 Ends : 4/9/2020
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$75

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.
No Scheduled Classes

INTRODUCTION TO IPHONEOGRAPHY

Learn to use your iPhone's camera and take advantage of all of its features. Must have an iPhone 5 or later.
No Scheduled Classes

OLLI CHORUS

The OLLI Chorus will rehearse weekly. We will meet at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Instruction will include proper breathing and phonation for singing, as well as music reading skills.
No Scheduled Classes

INTRODUCTION TO SMART PHONE... ANDROID DEVICE

How to use the Android Phone.
No Scheduled Classes

ITALIAN INTERMEDIATE, PART C

This class is intended for students that have already completed Italian Basic, Parts A and B or who are able to use present and past tenses.
No Scheduled Classes

THE ROLLING STONES - BEHIND THE CURTAIN

An in-depth look at this stellar, iconic super group from the 1960s until the present.
No Scheduled Classes

SPANISH BASIC, PART E

A Basic Spanish class - continuation of Part D.
No Scheduled Classes

SPANISH INTERMEDIATE - PART F

This is a continuation of Spanish Intermediate, Part E.
No Scheduled Classes

SPANISH BOOT CAMP - BEGINNERS

Join one of our language boot camps this summer. We offer a 3 week (5 days a week) dynamic boot camp for Beginners. 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 camp this summer!
No Scheduled Classes

SPANISH BOOT CAMP - INTERMEDIATE

Join one of our language boot camp this summer. We offer a 2 week, (5 days a week) dynamic boot camp for people who already speak some Spanish? 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!
No Scheduled Classes

INTERMEDIATE IPHONE SKILLS

Continuation of the Basic Skills class but with more attention to detail and past skills.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-936, Section 60
Starts : 3/4/2020 Ends : 4/8/2020
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$75

SWINGIN' ON A STAR: THE BIG BANDS

This series will focus on the Big Bands with particular attention to the greatest and most popular ensembles from the 1920s to the present! Instructor: BRIAN MURPHY
No Scheduled Classes

IN THE NEWS:SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP/CLUB

Join this discussion group focused on what’s "in the news" each week.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-253, Section 60
Starts : 3/3/2020 Ends : 4/7/2020
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
$0

INTRODUCTION TO PENCIL DRAWING AND SKETCHING

Learn to draw 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.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-938, Section 60
Starts : 3/3/2020 Ends : 4/7/2020
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$125

INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL MEDIA

Learn how to navigate in the Social Media World: Facebook, Twitter, Snap Chat, and others.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-940, Section 60
Starts : 3/5/2020 Ends : 4/9/2020
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$105

HOT TAKES ON TALLAHASSEE: ISSUES OF IMPACT FOR THE UPCOMING 2020

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.
No Scheduled Classes

SPANISH INTERMEDIATE, PT 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.
No Scheduled Classes

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

Join UM Law School professor, Harvey Sepler, Esq., for this fascinating, educational class on the U.S. constitution.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-193, Section 60
Starts : 3/4/2020 Ends : 4/8/2020
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
$75

Current Affairs of the Middle East

This lecture series focuses 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.
No Scheduled Classes

ETHICS AND PUBLIC POLICY

In this course, we look at several of the most urgent policy questions of our time.
No Scheduled Classes

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 60
Starts : 3/5/2020 Ends : 4/9/2020
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$105

INTRO TO GOOGLE APPS

Learn all about Google Apps.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-842, Section 60
Starts : 3/4/2020 Ends : 4/8/2020
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$105

Osher Auditing Fee

This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-1 , Section L
Starts : 1/13/2020 Ends : 4/24/2020
Meets on :
Time : 0: AM - 0: AM
$500

HAPPY OLLIday LUNCHEON

Enjoy music, food & fun at the OLLIday Luncheon. Wednesday, Dec. 18th from 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM at the Newman Alumni Center, 6200 San Amaro Drive Coral Gables, FL 33146 . Musical entertainment provided by Jon Saxx.
No Scheduled Classes

HAPPY OLLIday LUNCHEON - GUEST

Be our guest and enjoy music, food & fun at the OLLIday Luncheon. Wednesday, Dec. 18th from 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM at the Newman Alumni Center, 6200 San Amaro Drive Coral Gables, FL 33146 . Musical entertainment provided by Jon Saxx.
No Scheduled Classes

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.
No Scheduled Classes

SMART AGING: WHAT DO I DO?

This course teaches coping skills to handle stressful life events more effectively. You will learn and practice skills such as problem-solving, challenging negative thoughts, assertiveness training and anger management.
No Scheduled Classes

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 60
Starts : 3/3/2020 Ends : 4/7/2020
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$75

Arabic Language, Course A1

This course is an introduction to the Arabic language and culture.
No Scheduled Classes

ARABIC, ADVANCED/BEGINNERS

This course is the continuation after levels A1 and A2 of Arabic.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-524, Section 60
Starts : 3/6/2020 Ends : 4/10/2020
Meets on : Friday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$75

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.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-526, Section 60
Starts : 3/6/2020 Ends : 4/10/2020
Meets on : Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$75

Spanish Intermediate, PT. C

Please note: There are two Spanish Intermediate PT. C courses taught at OLLI@UM. During Spring 1, Dr. Luis Carlson Fallon will be teaching BOTH while Ms. Susan Dow is on sabbatical.
No Scheduled Classes

Mixed Media For Imaginative Minds

This class is open to all levels of would be artists, painters and individuals who just want to create something different, unusual that they like.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-945, Section 60
Starts : 3/5/2020 Ends : 4/9/2020
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$125

Arabic, B2

If you have completed Arabic Language, Levels A 1 & 2 and B1, you are ready for the next level of Arabic.
No Scheduled Classes

Cafe Y Conversacion En Español

A conversation class for high intermediate to advanced students, who would like to improve fluency and expand vocabulary in an informal setting.
No Scheduled Classes

History of the Mediterranean Sea

This course will examine the history of the Mediterranean Sea by examining the history of communications between people and cultures from the lands surrounding it – through the way of trade, transport, colonization, war and cultural swap between different peoples.
No Scheduled Classes

How Do I Deal With This? Coping Skills

This course teaches coping skills to handle stressful life events more effectively. You will learn and practice skills such as problem-solving, challenging negative thoughts, assertiveness training and anger management. You will also have the opportunity to learn several relaxation techniques.
No Scheduled Classes

Monday Morning Quarterback (Sports Only): SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP

Discuss current events in the world of sports.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-867, Section 60
Starts : 3/4/2020 Ends : 4/8/2020
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
$0

Italian Boot Camp- Intermediate

It’s time to both polish your Italian as well as learn! This is a 1 week Boot Camp: Un repasso!/ A Review!
No Scheduled Classes

New Windows 10 Operating System for Personal Computer

Learn Windows 10 operating system for your PC.
No Scheduled Classes

Exploring the Elements of Music or Music 101 Course

In this class, you will explore the vocabulary, terms and expressions that are basic for gaining an understanding, appreciation, and discussion of music.
No Scheduled Classes

New Apple Operating System.....MAC0S MOJAVE

Learn how to use your Apple computer.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-950, Section 60
Starts : 3/4/2020 Ends : 4/8/2020
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$125

The Development of Ballet as an American Art Form

This course will focus on the evolution of the performing art of dance in the United States through viewing the contributions of major American choreographers.
No Scheduled Classes

Educational Session- Alzheimer's Disease

In this course, you will gain awareness about the early detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.
No Scheduled Classes

Everyday French For Beginners, Pt. A

Do you want to learn French for travel and everyday life? This course is for you.
No Scheduled Classes

Interpreting Musical Performances

In this class you will interpret "great musical performances" by listening to recordings of well-known works from the Baroque to the early 20th century, performed by celebrated artists (i.e. pianists, violinists, singers, conductors, etc).
No Scheduled Classes

Give Smart: Give With Meaning

This one-day workshop is designed to help you make the most of your charitable dollars and volunteer efforts and help you think through how you can better benefit the causes your care most about.
No Scheduled Classes

History of Fashion I/ Contemporary Perspective

Students will be introduced to contemporary fashion developments from the Victorian Era to the WWII post-war years and Christian Dior’s “New Look.”
No Scheduled Classes

Going to the Opera

This series will focus on the current opera season of the Florida Grand Opera and the Met Live Broadcasts.
No Scheduled Classes

Russian Basic, Pt. A

An introductory course for those without any prior (or little) knowledge of Russian.
No Scheduled Classes

Create Your Own Reality, Ask & It Is Given

This course offers the practical and magical world of Metaphysics, understanding the realms of material and the physics of non-physical.
No Scheduled Classes

Legends of the Silver Screen

This course is a series of six lectures with accompanying film clips that pay homage to the great trailblazers from the early days of American Cinema, their contributions to the history of film as well as background information on their lives, careers and contributions to cinematic art.
No Scheduled Classes

International Relations of the Mena Region, PT.1

This course offers an advanced and empirical understanding of the modern history and international relations of the Arab world.
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The Freedom of Forgiveness

An overview of the ramifications and emotions of granting or requesting forgiveness. Practical advice and exercises on how to put this into action for peace of mind, health and spiritual benefits.
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The Biblical Traditions: The Evolution of God, Pt. 1

In this course we will analyze the context, meaning, substance and evolution of the sacred in the biblical texts and traditions of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament.
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How Do I Deal With This? MORE Coping Skills

This course teaches additional coping skills to handle stressful life events more effectively. After this course, you should be better prepared to deal with life’s challenges.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-978, Section 60
Starts : 3/4/2020 Ends : 4/8/2020
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$75

Introduction to Philosophy, Pt. 1

Philosophy for beginners, presentation of the critical thinking method and the way to argue philosophically.
No Scheduled Classes

Intermediate French II, Pt. A

Continuation of French Intermediate 1 - More grammar and conversation.
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History of Spanish Cinema

This course is an introduction to a history of Spanish cinema and its development in the last century.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-983, Section 60
Starts : 3/6/2020 Ends : 4/10/2020
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$75

Intermediate French II, Pt. B

Sequel to Intermediate French II, Pt. A,
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-981, Section 60
Starts : 3/5/2020 Ends : 4/9/2020
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$75

OUR ENDANGERED MOTHER EARTH

We will read and discuss essays and a Pulitzer Prize winning novel focused upon what has been happening to our endangered Mother Earth, Field Notes from a Catastrophe by Elizabeth Kolbert and The Overstory: a Novel by Richard Powers.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-984, Section 60
Starts : 3/4/2020 Ends : 4/8/2020
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$75

The Piano Concerto: Diverse Stylistic Approaches, Diverse Approa

The hundreds of piano concertos composed from the late 18th into the 20th centuries attest to the central socio-musical role of the piano during the period. Select piano concertos by leading composers, performed by renowned pianists, will highlight the fascinating “story” of this genre.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-986, Section 60
Starts : 3/6/2020 Ends : 4/10/2020
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$75

History of Fashion 2/ Contemporary Perspective

Students will be introduced to contemporary fashion developments from “The Swinging 1960’s” to the current era and a plausible trend of what is yet to come. The course will cover the birth of “street style,” historical events influencing Fashion, relevant Fashion turning points, important trailblazing designers, and the particular styles and silhouettes of each era studied.
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Russian Basic- PT. B

This class is a continuation of Russian Basic, PT. B - PT. A is a prerequisite.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-989, Section 60
Starts : 3/6/2020 Ends : 4/10/2020
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$75

The Biblical Traditions: The Evolution of God, PT. 2

This is a course analyzing the context, meaning, substance and evolution of the sacred in the biblical texts and traditions of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament.
No Scheduled Classes

Conflicting Moments in Art, Pt. 2

During the course of history there have been many times when Art has shifted because of different social, political, economic or personal circumstances. We will address some of those moments.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-991, Section 60
Starts : 3/3/2020 Ends : 4/7/2020
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$75

International Relations of the Mena Region, PT. 2

This series of lectures continue with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa’s modern history and International Relations.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-992, Section 60
Starts : 3/6/2020 Ends : 4/10/2020
Meets on : Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$75

Introduction to Philosophy, PT. 2

Part 2 of Introduction to Philosophy will move on to scientific and social issues.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-993, Section 60
Starts : 3/3/2020 Ends : 4/7/2020
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$75

The World's Greatest Lyricists

In this course you will explore the "lyric." There are historical moments that trigger new lyric ideas -The Depression, with both its serious laments (“Brother Can You Spare A Dime?” and its brave upbeat defiances of poverty (“I can’t Give You Anything But Love.”)
No Scheduled Classes

OLLI FIELD TRIP - Shark Tagging

No Scheduled Classes