Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Courses

Registration for the Summer 1 2024 session starts on Monday, April 22, 2024 and runs through Thursday, May 2, 2024.  You can register yourself on our website: (miami.edu/olli) or call the OLLI office at 305-284-6554, Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and an OLLI staff member will assist you. 

Registration information and all class information (times, days, overviews, and course descriptions) are available at: miami.edu/olli .  Always check the website and the weekly OLLI News & Notes for current information and updates. 

Scroll down to enroll in the course (s) you would like to take. Fall courses will appear on the website on the day that online registration begins.

 

SIG: Current Events (Zoom Only)

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
Starts : 5/10/2024 Ends : 6/14/2024
Meets on : Friday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
$0

Tai Chi/Qigong (Zoom Only)

Tai Chi is a gentle and graceful movement class based on concepts originating in ancient China and is one of the most effective exercises for the health of the mind and body.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 5/7/2024 Ends : 6/11/2024
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$80

Investments (Hybrid)

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. Instructors: Mr. Haim Karp and Dr. Ed Harper.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 5/6/2024 Ends : 6/17/2024
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$80
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 5/6/2024 Ends : 6/17/2024
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$80

Acrylic Painting, Intemediate/Advanced (In-Person Only)

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.
Starts : 5/9/2024 Ends : 6/13/2024
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$125

Triumph and Tragedy: The Lives of Great Men (In-Person Only)

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.
Starts : 5/9/2024 Ends : 6/13/2024
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$80

Chair Yoga (In-Person Only)

Chair Yoga is ideal for the desk-bound, 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.
Starts : 5/7/2024 Ends : 6/11/2024
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$50
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 5/9/2024 Ends : 6/13/2024
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$50

The Uplifting, Passionate, Short Story (In-Person Only)

In this course, we will examine several short story writers and one of their works each week.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 5/9/2024 Ends : 6/13/2024
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$80

Italian Intermediate (In-Person Only)

This course is designed for students who are already proficient in Basic Italian grammar, are able to use the present tense of regular and most common irregular verbs and want to improve their language abilities.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 5/7/2024 Ends : 6/11/2024
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$80

Writer's Workshop (In Person Only)

This informal workshop helps you create and share first-person, non-fiction, or fictional pieces. You will learn writing tips and read your work aloud in a supportive communal setting.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Starts : 5/8/2024 Ends : 6/12/2024
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$80

Jewelry Making (In-Person Only)

In this course, you will learn many jewelry making techniques.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 5/9/2024 Ends : 6/13/2024
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$80

Italian Basic (In-Person Only)

Join us and continue to learn new vocabularies and grammar structure in Italian. This course is a continuation of the prior sessions of Italian Basic.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 5/7/2024 Ends : 6/11/2024
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$80

International Action (In-Person Only)

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.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 5/7/2024 Ends : 6/11/2024
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$80

Freestyle Yoga (In-Person Only)

This class is an introduction to yoga with an emphasis on postural foundation and alignment of the body.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 5/6/2024 Ends : 6/17/2024
Meets on : Monday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$80
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 5/8/2024 Ends : 6/12/2024
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$50

Spanish Advanced, Pt. E (Zoom Only)

If you have completed Advanced Spanish, Parts A-D (or with instructor approval) and want to further improve your Spanish skills, this course is for you!
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 5/7/2024 Ends : 6/11/2024
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$80

SIG: In the News (Zoom Only)

Join this discussion group focused on what’s "in the news" each week.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Starts : 5/7/2024 Ends : 6/11/2024
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
$0

Introduction to Pencil Drawing & Sketching (In-Person Only)

The objective of this class is to teach you how to draw!
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Starts : 5/7/2024 Ends : 6/11/2024
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$125

Introduction to Social Media (In-Person Only)

Learn how to navigate in the Social Media World: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, and others.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 5/8/2024 Ends : 6/12/2024
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$90

Constitutional Law (Zoom Only) [4 weeks only]

The goal of this class is to explore in a productive way how and why courts reach some of their more controversial decisions. The focus is not on whether we agree with those decisions but to understand them and how they affect the preservation of constitutional rights.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 5/8/2024 Ends : 5/29/2024
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
$60

Great Talk Shows

A late-night talk show is a genre of talk show popular in the United States, where the format originated. It is generally structured around humorous monologues about the day's news, guest interviews, comedy sketches and music performances.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 5/6/2024 Ends : 6/17/2024
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$80

Osher Auditing Fee

Fee for Spring 2023 Undergraduate Class Auditing.
No Scheduled Classes

Western Art, Masters and Masterpieces (Hybrid)

In this course, we will trace the evolution of the fine arts in Western culture by discovering the relationship between stylistic developments.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 5/7/2024 Ends : 6/11/2024
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$80
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 5/7/2024 Ends : 6/11/2024
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$80

Italian Advanced, Pt. E (In Person Only)

This course is taught in Italian and is structured in two parts: completing and reinforcing your grammar knowledge and speaking to practice what you have learned. This course is designed for students who have already taken all levels of Italian grammar from Basic through Advanced, Pt. D or for someone that is able to use all tenses except for the subjunctive.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 5/7/2024 Ends : 6/11/2024
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$80

SIG: Monday Morning Quarterback - Sports Only (Zoom Only)

Discuss current events in the world of sports.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Starts : 5/8/2024 Ends : 6/12/2024
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
$0

Postural Stability, Balance & Mobility (Zoom Only)

According to physical therapists, structural balance is by far the most important thing needed for injury-prevention. Mobility training can improve the range of motion in joints/muscles and it can also assist in improving posture.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 5/9/2024 Ends : 6/13/2024
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
$80

Apple Care - Answers to Questions Regarding Apple Devices

(Hybrid) In this course, you will learn how some of your apple devices work. IPhone, IPad, Macbook or Pro, IMac.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 5/6/2024 Ends : 6/17/2024
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$90

SIG: As the "Book" Pages Turn (Zoom Only)

This is a FREE SIG/CLUB where OLLI members chose a book to read and engage in a lively discussion. Whenever possible, the author will be invited to join the group to discuss his/her book.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Starts : 5/9/2024 Ends : 6/13/2024
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
$0

Spanish Adv. Conversation on Current Topics in Spanish Culture

(Zoom Only) This course’s emphasis will be on Spanish oral communication and vocabulary building using readings related to Hispanic Culture. This class requires active participation.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 5/7/2024 Ends : 6/11/2024
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$80

Italian Advanced Conversation (Zoom Only)

This course is designed for students who have already attended all levels of Italian grammar or for those who are able to use all tenses properly and feel fluent in the language talking about different topics.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 5/9/2024 Ends : 6/13/2024
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$80

Advanced French (Zoom Only)

Have you completed all levels of French Intermediate and Advanced French, Pts. 1-3, or are you comfortable with French grammar and conversation? Then, this course is for you!
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 5/9/2024 Ends : 6/13/2024
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$80

The Artist's Way (In-Person Only)

Do you believe that a writer, a dancer, an artist thrives deep within you? Or are you ready to move from a place where you feel "stuck"? Take a rich journey into your creative self, using ideas from the popular "The Artist's Way." This celebrated book has helped its readers focus their energy on improving their lives and creative inspiration. You do not need to be "creative" in a traditional sense to enjoy this class. All you have to have is the ability to think outside the box to improve your life and the world around you.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 5/7/2024 Ends : 6/11/2024
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$80

RHYTHM International Fitness (In-Person Only)

RHYTHM International Fitness is structured to nourish your Body, Mind, and Spirit as you dance your way into a healthier lifestyle.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 5/7/2024 Ends : 6/11/2024
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$80

Music History (In-Person Only) [NEW CONTENT]

Each week of Music History will introduce you to a classical composer, genre, or style, beginning with a brief overview of the composers' lives and musical styles, followed by guided listening of great masterworks from the classical music repertory.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 5/9/2024 Ends : 6/13/2024
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$80

Drawing with the Masters (In-Person Only)

This drawing course will review the different techniques of master artists such as subject matter, line and tonal values, composition, light, textures, perspective, movement, mood etc. The course is designed for all levels of expertise, from beginners to seasoned draftsmen.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 5/8/2024 Ends : 6/12/2024
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$125

What is Artificial Intelligence? (In-Person Only)

Learn what Artificial Intelligence is and how is it transforming our lives. We will examine the latest advances in the quest to build machines that can reason, learn, and act intelligently.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 5/6/2024 Ends : 6/17/2024
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$80

OLLI Presents: Xavier Cortada Speaker Event (MEMBER ONLY)

"The Underwater: Using Art to Engage Communities Around Climate Action." Location: Newman Alumni Center When: Wednesday, May 1st Time: 10AM Refreshments: 10am - 10:30am Lecture: 10:30am - 11:30am
No Scheduled Classes

Jazz: The History of America's Indigenous Music (Hybrid)

Join us for this overview of the evolution and historical significance of Jazz Music. A lecture series that includes stories, pictures and recordings of some of America's greatest music.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 5/6/2024 Ends : 6/17/2024
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$80
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 5/6/2024 Ends : 6/17/2024
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$80

Understanding Gender in Contemporary Culture (In-Person Only)

There are many ways in which the concept of gender is relevant in contemporary society. The course will draw upon cultural anthropology's approaches to defining gender through family and community belief systems, as well as a sociological approach to gender as it is learned and reinforced through society's institutions. Recommended Reading: Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies: An Interdisciplinary Approach by Jacobs, Andrew T., Gillis, Melissa J. 1st Edition (2016)
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 5/6/2024 Ends : 6/17/2024
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$80

Artists in Paris (1900-1914) (Zoom Only)

At the turn of the 20th century artists flocked to Paris. Amongst the new comers was Pablo Picasso, Amedeo Modigliani, Joan Miro and others who made France their place of inspiration and their home. Join us as we examine the works of these artists.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 5/7/2024 Ends : 6/11/2024
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$80

The 25 Top Film Scores of All Time (Zoom Only)

The American Film Institute released its list of the best film scores, featuring both beloved classics and delightful surprises. Join Emanuel Abramovits and embark on a journey exploring the captivating process of creating these historic pieces, capable of conveying emotions beyond words and sometimes even outshining the films themselves.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 5/8/2024 Ends : 6/12/2024
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$80

Spain, Then & Now: Beyond the Cliches (Hybrid)

Spain is the world's second-most visited country in the world, with among the largest number of World Heritage sites. This course will explore the history and cultures of the diverse regions of Spain and the challenge of forging them into a shared identity.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 5/8/2024 Ends : 6/12/2024
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$80
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 5/8/2024 Ends : 6/12/2024
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$80

Comedy x 3 (Zoom Only) (3 weeks Only)

“Comedy x 3” looks at three topics from the fascinating world of comedy: its history, from ancient Greece to yesterday afternoon; one of its greatest practitioners, the silent comic Buster Keaton; and the unexpected relationship between Comedy and Horror.
No Scheduled Classes

An Introduction to the Blue Period-Music,Culture & Art

(Hybrid) Join us as we journey through The Blues, and explore a historical grassroots element of American History (1860-1890) through the lens of music, culture and art.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 5/9/2024 Ends : 6/13/2024
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$80
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 5/9/2024 Ends : 6/13/2024
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$80

OLLI MUSEUM TRIP - Institute of Contemporary Art

OLLI On The Go! Join us for a delightful day trip to the Institute of Contemporary Art Museum. We'll meet at OLLI at 11 AM for a delicious boxed lunch, featuring a gourmet sandwich and chips, before carpooling to the museum. Our guided tour will begin promptly at 1 PM. Don’t miss this opportunity for art, camaraderie, and fun!
No Scheduled Classes