Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Courses

Fall 2021 Registration

Please note, classes will be offered in different modalities:                       In-person only, Zoom only, or Hybrid.

Online Registration: Starts August 2 until August 25.

Phone Assisted Registration: Starts August 18 until August 25 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Please call 305-284-6554 and an OLLI staff member will assist you with your registration.

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

Scroll down to enroll in the course(s) you would like to take. 

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.
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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.
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Investments (Zoom Only)

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.
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Acrylic Painting, 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.
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Watercolor Painting, Advanced (In-Person Only)

Are you an experienced watercolor artist who wants to learn more advanced techniques? In each class, you will be given ample time to work on your projects, and you will receive instruction in composition, value, lead-ins and critiques.
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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!
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Spanish Basic, Pt. A (Zoom Only)

Introductory Spanish course for Beginners.
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Spanish Basic, Pt. A (Espanol Para Principiantes) (Zoom Only)

In this introductory course for beginners, you will learn the essentials to speak and write in Spanish.
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Spanish Basic, Pt. B (Zoom Only)

Bienvenidos! Welcome to Spanish, Basic, Pt. B. This is a continuation of Spanish, Basic, Pt. A.
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Italian Basic, Pt. A (Zoom Only)

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.
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Understanding the Universe: Quantum Entanglement and the Arrow..

(In-Person Only) Explore two great mysteries of our universe: the nature of time and quantum entanglement. Learn why Einstein said "the distinction between past, present and future is only an illusion." Find out why he called quantum entanglement "spooky action at a distance". This thought-provoking course will challenge your notion of reality.
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SIG: Book Club (Zoom Only)

Book Club is a member-driven discussion group facilitated by an OLLI member.
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The Art of Digital Photography (In-Person Only)

Explore South Florida’s imaginative architectural and natural environments through photography.
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Improvisation 101 (Zoom Only)

In this course, you will be inspired to think quickly, use your creativity, and have fun.
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Basic IPhone Skills (Zoom Only)

Come learn about APPLE iPhone basic usage skills.
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Chair Yoga (Zoom 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.
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Italian Basic, Pt. B (Zoom Only)

In this course you will continue learning the basic essentials to speak and write in Italian. This course is designed for students who have completed Italian Basic, Pt. A or for those who have some knowledge of Italian.
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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.
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Italian Intermediate, Pt. D (a continuation of Pt. C)

(Zoom Only) 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.
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French Culture Through Film (In-Person Only)

In a series of three French films, this course proposes to show intercultural differences between the French and the American cultures.
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Everyday French for Beginners, Pt. B (Zoom Only)

Continue to learn French in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. This course is a Continuation of Everyday French for Beginner's, Pt A.
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Writer's Workshop (In-Person Only)

This workshop highlights personal writing. It offers peer review, constructive criticism, and an opportunity to read one’s work aloud in a supportive communal setting.
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Global Viewpoints (Zoom Only)

This class will cover selected international topics and events involving nations and issues in the Middle East, Asia and Europe.
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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.
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Spanish Intermediate, Pt. B (Zoom Only)

We will focus on grammar, vocabulary development, and speaking. Recommended that you have completed Spanish Intermediate, Pt. A.
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Shakespeare Reading Group (Zoom Only)

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.
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Freestyle Yoga (Zoom Only)

This class and its emphasis are on postural foundation and alignment of the body.
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Italian Basic Conversation & Grammar (Zoom Only)

The course is taught entirely in Italian and is structured in two parts: 1) reinforcing grammar knowledge, 2) starting to speak, and putting into practice everything learned.
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Introduction to iPhoneography (Zoom Only)

In this class you will learn how to take and edit photos using your iPhone.
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Italian Intermediate, Pt. C (Zoom Only)

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.
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Spanish Intermediate Boot Camp

We offer a (5 day 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!
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Intermediate IPhone Skills (Zoom Only)

Continuation of the Basic Skills class but with more attention to detail and past skills.
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SIG: In the News (Zoom Only)

Join this discussion group focused on what’s "in the news" each week.
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Introduction to Pencil Drawing & Sketching (In-Person Only)

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.
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Introduction to Pencil Drawing and Sketching (color pencils)

(In-Person Only) You learned to draw in the last session, now in this class, you will work in different mediums.
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Intermediate iPhoneography (Zoom Only)

This course is a continuation of the Introduction to iPhoneography class in Fall 1. In this class, you will continue to learn how to take and edit photos using your iPhone.
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Spanish Intermediate, Pt. A (Zoom Only)

This class is for students who have completed Basic Spanish or who are comfortable using the present, present progressive and imperfect tenses of regular and irregular verbs.
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Constitutional Law (Zoom Only)

Join UM Law School professor, Harvey Sepler, Esq., for this fascinating, educational class on the U.S. constitution.
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Organizing Your IPhone Photos: Creating Photo Books (Zoom Only

The goal of this course is to learn what to do with the pictures we take with our iPhones, so that we can enjoy the iPhone photo experience from beginning to end, including browsing, organizing and sharing our photos.
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Duke Ellington: Life & Legacy (Zoom Only)

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

Learn all about Google Apps.
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Movie Musicals Through the Decades (Zoom Only)

The musical film is a film genre in which songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative, sometimes accompanied by dancing. Join us as we revisit the great musicals of yesterday and yesteryear!
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Osher Auditing Fee

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Smart Aging in the 21st Century (Zoom Only)

A comprehensive overview that will be a “how to” on the creation of a “living well” plan of all that one needs to know to manage their aging or their loved-one’s aging.
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Western Art, Masters and Masterpieces (Hybrid)

These art history lectures concentrate on various artistic periods of Western Art.
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Cafe Y Conversacion En Español, Pt. 1 (Zoom Only)

A conversation class for high intermediate to advanced students, who would like to improve fluency and expand vocabulary in an informal setting.
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Italian Advanced, Pt. E (Zoom 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.
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Coping Skills, Pt. 1 (In-Person Only)

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

Discuss current events in the world of sports.
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The Great Depression - Life in the 1930s

(Hybrid) This course will focus on life in America during the Depression years of the 1930s, with emphasis on the politics, economy, people and arts.
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New Windows 10 Operating System for Personal Computer

(Hybrid) Learn Windows 10 operating system for your PC.
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Exploring the Elements of Music or Music 101 Course (Hybrid)

In this class, you will explore the vocabulary, terms and expressions that are basic for gaining an understanding, appreciation, and discussion of music.
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Everyday French For Beginners, Pt. A (Zoom Only)

Do you want to learn French for travel and everyday life? This course is for you.
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Coping Skills, Pt. 2 (In-Person Only)

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.
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Intermediate French, Pt. A (Zoom Only)

This is a course for those who have completed Everyday French for Beginners, Parts A-D, or who can demonstrate intermediate-level proficiency.
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Intermediate French, Pt. B (Zoom Only)

This is a course for those who have completed Everyday French for Beginners, Parts A-D, and Intermediate French, PT. A, or who can demonstrate intermediate-level proficiency. The course is taught entirely in French.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Fit Mind - Evidence Based Exercises (Zoom Only)

This class will offer a mental and physical workout to sharpen your brain, improve concentration and coordination. Each week you will receive a protocol and a homework assignment to help you improve brain function.
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Advanced Conversation on Current Topics in Spanish Culture

(Hybrid) This class is for advanced Spanish speakers who want to discuss different aspects of Spanish culture while enhancing their conversational skills through presentations, discussions and debates about relevant topics related to current events, culture, literature, cinema, and history in Spain and Latin America.
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Spanish Basic, PT.B (Espanol Para Principiantes) (Zoom Only)

Welcome to Beginning Spanish, PT. B. In this introductory course, you will continue to learn the essentials of the Spanish language in a fun, relaxed environment. Note: This course is taught in English and Spanish.
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Cafe Y Conversacion En Espanol, Pt. 2 (Zoom Only)

A conversation class for high/intermediate to advanced students who would like to improve fluency and expand vocabulary in an informal setting.
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Italian Intermediate & Advanced Conversation & Grammar

(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.
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Advanced Spanish, Pt. A (Zoom Only)

The goal of this course is to help you to improve your Spanish language skills and become a better speaker. The class is taught entirely in Spanish by a native Spanish speaker.
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Advanced Spanish, Pt. B (Zoom Only)

If you already took Advanced Spanish, Part A, this class is for you! You will be introduced to the subjunctive mode as follows: The subjunctive after certain conjunctions, the present perfect subjunctive, the imperfect subjunctive, and the pluperfect tense.
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Asia and its Position in the New World Order (Hybrid)

In this course, we will examine the socioeconomic, historical, and political environment of specific Asiatic countries.
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Zendoodle - Patternwork for Meditation and Fun! (Zoom Only)

In this course, you will learn to draw simple patterns to meditate and use the patterns to create beautiful works of art. No meditation or art experience is necessary.
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Beginning Watercolor Painting (Zoom Only)

In this course, you will study the fundamentals of watercolor painting. The course will cover techniques based on the medium of watercolor, artistic styles which are used within the medium, and methods of selecting subject matter that will produce high-quality paintings.
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Write Your Life Story!

In this course, you will compile vignettes and life stories, using prompts to recall your life for posterity and for your family members.
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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!
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Italian Intermediate Boot Camp

This Boot Camp is designed for those who feel comfortable with a basic level of grammar and want to continue to hone their Italian grammar skills.
No Scheduled Classes

Italian Basic Conversation Boot Camp

This Boot Camp is designed for students who have already attended all levels of Italian grammar or for those who are at an Italian Basic Conversation level.
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Italian Grammar Advanced Boot Camp

This Boot Camp is designed for those who who feel comfortable with an advanced level of grammar and want to continue to hone their Italian grammar skills.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 7/26/2021 Ends : 7/30/2021
Meets on : Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time : 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$245

Italian Advanced Conversation Boot Camp

This Boot Camp is designed for students who have already studied all levels of Italian grammar or for those who are at an Italian Advanced Conversation level.
No Scheduled Classes

Introduction to Drawing (Zoom Only)

This course will consist of six distinct lessons in drawing. By the end of the course, students will learn the various types of traditional drawing media, history of drawing and a litany of skills that will allow them to execute their visions.
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