Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Courses

Online registration for the Summer sessions starts on April 11, 2022 and runs through April 28,2022.  Phone assisted registration for the Summer sessions starts on Monday, April 25, 2022 and runs through Thursday, April 28th, 2022 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

If you need assistance with registration, please call the OLLI office at 305-284-6554 during those days and an OLLI staff member will assist you. 

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

Scroll down to enroll in the courses (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.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Starts : 6/24/2022 Ends : 7/22/2022
Meets on : Friday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
$0

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.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Starts : 6/23/2022 Ends : 7/21/2022
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$125

Triumph and Tragedy: The Lives of Great Men (Zoom 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 : 6/23/2022 Ends : 7/21/2022
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$80

Spanish Reading and Conversation Intermediate (Zoom Only)

In this course, the emphasis will be on oral communication and vocabulary building using readings related to Hispanic culture.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/21/2022 Ends : 7/19/2022
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$80

SIG: Book Club (Zoom Only)

Book Club is a member-driven discussion group facilitated by an OLLI member.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Starts : 6/27/2022 Ends : 7/25/2022
Meets on : Monday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
$0

Italian Intermediate, Pt. A (Zoom Only)

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

Spanish Basic, Pt. E (a continuation of Part D)

This course is a continuation of Basic Spanish - Part D. In this course, you will continue learning the basic essentials to speak and write in Spanish.
No Scheduled Classes

Basic IPhone Skills (Zoom Only)

Come learn about APPLE iPhone basic usage skills.
No Scheduled Classes

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.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/21/2022 Ends : 7/19/2022
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$50
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/23/2022 Ends : 7/21/2022
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$50

Italian Intermediate, Pt. B

This class is designed for those who have completed all four levels of Italian Basic and Intermediate Pt. A or those who know present and past tenses, of regular and most common irregular verbs, and can construct simple phrases.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/23/2022 Ends : 7/21/2022
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$80

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.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/21/2022 Ends : 7/19/2022
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$80

Global Viewpoints (Zoom Only)

This class will cover selected international topics and events involving nations and issues in the Middle East, Asia and Europe.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/27/2022 Ends : 8/1/2022
Meets on : Monday
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 : 6/21/2022 Ends : 7/19/2022
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$80

From Irving Berlin To Burt Bacharach, Pt. 1 (Zoom Only)

In this class, we will examine the background and biographical history of several great pianist/composers as well as explore their approach to musical style and the time period each one of these greats represented.
No Scheduled Classes

Freestyle Yoga (Zoom Only)

This class and its emphasis are on postural foundation and alignment of the body.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/22/2022 Ends : 7/20/2022
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$80
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/27/2022 Ends : 8/1/2022
Meets on : Monday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$80

Spanish Intermediate, Pt. 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.
No Scheduled Classes

From Irving Berlin To Burt Bacharach, Pt. 2 (Zoom Only)

Join us as we continue to explore the background and biographical history of several great pianist/composers, their approach to musical style and the time periods each one of these greats represented.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/27/2022 Ends : 8/1/2022
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$80

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.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/23/2022 Ends : 7/21/2022
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$80

SPANISH BASIC, PART E

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

Spanish For Beginners, Pt. 1 Boot Camp (Zoom Only)

This is an intensive Spanish course for true beginners (those who know very little or no Spanish). Lessons in Week One will include basics, such greetings, days of the week, months of the year, numbers, and colors. Students will also learn common verbs, nouns, pronouns and possessive adjectives in situation based settings, such as a restaurant or family get-together.
Starts : 8/1/2022 Ends : 8/5/2022
Meets on : Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time : 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$245

SIG: In the News (Zoom Only)

Join this discussion group focused on what’s "in the news" each week.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Starts : 6/21/2022 Ends : 7/19/2022
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
$0

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.
No Scheduled Classes

Intro. to Pencil Drawing and Sketching (In-Person Only)

You learned to draw in the last session, now in this class, you will work in different mediums.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Starts : 6/21/2022 Ends : 7/19/2022
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$125

Constitutional Law (Zoom Only)

Join UM Law School professor, Harvey Sepler, Esq., for this fascinating, educational class on the U.S. constitution.
No Scheduled Classes

Osher Auditing Fee

No Scheduled Classes

Western Art, Masters and Masterpieces (Hybrid)

These art history lectures concentrate on various artistic periods of Western Art.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/21/2022 Ends : 7/19/2022
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$80
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/21/2022 Ends : 7/19/2022
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$80

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

Discuss current events in the world of sports.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Starts : 6/22/2022 Ends : 7/20/2022
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
$0

Italian Advanced, PT. B

This course is designed for students who have already attended all levels of Italian Basic and Intermediate and Advanced Part A or for someone that has a pretty good knowledge of Italian grammar.
No Scheduled Classes

International Relations of the Mena Region, Pt.1 (Hybrid)

This course offers an advanced and empirical understanding of the modern history and international relations of the Arab world.
No Scheduled Classes

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 : 6/23/2022 Ends : 7/21/2022
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
$80

Spanish For Beginners, PT. 2 - Boot Camp (Zoom Only)

This is the continuation of Spanish For Beginner's PT. 1, Boot Camp and is an intensive Spanish course for true beginners (those who know very little or no Spanish). Taught by a native Spanish speaker.
Starts : 8/8/2022 Ends : 8/12/2022
Meets on : Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time : 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$245

Italian Advanced, Pt.B (Zoom Only)

In this Italian advanced class you will continue to hone your language skills. You MUST have completed Italian Basic AND Italian Intermediate, (Pts. A-D) and Italian Advanced, PT. A OR be proficient in an intermediate level of grammar (able to use present, past, future and imperative tenses).
No Scheduled Classes

Italian Advanced, Pt. C

This course is designed for students that have already taken all levels of Italian Basic, Italian Intermediate, and Advanced, Pts, A & B or who are able to use all the verb tenses, except for the conditional and the subjunctive.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/21/2022 Ends : 7/19/2022
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$80

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 : 6/22/2022 Ends : 7/20/2022
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
$0

Adv. Conversation on Current Topics in Spanish Culture (Zoom On

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.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/23/2022 Ends : 7/21/2022
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$80

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.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/21/2022 Ends : 7/19/2022
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$80

Asia and its Position in the New World Order (Zoom Only)

In this course, we will examine the socioeconomic, historical, and political environment of specific Asiatic countries.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/22/2022 Ends : 7/20/2022
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$80

Cultural Influences on American Popular Music: Broadway Musicals

(Zoom Only) In this class, we will explore the contribution of Jews as songwriters, producers, performers and record label owners since the 19th century, and the fascinating connection between two minorities, the Jews and the African Americans.
No Scheduled Classes

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 : 6/23/2022 Ends : 7/21/2022
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$80

Spanish Basic, Pt. F

This is a continuation of Spanish, Basic, Pt. E. In this course, you will continue learning the essentials to speak and write in Spanish.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/21/2022 Ends : 7/19/2022
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$80

Cultural Influences on American Popular Music: Jazz, Pop, R&R

(Zoom Only) In this class, we will explore the contribution of Jews as songwriters, producers, performers and record label owners since the 19th century, and the fascinating connection between two minorities, the Jews and the African Americans.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/27/2022 Ends : 8/1/2022
Meets on : Monday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$80

Italian Basic Conversation Boot Camp (Zoom Only)

This Boot Camp is intended for students who are attending the Basic Conversation class or have completed all grammar classes and are able to converse at a basic level.
Starts : 8/8/2022 Ends : 8/12/2022
Meets on : Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time : 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$245

Italian Grammar Advanced Boot Camp (Zoom Only)

This Boot Camp is intended for students who have almost completed all grammar levels or who have attended all classes up to Italian Advanced, Pt. C.
Starts : 8/1/2022 Ends : 8/5/2022
Meets on : Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time : 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$245

Italian Intermediate/Advanced Conversation Boot Camp (Zoom Only)

This Boot Camp is intended for students who are almost fluent in Italian or who are enrolled in the Intermediate/Advanced Conversation & Grammar class.
Starts : 8/1/2022 Ends : 8/5/2022
Meets on : Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$245

British & American Classical Literature (Zoom Only)

In this course, we will explore six authors and read one of their shorter works (under 250 pages). Biographical information and the context of each writer’s time and place will be presented. A lively discussion is a central part of the class.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/27/2022 Ends : 8/1/2022
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$80

Stories of Loot & the Provenance of the Art (Hybrid)

Loot and theft have always been part of the history of art. Masterpieces have been appropriated, acquired under duress, or stolen because of what they represent; as part of conquest, for the power they hide or for the pure pleasure of possessing them. Learn about those stories and what we know today about specific art pieces and their whereabouts.
No Scheduled Classes

Cities in Cinema (Zoom Only)

Explore architecture and urban space in international fiction films that will take us around the globe to Tokyo, Berlin, Rio de Janeiro, Paris, Los Angeles and Mumbai. Each week we will watch a film outside of class online (with subtitles), view images and clips in-class and discuss the various representations of cities in cinema.
No Scheduled Classes

A History of Ukraine: Its History, Culture and Politics (Zoom On

Ukraine's strategic geography and shifting boundaries have incorporated diverse cultural influences as its various regions have been politically united and divided during the past 1500 years. This course will examine selected topics in Ukraine's long and complicated history including its relationship with Russia, past and present; Ukrainian Christianity; Jewish mystics and modernists; Ukraine during the two World Wars; the causes and consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster; and Ukraine's precarious independence since the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
No Scheduled Classes

European History from the Greeks to the High Middle Ages

(Zoom Only) This course tells the fascinating history of Europe from the Bronze Age to the high Middle Ages. How did democratic city-states come into being in ancient Greece? What was family life like in a city like Athens and how did philosophy develop? How did a small Italian city called Rome become the center of a massive empire and why did the western portion of the empire fall in the 5th century, but the eastern portion survive?
No Scheduled Classes

Marxism in America, Pt. 1 (Zoom Only)

Contrary to popular belief, socialist ideas are not new to the American political scene. Throughout American history, there have been several left-leaning political movements that got their inspiration from Karl Marx’s writings and the philosophers and political economists who came after calling themselves Marxists. The class will provide students with a deeper understanding of Marx, the Marxist view of history, philosophy, and political economy, and the internationalist and anti-imperialist politics that developed in the United States inspired by Marxist ideologies throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.
No Scheduled Classes

Safeguarding Our Democracy: America's Most Challenging Times

(Hybrid) Join us as we examine times of war, strife, social unrest, economic instability and attacks on the nation and its people.
No Scheduled Classes

Contemporary Fiction Set in Maine (Zoom Only)

Join us as we examine the writings of Adam Haslett’s, Elizabeth Strout, and Ann Beattie, three of among a dozen writers of fiction whose setting was in DownEast Maine.
No Scheduled Classes

Singers/Songwriters of Rock... (The Story Continues) (Zoom Only)

In the early 1970’s, folk music was slowly declining in popularity and rock fans were drawn to artists who wrote and performed their own material.
No Scheduled Classes

Music Appreciation: The Symphony and Beethoven (Zoom Only)

This course will familiarize attendees with the meaning of the word “symphony” and present an overview of the structure and evolution of the symphony. Beethoven’s symphonies 1, 5, 6, and 9 will be presented and analyzed to provide a greater understanding of their structure and significance in development and evolution of the symphony – in both of its forms.
No Scheduled Classes

Apple Watch (Hybrid)

Learn to use your Apple Watch (all series ... 4, 5, 6, SE and 7). Apple Watch is a line of smartwatches produced by Apple Inc. It incorporates fitness tracking, health-oriented capabilities, and wireless telecommunication. Join us as we explore all the new features and controls intended to make your life easier and, in many cases, safer.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/22/2022 Ends : 7/20/2022
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$90
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/22/2022 Ends : 7/20/2022
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$90

Basic Computer Skills for Apple Devices (Hybrid)

Conquer your fears when it comes to learning how to use your Apple Devices: iPad, iPhone, iMac, and MacBook Air.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/27/2022 Ends : 8/1/2022
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$90
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/27/2022 Ends : 8/1/2022
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$90

Basic Computer Skills for Windows 10 (Hybrid)

Do you need to learn the basics of how to use your computer? Are you tired of being frustrated by your lack of basic knowledge when it comes to computer use? Then, this is the class for you.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/27/2022 Ends : 8/1/2022
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$90
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/27/2022 Ends : 8/1/2022
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$90

Justice or Revenge in Post-Holocaust Jewish Cinema (Zoom Only)

Many Nazi war criminals have escaped the judicial system and are now nearing the end of their lives. The films discussed in this class will consider the extra-legal means used to hold these individuals accountable for their past actions. Note: You will need to have an Amazon account to access and view these films. Warning: These films contain scenes of violence that may be upsetting to some viewers.
No Scheduled Classes

Medieval Europe (Zoom Only)

In this course, we will explore the fascinating history of Europe from the middle ages to the beginning of the early modern period. We will examine some of the most important institutions of medieval life (like the papacy, the saints, cathedrals, and universities), some crucial events in the period (like the Crusades and the Black Death), and finally a series of intellectual and technological developments at the end of the period that would transform Europe and its place in world history.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/21/2022 Ends : 7/19/2022
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$80

Marxism in America, Pt. 2 (Zoom Only)

In this class, we will continue to examine Marx, the Marxist view of history, philosophy, and political economy, and the internationalist and anti-imperialist politics that developed in the United States inspired by Marxist ideologies throughout the 19th and 20th Centuries.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/24/2022 Ends : 7/22/2022
Meets on : Friday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$80

Marquis de Sade: a French Libertine and Philosopher (Zoom Only)

This course will focus on the strange fortune of a man who was persecuted and imprisoned mainly for his radical social, moral and political ideas. The moralist psychiatry of the 19th century focused on his sexual behavior and categorized him as a dangerous, deviant, abnormal debauchee, leaving out his philosophy.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/21/2022 Ends : 7/19/2022
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$80

Italian Grammar Intermediate, Boot Camp (Zoom Only)

Intended for students who have a basic-intermediate level of Italian or have attended all classes up to Italian Intermediate, Pt. B.
Starts : 8/8/2022 Ends : 8/12/2022
Meets on : Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$245

Humor Writing (Zoom Only)

The New Yorker has offered a wealth of rich humor through such writers as James Thurber, Dorothy Parker, Woody Allen, Jon Stewart, David Sedaris and Paul Rudnick. In this class, we will be reading from "Disquiet Please!" a collection of funny writings, by turns satirical and witty, misanthropic and menacing, edited by David Remnick and Henry Finder, (editor and editorial director of The New Yorker).
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/22/2022 Ends : 7/20/2022
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$80