Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Courses

Registration for FALL 2 2020 is ongoing.

The last day to get telephone assistance for Fall 2 registration is Tuesday, October 20, 2020. 

Should you need assistance, please call 305-284-6554 or 305-284-6720 from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 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 continue.miami.edu/olli  Always check online for current information and updates.

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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.
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
Starts : 10/30/2020 Ends : 12/11/2020
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.
Starts : 10/26/2020 Ends : 12/9/2020
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. Instructors: Dr. Ed Harper and Richard Hauser, Esq.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Starts : 10/26/2020 Ends : 12/7/2020
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
$50

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.
No Scheduled Classes

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.
No Scheduled Classes

WATERCOLOR PAINTING, ADVANCED

This class is designed for those students who have been working with the medium for at least one year.
No Scheduled Classes

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!
Starts : 10/29/2020 Ends : 12/10/2020
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
No Scheduled Classes

SPANISH BASIC, PT. A

In this introductory course for beginners, you will learn the essentials to speak and write in Spanish.
No Scheduled Classes

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!
ONLY 4 SEATS LEFT
Starts : 10/27/2020 Ends : 12/8/2020
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$75

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 hone 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.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Starts : 10/26/2020 Ends : 12/7/2020
Meets on : Monday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
$0

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.
Starts : 10/27/2020 Ends : 12/8/2020
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.
Starts : 10/27/2020 Ends : 12/8/2020
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$45
Starts : 10/29/2020 Ends : 12/10/2020
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$45

ITALIAN BASIC, PT. B

In this course you will continue learning the basic essentials to speak and write in Italian.
ONLY 4 SEATS LEFT
Starts : 10/27/2020 Ends : 12/8/2020
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$75

The Uplifting, Passionate, Short Story

In this course, we will examine several short story writers and one of their works each week.
Starts : 10/29/2020 Ends : 12/10/2020
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$75

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

The Rise and Fall of Islamic & Western Civilizations

In this class, we will examine Islamic and western powers from the 7th century to the 21st century in the hope of gaining a better understanding of our current environment and also understanding the potential power players of the 21st century and beyond.
Starts : 10/28/2020 Ends : 12/9/2020
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$75

ADVANCED/INTERMEDIATE BRIDGE

This course is a continuation of beginner's bridge and a refresher for those who have played before.
No Scheduled Classes

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.
ONLY 4 SEATS LEFT
Starts : 10/29/2020 Ends : 12/10/2020
Meets on : Thursday
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
No Scheduled Classes

SPANISH BASIC, PT. D

This is a continuation of Spanish Basic, PT. C.
No Scheduled Classes

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.
No Scheduled Classes

Einstein Revealed: Space, Time and Gravity & the Cosmos

Come explore the latest on Einstein's greatest achievement -- his theory of gravity. No prior physics background required.
Starts : 10/28/2020 Ends : 12/9/2020
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 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.
Starts : 10/28/2020 Ends : 12/9/2020
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$75

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.
Starts : 10/27/2020 Ends : 12/8/2020
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$80

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

If History Were "Herstory" Too

Since the origin of the species, half of all human beings have been female. Yet "history" is almost always about, and recounted by men. This course will explore some of the forgotten women of "herstory" from ancient times to the present--political leaders and warriors; mystics and martyrs; travelers and explorers; scholars and scientists; and authors and artists. We'll discover fascinating details about the lives and careers of famous women you've never heard of--and even some you have!
Starts : 10/28/2020 Ends : 12/9/2020
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$75

GLOBAL VIEWPOINTS

This class will cover selected international topics and events involving nations and issues in the Middle East, Asia and Europe.
Starts : 10/26/2020 Ends : 12/7/2020
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$75

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.
ONLY 4 SEATS LEFT
Starts : 10/29/2020 Ends : 12/10/2020
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$80

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.
No Scheduled Classes

THE IDEA OF AMERICA

The Idea of America is a discussion seminar designed by scholars associated with Colonial Williamsburg to explore the role of values in America becoming a superpower and its future as a global leader.
Starts : 10/29/2020 Ends : 12/10/2020
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$75

SPANISH INTERMEDIATE, PT. B

We will focus on grammar, vocabulary development, and speaking.
Starts : 10/27/2020 Ends : 12/8/2020
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
$75
ONLY 3 SEATS LEFT
Starts : 10/30/2020 Ends : 12/11/2020
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$75

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.
Starts : 10/28/2020 Ends : 12/9/2020
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$80

HOW TO LIVE A HAPPIER, UNCLUTTERED LIFE

Discover the latest scientific discoveries of positive psychology and evidence-based methods from the science of happiness-positive psychology to make room for a happier 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.
Starts : 10/30/2020 Ends : 12/11/2020
Meets on : Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$45

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.
No Scheduled Classes

SPANISH INTERMEDIATE, PT. D

In this introductory course for beginners, you will continue to learn the basic essentials to speaking and writing in Spanish.
No Scheduled Classes

Freestyle Yoga

This class and its emphasis are on postural foundation and alignment of the body.
Starts : 10/26/2020 Ends : 12/7/2020
Meets on : Monday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$80
Starts : 10/28/2020 Ends : 12/9/2020
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$80

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.
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 - THE BAROQUE ERA

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.
No Scheduled Classes

ITALIAN CONVERSATION & GRAMMAR

Do you already know the rules and exceptions in Italian? Now it’s time to talk! (Formerly- Prepariamoci!)
Starts : 10/29/2020 Ends : 12/10/2020
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$75

SIX (ALMOST) FORGOTTEN WARS THAT SHAPED TODAY'S WORLD

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

How to Use Your Android Device - Smart Phones & Tablets

How to use the Android Phone.
Starts : 10/27/2020 Ends : 12/8/2020
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$125

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

ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS THAT MATTER

This course invites you to pause and reflect to nurture new realities.
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 Spanish language boot camps this summer. We offer a dynamic 2 week 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 the Spanish language.
No Scheduled Classes

SPANISH INTERMEDIATE, PT. 1 - BOOT CAMP

We offer a (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.
Starts : 10/28/2020 Ends : 12/9/2020
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!
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
Starts : 10/27/2020 Ends : 12/8/2020
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.
No Scheduled Classes

INTRO TO DRAWING AND SKETCHING (Pencil and Charcoal)

In this class, participants will learn to work in charcoal and learn to draw using charcoal sticks. Instructor: ANITA KLIMEK
Starts : 10/27/2020 Ends : 12/8/2020
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.
No Scheduled Classes

INTERMEDIATE IPHONEOGRAPHY

Part 2 of Introduction to IPhoneography. You must have an iphone 5 or later and an iTunes account and password.
Starts : 10/26/2020 Ends : 12/7/2020
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$75

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.
Starts : 10/28/2020 Ends : 12/9/2020
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
$80

Organizing Your IPhone Photos: Creating Photo Books

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.
No Scheduled Classes

Current Affairs of the Middle East

In this course, you will explore the history of the Middle East beginning with the Ottoman Empire; the creation of the modern Middle East and North Africa; and, the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, up through 1995.
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, Pt. 1: Protect Your Privacy

Staying safe online is essential in today's world. In this class you will learn ways to keep your private information safe.
No Scheduled Classes

INTRO TO GOOGLE APPS

Learn all about Google Apps.
Starts : 10/28/2020 Ends : 12/9/2020
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$125

CLIMATE CONVERSATIONS:THE SCIENCE,THE SERIOUSNESS,THE SOLUTIONS

Climate change is inherently connected to today’s headlines, beyond extreme weather events: Health, Economy, National Security, and Immigration.
Starts : 10/29/2020 Ends : 12/10/2020
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$75

Osher Auditing Fee

No Scheduled Classes

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, PT. 1

This course explores the rich and vast history of the Arab people from pre-Islamic times to the fall of the Ottoman Empire.
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.
Starts : 10/26/2020 Ends : 12/7/2020
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$75

Western Art, Masters and Masterpieces

Music, dance and landscapes nourish our souls through the visual arts. Join us as we journey through masterpieces of art that enhance, heal, exalt, gratify ad bewilder us, allowing us to experience moments close to the sublime.
Starts : 10/27/2020 Ends : 12/8/2020
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.
No Scheduled Classes

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.
No Scheduled Classes

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

Italian Advanced, Pt. D

This advanced Italian class will help you hone your language skills with the goal of becoming a better speaker and writer.
Starts : 10/27/2020 Ends : 12/8/2020
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
$75

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.
No Scheduled Classes

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, Pt. 1

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

Coping Skills, Pt. 1

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
Starts : 10/28/2020 Ends : 12/9/2020
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:50 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 Ripasso!/ A Review!
No Scheduled Classes

New Windows 10 Operating System for Personal Computer

Learn Windows 10 operating system for your PC.
Starts : 10/26/2020 Ends : 12/7/2020
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$125

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.
No Scheduled Classes

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.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Starts : 10/30/2020 Ends : 12/11/2020
Meets on : Friday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
$0

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.
No Scheduled Classes

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.
No Scheduled Classes

Biblical Transformation, 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.
No Scheduled Classes

Coping Skills, Pt. 2

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.
Starts : 10/28/2020 Ends : 12/9/2020
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$80

Introduction to Philosophy, Pt. 1

Philosophy for beginners.
No Scheduled Classes

Intermediate French II, Pt. A

Continuation of French Intermediate 1 - More grammar and conversation.
No Scheduled Classes

History of Spanish Cinema, PT 1

This course is an introduction to a history of Spanish cinema and its development in the last century.
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Intermediate French II, Pt. B

Sequel to Intermediate French II, Pt. A,
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Biblical Transformation, 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.
Starts : 10/26/2020 Ends : 12/7/2020
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$75

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.
No Scheduled Classes

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.
Starts : 10/30/2020 Ends : 12/11/2020
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.
No Scheduled Classes

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.”)
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OLLI FIELD TRIP - Shark Tagging

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Postural Stability, Balance & Mobility

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.
Starts : 10/29/2020 Ends : 12/10/2020
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
$80

Impressions of Impressionism: From Manet to Degas

In this course, we will explore the life and work of some of the most important leaders of this group. From Edouard Manet, Camille Pissarro, Claude Monet, Edgar Degas and Mary Cassatt.
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Classic British Literature

In this course we will celebrate, discuss and nitpick the works of five masters of Classic British Literature.
No Scheduled Classes

A Chronology of American Political Cartoons

We will analyze how images, symbols, cartoons, graphs, charts, maps and artwork may be used to interpret the significance of time periods and historical events.
No Scheduled Classes

A Sarah Vowell, Tour De Force, PT.1

Accompany Sarah Vowell as she treks through parts of the United States, reading her ironic, witty and highly informative books will assuredly afford you an enjoyable romp through elements of the United States history.
No Scheduled Classes

A Sarah Vowell, Tour De Force, PT.2

Continue to accompany Sarah Vowell as she treks through parts of the United States. Reading her ironic, witty and highly informative books will assuredly afford you an enjoyable romp through elements of the United States history.
No Scheduled Classes

Vamos A...

This course is a contextual review of grammar and vocabulary presented in Beginning Spanish, parts A, B, C, and D.
No Scheduled Classes

Arabic Language (Intermediate-Advanced), PT. 1

This is an intensive course covering the entire Intermediate Arabic sequence.
No Scheduled Classes

Arabic Language (Intermediate-Advanced), PT. 2

This is Part 2 of an intensive course covering the entire Intermediate Arabic sequence.
No Scheduled Classes

American Lens

Since photography was invented in the 1800s much of history has become immortalized in pictures. You will examine photographs from several historical archives and the Library of Congress. The class will review and add a historical overview for each photograph.
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A Caregiver's Guide: How To Do The Job Well

This class is for people who care for an ill or disabled family member or an elder in need.
No Scheduled Classes

Spanish Basic, PT. F

This class is a continuation of Spanish Basic, PT. E.
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History Of The Great Caliphs Of Islam, PT.2

This course continues to explore the vast history of the Arab people.
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History Of Spanish Cinema, PT. 2

This course is a continuation of the History of Spanish Cinema, PT. 1.
No Scheduled Classes

Spanish For Beginners, PT. 2 - Boot Camp

Week 2 of Spanish for Beginners Boot Camp
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Spanish Intermediate, PT.2 - Boot Camp

Continue to immerse yourself in everything Spanish.
No Scheduled Classes

Italian Advanced - Boot Camp

Have you taken all of the Italian basic and intermediate classes, this Boot Camp is for you!
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Italian Advanced, PT.B

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).
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Answers to Questions That Matter (New Topics)

In this course you are invited to pause, reflect and nurture new realities. We will learn from evidence-based data from some of the world’s most remarkable minds and delve into guided conversations to foster connection and growth.
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Classic British Literature

In this course, we will celebrate, discuss and nitpick the works of five masters of Classic British Literature. George Eliot, Oscar Wilde, John Galsworthy, H.H. Munro and B. Pym. The goal is to come away with a greater appreciation and enjoyment of these marvelous writers.
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Apple Care: Answers to Questions Regarding Apple Devices

In this course, you will learn how some of your apple devices work. IPhone, IPad, Macbook or Pro, IMac.
Starts : 10/27/2020 Ends : 12/8/2020
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$125

Adapted Yoga with Relaxation and Meditation

In adapted yoga, traditional poses are tailored to the physical body, rather than fitting the body into a particular pose and shape. If you are looking for a Yoga practice tailored to your individual capabilities, this class is for you!
No Scheduled Classes

Art History - Thinking Outside the Box

Seeing Art with a new perspective allows us to analyze works in a new light.
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French Cinema, PT. 1 - From its Origins to 1930

This first part of this course will focus on the beginning of cinema in France with silent-film directors and actors and the development of sound and the various tendencies from Surrealism to Poetic Realism.
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French Cinema, PT. 2 - From the 1930s to the 1960s

This is a continuation of French Cinema 1. The course will end with WWII. The course will be taught in English.
Starts : 10/27/2020 Ends : 12/8/2020
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$75

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.
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As the "Book" Pages Turn

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 : 10/28/2020 Ends : 12/9/2020
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
$0

American History You Never Learned at School

This course will offer a historical approach to understanding many of the divisive issues in American politics today.
No Scheduled Classes

British Women Novelists, PT. 1 - 18th to Early 19th Century

In this course, you will be introduced to the most famous 18th and early 19th century female novelists and their major works. Aphra Behn, Fanny Burney, Ann Radcliffe, Mary Shelley, June Austen
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British Women Novelists, PT. 2 - Victorian Writers

Sequel to Session 1, with a host of famous Victorian novelists continuing the tradition. Charlotte Bronte, Emily Bronte, Anne Bronte, Mrs. Gaskell, and George Eliot, pseudonym for Mary Ann Evans.
Starts : 10/29/2020 Ends : 12/10/2020
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$75

Intermediate and Advanced French, PT. 1

Grammar review, vocabulary building through conversation and short press articles, readings about regional cultures and languages, with video excerpts. All materials will be sent to the students before class.
No Scheduled Classes

Intermediate and Advanced French, PT. 2

French grammar review, vocabulary building through conversation and short press articles, readings about regional cultures and languages, with video excerpts. All materials will be sent before class.
ONLY 3 SEATS LEFT
Starts : 10/29/2020 Ends : 12/10/2020
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$75

Arabic Intermediate, I

No Scheduled Classes

Arabic Intermediate, II

Part 2 of an intensive course covering the entire Intermediate Arabic sequence. The main focus will be to continue developing communication skills.
Starts : 10/29/2020 Ends : 12/10/2020
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$75

Fit Mind - Evidence Based Exercises

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.
Starts : 10/30/2020 Ends : 12/11/2020
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
$75

Led Zepplin - Hammer of the Gods

Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. They released eight studio albums and are considered to be one of the most successful, innovative, and influential bands in the history of rock music. In this class we will examine their members, their music and their influence.
Starts : 10/26/2020 Ends : 12/7/2020
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$80

Advanced Conversation on Current Topics in Spanish Culture

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.
Starts : 10/26/2020 Ends : 12/7/2020
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$75

Classic American Literature

We will celebrate, discuss and nitpick the works of five masters of Classic American Literature. Kate Chopin, Theodore Dresier, Sinclair Lewis, Langston Hughes, and Amy Tan.
Starts : 10/26/2020 Ends : 12/7/2020
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$75

History W/I our Closets: A Look into Accessories & Garment "DNA"

In this course, you will learn terminology used to identify and/or describe different accessories and garments. We will explore how and why certain pieces become trendy, turn into classics and acquire meaning.
Starts : 10/27/2020 Ends : 12/8/2020
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$75

Art History, Creative Mind

What drives creativity? The artist’s skill? The circumstances, when or where he/she lived? The tools that he/she had? The drive to express something through art? The inspiration from his/her surroundings? Or is it a combination of all of these things?
Starts : 10/27/2020 Ends : 12/8/2020
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$75

British Philosophy from Hobbes to John Stuart Mill & Bertrand Ru

This course will explore the evolution of British philosophy through its founders and their writings. Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, David Hume, Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill, Bertrand Russell
Starts : 10/27/2020 Ends : 12/8/2020
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
$75

Eudora Welty Short Fiction

We will be reading from The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty with an introduction by Ann Patchett.
Starts : 10/28/2020 Ends : 12/9/2020
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$75

Presidents in Crisis: Their Response, Their Resolve, Their Leade

Join us as we explore US presidents in crisis and their respective response to the crisis.
Starts : 10/29/2020 Ends : 12/10/2020
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$75

The Image of "The Other" in Western Music

This course discusses the non-European cultures, as well as marginal ethnic entities within the Occidental world, which have been frequently depicted in the Western musical repertoire as “others” - such as Native Americans, Afro-Americans, Latinos, Spaniards, Gypsies, Turks, Arabs, Chinese, Indians, Japanese, Jews, or simply “old Pagans.”
Starts : 10/30/2020 Ends : 12/11/2020
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$75

Imperialism: The Fine Art of Conquering the World

This course will provide an overview of the “Age of New Imperialism” which began around the 1870s. If you like history, this class is for you!
Starts : 10/27/2020 Ends : 12/8/2020
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$75

Who is Looting Whom? : James Baldwin and the Right to Riot

In this class, we will discuss the non-fiction works of James Baldwin - essays about his writing, about the place of literature in politics, about ‘the Negro’ in the American imaginary – and ask the question ‘what politics do the riot represent?’
Starts : 10/30/2020 Ends : 12/11/2020
Meets on : Friday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$75

Intro to Cyber Security, PT. 2: Protect Your Privacy

Staying safe online is essential in today's world – Learn ways to keep your private information safe.
Starts : 10/26/2020 Ends : 12/7/2020
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$125

French Philosophy from Auguste Comte to Albert Camus

In this class, you will study French philosophers of the 19th and 20th century.
No Scheduled Classes

Spanish Basic, PT.B (Espanol Para Principiantes)

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.
Starts : 10/26/2020 Ends : 12/7/2020
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$75

Discrimination in America: Race, Ethnicity, and Religion

We will examine slavery from colonial America through 21st century America, with a focus on racial, ethnic, religious, and gender-based discrimination.
No Scheduled Classes

Dipping into Phillip Roth

Philip Roth was one of this country’s most unique and prolific writers of fiction, much with backdrops in New Jersey among Jews. We will read: Goodbye, Columbus, his first published novel, The Human Stain and American Pastoral.
No Scheduled Classes

Cafe Conversacion Espanol Pt. 2

Starts : 10/30/2020 Ends : 12/11/2020
Meets on : Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$75