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Fall Session: October 10 - November 18

Multi-week courses are open to current members of OLLI at San Francisco State University. The two Wednesday morning 3 week courses are exceptions and are open to non members.

IN-PERSON classes: will not be recorded; proof of full vaccination is required; currently masks are required in the classroom.

ZOOM classes: will be recorded unless noted below; recordings are available upon request to those who are enrolled in the class.

 

Mondays

Diego Rivera's Artistic Vision of North America

Instructor: Maureen O'Brien DeGeller
In-Person | 10 a.m. - Noon

Nature, Poetry, and the Language of the Spirit

Instructor: Diane Frank
Zoom | Noon - 2 p.m.

The History Wars: The 1619 Project and Critical Race Theory

Instructor: Richard Bell
Zoom | 3 - 5 p.m.

Tuesdays

Benjamin Britten, A Composer of Contrasts

Instructor: John Prescott
Zoom | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Everyday Astronomy: Orienting Yourself in Space, Time, and the Sky

Instructor: Andrew Fraknoi
Zoom | 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Noir and Blacklist

Instructor: Elliot Lavine
Zoom | 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Wednesdays

How is Now, The Nature of the Modern World

Instructor: Steve Harris
In-Person | 10 a.m. - Noon (3 week course, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26)

Giants of the American Musical Theater

Instructor: Rick Harrell
In-Person | 10 a.m. - Noon (3 week course, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16)

Industrial Giant, the Rebuilding of America after the Civil War, 1865-1901

Instructor: Jared Day
Zoom | 3 - 5 p.m.

Thursdays

Rilke: On Life and Other Difficulties

Instructor: Jannie Dresser
In-Person | 10 a.m. - Noon

Arthur Miller and the Challenge of Writing Tragedy in the Modern World

Instructor: Julian Lopez-Morillas 
In-Person | 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Late Imperial Russia 1855-1914

Instructor: Richard Robbins 
In-Person | 3 - 5 p.m.

Fridays

Paint It More Black; A Deeper Dive into Black Art 

Instructor: Charlie Goldberg
In-Person | 10 a.m. - Noon

Film Art: An Introduction to the Formal Elements of Film

Instructor: Sarah Childress
Zoom | 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

More from the Promiscuous World of Jewish Music

Instructor: Joshua Horowitz
Zoom | 3 - 5 p.m.

Purchase multi-course packages and save!

Find options in the Multi-Week Course Catalog. Available to current members of OLLI at San Francisco State University.

3 Course Package - $360.

6 Course Package - $660.

12 Course Package - $1000.

 

September Mini Courses  |   Sept 20 - Oct 4, 2022

Open to ALL — members and non-members. 

IN-PERSON classes: will not be recorded; proof of full vaccination is required; currently masks are required in the classroom.

ZOOM classes: will be recorded unless noted below; recordings are available upon request to those who are enrolled in the class.

 

Shakespeare's Two Takes on Mark Antony

IN-PERSON | Monday, Sept 26, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. 
Instructor: Jackie Davis Martin

How Bob Dylan and the Beatles Upset the Status Quo 1961 - 1966

ON ZOOM | 3 Tuesdays, Sept 20 - Oct 4, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. 
Instructor: Aaron Leonard

The Controversy at Coit Tower, 1934, Communist Conspiracy or Tempest in a Teapot

ON ZOOM | Tuesday, Sept 27, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Robert Cherny

Bay Area Documentary Filmmakers, William Farley and I Wanted to Be a Man with a Gun

IN-PERSON | Wednesday, Sept 28, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Michael Fox

Libraries of the Barbary Coast

IN-PERSON | Thursday, Sept 29, 10 a.m. - Noon
Instructor: Taryn Edwards

Illuminated Manuscripts

ON ZOOM | Thursday, Sept 29, 1:30 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Louise Victor

World of Plants, Evolution and Seasonal Survival Strategies

IN-PERSON | Friday, Sept 30, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Tania Pollak (Limited to 24 people)