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In-person classes: 160 Spear Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105

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July Mini Courses | July 8 - July 26

OLLI SF State's "Mini" courses are open to ALL — members and non-members.

IN-PERSON classes: will not be recorded; vaccination and masks are encouraged in the classroom.

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


Monday, July 22

Bay Area Documentary Filmmakers: Deborah Kaufman and Alan Snitow - Town Destroyer (2022)

with Michael Fox, 7/22, 10:00 AM - 11:30 On Zoom


Tuesday, July 23

The Osher Collection: New Art at the DeYoung Museum

with James Kohn, 7/23, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  In-Person


San Francisco's Crystal Palace Market   

with Lorri Ungaretti, 7/23, 1:30 - 3:30 PM  In-Person


Wednesday, July 24

Highlights from SFMOMA’s “Art of Noise” Exhibit

with Richie Unterberger, 7/24, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM  Hybrid 

Register: In-Person or Zoom


Thursday, July 25

The Legacy of Black Baseball: From the Negro Leagues to Willie Mays - NEW

with Alan Goldberg, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  Zoom 


The Man Who Gave "Fiddler" Its Lyrical Heart: Sheldon Harnick

with Bonnie Weiss, 7/25, 1:30 - 3:30 PM  Zoom

Late Summer Courses

August 5 - September 13



The History of the Concerto - Great Conversations in Music

with John Prescott, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  In-Person


The Story of Hebrew

with Asya Pereltsvaig, 12:30 - 2:30 PM  Zoom  (4 Week Class)


Etta James & Ray Charles – Lives, Times & Music

with Pamela Rose, 3:00 - 5:00 PM  In-Person  (3 Week Class)


The Arts of Mexico

with Avril Angevine, 3:00 - 5:00 PM  In-Person  (3 Week Class)



The Presidential Campaign of 2024 in Perspective

with Marc Sandalow, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  Zoom  (4 Week Class)


After Empire: 20th Century British & Irish Short Story Masters

with Robert Weibezahl, 12:30 - 2:30 PM  Zoom


Chair Yoga for Strength and Flexibility - Your Back - NEW

with Magdalene Khoo, 3:00 - 4:00 PM  Zoom (7 Week Class starting August 6)



Politics and Economics for the 21st Century

with David Peritz, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  Zoom 


Women and Migration

with Olivia Espin, 3:00 - 5:00 PM  Zoom 



Silicon Valley - From Apricot Orchards to High Technology

with Bebo White, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  Hybrid 

Register: In-Person or Zoom


Gender in Pre-code (and Silent) Films

with Mary Scott, 12:15 - 2:45 PM  In-Person (5 Week Class)


Europe in the 20th Century

with Steve Harris, 3:00 - 5:00 PM  In-Person



Your Write to Resilience

with Kathryn Goldman, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM  Zoom


Our Brains: Movement, Stroke and Stem Cells

with Peter Ralston, 12:30 - 2:30 PM  In-Person (3 Week Class)


Notes for OLLI Courses:

IN-PERSON classes: will NOT be recorded; masks are optional in the classroom. Classes meet at 160 Spear Street, 5th Floor.

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

HYBRID classes: are subject to both of the above depending on whether you register for the In-person or the Zoom section. If you plan to attend some in person and some on Zoom, please register for the In-Person class. All Hybrids will be recorded. The Zoom link will be provided to students of both in-person and Zoom sections.

Purchase multi-course packages and save!

Course packages are good for one year and can be used in the 5 sessions available during the year: Winter, Spring, Summer, Late Summer and Fall. When the package is purchased will determine which session comes first as a package can be purchased any time during the year.

Any left over classes cannot be carried forward after 12 months.

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