OLLI SF State Courses

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

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Summer Courses

June 3 - July 19 



The Magic of Mozart: Adventures in Operatic Elegance

with Kip Cranna, 6/3 - 7/15 (skipping 7/8), 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  Hybrid 

Register: In-Person or Zoom

Modern Art and The Exotic, 1870-1930

with Simon Kenrick, 6/3 - 7/8, 12:30 - 2:30 PM  In-Person 


Fighting Slavery in Early America

with Richard Bell, 6/3 - 7/15 (skipping 7/8), 3:00 - 5:00 PM  Zoom 



Crafting Poems on Work and Play

with Kathleen McClung, 6/4 - 7/9, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  In-Person


Six Shining Lights from Hollywood's Golden Age: Women of the Silver Screen

with Cary Pepper, 6/4 - 7/16, (skipping 6/18), 12:30 - 2:30 PM  In-Person 


Chair Yoga for Strength and Flexibility

with Magdalene Khoo, 6/4 - 7/9, 3:00 - 4:00 PM  Zoom 



Motown Records: The Greatest Soul Label

with Richie Unterberger, 6/5 - 7/17 (skipping 6/19), 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  Hybrid 

Register: In-Person or Zoom



Media, Technology & Culture

with Marla Lowenthal, 6/6 - 7/18, (skipping 7/4), 12:30 - 2:30 PM  Zoom 


Biblical Text and Modern Research: How Each Serves (and Contradicts) the Other

with Jehon Grist, 6/6 - 7/18, (skipping 7/4), 3:00 - 5:00 PM  Zoom 



Blake: Madman, Visionary; Poet or Prophet?

with Jannie Dresser, 6/7 - 7/19, (skipping 7/5), 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  Zoom 


Beyond the Headlines- Facilitated Discussions Regarding News of the Week

with Sara Seims and David Perper, 6/7 - 7/19, (skipping 7/5), 12:30 - 2:30 PM  In-Person


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.

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 8

Hamilton: How the Musical Remixes American History

with Richard Bell, 7/8, 3:00 - 5:00 In-Person


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

with Bonnie Weiss, 7/25, 1:30 - 4:00 PM  Zoom 

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