The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at San Diego State University offers intellectually stimulating, university-quality courses for students age 50 and better. There are no tests or grades, just the thrill of learning with like-minded peers. Free campus parking is included.

 

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Summer 2019 Osher Membership
Osher Institute at SDSU membership is $30 for new and renewing members, per person, per term. Membership is required each term to register for Osher Institute offerings, unless otherwise noted.

Summer 2019 Osher Offerings

Course Title Dates Times Fee
Mondays

Lecture: Women Who Brought Art, Beauty, and Culture to Early 20th Century San Diego
Rosanne Goodwin

6/10

10–11:50 am

$15

Workshop: Introduction to Furniture and Woodworking: Making a Shaker Table
Tim Demuth

6/10–6/26

1–3:50 pm

$229

Lecture: Andrew Jackson, America’s Original Populist President
Blaine Davies

6/17

10–11:50 am

$15

Course: How Money Moves
Cristina Pintado

6/24–7/15

12–1:50 pm

$49

Workshop: Foiling Around: Introduction to Sword Fighting
Randi McKenzie

7/15 & 7/22

10–11:50 am

$35

Lecture: Is This Any Way to Elect a President? The Costs and Benefits of the Electoral College System
James Ingram

7/29

10–11:50 am

$15

Course: The Psychological Impact of Living in Two Languages
Oliva Espín

8/5 & 8/12

10–11:50 am

$35

Tuesdays

Course: History of the American Indians from a Decolonizing Perspective
Richard Carrico

6/4–6/25

10–11:50 am

$49

Edventure: The Culture and Cuisine of Greece
Susan McBeth

7/2

11 am–1 pm

$39

Lecture: Africa: Home of Natural Wonders and a Wonderful Vacation Destination
William Twayigize

7/9

11 am–12:50 pm

$15

Lecture: A Struggle for Power: The First Great War
Lola Sparrowhawk

7/30

10–11:50 am

$15

Preview Video Lecture: Whales and Dolphins of California: A Photographic Journey
Richard Herrmann

8/6

10–11:50 am

$15

Wednesdays

Lecture: The Beatles’ Historic 1964 North American Tour: A Backstage View
Chuck Gunderson

6/5

1–2:50 pm

$15

Workshop: Introduction to Furniture and Woodworking: Making a Shaker Table
Tim Demuth

6/10–6/26

1–3:50 pm

$229

Lecture: William Carlos Williams’ Radioactive Love Poems
Matthew Keenan

6/12

10–11:50 am

$15

Edventure: Tour of Catalina Offshore Products
Tommy Gomes

6/19

11 am–12:30 pm

Free

Course: Global Mythology and Philosophy at Katherine Tingley’s Lomaland Theosophy Community
Kenneth Small

7/10 & 7/17

1–2:50 pm

$35

Lecture: Clara Breed, Takeo Takei, and the San Diego Public Library Historical Children's Books Collection
Linda Salem

7/24

10–11:50 am

$15

Lecture: Red, White, and Bard! A Celebration of William Shakespeare in America
Rob Crisell

8/7

11 am–12:50 pm

$15

Thursdays

Course: Understanding Globalization through Different Lenses
Eyassu Gayim

6/6–6/20

3–4:50 pm

$40

Lecture: The Doctor's Dilemma: Medical Decisions Based on Uncertain Data
Michael Ziegler

7/11

10–11:50 am

$15

Preview Video Lecture: Drums: The History of All That Shakes, Rattles, and Rolls
Raymond Conseur

7/25

10–11:50 am

$15

Lecture: Rebuilding the Nation After the Civil War
John Putman

8/1

1–2:50 pm

$15

Lecture: Man-Made Earthquakes in the Age of Unconventional Oil and Gas Development
Matthew Weingarten

8/8

10–11:50 am

$15

Fridays

Lecture: What Autonomous Vehicles Can Do for You: Mobility for All
Lima Saft

6/21

10–11:50 am

$15

Special Event: Radio in the Digital Era
John Decker

6/28

10 am–1 pm

$29

Special Event: OLLI Café
Staff/Volunteers

6/28

1–2:50 pm

Free

Preview Video Lecture: International Human Rights Law
William Slomanson

7/19

1–2:50 pm

$15

Lecture: Planetary Geology: An Overview of the Planets of Our Solar System
Isabelle SacramentoGrilo

7/26

1–2:50 pm

$15

Edventure: The Marston House: Tour, Talk, and Toast!
Sarai Johnson

7/26

10 am–12 pm

$39

Book Club: Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights (cancelled)
Karen Kenyon

8/2

10–11:30 am

$10

Saturdays

Lecture: Social Climate Change: Socializing in an Age of Political Correctness
Wendy Patrick

6/8

9–10:50 am

$15

Lecture: The USS Midway CV-41
Fred Shatsky

7/13

10–11:50 am

$15

Course: Old-Time Radio: Mystery and Suspense
Robert Jordan

7/20 & 7/27

1–3:50 pm

$40

Course: Harmony and Health: Using Music for Health, Wellness, and Mindfulness
Lindsay Zehren

8/3 & 8/10

11 am–12:50 pm

$35