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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Fall 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.

Fall 2019 Osher Offerings

Course Title Dates Times Fee
AGING, PERSONAL FINANCE, & RETIREMENT

Lecture: Retirement Primer: Here Already? Part 1 | Social Security: Your Questions Answered
Robert Shultz

9/11

1–2:50 pm

Free

Lecture: The Mature Palate: Taste, Smell, and Flavor
Claire Murphy

9/17

11 am–12:50 pm

$15

Lecture: Retirement Primer: Here Already? Part 2 | Health Care and Your Retirement
Robert Shultz

9/18

1–2:50 pm

Free

Lecture: Retirement Primer: Here Already? Part 3 | Outlook & Opportunities: Fuel for Your Investment Journey
Robert Shultz

9/25

1–2:50 pm

Free

Lecture: What's in Your Retirement Account? Researching Your Investments at the SDSU Love Library
Timothy Tully

9/26

11 am–12:30 pm

Free

Four-Week Course: The Labyrinth of Personal and Collective Memory
Oliva Espín

10/3-10/24

1–2:50 pm

$49

Lecture: There's No Excuse for Financial Elder Abuse!
Kimberly Swierenga

10/25

11 am–12:50 pm

Free

Lecture: Whose Life is it Anyway? Right to Die: History and Solutions
Faye Girsh and Barry Price

10/28

9–10:50 am

$15

Lecture: The Coming Widow Boom: How Prepared Are You?
Buddy Thomas

11/19

9–10:50 am

Free

ARTS & HUMANITIES

Six-Week Course: The Wisdom of Mythology | Section 1
Peter Bolland

9/9-10/14

3–4:50 pm

$74

Four-Week Course: Critical Thinking: How to Survive an Ever-Changing World
Alejandro Castañeda

9/12-10/3

9–10:50 am

$49

Six-Week Course: Mid-to-Late 20th Century Art in Europe and America
Damon Hitchcock

9/13-10/18

9–10:50 am

$74

Lecture: Hamlet's Guide to Happiness: Seven Lessons from the Greatest Play Ever Written
Rob Crisell

10/1

11 am–12:50 pm

$15

Six-Week Course: The World of the Middle Ages
Bruno Leone

10/2-11/6

1–2:50 pm

$74

Lecture: Some Fun Tonight! The Backstage Story of How The Beatles Rocked America: The Historic 1965 American Tour
Chuck Gunderson

10/7

11 am–12:50 pm

$15

Edventure: Culture and Cuisine of Iraq
Susan McBeth

10/7

11:30 am–1:30 pm

$39

Four-Week Course: Latino and Chicano History of the United States
Richard Griswold del Castillo

10/9-10/30

3–4:50 pm

$49

Six-Week Course: Conquest of the American West
John Putman

10/14-11/25

9–10:50 am

$74

Two-Week Course: The Arrogance of Power and the Demise of Empires
Farouk Al-Nasser

10/14 & 10/21

11 am–12:50 pm

$35

Four-Week Course: The Art of the Italian Renaissance
Douglas Barker

10/16-11/6

1–2:50 pm

$49

Six-Week Course: The Wisdom of Mythology | Section 2
Peter Bolland

10/21-12/2

3–4:50 pm

$74

Six-Week Course: Art History: Native Arts of the Americas
Damon Hitchcock

10/25-12/6

9–10:50 am

$74

Two-Week Course: New Movie History
Ryan Parker

10/31 & 11/7

1–2:50 pm

$35

Six-Week Course: The Future of the European Union
Cristina Pintado

11/4-12/16

12–1:50 pm

$74

Six-Week Course: Events Leading to WWI and WWII
Lola Sparrowhawk

11/5-12/10

11 am–12:50 pm

$74

Two-Week Course: South American Music Series
Emily Jullié

11/7 & 11/14

11 am–12:50 pm

$35

Lecture: The People’s Republic of China: Historical Development, Cultural Legacy, and Contemporaneity
Edwin McDaniel

11/8

11 am–12:50 pm

$15

Lecture: The Service Knows and Will Remember: The Aircraft Crash Memorial on Japacha Ridge
Alexander D. Bevil

12/3

9–10:50 am

$15

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT/SPECIAL INTEREST

Lecture: Cybersecurity and You
Hau Nguyen

9/20

11 am–12:50 pm

$15

Workshop: The Zentangle Method
Janet Masey

9/24

11 am–12:50 pm

$15

Four-Week Workshop: Anyone Can Write!
Danielle Kaheaku

10/8-10/29

11 am–12:50 pm

$49

Lecture: Stay Organized, Stay Secure 101
Alex Brzozowski and Rusty Sailors

10/8

1–2:50 pm

Free

Workshop: Confident Online Dating
Jamesa Selleck

10/24

11 am–1:50 pm

$19

Four-Week Workshop: Qi Kung for Better Health
Glen Clabaugh

10/25-11/15

2–3:50 pm

$49

Lecture: Leveling the Playing Field: How to Eliminate Implicit Bias and Discrimination
Wendy Patrick

11/2

12–1:50 pm

$15

Two-Week Course: Generational Diversity
Jacqueline Penhos

12/5 & 12/12

9–10:50 am

$35

POLITICS & CURRENT EVENTS

Two-Week Course: Forced Migration in the Media
Tiffany Dykstra-DeVette

9/23 & 9/30

1–2:50 pm

$35

Lecture: Russia, Ukraine, Crimea — Why the Conflict?
Philip Pryde

9/24

3–4:50 pm

$15

Two-Week Course: What's Up With DACA?
Glenn Smith

10/2 & 10/9

10–11:50 am

$35

Six-Week Course: Foreign Policy Issues Now
David Bame

10/8-11/12

10–11:50 am

$74

Four-Week Course: What's Up (Doc) Ket?
Glenn Smith

10/16-11/6

10–11:50 am

$49

Two-Week Course: Media Literacy in the Fake News Era
Gustavo Solis

10/24 & 10/31

4–5:50 pm

$35

Lecture: Economists' Take on the Minimum Wage
Joe Silverman

11/13

3–4:50 pm

$15

Four-Week Course: International Human Rights Law
Eyassu Gayim

11/19-12/10

1–2:50 pm

$49

RELIGIOUS STUDIES

Lecture: Introduction to Buddhism and Practical Meditation
Gen Kelsang Lhadron

10/18

11 am–12:50 pm

$15

Two-Week Course: Can the Bible and Evolution Coexist?: Genesis and Creation, Religion, and Science
John Spencer

11/19 & 12/03

1–2:50 pm

$35

Two-Week Course: Introduction to Islam
Khaleel Mohammed

12/4 & 12/11

1–2:50 pm

$35

SCIENCES

Six-Week Course: Natural Disasters
Isabelle SacramentoGrilo

9/6-10/11

1–2:50 pm

$74

Lecture: Alzheimer's Disease: New Science and Reason for Hope
Jerold Chun

11/15

11 am–12:50 pm

$15

SPECIAL EVENTS

Fall 2019 Kickoff Event
Staff/Volunteers

8/30

9:30 am–12:30 pm

Free

SDSU Love Library Discovery Session and Tour
Gloria Rhodes

9/25

10–11:30 am

Free

OLLI Café
Staff / Volunteers

10/1

1–2:50 pm

Free

SDSU Arts Alive Theater Event: Just Like Us
SDSU Arts Alive

10/6

2–4 pm

$19