2021 Fall
CIV E 0220 Civil and Environmental Engineering Computer Applications
Graphical information systems (GIS), specialized civil engineering software, advanced problem solving.
Course Date(s)
October 25 - December 19
$1,776
Instructors
Tamara Parsons
2021 Fall
CON E 0101 Construction and Culture
Cultural context of construction, emphasizing its centrality in evolution and expansion of built environments as expressions of ethical and historical value systems. Relationship between culture, geography, construction materials, and built expressions of cultural legacy. Interdependence of built environment and society.
Course Date(s)
August 23 - October 24
$1,776
Instructors
Thais Alves
2021 Fall
ENV E 0320 Designing Solutions for Environmental Problems
Human interaction with the land, water and air environment; environmental pollution; role of engineering in solving environmental problems.
Course Date(s)
October 25 - December 19
$1,776
Instructors
Matthew Verbyla
2021 Fall
OF 0012.27 Guiding Women Toward Achieving and Retaining Financially Independence

Did you know that 90% of women will eventually be solely in charge of all their household finances, and yet only 20% feel prepared to make wise financial decisions? Women have very different retirement concerns than men, including longer lifespans and more of a chance for disability. Ladies, come discover helpful methods to maintain your quality of life throughout retirement, with or without a spouse or partner. We’ll discuss ways to protect your income, manage the market’s ups and downs, and highlight the five criteria to seek in a prospective advisor relationship.

Format: 60% Lecture, 30% Interactive discussion, 10% Hands-on activity

Course Date(s)
September 30 - September 30
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Instructors
Daniel Guillen
2021 Fall
OF 0015.22 Equality, Fairness Liberty, and the Constitution

Learn how the U.S. Constitution protects ― and fails to protect ― against discriminatory, arbitrary, or liberty-invading governmental action. With a focus on the Constitution’s Equal Protection and Due Process guarantees, we’ll look at key decisions by the Supreme Court and other government officials about the meaning of these fundamental rights. We’ll explore abortion rights, and their vulnerability with the "new" Supreme Court; affirmative action, and whether such programs undermine or further equality; why only some privacy rights are strongly protected; and much more.

Format: 75% Lecture, 25% Q&A and Interactive discussion

Course Date(s)
October 20 - November 17
2021 Fall
OF 0007.48 Osher Opening Relaunch

Hello to our loyal, devoted Osher members – and to any new potential members, welcome! Osher @ SDSU is back and running. Hear some of our latest updates, get an exclusive preview of fall courses from our dynamic instructors, and meet staff and fellow learners at this fun, informal event. We look forward to meeting you and reconnecting!

This event is free. Registration is required. RSVP by Thursday, August 5 at zoom link needed.

Date: Friday, August 13, 10 am–11 am
Course Date(s)
August 13 - August 13
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2021 Fall
OF 0013.49 Keeping Score: Film Noir and Neo-Noir With Jazz/Other Soundtracks

Film Noir and Neo-noir are synonymous with devious dames, mysterious shadows, and troubled leading men. But what about music? Some of the best of these films are also notable for what we can hear in addition to what we see. Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, and others lent their incredible sounds to stories that are rich and smokey, like the music that curls around the characters. Join us as we explore Davis' work in the French film, “Elevator To The Gallows”, Duke Ellington's work for horns in “Paris Blues.” We'll also visit the brooding neo-noir “Diva” with the incomparable voice of Wilhelmenia Wiggins Fernandez and take a detour through the Italian film “Ammore e Malavita” with its surprising mixture of pop and blues.

Format: 10%, Lecture, 40% Interactive discussion, 40% Film viewing, 10% Listening exercises.

Course Date(s)
October 1 - October 22
2021 Fall
OF 0015.23 The Supreme Court's LANDMARK CASES: Their Context and Enduring Legacy

What makes a Supreme Court decision worthy of the title “landmark”? Is it typically perceived as such at the time of its issuance? Can a landmark decision move the law backward or is the name reserved for decisions that expand rights and liberties? We’ll explore key constitutional law decisions on a variety of momentous controversies, with a focus on the few that made a lasting contribution to questions of governmental power (such as federal judicial power and federal vs. state power), individual liberties (such as rights against racial discrimination), and fundamental rights (such as rights to privacy). Become a better consumer of news and opinions from the media, political officials, and your fellow Americans.

Format: 75% Lecture, 25% Q&A and Interactive discussion

Course Date(s)
October 8 - November 12
2021 Fall
OF 0007.49 OLLI Happy Hour

OLLI Happy Hours are a social hour held four times every semester on the second Friday of the month. While there’s a lot of fun to be had in the classroom, it’s important to have fun and connect with one another outside the classroom. Each Happy Hour will have a themed discussion. It's a great way to meet and congregate in a relaxed setting and build camaraderie and community. OLLI Happy Hours are open to members and non-members.

This event is free. Registration is required.

Course Date(s)
September 10 - September 10
October 8 - October 8
November 12 - November 12
December 10 - December 10
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2021 Fall
OF 0013.50 Women Saints: Can We Learn Something From Them in the 21st Century?

What can Joan of Arc, Rose of Lima, Teresa of Avila, and others can teach us regardless of our religious background? This course is not about religion. It’s about some remarkable women who can still be role models in the 21st century. Their strategies of resistance and accommodation to authority are still relevant today despite their different historical and cultural contexts. Their active involvement in the political and socio-cultural realities of their time, as well as their role in the development of national identities, reveal strong characters that are very different from the trite depiction of saints as silent, obedient, and submissive to authority.

Format: 70% Lecture, 30% Q&A

Course Date(s)
October 20 - November 10

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