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FIU OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE

FALL A 2017 COURSE SCHEDULE

 FIU BISCAYNE BAY CAMPUS & OFF-CAMPUS LOCATIONS

Fall 2017 –  Starting Monday, August 28 and ending on Friday, October 20, 2017 unless otherwise noted (Six (6) sessions term) No classes on Monday, September 4 in observance of Labor Day, no classes on Wednesday, September 20 thru Friday, September 22 (Rosh Hashanah), also on Wednesday, October 4 thru Friday, October 6 (Sukkot), and Monday, October 9th in observance of Columbus Day (Miami Shores locations only, FIU is open on Columbus Day).

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WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

 

 “Beginning Water Color Painting”

Alan Londin

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

FIU Biscayne Bay Campus

Academic II – 212

 

Dates:  8/28, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25 ,10/2 & 10/16

Member price:  $100.00

Non-member price:  $125.00

 

Please contact the office for the list of materials needed for the class.

 “Foreign and Domestic Events”

Dr. Mitra Raheb

9:30-11:00 AM

Miami Shores Community Center

Dates:  8/29, 9/5, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3 & 10/17

Please note:  No class on 9/12

Member price:   $90.00

Non-member:   $115.00

 

 "What Americans Think About Public Opinion in the U.S."

 

Dr. Alan Fisher

10:00–11:30 AM

FIU Biscayne Bay Campus

Glenn Hubert Library Room 255

Dates:  9/27, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25

(Four (4) sessions course)

 

Member price:  $70.00 Non-member:  $95.00

 

 "What Americans Think About Public Opinion in the U.S."

 

Dr. Alan Fisher

10:00–11:30 AM

Miami Shores Community Center

Dates:  9/28, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26

(Four (4) sessions course)

 

Member price:  $70.00 Non-member:  $95.00

 

 

 

 

“Books Inside Out”

Ronelle Delmont

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Brockway Memorial Library

Miami Shores

Dates:

 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13

Member price:   $90.00

Non-member:   $115.00

 

Titles:

“The Woman Behind the New Deal” – Frances Perkins by Kirstin Downey

“Terror in the City of Champions” by Tom Stanton

“The Shock Doctrine” by Naomi Klein

“The Hellhound of Wall Street” by Michael Perino

“The Sellout” by Paul Beatty

“Remarkable Creatures” by Tracy Chevalier

 

 

 

 

“Creative Acrylic Color Painting”

Alan Londin

1:30–4:30 PM

FIU Biscayne Bay Campus

Academic II – 212

 

Dates:  8/28, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25 ,10/2 & 10/16

Member price:  $100.00

Non-member price:  $125.00

 

Please contact the office for list of materials needed for class.

 

“Cinema without Borders”

Shelly Isaacs

2:30 PM – 5:00 PM

FIU Biscayne Bay Campus

 

Room TBA

 

 

Dates:

8/29, 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3

 

Member price:   $100.00

Non-member:   $125.00

 

Three films – each shown in 2 parts – are among international cinema’s greatest director’s finest works.

Films:

“Fanny & Alexander”– 1982 – Ingmar Bergman

“Rocco and His Brothers” – 1961 – Luchino Visconti

“Children of Paradise” – 1945 – Marcel Carne

 

 

“Books and Films Inside Out”

Ronelle Delmont

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

FIU Biscayne Bay Campus

Glenn Hubert Library Room 255

 Dates:

8/30, 9/6, 9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 10/18

 

Member price:   $100.00

Non-member:   $125.00

 

Book titles and films:

 

“Lilies of the Field” by William E. Barret – 1963 Film by Ralph Nelson

“The Spirit of St. Louis” by Charles -  Lindbergh -1957 Film by Billy Wilder

“The Airman and the Carpenter” by Sir Ludovic Kennedy – 1996 Film “Crime of the Century” by Marc Rydell

“Obedience to Authority” by Stanley Milgram – 2015 Film “The Experimenter” by Michael Almereyda

“History on Trial” by Deborah Lipstadt – 2016 Film “Denial” by Mick Jackson

“Autobiography of Margaret Sanger” – 1995 Film “Choices of the Heart” by Paul Shapiro

 

 

 

 

“Senses of Cinema”

Shelly Isaacs

2:30PM – 5:00PM

FIU Biscayne Bay Campus

 

Room TBA

 

Dates:  8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/28, 10/12, 10/19

  

Member price:   $100.00

Non-member:   $125.00

Films:

“Two Days One Night” – Belgium - 2014

“My Piece of the Pie”– France - 2011

“Time Out” – France - 2001

“Il Posto“– Italy - 1961

“Measure of a Man”– France - 2015

“The Grocer’s Son”– France - 2007

 

 

“The First Americans: Pre-Columbian Indigenous cultures: Aztecs, Mayas, Incas and Tainos”

Joseph Holbrook

11:30 AM-1:00 PM

 

FIU Biscayne Bay Campus

Glenn Hubert Library

Room 255

 

Dates:  9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/29, 10/13, 10/20

Member price:   $90.00

Non-member:   $115.00

 

 

 

 

“Retirement Planning Today”

Jeffrey Glotman

6:30-9:30 PM

FIU @ I-75

1930 SW 145th Avenue

Miramar, Florida 33027

Room TBA

Dates:

10/3 & 10/10

(This is a two (2) day seminar)

 

Open to members and non-members

 

$59.00  includes workbook.

 

“All Politics, All the Time”

Dr. Kurt Stone

1:00-2:30 PM

FIU Biscayne Bay Campus

Glenn Hubert Library Room 265

Dates:

8/30, 9/6, 9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 10/18

 

Member price:   $100.00

Non-member:   $125.00

 

“Retirement Planning Today”

Jeffrey Glotman

6:30-9:30 PM

FIU @ I-75

1930 SW 145th Avenue

Miramar, Florida 33027

Room TBA

Dates:

9/28 & 10/5

(This is a two (2) day seminar)

 

Open to members and non-members

$59.00  includes workbook.

 

“The Evolution of Ancient Religions and Civilizations: Paleolithic and Neolithic Religions, Megalithic Civilization, Mesopotamia, Egypt and the Indus Valley”

Joseph Holbrook

1:30-3:00PM

 

FIU Biscayne Bay Campus

Glenn Hubert Library

Room 255

 

Dates:  9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/29, 10/13, 10/20

 

Member price:   $90.00

Non-member:   $115.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Creative Water Color Painting”

Alan Londin

1:30 PM – 4:30

FIU Biscayne Bay Campus

Academic II – Room 212

Dates:

8/30, 9/6, 9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 10/18

 

Member price:   $100.00

Non-member:   $125.00

 

Please contact the office for list of materials needed for class.

 

 

“Retirement Planning Today”

Jeffrey Glotman

6:30-9:30 PM

FIU Biscayne Bay Campus

Academic II – Room 212

Dates:

10/26 & 11/2

(This is a two (2) day seminar)

 

Open to members and non-members

 

$59.00  includes workbook.

 

 

 

 

 

“Memories of the Catskills”

Ronelle Delmont

2:00-3:30 PM

FIU Biscayne Bay Campus

Glenn Hubert Library Room 255

Dates:

8/30, 9/6, 9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 10/18

 

Member price:   $90.00

Non-member:   $115.00

From the sizzling summer streets of every borough of NYC thousands of Italians, Irish and Jewish families tediously drove several hours on Route 17.  Ronelle explains what it was like back then with multimedia visuals and sound illustrating the colorful history of a once glorious experience for the city dwellers of NYC.

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“Never Run a Bluff with a Six-Gun”

Nine Classic Western Films

Dr. Kurt Stone

3:00-5:00 PM

FIU Biscayne Bay Campus

Glenn Hubert Library Room 265

Dates:

8/30, 9/6, 9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 10/18

 

Member price:   $100.00

Non-member:   $125.00

 

Films: 

“The Great Train Robbery” (1903) and “Tumbleweeds” (1925): (Wm. S. Hart)

“Annie Oackley” (1935): (Barbara Stanwyck)

“Dodge City” (1939): (Errol Flynn)

“The Westerner” (1940): (Gary Gooper, Walter Brennan)

“Buck Benny Rides Again” (1940): (Jack Benny)

“The Frisco Kid” (1978): (Harrison Ford, Gene Wilder)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Retirement Planning Today”

Jeffrey Glotman

6:30-9:30 PM

FIU Biscayne Bay Campus

Academic II – Room 212

Dates:

10/18 & 10/25

(This is a two (2) day seminar)

 

Open to members and non-members

 

$59.00  includes workbook.