FSU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute kicks off spring semester

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida State University is gearing up for its Spring 2022 Semester with a full slate of classes, special lectures and activities.

OLLI offerings are tailored for adults over 50 years old. Registration opens Friday, Feb. 4, and classes begin a week later on Feb. 11.

There are no education prerequisites for enrollment. Instructors include the faculty of local institutions of higher education and area experts. Online platforms like Zoom have extended the range of instructors and students who can join OLLI’s classes.

Music, art, languages, literature, science, history, the environment, health and technology are among the topics covered. Most courses will be offered via Zoom.

Among the semester’s class options are: “Slave Ships, Slave Narratives and Neo-Slave Narratives”; “Music to Your Ears: The History of the American Screen Musical”; “Gardening Sustainably in North Florida”; “Female Artists Finding Their Place”; “Washington Irving, Spinning Wheels and Ghostly Conversations”; “The Swingin’ ‘50s —1850s, That Is” and “Chair Yoga,” to name just a few.

The online course catalog includes descriptions of all courses and registration information. Instructors provide brief videos promoting their classes through a Virtual Showcase that can be viewed at olli.fsu.edu.

Membership in OLLI at FSU is aimed at adults 50 and older who enjoy learning in a stress-free environment where there is no homework, no tests and no required reading.

A series of special lectures precedes the beginning of classes and both OLLI members and non-members are welcome to enjoy these two-hour sessions. Learn more about these sessions here.

For more information about OLLI at FSU and how to become a member, visit olli.fsu.edu. For additional assistance, contact Deb Herman at dherman@fsu.edu or Terry Aaronson at taaronson@fsu.edu.