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OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE (OLLI) “Curiosity Never Retires” Fall 2017 August - October


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WELCOME Welcome to the Fall 2017 session of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at California State University Channel Islands. If you are reading this, you are a mature adult who is interested in learning for its own sake, and in being part of a community of active, vibrant people – the members of OLLI. Just take a quick glance at the offerings in this catalog to see the variety of riches available. Since 2012, the OLLI volunteer organization, in collaboration with Channel Islands staff, has played a critical role in the success of the program. Volunteers recruit instructors, develop courses, and market the program. We want to especially recognize those whose terms of service are ending: Arlene Miro, who has served as Chair of the Curriculum Committee for three years; Su Part, who has served as Chair of the Marketing and Outreach Committee for three years; and Andy Armstrong, who has served as a member of the Executive Board for three years. All have spent many hours working for a program they care deeply about. I will also be leaving the Executive Board with the completion of my three-year term in September, and I am pleased that during my tenure the OLLI program developed a strategic plan, saw significant growth in membership, and successfully implemented online registration with the help of our volunteers. I had the privilege of representing our program at the national OLLI meeting in Texas in April and learned about the variety of OLLI programs across the country – 120 in all. We are not among the largest but we have a growing student body in a number of locations and a strong focus on academic excellence. OLLI at CSUCI is an incredible asset to the Ventura County community. A special thanks to Dr. Gary Berg, Associate Vice President of Extended University, which is the department that oversees OLLI at CSUCI. Dr. Berg is retiring this summer. He has been with OLLI at CSUCI since its beginning in 2004. We will miss his support and patient leadership. See you in class! Diana Troik OLLI Executive Board Chair CONTACT OLLI Osher Lifelong Learning Institute California State University Channel Islands One University Drive Sage Hall 2019 Camarillo, CA 93012 Nicholas Fuentes, OLLI Program Director nicholas.fuentes@csuci.edu Courtney Gross, OLLI Program Analyst courtney.gross@csuci.edu Website: http://go.csuci.edu/olli Phone: 805-437-2748 Fax: 805-437-8859 Facebook: OLLIatCSUCI Donna Inglis, Administrative Support Coordinator donna.inglis@csuci.edu


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MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY Fall 2017 Schedule at a Glance (SORTED BY DAY OF WEEK & TIME) Time Location Instructor Title Length (wks) Class # Page 10-12 Agoura Sacks Modern Spin on Ancient Wisdom First 4 3102 6 10-12 Agoura Gooch Reflections on War Second 4 3091 7 10-12 CSUCI Clark Latin America: Invisible Continent 8 3083 6 1-3 Agoura Neff Cuba: Musical Heritage, Rhythm, Culture 8 3095 8 1-3 CSUCI Teranishi- In Search of Happiness through Interpersonal Relationships 8 3106 7 Martinez 1:30-3:30 VAAC Davis Hollywood Adventures, Part 3: Eyewitness to History First 4 3086 8 1:30-3:30 VAAC Webber New York High Society: Edith Wharton's "House of Mirth" Second 4 3107  9 10-12 CSUCI Curtis Life of Archeology Project 8 3084 9 10-12 Leisure Parmar Environmental Sustainability: Simple Living, High Thinking 8 3098 10 1-3 CSUCI Hagel Art & Architecture of Ancient Aegean 8 3092 10 1:30-3:30 VAAC Amar Many Facets of Criminal Justice System First 4 3080 11 4-6 CSUCI Santa Maria Vintage Film Comedy: For Love of Laughter 8  3103 11 9:30-11:30 B&G Club Domine American Folk Music 8 3088 12 10-12 CSUCI Mercer Art of American West 8 3094 12 1-3 CSUCI Buschmann Oceans of Science II: 19th through 21st Centuries & Denton 8 3082 13 1-3 VACE Pendleton New American Presidency 8 3099 13 4-6 CSUCI Rumer Beyond the Moon: Journeying to Mars First 4 3101 14 4-6 CSUCI Sonstegard Three Waves of Feminism in Music & Art Second 4 3104  14 9:30-11:30 B&G Club Ginell Development of Blues in American Recordings First 4 3090 15 9:30-11:30 B&G Club Teasdale Rise & Fall of Nation-State Second 4 3105 15 10-12 CSUCI Norris Animal Kingdom, Part 1: Invertebrates 8 3096 17 10-12 Studio Rafter Who Am I? First 4 3100 16 10-12 Studio Daurio What's YOUR Philosophy? Second 4 3085 16 1-3 CSUCI Denton Darwin's Evolution 8 3087 17 3:30-5:30 CSUCI Allison Current Events in Age of Trump 8 3079 18 10-12 CSUCI O'Hirok & Geomorphology: Processes that Shape our Landscape Patsch 6 3097 18 10-12 Ojai Bishop Truth or Lies:Art of Interrogation First 4 3081 19 10-12 Ojai Luna Decolonizing Knowledge & Power Second 4 3093 20 10-12 Studio Zoraster After Impressionism: Post-Impressionists and Into 20th Century 8 3110 19 1-3 CSUCI Weisman Hollywood: Blacklisted/Not Blacklisted 8 3108 20  1-3 VACE Dorrance Circles of Service: Mission of United Nations 8  3089 21 THURSDAY FRIDAY SAT. 10:30-12:30 CSUCI Wilcox Key Controversies in American History: Second Pass 8 3109 21 LOCATION KEY n Agoura = Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center n B&G Club = Rocky and Lon Morton Boys & Girls Club in Newbury Park n CSUCI = CSU Channel Islands, Broome Library 2325 n Leisure = Leisure Village *For specific address locations, see page 4. n Ojai = Little House in Ojai n Studio = Studio Channel Islands n VAAC = Ventura Avenue Adult Center n VACE = Ventura Adult & Continuing Education Building CSU CHANNEL ISLANDS 1


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OLLI PROGRAM INFO MISSION STATEMENT The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at California State University Channel Islands brings the excitement and stimulation of college learning to area adults (50 or better!) who wish to extend their learning experiences in a university atmosphere. FALL 2017 KEY DATES & EVENTS ➤ Friday, July 28 at 12:01 a.m. — Online and new member enrollment begins ➤ Monday, July 31 at 8:00 a.m. — Paper and phone enrollment begins ➤ Thursday, August 17 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Las Posas Country Club — OLLI Fest ➤ Saturday, August 26 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Camarillo Public Library — “From Guercino to Van Gogh: Getty Conservator Shares Secrets of the Masters” with Devi Ormond, Associate Paintings Conservator at J. Paul Getty Museum ➤ Monday, August 28 — Fall classes begin ➤ Monday, September 4 — Labor Day. No class. LEVELS of MEMBERSHIP ➤ Basic Membership – Pay for classes a la carte. Courses are $40 for 4-week class, $60 for 6-week class, and $80 for 8-week class with a $200 maximum per session. ➤ Session Membership – Unlimited courses for the session for $200. Participants must still register for desired courses. ➤ Annual Membership (available Fall ONLY) – Unlimited courses for the year in Fall, Spring I, and Spring II for $500. Participants must still register for desired courses. ENROLLMENT ➤ Online – Login through your myCI account at http://myci.csuci.edu. Visit http://csuci.edu/olli-enroll for step-by-step instructions. ➤ Phone – Call 805-437-2748. ➤ Mail – Mail enrollment form to CSUCI, One University Drive, Sage Hall 2109, Camarillo, CA 93012. To retrieve your student ID, call 805-437-2748. ➤ Fax – Fax enrollment form to 805-437-8859. ➤ Hand Deliver – Deliver enrollment form to Sage Hall 2109 at CSUCI. 2 OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE


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OLLI PROGRAM INFO PAYMENT OPTIONS ➤ Mail – Mail check (payable to CSUCI with ID number in memo line) to CSUCI, One University Drive, Sage Hall 2109, Camarillo, CA 93012. To retrieve your student ID, call 805-437-2748. ➤ Online Credit Card – Pay through myCI. A merchant fee of 2.75% will be charged to members. Visit http://go.csuci.edu/olli-payment for step-by-step instructions. ➤ Online E-Checks – Pay through myCI. No fee will be charged for e-check payment. Visit http://go.csuci.edu/olli-payment for step-by-step instructions. ➤ In-Person. Pay with cash, check, or money order (payable to CSUCI with ID number in memo line) at the cashier’s window in Student Business Services on the first floor of Sage Hall during regular business hours. Bring a valid photo ID. ➤ Drop Box. Drop off a check or money order (payable to CSUCI with ID number in memo line) in the 24-hour Student Business Services drop box located outside of Sage Hall to the right of the red awning. REFUND POLICY ➤ A member may be eligible for a full refund if a course is formally dropped within two weeks of the start date of the session. After the two-week deadline has passed, no refund will be issued for dropped classes. To drop a class, call 805-437-2748. ➤ Members seeking special exception to the refund policy, must submit a Petition for Exception form through Extended University for review. COURSE CANCELLATIONS & NOTIFICATIONS ➤ In the event of a course cancellation, enrolled members will be issued a refund for any difference the cancellation makes to their final fee total. ➤ In the event of a one-day only cancellation, a makeup day may be scheduled for that class. ➤ Members will be notified via email as soon as possible of any changes to the course(s) in which they are enrolled. WAITLIST ➤ If a course is full, you may request to be added to the waitlist by calling 805-437-2748. In the event of an opening in class, you will be notified via email or phone of the open spot on a first come, first served basis. PARKING ➤ Parking at CSUCI is $6/day and permits are required 24/7. Permits may be purchased at permit dispensers in Lots A1, A2, A3, and A4. Permits are valid for any A lot on campus all day. ➤ Parking at all off-campus sites is free. ➤ For a map of CSUCI, visit www.csuci.edu/maps. TRANSPORTATION ➤ Members may park for free at the Camarillo Metrolink station (30 Lewis Road) and take the VCTC bus directly to campus. For bus fare rates and schedules, visit www.go.ventura.org. CSU CHANNEL ISLANDS 3


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OLLI PROGRAM INFO ON-CAMPUS OLLI COURTESY SHUTTLE ➤ An OLLI courtesy shuttle is available to take members to/from class at the Broome Library. Shuttle pickup will be in parking lot A4 and the bus stop. Drop off will be behind Broome Library. ➤ The shuttle will run 1 hour prior to class starting and 20 minutes after class ends. ➤ For a detailed on-campus shuttle schedule, visit http://go.csuci.edu/olli-parking. LOCATIONS OF CLASSES (in alphabetical order) From its inception in 2004, OLLI has offered a wide range of quality courses throughout Ventura County. We now have classes running in these eight locations for the 2017-18 school year. Agoura Hills Recreation & Event Center 29900 Ladyface Court • Agoura Hills, CA 91301 CSU Channel Islands Broome Library 2325 One University Drive • Camarillo, CA 93012 Leisure Village Recreation Center, Garden Room 200 Leisure Village Drive • Camarillo, CA 93012 Little House in Ojai Kent Hall • 111 W. Santa Ana Street • Ojai, CA 93023 Rocky and Lon Morton Boys & Girls Club 2855 Borchard Road • Newbury Park, CA 91320 NEW LOCATION Studio Channel Islands 2222 E. Ventura Boulevard • Camarillo, CA 93012 Ventura Avenue Adult Center (VAAC) 550 N. Ventura Avenue • Ventura, CA 93001 Ventura Adult & Continuing Education (VACE) Ron Halt Classroom • 5200 Valentine Road • Ventura, CA 93003 4 OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE


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OLLI PROGRAM INFO INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS ➤ Students with disabilities who require accommodations are encouraged to make an appointment with Disability Student Resource Program at 805-437-3331. Qualified individuals with disabilities shall not be excluded from participation in, or be denied the benefits, services, programs, or activities of this organization because of their disability. ➤ For hearing accommodations, please contact the OLLI office at 805-437-2748 or email courtney.gross@csuci.edu. OLLI FEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM A portion of OLLI member donations are used to help members who cannot afford full membership fees. If you would like to be considered for our fee assistance program, please send a personal letter to the OLLI office (at the address listed in the catalog) explaining your situation and listing in priority up to three classes you would like to take. There is a limited amount of financial assistance available per session. SPECIAL THANKS A sincere appreciation to the volunteers who selflessly donate their time, energy, and talent to OLLI. Volunteers recruit instructors, develop session content, welcome members to each and every class, market our program throughout the community, find grant opportunities, and so much more. This session, we would like to recognize our Curriculum Chair, Arlene Miro, and the members of her committee. “Year round, Curriculum Committee members attend interesting lectures, interact with various community programs, connect with a wide range of stimulating people in our community, and formulate letters and requests for proposals from faculty on and off campus with the goal of building a strong and robust OLLI program. A special thanks to the dedicated members of the Curriculum Committee: Laura Behjan, Beth Bierman, Celina Biniaz, Diana Brookes, Michael Bunkin, Joyce Childress, Jerry Clifford, Vicki Engard, Rebecca Fox, Ann Lewin, Dan Murphy, Bob Newman, Irene Seda, Pat O’Neil, Marianne Slaughter, and Joan Zender.” – Arlene Miro, Chair We would like to recognize Mr. Richard Duran for designing this session’s beautiful cover art. Thank you, Dick! Finally, we would like to thank our generous sponsors throughout the community. Leisure Village CSU CHANNEL ISLANDS 5


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MONDAYS Latin America: The Invisible Continent CSUCI Broome Library 2325 10 a.m. to noon | 8 weeks (8/28-10/23. No class 9/4) OLLI 1005 Class Nbr 3083 With a population approaching 700 million (twice that of the United States), Latin America is a region that is vitally important to the United States in many ways. Despite its proximity to our shores, this collection of diverse nations draws little attention from the American media compared to other areas of the world such as Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. In this course, we will take a look at why Latin America matters as we gain appreciation for its rich culture and history from preHispanic times to the present. Stephen Clark, Ph.D., received his doctorate from the University of Colorado with a dissertation on autobiographical writings of Cuban exiles. He lived in Spain where he completed his master's degree. His publications include criticism, literary translations, interviews of major Cuban writers, and book reviews. He has taught at Northern Arizona University and Indiana State University and is currently a Professor of Spanish at CSUCI. He enjoys teaching Latin American literature, literary translation, and Latin American culture and civilization. A Modern Spin on Ancient Wisdom Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. | First 4 weeks (8/28-9/25. No class 9/4) OLLI 1024 Class Nbr 3102 Nirvana? Karma? Reincarnation? Really? This four-week course will explore historical and cultural perspectives on the origins and implications of fundamental Buddhist teachings, traditional interpretations, and a compelling contemporary view as to how the Four Noble Truths and associated elements of Buddhism can be understood in our secular age. Holly Sacks received a degree in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley and has completed study programs at the University of the South School of Theology, Harvard Business School Executive Education, and the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. She is a UCLA Certified Mindfulness facilitator and co-founder of NOW House Mindful Awareness Center in Westlake. She teaches at the Neuroboxing Foundation and Mindfulness for Parkinson’s at Leisure Village, conducts study groups related to Buddhism, and speaks at various wellness forums, CSUCI, and local high schools. 6 OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE


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MONDAYS C O U R S E D E S C R I P T I O N S Reflections on War Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Second 4 weeks (10/2-10/23) OLLI 1013 Class Nbr 3091 What is war? Are human beings "hard-wired" to destructiveness? Can war be tamed, averted, or ended altogether? How do technology, arms races, and military-industrial complexes affect war? Can we afford peace? How new are the 21st century forms of asymmetrical and total war? In posing a series of questions for reflecting on the meanings and possibilities of war, this course is designed to challenge our notions about war and consider what lies ahead for modern society. Herb Gooch, Ph.D., is a Professor of Political Science and formerly directed the Master in Public Policy and Administration program at California Lutheran University. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from University of California, Berkeley and master’s degrees in Business Administration and International Relations, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science from UCLA. He is a frequent local media commentator on political affairs. In Search of Happiness through Interpersonal Relationships CSUCI Broome Library 2325 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. | 8 weeks (8/28-10/23. No class 9/4) OLLI 1028 Class Nbr 3106 Research indicates that those who are happier during childhood are physically healthier and live longer. However, some people are continuously searching for what it is that makes them happy. Recent reports from a study conducted over the past 79 years indicated that those with strong relationships were the happiest. Dr. Teranishi Martinez will discuss relational development from birth through adulthood, examining parenting, attachment, romantic and work relationships. We will explore the dark side of relationships and the impact of social media, in addition to discussing strategies for improving communication and meaningful relationships in order to enhance overall well-being. Christy Teranishi Martinez, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology and affiliated faculty of Chicana/o Studies at CSUCI. She specializes in adolescence, positive psychology, identity and relational development. At San Diego State University, she conducted her master’s thesis on how parenting and attachment predict adult relationship styles. She obtained her Doctor of Philosophy in Developmental Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her current research focuses on flow, interpersonal relationships, spirituality, and happiness. Visit us online at go.cscuc.edu/olli or search “OLLI CSUCI” for the most up-to-date info on the program. CSU CHANNEL ISLANDS 7


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MONDAYS C O U R S E D E S C R I P T I O N S Cuba: Musical Heritage, Rhythm, and Culture Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. | 8 weeks (8/28-10/23. No class 9/4) OLLI 1017 Class Nbr 3095 Cuba is an island rich with infectious rhythms, melodic hooks, and jazz harmonies. This course will explore Cuba’s musical tradition and styles, including son cubano, rumba, mambo, mozambique, guaracha, nueva trova, and salsa. Some of the artists we will reference include Benny Moré, Compay Segundo, Celia Cruz, Silvio Rodriguez, and Chucho Valdés. In the midst of a shift in United States policy toward Cuba, what opportunities and challenges may there be for musical exchange between the two countries? Peter Neff is a composer and guitarist. His compositions can be heard in movies, television shows, recordings and commercials, including “30 Rock”, "The Sopranos", “Jane the Virgin”, "Saturday Night Live" and "Nova." He has performed with Smokey Robinson, Wilson Pickett, Eartha Kitt, John Raitt and Petula Clark. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Berklee College of Music and a Master of Music degree from the University of Miami. My Hollywood Adventures, Part 3: Eyewitness to History Ventura Avenue Adult Center (VAAC) 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. | First 4 weeks (8/28-9/25. No class 9/4) OLLI 1008 Class Nbr 3086 New York Times syndicated columnist Ivor Davis continues his amazing adventures in Hollywood by taking you behind the scenes with personal inside stories about the giants of the movie business. Hear about the last time Doris Day saw Rock Hudson; taking a bath with Larry Hagman; as well as close encounters with Warren Beatty, Mick Jagger, Barbra Streisand, Mia Farrow, John Wayne, and Roman Polanski. Ivor Davis has been a foreign correspondent for The London Daily Express and The Times of London in a 50-year-long career. He was an entertainment columnist for The New York Times Syndicate and an editor at Los Angeles Magazine. He covered four World Cup Soccer finals for CBS radio. His work has been widely published. He has written books about the Charles Manson murders and authored the recent “Beatles and Me on Tour,” a memoir that tells what happened to the world’s famous band at a critical moment in rock and roll history. VOLUNTEERING FOR OLLI OLLI maintains an active volunteer base. Currently opportunities exist to volunteer in curriculum recruitment and design, marketing and outreach, fundraising, and technical support. Whether you are looking for a one-day opportunity (ex: tabling at an event), one-session opportunity (ex: class ambassador), or one-year opportunity (ex: committee participation), we would love to have you. For more information, please email courtney.gross@csuci.edu. 8 OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE


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M ONDAYS C O U R S E D E S C R I P T I O N S New York High Society: Edith Wharton’s “House of Mirth” Ventura Avenue Adult Center (VAAC) 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. | Second 4 weeks (10/2-10/23) OLLI 1029 Class Nbr 3107 Edith Wharton's novel was a huge success when published in 1905 and has become a classic since then. No doubt part of the reason is her depiction of the social elites of her day which resonates with contemporary readers. Wharton is especially acute on women and marriage. Class meetings will emphasize discussion. Any edition is fine; if you are purchasing one, the Vintage Classic is recommended. Jinny Webber, Ph.D., Professor Emerita from Santa Barbara City College, is a playwright and author of historical fiction. Her focus in her classes is close reading and open discussion of texts. TUESDAYS The Life of an Archaeology Project CSUCI Broome Library 2325 10 a.m. to noon | 8 weeks (8/29-10/17) OLLI 1006 Class Nbr 3084 Have you ever wondered what it takes to carry out archaeological research in a remote location in Africa? How are archaeological discoveries made? What are the challenges involved? This course will take a virtual tour of an ongoing archaeology project in the Rift Valley and Highlands of Southern Ethiopia. Through video recordings, photos, personal journal entries, publications, and online resources, we will learn about the project’s discoveries over the past decade. We will explore the “ins and outs” and “ups and downs” of this interdisciplinary research project involving more than twenty archaeologists and scientists from nine nations, plus dozens of local elders and community members.       Matt Curtis, Ph.D., received his doctorate from the University of Florida. He is an anthropological archaeologist specializing in the Holocene archaeology of Eastern Africa and a university and college lecturer in anthropology and African studies. He is a former Fulbright fellow and National Science Foundation awardee who has directed archaeological research projects in Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, and the United States. In 2016, he founded Eastern African Archaeology Online, a cultural heritage information and advocacy resource. CSU CHANNEL ISLANDS 9


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T U E S DAY S CO U R S E D E S C R I P T I O N S Environmental Sustainability: Simple Living, High Thinking Leisure Village 10 a.m. to noon | 8 weeks (8/29-10/17) OLLI 1020 Class Nbr 3098 The course will discuss a unique eco-village from the standpoint of environmental sustainability. Based in India, this eco-village has garnered international awards and is a brilliant model of "simple living, high thinking." With a focus on sustainable practices, environmental biotechnology, and preservation, areas that will be discussed include organic farming, green building, water conservation, alternative energy, soil biotechnology, waste management, rural empowerment and education, global outreach, arts and handicrafts, plant nursery, animal care, and research. An optional trip to India may be offered over winter break (December-January, 2018) to visit this eco-village for 7 to 10 days (depending on participant interest) to gain a full experience of this masterpiece in environmental sustainability. Nitika Parmar, Ph.D., received her Doctor of Philosophy in Molecular Biology from UCLA and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at UCLA after which she was appointed as assistant project scientist. She completed her Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Biophysics, a Master of Science in Biotechnology, and Master of Technology in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi. Her fields of interest include molecular biology, genetic engineering, and DNA recombinant technology. Art and Architecture of the Ancient Aegean CSUCI Broome Library 2325 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. | 8 weeks (8/29-10/17) OLLI 1014 Class Nbr 3092 “There is a land called Crete in the midst of the wine-dark sea, a fair, rich land, begirt with water,” wrote Homer in his classic, epic tale “The Odyssey.” These writings were about what we would identify as the Bronze Age (3200-600 BCE) cultures of the Aegean. For many generations, Homer’s stories of the Trojans, the Helladic Greeks (Mycenaeans), and Minoans were taken as pure fiction. However, in the early 1900’s, some enterprising archaeologists – using Homer as their guide – began to uncover the remains of these lost civilizations. In this course, we will explore the artistic traditions of the Cycladic Islanders, Minoans, Mycenaeans, and Trojans. Laura Hagel received a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in the History of Art and Architecture from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She spent 10 years at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art as the rights and reproductions officer. In 2005, she was a program manager for the “Art of Ancient Glass” exhibit showcasing the Gunter collection of vessels dating to the sixth century B.C.E. Since 2005, she has been teaching art history and art appreciation at Ventura College. 10 OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE


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T U E S DAY S CO U R S E D E S C R I P T I O N S The Many Facets of the Criminal Justice System Ventura Avenue Adult Center (VAAC) 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. | First 4 weeks (8/29-9/19) OLLI 1002 Class Nbr 3080 In this comprehensive review of the criminal justice system, city/county law enforcement responsibilities, duties, and decision-making processes will be emphasized. Participants will learn how agencies within the three-tiered criminal justice system (law enforcement, adjudication, and corrections) work together, and the specific responsibilities of each. Discussions will entail how law enforcement historically handled problems and safety concerns in communities, the evolution into a community policing philosophy, and how these changes have improved policecommunity relations.   Gary Amar is a retired commander from the Oxnard Police Department having served 30 years in the profession. He has nearly 40 years of instructional experience in the criminal justice field, teaching at Ventura and Oxnard Colleges, California Lutheran University, and law enforcement institutes. Vintage Film Comedy: For the Love of Laughter CSUCI Broome Library 2325 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. | 8 weeks (8/29-10/17) OLLI 1025 Class Nbr 3103 Learn about the art of inducing laughter from the masters. Through film clips and lectures, the course will introduce the pioneers of classic film comedy, including Mack Sennet, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Harry Langdon. From there, we will explore the rise of the talking comedians like W.C. Fields, Three Stooges, Bob Hope, and Red Skelton. Participants will also meet comedy auteurs like Ernst Lubitsch, Preston Sturges, Billy Wilder, and Jerry Lewis. Finally, we will explore how the social climate of our country informed these styles of popular comedy. Nicholas Santa Maria started as a stand-up comedian at the age of 15. He has appeared in film (“Holy Man,” “The Producers,” “The Adventures of Biffle and Shooster”), television (“The Glades,” “The Buffalo Bill Show”) and commercials. He has appeared on Broadway in “Grease!” and “The Producers.” He is co-author and composer of the Off-Broadway show, “Real Men: The Musical,” and a writer/composer for “Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know.” His book, “Comedy Crazy,” is awaiting publication. Don't know your Dolphin name or student ID? Call us at 805-437-2748 to retrieve that information. CSU CHANNEL ISLANDS 11


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WEDNESDAYS American Folk Music Boys & Girls Club in Newbury Park 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. | 8 weeks (8/30-10/18) OLLI 1010 Class Nbr 3088 This course will provide a wide-angled examination of American folk music in both its musical and sociological dimensions. American folk music is a genre where cultures collide and is a broad category of musical expression that describes the American past – both mythical and real. It is a rich, migratory culture made up of different regional styles and dialects that has revived itself throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. Apart from its seminal influence in the development of rock music and contemporary styles, folk music is itself one of the most durable traditions in music history. Maestro James Domine earned his bachelor’s degree from UCLA and his master’s degree from the University of Southern California. He currently teaches music at Pierce College and is completing the requirements for a Doctor of Philosophy in Musical Arts from Boston University. He founded the Van Nuys Civic Orchestra, a community-based group that eventually became the San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra. As music director and conductor, Domine has led the orchestra in over 1,000 concert performances. Art of the American West CSUCI Broome Library 2325 10 a.m. to noon | 8 weeks (8/30-10/18) OLLI 1016 Class Nbr 3094 There is, perhaps, nothing more iconic than the visual expressions created by artists who have been inspired by the American West. The West defines the American experience, and artists have been profoundly influenced by the region. This course will provide a detailed historical overview of the artists associated with the American West featuring painting, sculpture, and photography, and will include works by Native American and Hispanic artists as well as contemporary artists whose works still represent this region. Bill Mercer has worked in museums for more than 25 years, specializing in Native American and other ethnographic collections. He was curator for the Art of Africa and the Americas at the Cincinnati Art Museum, curator of Native American Art at the Portland Art Museum, and director of the Montana Historical Society Museum. He has taught at the University of New Mexico, Portland State University, and California State University Northridge. Mercer has organized several exhibitions focusing on Pueblo Indian pottery. 12 OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE


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WEDNESDAYS COURSE DESCRIPTIONS Oceans of Science II: The 19th through the 21st Centuries CSUCI Broome Library 2325 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. | 8 weeks (8/30-10/18) OLLI 1004 Class Nbr 3082 This course is a follow-on to the Oceans of Science I course taught in Spring 2016 and will focus on innovations and encounters from the late 19th through 21st centuries. Topics for study will include empire building, the shift from sail to steam, empires of extinction, natural science, physical oceanography, deep ocean science, and lastly polar sciences and global issues. Participation in Oceans of Science I is not required for this course.  Rainer F. Buschmann, Ph.D., is a Professor and founding faculty member of CSUCI’s History program. He has formerly taught at Hawaii Pacific University and Purdue University. His research and teaching explores the oceanic dimensions of European expansion and has resulted in four books. In addition to his publications, Buschmann edits the world history section of the History Compass and is co-editor of a new book series entitled Studies in Pacific Worlds issued by the University of Nebraska Press. Amy Denton, Ph.D., has been a Professor of Biology at CSUCI since 2003. She received her Doctor of Philosophy in Plant Molecular Evolution from the University of Washington and was herbarium curator and faculty in the University of Alaska Fairbanks Department of Biology & Wildlife. Denton studies how climate and geology have influenced the evolution of arctic and alpine plant populations. Plant hunting has taken her to the mountains of the Pacific Northwest, Tibet, Yunnan, and to the arctic regions of Alaska, Canada, Norway, Svalbard, and Greenland. Denton maintains a keen interest in the history of science, particularly evolutionary biology, botany, and biogeography. The New American Presidency Ventura Adult & Continuing Education (VACE) 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. | 8 weeks (8/30-10/25. No class 9/20) OLLI 1021 Class Nbr 3099 In examining the American presidency since 1992, this course will focus on themes of popular culture, politics, and the phenomenon of a divided society. Our analysis will trace the history of the presidency from Bill Clinton in 1993 to the current occupant of the White House. We will explore print, radio, televised, and internetbased social media to ascertain their impact on the office of the presidency and to interpret the emergence and development of political orientation to social, intellectual, scientific, and religious public dialogues. The nature of the deep divisions in American society will be explained in terms of cultural rebellions and reactions since the 1950s. John Pendleton, Ph.D., received his Doctor of Philosophy in History from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He taught classes at University of California Santa Barbara, Moorpark College, Ventura College, and campuses of the California State University system. He teaches for and co-founded an Elderhostel program (Road Scholar) in Ventura. He published a textbook on popular culture and is completing a work on popular culture, personal history, and lifestyle rebellion. He contributed research and writing to television documentaries on presidents. CSU CHANNEL ISLANDS 13



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