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Tuition free classes

If you took a tuition-free class in the Spring or Summer 2016 semester you only need to complete the OLLI Tuition-free registration form. 

If you did not take a tuition-free class in the Spring or Summer 2016 semester you will need to complete a Sierra College/OLLI application AND the tuition-free registration form.

To request an application and/or registration form be sent to you, please call the OLLI office or send an email to olli@sierracollege.edu and leave your mailing address.

Mail completed form(s) to: OLLI at Sierra College, 5000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin, CA 95677

Fall 2016 Classes

Bus 0809

Course designed for older adults. Techniques are offered to manage investments during retirement; includes generating both income and growth for investments, fixed income, stocks, mutual funds, annuities. May be repeated.

How to Construct and Maintain the All-Weather Investment Portfolio

This class helps the student manage their investments before or during retirement. Asset classes of Bonds, Stocks, and Alternatives are covered as well investment vehicles such as individual securities, mutual funds, etfs, closed end funds, and annuities. The student will also learn valuable methods to either grow their funds or generate an income.
Russell Abbott

Roseville Gateway Center    Room 202
#86390            9/13-10/4         Tues.         2:00–4:00pm

Drama 0809

Course designed for older adults. Introduction to a series of films examined for originality, creative virtuosity, impact, structure and direction. Selected films illustrate a specific dimension of film genre. Genres change with each offering. May be repeated.

The Films of Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra, perhaps the greatest singer of his generation or any generation was also a major film actor. So seems appropriate on the centenary plus one of his birth in 1915 to honor that part of his career. We will watch six of his most memorable/entertaining films of the 1950s/’60s, also including his final film performance. They will include his Oscar winning performance in “From Here to Eternity” (1953); “Ocean’s Eleven” (1960, the original); “The Manchurian Candidate” (1962, the original); “Von Ryan’s Express” (1965); “The Detective” (1968) and his final performance “The First Deadly Sin” (1980).
Curtis Covington

Twelve Bridges Library         Redwood Room
#86391            10/27-12/8       Thurs.       1:00–4:00pm
no class 11/24

Mind Control

Whether it’s product advertising, political propaganda, cultural prejudice or simply those with whom we come into contact, we are constantly being bombarded with information attempting to control our thinking and behavior. Are we being influenced or manipulated? A number of movies and documentaries have been produced dealing with brainwashing, mass hysteria and various methods of persuasion which might provide us some insight as to how each of us is affected. Among the films to be shown are: “The Manchurian Candidate” (1962); “The Crucible” (1996); “Experimenter” (2015); “Gaslight” (1944); “The Wave” (1967); “The Stanford Prison Experiment” (1984); “The Greatest Movie Ever Sold” (2011).
Michael Theodore

Nevada County Campus       Room N12-103
#86392            11/1-12/6         Tues.          1:00–4:00pm

Roseville Gateway Center    Room 212                                   
#86393            11/2-12/7         Wed.          1:00–4:00pm

Engl 0812

Designed for older adults interested in exploring the writing of poetry. Exercises and experiments with language in writing poetry. Uses primarily American poets (from Walt Whitman to Susan Howe and from George Oppen to Emily Dickinson) to determine how writers use image, form, sound and rhythm effectively. Develops a language with which to speak about the craft of poetry. May be repeated.

A Writer’s Inspiration: Women’s Mythic Poetry and Prose

Immerse yourself in the poetry and prose of such profound writers as Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Anaïs Nin, Audre Lorde, Adrienne Rich, Sappho, Olga Broumas, and Anna Akhmatova. Explore and interpret the mythic, literary, and psychological themes found within each work and discuss some of the cultural dynamics that informed each woman’s writing. Experience this rich subject through illustrative presentations, in-class writing, and spirited group discussion. You will look at the mythological narratives that inspired many of our writers: From Greek and Roman goddesses, African folklore to (re-visioned) European fairy tales. Discover the mythic in your everyday life.
Angela Sells

Nevada County Campus       Room N7-205
#86394            9/13-10/4         Tues.         2:00–4:00pm

How to Write Cowboy Poetry

Have you wondered what it would be like to write Cowboy Poetry or Lyrics? In this class we will read poetry by well known cowboys past and present, listen to their recordings, learn how to write our own cowboy poetry or lyrics, and maybe someday read a poem at one of the Cowboy Poetry Gatherings held throughout America’s Western States, including Loomis, California, or at open mic in Lincoln. Cowboy poetry is fun!
Sue Clark

Roseville Gateway Center    Room 202
#86395            10/31-12/5       Mon.          3:30-5:00pm

Engl 0814

Course for older adults interested in exploring creative writing. Exercises in creative writing drawing ideas from personalobservation and experience. Overcome obstacles of how and where to begin writing, what to write about, and how to shape ideas into a variety of formats—creative paragraphs, short stories, nonfiction and fiction. Experiment with various styles, structures and forms of writing. Focus and topics will vary with each offering. May be repeated.

Memoir Writing

A continuation of an ongoing class; new students welcome. Everyone has a tale to tell. How to tell it is the secret. In this class we will explore memoir writing, incorporating elements of fiction writing; plot descriptions, dialogue, etc. Participants will explore the emotional truths that live in their memories and focus on ways to bring their stories to life. Please bring writing material to class.
Judie Rae

Nevada County Campus       Room N6-204                            
#86396            9/12-10/10       Mon.          2:30-4:30pm

Write Your Memoir

From your first written word to a book, this class is designed to help you write your memoir. Learn how to outline and organize your ideas. Write new material each session. Share what you have written outside of class. Meet in a safe, low-key environment. Teacher evaluation of your work is offered. Write a memoir to share with your family or to leave for posterity.
Sue Clark

Twelve Bridges Library         Willow Room
#86397            9/13-10/18       Tues.         3:30-5:00pm

Twelve Bridges Library         Willow Room
#86398            11/1-12/6         Tues.         3:30-5:00pm

Engl 0815

Course for older adults interested in exploring literature. Study of selected styles of work and/or authors in literature. Examination of theme and impact of work on society. Includes discussion of the influences of the geographic, economic, cultural and physical setting at the time of writing. May be repeated.

How To Read A Short Story

Have you ever read a short story and wondered what the author was trying to tell you? Class members will learn about critical approaches to literature, which they can then apply to short stories by writers such as Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston, Steinbeck, Ursula LeGuin, as well as to all their reading. Stories will be supplied.
Judie Rae

Nevada County Campus       Room N6-204                           
#86399            9/7-10/12         Wed.          2:30-4:30pm

The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway

Known as a novelist, Earnest Hemingway wrote a great many short stories. Delight in the “short, declarative sentences he wrote and his tough, terse prose.” There will never be another Earnest Hemingway, “one of the greatest literary lights of the 20th century.” In the Complete Short Stories of Earnest Hemingway, the Finca Vigia Edition, we will discover seven Hemingway tales published for the 1st time. A book of his complete short stories can be found at Amazon.com, and other on-line book dealers, as well as used bookstores and your library. You may want to get a head start by reading some of Hemingway’s short stories before class begins.
Sue Clark

Roseville Gateway Center    Room 202
#86400            9/12-10/17       Mon.          3:30-5:00pm

Women in Mythology

Ushered into the mainstream by Joseph Campbell, mythic narratives have the power to enliven and enrich our day-to-day experiences and dreams. Through lecture, presentation, in-class writing, and group discussion, this course explores the literary and cultural significance of an array of female-centric mythological narratives, images, and historical persons. Come journey to the African crossroads, learn about Greek goddesses, gather around for a folktale, watch a film by Maya Deren, sit in Frida Kahlo’s garden, or be mesmerized by mystic poets. Course content varies each quarter.
Angela Sells

Nevada County Campus       Room N6-204
#86401            11/2-12/7         Wed.         2:00–4:00pm

Mus 0810

Course designed for older adults. Study of selected styles and periods of music. Includes discussion of musical elements, composition, orchestration, vocabulary and history for the selected topics. May be repeated.

Antonin Dvorak, The Music and the Man, Part 1

In 1892, Dvorak came to the United States to direct a new conservatory in New York City. While in the U.S. he sought out African American and Native American folk music, and made a conscious effort to absorb their influences. Through example and advice he helped inspire an entire school of “nativist” composers and inaugurated a debate on the identity of American Music that continued for decades.
Steve Miller

Roseville Gateway Center    Room 214
#86402            9/6-10/11         Tues.      10:00am–12:00pm

Nevada County Campus       Room N15-101
#86403            9/8-10/13         Thurs.     2:15-4:15pm

Antonin Dvorak, The Music and the Man, Part 2

This class is a continuation of Part 1. You did not need to attend Part 1 to take Part 2. In 1892, Dvorak came to the United States to direct a new conservatory in New York City. While in the U.S. he sought out African American and Native American folk music, and made a conscious effort to absorb their influences. Through example and advice he helped inspire an entire school of “nativist” composers and inaugurated a debate on the identity of American Music that continued for decades.
Steve Miller

Roseville Gateway Center    Room 214
#86404            11/1-12/6         Tues.     10:00am–12:00pm

Nevada County Campus       Room N15-101
#86405            10/27-12/8       Thurs.    2:15-4:15pm
No class 11/24

Truckee-Tahoe Community Chorus

The course is designed for college aged students through seniors for the study of selected styles and periods of music and performance of selected repertoire. Includes discussion of musical elements, composition, vocabulary and history as well as vocal technique.
Susan Horst

Tahoe-Truckee Campus       Room 231
#86406            8/22-12/5         Mon.               5:45-8:35pm

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  • Fall and Spring M-Th: 8:00am - 4:30pm

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Shari Smith Program Coordinator, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

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