Collage of images representing fall 2021 courses

Our Fall Courses

We are delighted to offer OLLI @Berkeley members a roster nearly 20 in-person and online courses this fall, from deep dives into history and literature, to eye-opening explorations of film and cybersecurity. We hope you'll join us for a vibrant and exciting season of learning, which starts the week of September 20. Scroll through the courses below — click on the "learn more" buttons for detailed descriptions, syllabi, registration links, and more — or flip (virtually) through our print brochure, which includes a mail-in registration form, if desired. That said, we strongly encourage you to register online as the simplest and speediest way to secure the courses you want. Here is a handy one-page flyer of our fall courses to download and share. 


For Members Only

You must be an OLLI @Berkeley member to register for courses. Explore member benefits and types as well as information about our fee assistance program


Course Updates
  • iPhonegraphy and Building a Great Memoir are both fully enrolled (no waitlists are available);
  • Three Romantic Novels with Bill Smoot was recently added;
  • Religious Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict in Contemporary India is no longer being offered this term, unfortunately.

In Person (plus livestreamed & recorded) Courses

Tuesday

Starts September 21

10:00am - 12:00pm PT
Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
- Berkeley

Diving Into the Movies

Harry Chotiner
In Person (+ livestream & recorded)
1:00pm - 3:00pm PT
Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
- Berkeley

How the U.S. Spent the Legacy of the Greatest Generation

Michael Baker
In Person (+ livestream & recorded)
Thursday

Starts September 23

10:00am - 12:00pm PT
Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
- Berkeley

Cybersecurity II: The Long-Awaited Sequel

Darren Zook
In Person (+ livestream & recorded)
1:00pm - 3:00pm PT
Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
- Berkeley

The Politics of “WE”: Is America Still Possible?

Sandra Bass
In Person (+ livestream & recorded)

Online Courses

Monday

Starts September 20

9:30am - 11:00am PT
9:30am - 11:00am PT

Respect: Minority Voices in Early Soul, Folk, and Rock

Richie Unterberger
Livestream Only
12:00pm - 1:30pm PT

Breaking the Frame: Introduction to Metafiction

Stephanie Wells
Livestream Only
2:30pm - 4:00pm PT

Global Lens: The International Documentary

Michael Fox
Livestream + Recorded

Starts September 27

2:30pm - 4:30pm PT

iPhoneography

Laura (Yoni) Mayeri
Livestream Only
Tuesday

Starts September 21

10:00am - 12:00pm PT Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse Berkeley

Diving Into the Movies

Harry Chotiner
In Person (+ livestream & recorded)
1:00pm - 3:00pm PT Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse Berkeley

How the U.S. Spent the Legacy of the Greatest Generation

Michael Baker
In Person (+ livestream & recorded)
Wednesday

Starts September 22

9:30am - 11:30am PT

Building a Great Memoir

Louise Nayer
Livestream Only
9:30am - 11:00am PT

Three Romantic Novels

Bill Smoot
Livestream + Recorded
12:00pm - 1:30pm PT

Collective Imagining: Ensemble Devised Theatre

Evan Johnson
Livestream Only
12:00pm - 1:30pm PT
2:30pm - 4:00pm PT

Meditation, Volunteering, and Neuroplasticity

Amelia Barili
Livestream Only
Thursday

Starts September 23

10:00am - 12:00pm PT Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse Berkeley

Cybersecurity II: The Long-Awaited Sequel

Darren Zook
In Person (+ livestream & recorded)
1:00pm - 3:00pm PT Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse Berkeley

The Politics of “WE”: Is America Still Possible?

Sandra Bass
In Person (+ livestream & recorded)

Encore Courses