SESSION 2 -MONDAYS BEGINNING OCTOBER 22, 2018
THE ROARING '20'S: A CULTURAL REVOLUTION
Experience a trip back in time! We will explore America in the
1920's. Learn about some of the values and attitudes that brought us
hot Jazz and new dance crazes like "The Charleston" and
"The Lindy Hop." Visit the era of prohibition that saw the
rise of gangsters, bathtub gin and "The Flapper". Booze,
sex and music were but a few of the "vices" that ruled
during this hedonistic period of American culture.
THE INSTRUMENTS OF THE ORCHESTRA
THIS CLASS IS FULL!!!
This class explores performances of concerto, chamber
ensemble and full orchestra works featuring each of the string, wood
wind, brass and percussion instruments. Each instrument is necessary
for a full orchestra to function. We will examine all components
separately. In learning to look at the separate instrumental
departments the idea of symphonic harmony is appreciated and
MUSIC IN CINEMA
THIS CLASS IS FULL!!
Music's unique ability to magnify emotion makes it an essential
element in the language of film. This class will explore the history of
music in cinema, beginning with an examination of how music of the
nineteenth cenury--particularly the music dramas of Richard Wagner-
- foreshadowed the use of music in films. The class will then examine
the use of music as an accompaniment for silent films, and then
move chronologically through the development of film music from
the late 1920's to the present.
A GUIDE TO INTERIOR DESIGN WIZARDRY
From floors to ceilings, and everything in between! This course
teaches you how to apply the fundamentals of interior design in
practical, economical and efficient methods in your home. We will
cover how to make smart investment decisions regarding home
remodeling or just simply refreshing a room. Join us as we discuss
trends, colors, fabrics, lighting and furnishings for kitchen, living, bath
and outdoor spaces. Discover your home's assets to optimize its
potential for increased resale market value.
BORDERS AND DESTINIES
The history of mankind is the history of the development of
living spaces, geographical discoveries and division of territories. This
course invites you to talk about the borders of states and people's
lives: how people create states and how countries form or change
people. Discoveries and suprises are guaranteed!
SESSION 2 -TUESDAYS BEGINNING OCTOBER 23, 2018
FASHION AND FASHION DESIGNERS FROM 1960-2018
This class is a continuation from the previous fashion course.
We will study popular designers such as Yves Saint Laurent, Coco
Chanel, Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein. We will
specifically examine pop culture celebrities who make headlines
because of their fashion choices. Both men's and women's fashion
history is explored. Discover why fashion is so influential to society
and our own lives.
BOOST YOUR ENERGY BY TAKING QUALITY SUPPLEMENTS
Many Americans take nutritional supplements as part of their
daily routine, but not all supplements are good. The industry is
weakly regulated and it is important to be an informed consumer. In
this workshop, you will learn how widely used supplements have
become, which nutrients boost health (and at what amounts), and
how to choose high quality supplements that support your lifestyle.
AND THE OSCAR SHOULD HAVE GONE TO…
LEANNE VON MITTENWALD
Each year the Academy Awards are given to those deemed the
best in categories ranging from Sound Mixing to Best Picture. Then
there are times when we collectively ask "What were they
thinking?" Watch, critique and explore films that critics and film
enthusiasts agree should have been recognized as the best. This
course has new material, and no duplicates from the previous
ESSENTIAL OILS AND AROMATHERAPY FOR HEALTH AND
Learn about the characteristics and safety behind some of the
most important essential oils (lavender, peppermint, ylang ylang,
jasmine, etc.) for the treatment of diverse ailments. The use of
essential oils in cosmetics, their actions, safety guidelines and
potential toxicity will also be covered. We will explore this topic by
working with and demonstrating some various essential oils.
MEDITATION, THE MIND, AND CREATIVE VISUALIZATION
We see through the mind. Expand your awareness into the
creativity of your mind. Learn to apply the principles of meditation
using creative visualization as a technique to find relaxation and
inner harmony, create solutions, and support healthier and positive
SESSION 2 -WEDNESDAYS BEGINNING OCTOBER 24, 2018
IMPROVE YOUR BALANCE TO PREVENT FALLS
THIS CLASS IS FULL!!
Prevent falls by improving your balance with a series of the best
exercises and meditative practices from the internal arts of Tai Chi
and Chi Gung. We will use physical balance techniques to balance
your right and left sides, your front and back, and your sense of
downward energy and rising energy to develop the aspect of Tai Chi
known as central equillibrium. All levels of physical strength
CHINA: YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW
This China course includes history, demography, arts, music and
much more on current events in politics and culture. New discussions
regarding the life of current president XI have been added to the
course, as well as China's role in Sub-Saharan Africa. Expand your
horizons and join us as we all explore China together!
MAMLUKES: THE SLAVE SOLDIERS WHO RULED EGYPT
THIS CLASS CANCELLED!!
CLASSICAL HALLOWEEN - OCTOBER 24TH -1 DAY - 1:30 -
The history of classical music contains numerous composers
who were fascinated with expressing elements of the supernatural
and the macabre through music. This class will provide an afternoon
of spooky classical music that was designed to scare audiences and
give people the creeps. OLLI will have a Halloween party
before and during the class. Feel free to come in costume!!
CHANGING WORLD - START OCTOBER 31ST
A guest lecturer series featuring renowed UTEP faculty and a
number of movers and shakers in the El Paso community. The
list of speakers will be announced before the beginning of Session
ART OF SOUTH PACIFIC POLYNESIA
Come and explore the artwork of the South Pacific. Learn about
the unique cultures and societies that call these islands home. Come
and enjoy the art of a place that many consider to be paradise.
RESOLVING US/MEXICO IMMIGRATION ISSUES
FAUSTINO PINO JR.
This course is meant to be an open discussion revolving around
the current state of our border security. We will look at scholarly
papers regarding border security and about illegal immigrants now
living in the US. We will talk about potential solutions and means of
resolving specific immigration issues.
SESSION 2 -THURSDAYS BEGINNING OCTOBER 25, 2018
BIRDING: EXPLORING OUR MOST VISIBLE WILDLIFE
THIS CLASS IS FULL!!
A class for beginners and more experienced birders. We will
learn the basic types of birds, how to identify them, and apply our
knowledge with field trips to area hotspots. Other topics include
information on bird feeding and conservation.
WRITING YOUR MEMOIR PART II
THIS CLASS IS FULL!!
In this class, you will be asked to recall dialogue, people, places
and historical events that have contributed to the person you are
today. We will begin with simple prompts that will guide you through
the writing process and end the course with more complex writing.
This course allows you to share more about yourself with classmates
and often leads to deep, meaningful friendships with peers. This is far
more than a writing class, join us!
MOVING GENTLY WITH CREATIVE PURPOSE
This class is a creative dance movement for older adults. You
will be tasked with finding expressive movement for the aging body.
Feel free to move at your own pace and within your own limits. We
will learn how to craft movement when attempting to express
musicality, meaning and mind/heart connections. Added benefits
include better balance, alignment, muscle tone, and a sense of
community. No formal dance experience necessary. Please bring
socks and comfortable clothing.
ANATOMY OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION
THIS CLASS IS FULL
We will survey the basic procedures used by criminal
investigators to enforce law and solve crimes. The course emphasizes
surveillance techniques, scientific analysis, and traditional methods
such as the use of informants and interrogations. We will unveil the
truth about real-life CSI. The course will use true case study analysis
to supplement the material. After this course, students will be able to
understand the pressure, challenges and dangers faced by detectives
in the field.
THE CONQUEST OF OLD MEXICO
The course will utilize the novel, The Conquest of Old
Mexico by Hernan Cortes. Join us as we learn about why the
conquest of old Mexico is important geographically and historically.
We will closely examine the protagonistic relationship between
Mexico and Spanish politics. This topic is rarely studied, yet
especially applicable to our local community.
PROGETTO ITALIANO (A1-A2)
SILVIA PORTILLO KOCH
Progetto Italiano is the first of three levels of a modern Italian
multimedia course. This class format, style, and material is
specifically designed for adults and teens who have little-to-no prior
experience with the language. This class is a continuation for those
who have previously taken the course. We will cover units 5-9.
SESSION 2 -FRIDAYS BEGINNING OCTOBER 26 , 2018
THIS CLASS IS CANCELLED!!
DRAWING IS LEARNING
THIS CLASS IS FULL
This course will explore some of the most important subjects
and techniques of drawing. The course begins with analysis and
practice of still life drawings and a gradual progression towards
landscape, portrait drawings and then the complex science of
perspective in art. We will practice with a variety of drawing media,
surfaces and subjects--including self-portraits. Along the way, we will
look at a few contemporary drawing practitioners and learn the art of
a generous critique.
EASY VINYASA YOGA II
Western research supports yoga as a means to restore balance,
build strength, flexibility, lung capacity, equillibrium, energy, and
focus. This course will allow you to learn and practice 5,000 year old
techniques. This practice is best suited for those who can get up and
down slowly from the floor. The facility will furnish lightly used mats,
or you may bring your own.
PROTECTED AND UNPROTECTED CLASSES IN CIVIL RIGHTS
AND ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAW
The civil rights movements achieved several victories in anti-
discrimination law, but challenges remain to be addressed
convincingly by our constitutional democracy. This class will cover
existing civil rights protections in government, employment, and
public accomodations against discrimination on the basis of race,
origin, and sex, as well as current efforts to extend said protections to
other vulnerable positions.
CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH (PART 2)
This course is a continuation from the previous class. This
course is designed to build upon and improve the student's ability to
communicate conversationally in Spanish. We will also cover the
simple past tense forms. A review of present tense forms will also be
included as review.
HOMENAJE A LEONARDO DA VINCI 500 ANOS DE SU MUERTE
Basadononos en el monumental libro de Walter Isaacson,
apenas aperecido el ano pasado, realizaremos un viaje de 6
semanas por la vista y grandiosa obra de tan ilustre italiano, autor de
la admirada Ultima Cena (1495), de la sonriente pero enigmata
Gioconda (1503) y de sus principios de la aviacion (1498), de la
Ingernieria Hidrualica y de Anatomia. Quisiera aprovechar las
sessiones para recordar a mi maestro Felipe Lacouture Fornelli
(Premio Nacional de Arquitectura de Mexico) que a varias
generaciones no inculco el gusto por las Bellas Artes.
HOW TO THINK ABOUT WEIRD THINGS
This course is based off of the the book 'How to Think
About Weird Things' by Theodore Schick and Lewis Vaughn. We will
examine how we evaluate claims about ESP, telekinesis, UFO's,
ancient aliens, reincarnation, Bigfoot, communication with the dead,
homeopathy and the like. Join us as we learn if logic requires us to
reject such phenomena, or if some of these might be plausible, or
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