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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Fall 2009 Course Catalog

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at San Diego State University’s College of Extended Studies The Osher Institute is a unique place offering adults 50 and better a chance to return to campus and study a fascinating array of topics from political science to art history, literature to astronomy. Taking a class at the Osher Institute will put you in a state-of-the-art classroom with curious fellow learners and outstanding instructors including SDSU faculty, faculty from other area universities, and award-winning authors and artists. No tests, grades, or exams – just a chance to dive into learning and recapture the thrill of intellectual growth and the camaraderie of a vibrant learning community. Join us and let college change your life, again. Visit us online at www.

“Love the format:

Fall Open House Saturday, August 22, 10 am

meet once a week for four

Location: SDSU Extended Studies Center on Hardy Avenue

Meet program staff and this semester’s faculty, learn about our upcoming classes, and visit our exceptional facility!

to six weeks,

Enter a raffle for a free course and book club books!

no tests, just

RSVP to (619) 594-2863 or by email at osher@mail. and we will mail you directions and a parking permit for our convenient parking garage, which is attached to our classroom building.

thought provoking








Fall 2009 – Schedule at a Glance

Travel Writing 101 for Fun (and Profit)

Sept. 14-Oct. 19

9-10:50 am

Images of Latin America in Cinema

Oct. 19-Nov. 23

2-4:30 pm

Appalachia’s Ancestors: The Folk and Traditional Music of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales

Nov. 2-30 (No class Nov. 23)

9-10:50 am

The Historical Archaeology of Legend

Sept. 1-Oct. 6

9-10:50 am

Contemporary Moral Problems II

Sept. 1-Oct. 6

4-5:50 pm

Dancing with the Stars: Astaire, Kelly, and Fosse

Oct. 6-27

1-2:50 pm

Personalizing the Tune: Jazz Musicians and the Great American Song Book

Oct. 13

9-10:50 am

Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition

Oct. 13-Nov. 17

4-5:50 pm

Perspectives on Sainthood and Disobedience: The Lives of Women Saints

Sept. 2-Oct. 7

9-10:50 am

Catch Me If You Can: Understanding Fraudulent Behavior

Oct. 14-Nov. 4

9-10:50 am

The 2010 U.S. Census: Important Policy Decisions Depend on the Nuts and Bolts

Nov. 18

9-10:50 am

Muhammad and the Rise of Islam

Dec. 9

9-10:50 am

Religion and Politics in American History

Sept. 3-24

4-5:50 pm

Universal Spiritual Wisdom

Oct. 1-Nov. 5

1-2:50 pm

Book Club

Oct. 8, Nov. 12, and Dec. 10

9-10 am

Green Building Tour

Dec. 3

10-11 am

Art History: The Symbolism, Iconography, and Implications of Ancient Greece, Etruria, and Rome

August 28-Oct. 2

9-10:50 am

An Illustrated History of World War II

Oct. 9-Nov. 13

9-10:50 am

Geographic Pilgrimage to the Lands of the Bible

Oct. 2-23

1-2:50 pm

Greek Mythology: From Chaos to Culture

Nov. 6-Dec. 4 (No class Nov. 27)

1-2:50 pm

The Politics of Human Rights in a Global Era

Nov. 20-Dec. 18 (No class Nov. 27)

10-11:50 am

The Network Lounge

Sept. 4-Dec. 18 (Closed Nov. 27)

11 am-1 pm

An Evening at the Old Globe




New This Semester!

The Network Lounge Linger longer on campus with your fellow Osher students to continue those riveting discussions you started in class! Bring your lunch and your thoughts on what you’ve learned each week. Computers will be available for you to conduct further research or just check your email. You can even enjoy informal computer skills tutorials, conducted by our friendly volunteers. Fridays, September 4-December 18 Extended Studies Center Stop in anytime from 11 am-1 pm There’s no need to register in advance, and it’s free! If you have any questions, please call (619) 594-2863.


Fall 2009 Courses

Mondays Travel Writing 101 for Fun (and Profit)

Turn your love of travel into something even more rewarding! Whether you are documenting your trip for yourself, your family, or even for publication, go beyond the customary vacation pictures and journals. Learn how to document your journeys the way a travel writer does. Conduct valuable research before you leave, use guidebooks and online resources to build your story, write in a format that suits your audience, locate resources you never thought of, and learn about the art of travel photography. This course will draw on the works of well-known travel writers worth emulating, as well as the instructor’s own experiences. It will also include strategies for publication, either online or in print, as a way to offset your travel costs.

Building in Machu-Picchu city.

Instructor: Kathi Diamant, award-winning broadcaster, author, travel writer, actress, television talk show host, and adjunct professor at San Diego State University.

Schedule No. 09FAOF 99803 OF Dates: Sept. 14-Oct. 19, 9-10:50 am Member Fee: $59 | Non-Member Fee: $79

Images of Latin America in Cinema Mexican films such as Pan’s Labyrinth in 2006, and Like Water for Chocolate in 1992 have gained international attention. However, Latin American filmmaking has a much richer history than perhaps many Hollywood fans in the United States are familiar with. This course surveys films from and about Latin America. It investigates the development of film technique and film language in the context of social, political and cultural developments. How did the 1959 Cuban revolution impact Latin American filmmaking? How did filmmakers respond to the 1970s military dictatorships in Argentina and Chile? And how are stories of Latin American immigrants depicted by HispanicAmerican filmmakers? This is your opportunity to expand your perspective on this diverse cinematic genre. Instructor: Mark Freeman; professor of television, film, and new media in the School of Theatre, Television, and Film at San Diego State University.

Schedule No. 09FAOF 99804 OF Dates: Oct. 19-Nov. 23, 2-4:30 pm Member Fee: $59 | Non-Member Fee: $79


Fall 2009 Courses

Mondays Appalachia’s Ancestors: The Folk and Traditional Music of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales

Hammered Dulcimer example.

From the mountain cabins of Appalachia in the Eastern United States come the old-time tunes of fiddles, banjos, fretted dulcimers, and guitars that would evolve into bluegrass, country, and folk music. But many of these American sounds actually have roots in Great Britain. With June Goldenberg as your guide, travel to the four countries that comprise the British Isles. Listen to music samples and stories as you learn about the distinctive histories, cultures, and musical styles of each country. This course will examine the similarities and differences that shaped the music of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales and their relationship to American folk and traditional music. Instructor: June Goldenberg, M.A., ethnomusicologist and professor emeritus, Queensborough Community College.

Schedule No. 09FAOF 99805 OF Dates: Nov. 2-30 (No class on Nov. 23), 9-10:50 am Member Fee: $45 | Non-Member Fee: $65


“Professor Mallios could lecture about anything and make

it interesting!

The Historical Archaeology of Legend

Some stories are larger than life. Yet we embrace them because they just may hold some truth. Drawing on his personal research across the United States, Professor Mallios uses archaeological evidence to investigate famous historical events, places, and people. Examining recent archaeological discoveries at Jamestown, Virginia, Palomar Mountain, and even San Diego State University, this course will evaluate the veracity of various American legends and discuss why many tall tales continue to be told. Instructor: Seth Mallios; Ph.D.; professor and chair in the Department of Anthropology, San Diego State University.

Schedule No. 09FAOF 99806 OF Dates: Sept. 1-Oct. 6, 9-10:50 am Member Fee: $59 | Non-Member Fee: $79


Fall 2009 Courses

Tuesdays Contemporary Moral Problems II

Anyone is welcome to enroll in part two of Professor Atterton’s popular spring course, where additional thoughtprovoking topics will be explored. Issues such as abortion, business ethics, pornography, hate speech, censorship, gun control, environmentalism, and inheritance taxation, are the subjects of intense national debates in America. This course is designed to help you think more deeply and effectively about these highly controversial matters and the prospects for resolving them. Professor Atterton will guide you through these discussions as a philosophy student so expect to disagree with your neighbor – but be ready to use careful argument and reason to defend your viewpoint! Instructor: Peter Atterton, Ph.D., associate professor of philosophy, San Diego State University.

Schedule No. 09FAOF 99807 OF Dates: Sept. 1-Oct. 6, 4-5:50 pm Member Fee: $59 | Non-Member Fee: $79

Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition

What is the meaning of life? Investigate profound philosophical ideas of some of the most original thinkers of the Western intellectual tradition: Epicurus, Shakespeare, Kierkegaard, Marx, Darwin, and Freud. For instance, why did Epicurus think that the meaning of life is pleasure? Who wrote the works traditionally attributed to Shakespeare? Was it Christopher Marlowe, known in Elizabethan England as the “greatest atheist of the day?” And why did Freud believe in the existence of an unconscious mind that contains homicidal instincts, erotic impulses, and incestuous desires? No prior experience in philosophy is required to delve into this engaging course! Instructor: Peter Atterton, Ph.D., associate professor of philosophy, San Diego State University.

Schedule No. 09FAOF 99809 OF Dates: Oct. 13-Nov. 17, 4-5:50 pm Member Fee: $59 | Non-Member Fee: $79 Charles Darwin


Fall 2009 Courses

Tuesdays Dancing with the Stars: Astaire, Kelly, and Fosse “The history of dance on film begins with Astaire.” ~ Gene Kelly “Don’t dance for the audience; dance for yourself.” ~ Bob Fosse

“Leslie Johnson

Instructor: Leslie Johnson Leech, M.S.; musical theater historian, San

Leech is a real

Diego Community College District, founder/director/producer (retired) with Prime Time Players theater group.

jewel. She sparkles with knowledge and enthusiasm. Each class was a polished gem of information and



This course will explore, in detail, the life and careers of these three important and influential dancers from the musical stage and films. Over the course of four weeks, we will look at Fred Astaire with Ginger Rogers; Fred Astaire after Ginger Rogers; Gene Kelly, a true Renaissance Man in the entertainment industry; and Bob Fosse, who in a relatively short and turbulent life, went from dancer/actor to choreographer, to director, to Triple Crown winner of the Oscar, the Tony, and an Emmy.

Schedule No. 09FAOF 99808 OF Dates: Oct. 6-27, 1-2:50 pm Member Fee: $45 | Non-Member Fee: $65

Fall 2009 Courses

Wednesdays Perspectives on Sainthood and Disobedience: The Lives of Women Saints

What do you think of when you hear the word saint? The usual trite perspective presents saints as obedient and unquestioning of authority, particularly women saints. But a careful reading of their lives and writings reveals a different reality. This course focuses on selected Latin American, North American, and European female saints, particularly their resistance and accommodation to authority and to normative women’s roles. Joan of Arc, Teresa of Avila, Rosa of Lima, Edith Stein, and others, were involved in the political and sociocultural realities of their times. Explore how these women have influenced the development of national and cultural identities. Returning students will discover lots of fascinating new material not previously covered! Instructor: Oliva Espin, Ph.D., counseling psychology, Latin American studies; post-doctoral fellow, Harvard University; professor emerita, women’s studies, San Diego State University.

Schedule No. 09FAOF 99810 OF Dates: Sept. 2-Oct. 7, 9-10:50 am Member Fee: $59 | Non-Member Fee: $79

Catch Me If You Can: Understanding Fraudulent Behavior

From snake oil salesmen to land swindlers, robber barons to Ponzi schemers, American history is littered with con artists. Modern-day cases of fraud continue to make headlines. What is it about our society that presents these opportunities for deception? What are the perceived pressures that lead people down this path, and how do they rationalize their activities? Specific cases of fraud will be examined, many of them from the local news. Learn about the investigational tools being used to detect fraudulent behavior, including revealing lies. A truly eye-opening course!

Detail of Statue of Saint Joan of Arc in Paris, France.

“Excellent balance of visuals, formal lecture, and comfortable conversation with

Instructor: Martha Doran, Ph.D., associate professor, San Diego State University School of Accountancy.

Schedule No. 09FAOF 99811 OF Dates: Oct. 14-Nov. 4, 9-10:50 am Member Fee: $45 | Non-Member Fee: $65

great referrals to further readings,

museums to visit...


Fall 2009 Courses

Thursdays Religion and Politics in American History

The First Amendment of the United States Constitution prohibits our government from making any law “respecting an establishment of religion.” However, even though there is no officially designated national church, religion has played a significant role in the development of this country. Looking at leading religious leaders and movements, this course will examine how religion has influenced broad themes in American history such as colonization, the American Revolution, slavery, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Civil Rights movement. Fascinating examples will be drawn from music and visual imagery. This course is sure to have you pondering the concept of the separation between church and state over the past few centuries. Instructor: Edward J. Blum, Ph.D., assistant professor of history, San Diego State University.

Schedule No. 09FAOF 99812 OF Dates: Sept. 3-24, 4-5:50 pm Member Fee: $45 | Non-Member Fee: $65

Universal Spiritual Wisdom

Are you living life to its fullest? Learn about the Hindu philosophies of the Upanishads. What do these historic scriptures teach us about the opportunity for celebration, self-discovery, and spiritual fulfillment? What solutions do they offer for facing life’s challenges, both large and small? This course will explore the universal spiritual wisdom of the Upanishads for knowledge about how to strive for a life of balance, freedom, peace, joy, and fullness. Written over the course of thousands of years, learn why these documents are considered to be some of the most influential in the world. Instructor: Mohan K. Sood, Ph.D., professor and dean emeritus,

Northeastern Illinois University; senior fellow, global studies, San Jose State University; contributing editor and Bureau Chief, Indian Reporter and World News.

Schedule No. 09FAOF 99813 OF Dates: Oct. 1-Nov. 5, 1-2:50 pm Member Fee: $59 | Non-Member Fee: $79


Fall 2009 Courses

Fridays Art History: The Symbolism, Iconography, and Implications of Ancient Greece, Etruria, and Rome “Art completes what nature cannot bring to finish…” ~Aristotle (384-322 BC)

What does the art of the Greeks, Etruscans (of Tuscany), and the Romans reveal about their views on life? Increase your awareness of symbols and visual metaphors from the classical era. Learn about the Greeks’ rich legacy in philosophy, government, science, and architecture; the Etruscan concepts of religion and government that would greatly influence Rome; and Ancient Rome’s ability to govern with strength and ingenuity. Discover new connections between modern western culture and these ancient civilizations, as you increase your visual literacy and sophistication. There will also be an opportunity in this course for students to share information with each other about current art resources, events, and exhibitions of interest.

“This is my third course with Damon Hitchcock and I’m always inspired by the knowledge he


Instructor: Damon Hitchcock; M.A., Studio Arts; adjunct instructor, Miramar College and SDSU.

Schedule No. 09FAOF 99814 OF Dates: August 28-Oct. 2, 9-10:50 am Member Fee: $59 | Non-Member Fee: $79

An Illustrated History of World War II

Travel back in time to a defining era in our nation’s history. Rosie the Riveter was hard at work in the factories, supplies were being rationed, families were planting victory gardens, and President Roosevelt’s fireside chats were broadcasting through crackling radios. Millions of Americans were serving their country in a conflict that involved virtually every part of the world. Through an impressive collection of images, this course will examine the events and the scale of World War II, its implications on the United States home front and beyond, and its impact on art. For instance, how did the suppression of modern art in Germany during this time influence modern art in the United States? There will be time to share your own stories and photographs at designated times throughout these six weeks. Instructor: Damon Hitchcock; M.A., Studio Arts; adjunct instructor, Miramar College and SDSU.

Schedule No. 09FAOF 99815 OF Dates: Oct. 9-Nov. 13, 9-10:50 am Member Fee: $59 | Non-Member Fee: $79


Fall 2009 Courses

Fridays Geographic Pilgrimage to the Lands of the Bible

Lands to the East of the Mediterranean Sea are considered “holy” by more people than any other place. Instructor Kaylor, a geographer who specializes in historical geography, studied archaeology at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and has completed a number of personal pilgrimages in search of authentic biblical sites in today’s Israel, West Bank, Jordan, Egypt, and Turkey. This course will encourage appreciation of the role of geography in Holy Land history, examine authentic and symbolic sites and buildings considered by many to be “holy,” and look at how Christians, Jews, Muslims, and outside invaders have altered the landscape over time. Instructor: Rick Kaylor, Ed.D., geographer, world traveler, and awardwinning former secondary school teacher and college instructor.

Schedule No. 09FAOF 99816 OF Dates: Oct. 2-23, 1-2:50 pm Member Fee: $45 | Non-Member Fee: $65

Greek Mythology: From Chaos to Culture

Perseus was the legendary founder of Mycenae and of the Perseid dynasty there. He was a hero of Greek mythology whose exploits in defeating various archaic monsters, including the Gorgon Medusa, provided the founding myths in the cult of the Twelve Olympians.


Are the Greek gods still with us? In this course we will examine the stories of the gods, goddesses, and heroes of Ancient Greece. How did they explain the trials of human existence and how have these tales been interpreted in modern times? Explore the varied meanings of myth through the theories of Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, and Joseph Campbell. Gain a higher understanding of complex and often contradictory information about the human relationship to the divine and the ways that this understanding can be applied to our own world today. Instructor: Rebecca Frey, M.A., lecturer, SDSU Department of History. Schedule No. 09FAOF 99817 OF Dates: Nov. 6-Dec. 4 (No class on Nov. 27), 1-2:50 pm Member Fee: $45 | Non-Member Fee: $65

Fall 2009 Courses

Fridays The Politics of Human Rights in a Global Era

Is every human being on earth entitled to certain rights? Or does that depend on politics? What kinds of challenges and issues arise when international human rights law is put into practice? States and international organizations, being political entities, hardly disregard their political interests when recognizing or applying international human rights law. This course examines the origins, evolution, contents, and monitoring mechanisms of international human rights law, and the mandates and activities of international organizations in this field. Many situations will be examined. For example, why was the United Nations late in responding to the genocide in Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur? Why is the situation in Tibet still unresolved? Is the right to life inconsistent with abortion, assisted suicide, or embryonic stem cell research? Does the right to privacy include freedom to choose sexual orientation and protection from government e-mail surveillance? Join us to find out whether or not, in this era of globalization, it is possible for human rights and politics to coexist. Instructor: Eyassu Gayim, JD; adjunct faculty, San Diego State University political science department; former human rights instructor, University of Helsinki; former visiting scholar at UCSD, UCLA, USD and CWSL.

Schedule No. 09FAOF 99818 OF Dates: Nov. 20-Dec. 18 (No class on Nov. 27), 10-11:50 am Member Fee: $45 | Non-Member Fee: $65

“This was my first Osher course and I’ve already signed


up for a second.


Osher Book Club

If you have participated in the Osher Book Club, you know how much fun it is – if not join us this time around! Three great new books; read them and then join your fellow Osher members for collective reflection, critique, rumination, and enjoyment. Instructor: Erica Bouris, Ph.D. Maximum class size: 35 Free for Annual Members | Non-Member Fee: Osher members only event Session 1

Them, Nathan McCall The gentrification of Atlanta’s Lower Fourth Ward comes to life in the characters and tale of McCall’s Them. When long time residents and new neighbors uneasily settle in to this historic Atlanta community, the caustic underbelly of race relations in the New South emerge behind the shelves of corner markets, on the porches of wooden houses, and in sweltering church halls. Not all that is said in McCall’s Them is comfortable; but his unsentimental and real telling of social change as it unfolds in the homes and streets of our communities is consistently thought-provoking and tightly plotted. Schedule No. 09FAOF 99823 OF Date: Thursday, Oct. 8, 9-10 am

“I devoured it [Netherland] in three thirsty gulps, gulps that satisfied a craving I didn’t

know I had.

~New York Times Book Review


Session 2

Netherland, Joseph O’Neill A critically-acclaimed novel set in post 9/11 New York City, Netherland traces a young family as they navigate the terrain of their city and lives, forever changed. Far more than a “post-9/11 novel,” O’Neill gives us a book that captures raw family relations, the uncomfortable edges of a diverse and restless city, and the looming questions of politics and values that hover over our nation still. With strong voice and compelling, authentic prose, Netherland is a book of our times not to be missed. Schedule No. 09FAOF 99824 OF Date: Thursday, Nov. 12, 9-10 am

Session 3

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon A subtly comic murder mystery told from the perspective of an autistic teenager – are you ready to dive in? Haddon’s debut novel draws us into an unusual murder case (an impaled poodle), with an unusual suspect (an autistic teenager incapable of lying), and an equally unusual detective (said teenager, whose greatest challenge is deciphering the world around him). Applauded for his engaging, tender, and at turns, laugh-outloud funny writing, Haddon is an up and coming author to be watched. Schedule No. 09FAOF 99825 OF Date: Thursday, Dec. 10, 9-10 am

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Advisory Board Members Judy Wenker, J.D., Majors and Fox, LLP Joaquin Anguera, SDSU Gerontology Department Ed Heidig, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, retired

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Staff Rebecca Lawrence, director (619) 594-4704 Jennifer Barrett, coordinator (619) 594-2863,

Davene Gibson, SDSU Foundation, retired Gretchen Morgan, small business owner Wayne Sander, Kelco, retired Neomia Spears, Amerada Hess Corporation, retired Charlie Haynes Muriel Kulikowski, retired SDSU



Personalizing the Tune: Jazz Musicians and the Great American Song Book

American jazz musician and composer Miles Davis (1926-1991) playing the trumpet.

The music of the Great American Songbook, from the 1920s, ‘30s, ‘40s, and ‘50s, has provided generations of jazz musicians with an extensive library of great melodies, chord progressions, and structures with which to create very personal artistic statements. Keeping this source of inspiration in mind, spend the morning listening critically to representative recordings of selected and well-known performances by a number of jazz artists from diverse historical genres. Professor Helzer will address the issues of creative interpretation and improvisation, which are the very life blood of America’s classical music: jazz. Instructor: Rick Helzer, associate professor of music, and associate

director of jazz studies at San Diego State University, where he coordinates the undergraduate and graduate jazz theory programs and combos. He has performed and/or recorded with George Lewis, Mark Dresser, James Newton, Vinny Golia, Kim Richmond, David Borgo, and Charles McPherson. His own recordings have garnered laudatory reviews in numerous publications. He is also a regular contributor for Jazz Improv magazine, having published many solo transcriptions, annotations, record reviews and a regular column entitled Piano Perspectives.

Schedule No. 09FAOF 99820 OF Date: Tuesday, Oct. 13, 9-10:50 am Free for Annual Members | Non-Member Fee: $20



The 2010 U.S. Census: Important Policy Decisions Depend on the Nuts and Bolts

Much has changed since the first U.S. Census of 1790. Most recently, the advent of Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) technology has revolutionized the techniques used to identify and count the population. How will the 2010 U.S. Census be conducted? And how will the results be used? Instructors Dixon Arnett and Wende Chan have each tromped miles to fulfill the Constitutional promise of the U.S. Census. In 2000, Wende was a crew leader in San Francisco and Dixon an enumerator in rural western Wyoming. They are once again on the front lines of this upcoming 23rd national survey to be completed by April 1. Listen as they share their observations and insights.

“These courses are really good for older minds who think they have an understanding

Instructors: Wende Chan and Dixon Arnett are husband and wife. Dixon

Arnett’s career in public office spans over 30 years at the local, state, and federal levels, in both elected and appointed positions in health, education, and welfare. Wende is an experienced business manager, holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix, and is a recent graduate of the gerontology program at SDSU.

Schedule No. 09FAOF 99821 OF Date: Wednesday, Nov. 18, 9-10:50 am Free for Annual Members | Non-Member Fee: $20

of the world and are then given the challenge to

Muhammad and the Rise of Islam

When Muhammad was born in AD 570, the Arabs were primarily a nomadic people. Arabia itself was an unexplored, mostly uninhabitable desert made up of very few cities and countless warring Semitic tribes. In short, it was one of the least likely places to give birth to the world’s fastest growing religion. Yet within 200 years of Muhammad’s death in 632, his followers controlled over one third of the Mediterranean world including large parts of Europe. How did this happen? Meet Muhammad – both the man and religious leader – and learn about the basic tenets of Islam. Learn why this new religion was able to spread throughout the world with such rapidity, and continue growing into what it is now: the world’s second largest religion.

question those


Instructor: Bruno Leone, M.A., European

Intellectual History; lecturer and freelance writer; former instructor at University of Minnesota and St. Francis College.

Schedule No. 09FAOF 99822 OF Date: Wednesday, Dec. 9, 9-10:50 am Free for Annual Members | Non-Member Fee: $20

Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem, Israel.


Special Events – Osher Members Only

An Evening at The Old Globe

Join us for an engaging and entertaining theater experience! Not only will we enjoy a performance of SAMMY, but we will be treated to a pre-show workshop led by staff of The Old Globe, and have an opportunity to share thoughts and questions with the cast after the show. About SAMMY

Sammy Davis Jr., 1989

One of the greatest entertainers of all time, Sammy Davis, Jr. defined an era. The ultimate triple-threat – singer, actor and dancer – Sammy could do it all. This world premiere musical, written by two-time Academy Award® and Grammy Award®-winner Leslie Bricusse, takes us from Sammy’s days as a child working in vaudeville through his time with Dean and Frank as a member of the Rat Pack. Featuring the unmistakable classics that helped to make Sammy an icon from hits like “The Candy Man,” “Mr. Bojangles,” and “What Kind of Fool Am I,” and more, to new songs written just for this musical, Sammy shows us the struggles and triumphs of the man who was adored by millions. SAMMY is the history of American entertainment, as seen through the eyes of the first real “American Idol.” Instructor: The Old Globe Dates: Because SAMMY is part of The Old Globe’s upcoming season, details about this Osher event will be announced by Sept. 1, at which point you will be able to register. Please check our web site: www. If you would like us to notify you when we make the details available, please call (619) 594-2863. Member Fee: TBA by Sept.1 | Non-Member Fee: Osher members only event

Green Building Tour

This is a unique opportunity for an inside look at sustainability in action. Vince Mudd, CEO of San Diego Office Interiors, will give us a private tour of his new “green” building. Innovative features include sliding walls for more space, solar lighting and solar curtains, air conditioning from the “ground” up, and ceilings, walls, and floors made of recycled products. Together these features provide not only energy and water savings but a beautiful, functional and sustainable work environment. This is a must see for all! (Minimum walking, no stairs.) Instructor: Vince Mudd, CEO, San Diego Office Interiors Schedule No. 09FAOF 99826 OF Dates: Thursday, Dec. 3, 10-11 am Member Fee: FREE | Non-Member Fee: Osher members only event


Make the Most of Your Time on Campus

Visit Love Library to browse thousands of books, videos, and newspapers from around the world! Don’t forget to visit the Special Collections for some truly unique treasures. For more information, contact the reference desk at (619) 594‑6728.


Hungry between classes?

Have lunch at the Faculty‑Staff Club – you don’t need to be a member and they have a great patio! For reservations or more information, call (619) 594‑5178.


Has your appetite been whet for artistic indulgence?

Regardez-moi! Photographs by Malick SidibĂŠ, University Art Gallery

Visit the University Art Gallery for rotating exhibits featuring the art of SDSU faculty and other world renowned artists! For current exhibitions or more information, call (619) 594‑5171.


Annual Membership Fee: $35 single | $50 couple Three Easy Ways to Register

Annual membership benefits include: n Special member pricing for courses, lectures, and events n Parking permit for Osher courses and events n SDSU College of Extended Studies ID card for library privileges

By phone:

(619) 594-5152

n Special guest lecture series

By mail:

n Discount coupon for SDSU merchandise at the SDSU bookstore

College of Extended Studies Registration, 5250 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182

Online: osher

n Special student pricing at area theaters, museums, and cultural facilities. Requires College of Extended Studies ID card. n Discounted monthly fee (affiliate rate) at the Aztec Recreational Center. Requires College of Extended Studies ID card. Call (619) 594-7529 for more information. n 10% discount (up to $100 per course) on many College of Extended Studies noncredit courses other than Osher Lifelong Learning courses. Please call (619) 594-2517 to ask if this benefit applies to the class of your choice.

Parking and Transportation Easy access to the Extended Studies Center on Hardy Avenue on the SDSU campus is available by using Parking Structure II, adjacent to the Extended Studies Center. Parking permits will be issued with registration confirmation. Handicapped parking is available in Parking Structure II. Take the trolley to your Osher class! The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System has regularly scheduled service to SDSU and stops convenient to the Extended Studies Center. The trolley stop is close to the Extended Studies Center where the Osher classes are held. Call (619) 233-3004 or go to for more information. Non-members taking courses will be provided with a parking pass for the duration of the course.


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Fall 2009 Osher Catalog  

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Fall 2009 Osher Catalog  

Course catalog for Osher program, developed by SDSU College of Extended Studies