Our Courses

OLLI @Berkeley invites you to spend summer diving into inspired and inspiring courses taught by Cal faculty and other scholars. Summer term consists of TWO sessions: 

  • Session 1: June 1-July 1 (live, online courses — many are also recorded) 
  • Session 2: July 12-Aug. 27 (Encore, pre-recorded courses plus two livestream conversations with faculty) 

Click on "learn more" for descriptions, syllabi, faculty bios, video presentations, course fees, registration links and more. Courses are available exclusively to OLLI @Berkeley members. Learn about membership benefits and types including information about our fee assistance program.


Unfortunately, we've had to cancel Russia Beyond the Russians due to unforseen circumstances. Thank you for your understanding.

    Summer Session 1: Livestream (June 1 - July 1)

    Tuesday

    Starts June 1

    9:30am - 11:00am PT

    Interior Design: The Beginning of Architecture

    Pierluigi Serraino
    Livestream + Recorded
    9:30am - 11:00am PT

    iPhoneography

    Laura (Yoni) Mayeri
    Livestream Only
    12:00pm - 1:30pm PT

    Great Symphonies of the 20th Century

    Stephen Schultz
    Livestream Only
    Wednesday

    Starts June 2

    9:30am - 11:00am PT

    China and CO2 Emissions

    Mark Levine
    Livestream + Recorded
    12:00pm - 1:30pm PT

    Sicily: "The Key to Everything"

    Douglas Kenning
    Livestream + Recorded
    2:30pm - 4:00pm PT

    Bay Area Black Artists: Evolution and Revolution

    Devorah Major
    Livestream + Recorded
    Thursday

    Starts June 3

    9:30am - 11:00am PT

    Jewish-Muslim Cultural Encounters

    Sarah Levin
    Livestream + Recorded
    12:00pm - 1:30pm PT

    The Family in Literature

    Bill Smoot
    Livestream + Recorded
    2:30pm - 4:00pm PT

    Savoring French Opera

    Clifford "Kip" Cranna
    Livestream Only
    Monday

    Starts June 7

    9:30am - 11:00am PT

    Cooking with Summer Produce

    Linda Carucci
    Livestream + Recorded
    12:00pm - 1:30pm PT

    Realism in World Politics, Part 2

    Matthew Specter
    Livestream + Recorded
    12:00pm - 1:30pm PT

    The Great Documentaries Part 2

    Michael Fox
    Livestream + Recorded
    2:30pm - 4:00pm PT

    Pain: Its Causes and Treatments

    Peter Ralston
    Livestream + Recorded

    Summer Session 2: Encore (July 12 - Aug 27)