National Osher Online

Online courses offered in partnership with the national Osher Resource Center.


Few areas of astronomy provoke our imaginations as much as the search for "alien life" among the stars. It is a staple of science fiction stories and films, but recently it has also become a legitimate branch of scientific inquiry.

Tuesdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9 , Synchronous Online
Are you a genealogy "newbie" or looking for help in developing and organizing your family history research? This introductory course is designed to get you started in searching for your roots and to help you develop an organized process for tracing your family history.

Wednesdays; 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, Synchronous Online
Both Sides Now is about reflecting on our lives and culture to understand how and why we are who we are. However, just as importantly, looking at where we are now, in life, and what we want for the rest of our lives. How do we stay vibrant and alive throughout the joy and pain that is life?

Saturdays, April 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, Synchronous Online
Dickens pioneered the method of publishing novels in serial. By writing and publishing a novel in 19 monthly or 36 weekly installments, Dickens could change his story, shared and shaped by the audience who read it, at any time, depending on what his readers liked or disliked. And he did.

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The campaign of 1796 established the template for the "the politics of personal destruction." The campaign of 1800 sank even deeper into the abyss with each side making frightening predictions about what would happen if the other candidate was elected. Underpinning the personal attacks was the message about what type of person should be president.

Fridays, April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, Synchronous Online
We will study the major ethical theories of the world's philosophical traditions, immersing ourselves in an inquiry into the nature of justice, virtue, and the good life.

Wednesdays, April 12, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, Synchronous Online
Join us for Female Stars of Hollywood's Golden Age: A celebration of the greatest female stars. This course will feature an in-depth look at the individual studios in which these stars, while under contract, rose to prominence.

Mondays, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, Synchronous Online
Film noir, a crime genre with a distinctive black and white style, appeared mostly in America for only about 20 years in the mid-20th century, but it has had lasting impact on American film and television ever since.

Thursdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, Synchronous Online
This course will cover the history of photography from its inception to contemporary work.

Mondays, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, Synchronous Online
William Shakespeare is widely regarded as the greatest author of plays and poems in the English language. What is not widely recognized is that he wrote for two audiences: playgoers eager for diversion and entertainment, and the thoughtful "wiser sort" concerned with political, cultural, religious and social questions of the day.

Thursdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, Synchronous Online
Trace the history of dissent in the U.S. Supreme Court from its inception through current day. Learn why dissents were discouraged by Chief Justice John Marshall and why that upset some of our founding fathers.

Tuesdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, Synchronous Online