List of Courses

10:30 - 11:45 am
Monday: Sept 14, 21, 28; Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2
Instructor: Philip Malone
Come join us, as we explore the latest news in science, based on three periodicals, The Science News, Scientific America, and Discovery.Using articles from these three magazines, we will examine what discoveries are happening in the world of science.


September 14, 2020 to November 2, 2020, Online using Zoom
12:00 - 1:15 pm Monday: Sept 14, 21, 28; Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2
Coordinator: Ann Prentice
The University of Alabama Press has invited six authors to talk about their books and answer your questions. Also, the OLLI Book Club will meet on Oct 5 and Nov 2 with Carol Prickett and Jan Mercier leading the discussions.


September 14, 2020 to November 2, 2020, Online using Zoom
12:00 - 1:15 pm
Monday: Sept 14, 21, 28; Oct 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov 2
Instructor: Keith Robinson
Let's all go to the movies and learn some history, too.


September 14, 2020 to November 2, 2020, Online using Zoom
1:30 - 2:15 pm
Monday: Sept 14, 21, 28; Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2
Instructor Dr. Robert Kane
This will be an eight-part series on the major aspects of World War I, originally knownas the Great War, until after 1945.


September 14, 2020 to November 2, 2020, Online using Zoom
1:30 - 2:45 pm
Monday: Sept 14, 21, 28; Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2
Instructor: Mary Burke
This class will deal with understanding the Benedictine monastic roots of illumination.


September 14, 2020 to November 2, 2020, Online using Zoom
3:00 - 4:15 pm
Monday: Sept 14, 21, 28; Oct 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov 2
Instructor: Dusty Folds
In this eight-week course, we will explore various film versions and examine how the retelling of Austen affects our understanding of the author and her works.


September 14, 2020 to November 2, 2020, Online using Zoom
3:00 - 4:15 pm
Monday: Oct 12, 19, 26; Nov 2
Coordinator: Lisa McKinney
Q&A about your smartphone and/or smartpad: Connect with a University of Alabama student who will answer your questions directly.


October 12, 2020 to November 2, 2020, Online using Zoom
9:00 - 10:15 am
Tuesday: Oct 13, 20, 27; Nov 3
Instructor: Dr. Sarah Pederson
This course is designed to provide an overview of basic medical options available to people as they navigate through a hospital setting.


October 13, 2020 to November 3, 2020, Online using Zoom
9:00 - 10:15 am
Tuesday: Sept 15, 22, 29; Oct 6, 13, 20, 27; Nov 3
Instructor: Farrah Hayes
This course will take a unique approach to understanding the Holocaust through the experiences of survivors.


September 15, 2020 to November 3, 2020, Online using Zoom
10:30 - 11:45 am
Tuesday: Oct 27, Nov 3

Marshall Clay, Member and Senior Advisor for The Welch Group, a Wealth Management Company in Birmingham, will share insights on understanding the rules of the game. This class will focus on the importance of goal setting and the creation of a disciplined buy and sell side process.


October 27, 2020 to November 3, 2020, Online using Zoom
10:30 - 11:45 am
Tuesday: Sept 15, 22, 29; Oct 6, 13, 20, 27; Nov 3
Instructor: Dr. Ed Stephenson
This is an introduction to genes and gene function.


September 15, 2020 to November 3, 2020, Online using Zoom
12:00 - 1:15 pm
Tuesday: Sept 15, 22, 29; Oct 6, 13, 20, 27; Nov 3

UA's College of Community Health Sciences and University Medical Center are hosting a lecture series to explore medicine, health care, and health trends.


September 15, 2020 to November 3, 2020, Online using Zoom
1:30 - 2:45 pm
Tuesday: Oct 13, 20, 27; Nov 3
Instructor: Dr. Richard Rhone
The American Revolution was made up of numerous remarkable women that influenced the beginning of our country.


October 13, 2020 to November 3, 2020, Online using Zoom
3:00 - 4:15 pm
Tuesday: Oct 13, 20, 27; Nov 3
Instructor: Mark Harris
We will discuss Alabama's historic Dixie Art Colony and how the artists associated with the colony served as historians during the Great Depression.


October 13, 2020 to November 3, 2020, Online using Zoom
3:00 - 4:15 pm
Tuesday: Sept 15, 22, 29; Oct 6, 13, 20, 27; Nov 3
Instructor: Zainab (Zee) Suntai
Have you ever wondered "why do we do what we do?". Human Behavior in the Social Environment takes a holistic approach to understand how humans interact with their social environment by considering the biological, psychological, and social factors that influence behavior.


September 15, 2020 to November 3, 2020, Online using Zoom
9:00 - 10:15 am
Wednesday: Oct 14, 21, 28; Nov 4
Coordinator: Lisa McKinney

A University of Alabama student will guide you through the process of learning software and demonstrating its use on the screen, as you work alongside, to learn the skills.




October 14, 2020 to November 4, 2020, Online using Zoom
9:00 - 10:15 am
Wednesday: Sept 16, 23, 30; Oct 7, 14, 21, 28; Nov 4
Instructor: Elizabeth Aversa
Participants in this class will develop an appreciation, and hopefully, a love of Opera.


September 16, 2020 to November 4, 2020, Online using Zoom
10:30 - 11:45 am
Wednesday: Sept 16, 23, 30; Oct 7, 14, 21, 28; Nov 4
Instructor: Shirley du Pont
Join us, as we look at some of these unforgettable moments in football history.


September 16, 2020 to November 4, 2020, Online using Zoom
10:30 - 11:45 am
Wednesday: Sept 16, 23, 30; Oct 7
Instructor: Dr. James E. (Ed) Shotts
We will explore the art and science of healthy living and identify steps we may take to transition from the role of passive patient to the role of becoming an active participant in our health care.


October 14, 2020 to November 4, 2020, Online using Zoom
12:00 - 1:15 pm
Wednesday: Oct 14,21,28; Nov 4
A guided discussion on navigating the challenges of life in a pandemic.


October 14, 2020 to November 4, 2020, Online using Zoom
1:30 - 2:45 pm
Wednesday: Sept 16, 23, 30; Oct 7, 14, 21, 28; Nov 4
Instructor: Dr. Earl Tilford
There have been three Universities of Alabama since it opened: 1831 to 1865; 1871 to June 11, 1963; 1963 to the present. We will examine this fascinating subject,from its founding to the Twenty-first Century.


September 16, 2020 to November 4, 2020, Online using Zoom
1:30 - 2:45 pm
Wednesday: Sept 16, 23, 30; Oct 7, 14, 21, 28; Nov 4
Instructor: E.E. (Skip) Campbell
This is the story of the most important exploration expedition in American history and the participants in it. br>


September 16, 2020 to November 4, 2020, Online using Zoom
3:00 - 4:15 pm
Wednesday: Sept 16, 23, 30; Oct 7, 14, 21, 28; Nov 4
Instructor: Derrick Griffey
Sears, Roebuck, and Company, better known as just "Sears," was founded in 1893, as a mail-order catalog company. By the 1970s, Sears had become one of the largest retailers in the world and marked that achievement by constructing the tallest building in the world in 1973, as their world headquarters in Chicago.


September 16, 2020 to November 4, 2020, Online using Zoom
3:00 - 4:15 pm
Wednesday: Sept 16, 23, 30; Oct 7
Instructors: Katherine Pearson, James Lowery
Learn about the history of Birmingham neighborhoods and former industrial districts with Vulcan Park & Museum.


This course contains no sessions.
9:00 - 10:15 am
Thursday: Sept 17, 24; Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Nov 5

Instructor: Dr. Scott Bridges
This course will be based on answering questions about racism, creativity and capitalism in today's society.




September 17, 2020 to November 5, 2020, Online using Zoom
9:00 - 10:15 am
Thursday: Sept 17, 24; Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Nov 5
Instructor: Philip Malone
Join us, to explore eight destinations, without having to leave your home.


September 17, 2020 to November 5, 2020, Online using Zoom
10:30 - 11:45 am
Thursday: Sept 17, 24; Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Nov 5
Instructor: Ted Sexton
Policing policies and paradigms have changed rapidly since Ferguson, as have citizen expectations. This course will offer an overview of current law enforcement issues in the United States and will focus on the challenges.


September 17, 2020 to November 5, 2020, Online using Zoom
10:30 - 11:45 am
Thursday: Oct 15, 22, 29; Nov 5
Instructor: Bob Coulson
Legacy 3.14 uses an expansive conscious aging approach to awakening or renewing your life meaning, purpose, and legacy. You will learnhow to co-create your desired senior lifestyle by using a conscious aging - sage-ing process of life review, repair, and reframing.


October 15, 2020 to November 5, 2020, Online using Zoom
12:00 - 1:15 pm
Thursday: Oct 15, 22, 29; Nov 5
Instructor: Kay Kelley
May it please the court is the first sentence uttered by lawyers addressing the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has been recording oral arguments since 1955 but still do not allow any cameras. We will listen to portions of the arguments and review the facts and holdings in the following cases which are still the law of the land as respects their issues.


October 15, 2020 to November 5, 2020, Online using Zoom
4:30 - 5:45 pm
Thursday: Oct.29; Nov. 5, 12, 19
This class takes you beyond what you need to know to be a student/participant in a Zoom class. You'll learn how to co-host an OLLI Zoom class as well as to host your own Zoom meetings whenever you like.


This course contains no sessions.
4:30 - 5:45 pm
Thursday: Oct 15, 22, 29; Nov 5
Instructor: Dr. Nada Memon
The goal of this lecture series is to inform andeducate the public about the electrical system of the heart, medical issues related to this system and various treatment options.


October 15, 2020 to November 5, 2020, Online using Zoom