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  Short Courses  
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UWM offers members the opportunity to sign up for Short Courses. These are two to six-week noncredit sessions on various topics such as the arts, literature, ethics, science, politics, religion and history. Courses are taught by UWM faculty and other experts and professionals in the community. Courses are offered in the fall, spring and summer. Our programs are designed for people from all walks of life and educational levels. The only admission requirement is a desire to learn.

Members enjoy free parking in the attached garage for Short Courses that are held downtown at the UWM School of Continuing Education.

Register for Osher programs online or call 414-227-3200. You must be a member to register for any Short Course.


Adventures in History: TR, Taft and the "Golden Age of Journalism" New Class

2 Thu., May 14-21

Amazing History of Latinos in Milwaukee New Class

2 Tue., Mar. 10-17

Animal Eyes and Robot Eyes - How They View the World New Class

4 Thu., Mar. 12-Apr. 2 - Full

Architectural Relics from a Bygone Era New Class

Tue. May 5 and Wed. May 6

Battle of Waterloo - Before, During and After New Class

3 Mon., May 4-18

Before 1776: Life in the American Colonies New Class

5 Thu., Apr. 23-May 21

Brain Games Part I - DVD Course New Class

3 Thu., Mar. 12-26

Brain Games Part II - DVD Course New Class

3 Thu., Apr. 23-May 7

Computer Basics New Class

4 Mon., Apr. 20-May 11

Consciously Navigating the Second Half of Life New Class

4 Thu., Mar. 12-Apr. 2 - Full

Controversial Art New Class

2 Tue., Apr. 21-28

Cultural Literacy for Religion: Everything the Well-Educated Person Should Know Part II New Class

4 Fri., Mar. 6-Apr. 24 (Omit: Mar. 13 and 20, Apr. 3 and 17)

Family Storytelling 101 New Class

3 Mon., Mar. 9-23 - Full

French for Travelers New Class

3 Wed., Mar. 11-25

George Eliot's Middlemarch New Class

5 Tue., Mar. 31-May 5 omit Apr. 14 - Full

History of Milwaukee's Zoo New Class

3 Tue., Mar. 10-24

Holocaust - Part 1 Context New Class

Mon., Mar. 9

Holocaust - Part 2 Propaganda and Survivor Story New Class

2 Mon., May 11-18

I'm Retired!! Now What Do I Do with the Rest of My Life? Retirement Life Planning New Class

3 Tue., Mar. 10-24

I'm Retired!! Now What Do I Do with the Rest of My Life? Retirement Life Planning New Class

3 Thu., Apr. 23-May 7 - Full

Journaling Toward the Poem New Class

3 Wed., Mar. 18-Apr. 1

Let's All Go to the Big Rock Candy Mountain New Class

3 Tue., Mar. 10-24

Mindfulness Meditation: A Path to Peace New Class

3 Thu., May 7-21 - Full

Oscar Winners from the Past New Class

5 Fri., Apr. 24-May 22 - Full

Poetry: The What, The Why, and The How New Class

4 Tue., Mar. 31-Apr. 28 omit Apr. 14

Potpourri II Spring New Class

5 Mon., Mar. 9-Apr. 6

Potpourri III Spring New Class

5 Mon., Apr. 20-May 18 - Full

Understanding the Jewish Calendar New Class

2 Mon., Mar. 23-30

iPads for Beginners New Class

3 Tue., Mar. 10-24

For more information, contact:
Kim  Beck, Executive Director,, 414-227-3321


Spring 2015 Osher Catalog

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Member Quote
"I find membership to be fulfilling. I enjoy the friendships I've made. The courses are intellectually stimulating."

- Stephanie Kasper