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If you took a tuition-free class in the fall 2014 semester you only need to complete the OLLI Tuition-free registration form

If you did not take a tuition-free class in the fall 2014 semester you will need to complete a Sierra College/OLLI application AND the tuition-free registration form.

To request an application and/or registration form be sent to you, please call the OLLI office or send an email to olli@sierracollege.edu and leave your mailing address.

Mail completed form(s) to:

OLLI at Sierra College, 5000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin, CA 95677

Drama 809

America in the 1940s through the Lens of the Motion Picture Camera, Pt 1

By the 1940s American filmmaking had advanced considerably over the previous decade both technically and in substance. As we moved from one calamity, the Great Depression, to another, World War II movies would reflect America’s involvement in the war. At this time many of the Hollywood studios had begun to introduce propaganda into their films. Meanwhile a new visual style in cinema would make its appearance which would extend from the early ‘40s to the late ‘50s known as Film Noir. Among the films to be shown: Our Town (1940); King’s Row (1942); Foreign Correspondent (1940); Why We Fight (1942–1945); The Story of G.I. Joe (1945) Laura (1944).
Michael Theodore

Nevada County Campus
# 45478 2/9-3/23 (No class 2/16)
Mon., 1:00-4:00pm
Room N12-103

Roseville Gateway Center
# 45479 2/12-3/26 (No class 2/19)
Thur., 1:00-4:00pm
Room 107

America in the 1940s through the Lens of the Motion Picture Camera, Pt 2

Part 2 of our film series on the ‘40s will focus on those movies made between 1945 to 1949. Several of these films were award winners and provide a representative sample of the various styles and themes popular during the post war years. Among the films to be shown: Twelve O’Clock High (1949); The Best Years of Our Lives (1946); The Big Sleep (1946); All the King’s Men (1949); Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948); Good News (1947).
Michael Theodore

Nevada County Campus
# 45480 4/6-5/11
Mon., 1:00-4:00pm
Room N12-103

Roseville Gateway Center
# 45481 4/9-5/14
Thur., 1:00-4:00pm
Room 107

Gunslingers and Gamblers at the Movies, Part 1

In this class we will watch some of the best examples of Western Americana. “The Western” is signified by legitimate law men, hired guns, bounty hunters and card sharks. Some are found in the history books and some are legends or maybe myths. Either way we will explore a part of Hollywood in its heyday. Our films will include: The Magnificent Seven (1960); The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962); Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969); The Unforgiven (1992); Tombstone (1993); and Maverick (1994).
Linda Derosier

Twelve Bridges
# 45482 4/6-5/11
Mon., 1:00-4:00pm
Redwood Room

Roseville Gateway Center
# 45483 4/8-5/13
Wed., 9:30am-12:30pm
Room 613

English 814

Write Your Memoir

From your first written word to a book, this class is designed to help you write your memoir. Learn how to outline and organize your ideas. Write new material each session. Share what you have written outside of class. Meet in a safe, low-key environment. Teacher evaluation of your work is offered. Write a memoir to share with your family or to leave for posterity.
Sue Clark

Twelve Bridges
# 45485 2/10-3/17
Tues., 3:30-5:00pm
Willow Room

Twelve Bridges
# 45486 4/7-5/12
Tues., 3:30pm-5:00pm
Willow Room

English  815

Doris Kearns Goodwin: Best Known American Biographer of U.S. Presidents

Presidential biographies have become quite popular among non-fiction readers since the turn of this century. Join us in reading and discussing three of Pulitzer  Prize winner Doris Kearns Goodwin's biographies—The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, Willian Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism (2014); Team Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln (2006); No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II (1995). These books are available on the internet at reasonable prices.
Sue Clark

Roseville Gateway Center
# 45487 4/6-5/11
Mon., 3:30-5:00pm
Room 601

Today's Masters of the Short Story: Tobias Wolff and Richard Bausch

This course explores the lives and writings of the two best known American short story writers of the 21st Century. Tobias Wolff—"One of our most esquisite storytellers" (Esquire). Richard Bausch—""...master of the short story." (The Writer's Chronicle).  Be prepared to discuss their short stories in class.  Recommended books are readily available on the internet at reasonable prices: Our Story Begins, Tobias Wolff, and The Stories of Richard Bausch. Once you read these authors, you'll never forget their work.
Sue Clark

Roseville Gateway Center
# 45484 2/9-3/23 (No class 2/16 )
Mon., 3:30-5:00pm
Room 601

Music 810

Hector Berlioz - The Music and the Man

With Berlioz came the era of self-conscious Romanticism, epitomized by his "Symphonie fantastique" which he described as an episode in the life of a "young musician of morbid sensibilities." Once his reputation as a composer was established he appeared as a conductor of his own works. As a writer he was gifted and prolific, and became the first true composer-critic.
Steve Miller

Roseville Gateway Center
# 45488 2/10-3/17
Tues., 10:00am-12:00pm
Room 601

Nevada County Campus
# 45489 2/12-3/19
Thur., 2:15-4:15pm
Room N15-101

Richard Strauss - The Music and the Man

Strauss wrote his first song at age five and composed prolifically for the next eighty years. His music was widely played and he was also known as a conductor. By the time he was twenty, premieres of his symphonies had been given on both sides of the Atlantic. Strauss remained in Germany through 1945, but his relationship with the Nazi government was one of mutual mistrust.
Steve Miller

Roseville Gateway Center
# 45490 4/7-5/12
Tues., 10:00am-12:00pm
Room 601

Nevada County Campus
# 45491 4/9-5/14
Thur., 2:15-4:15pm
Room N15-101

Tahoe-Truckee Community Chorus 

The course is designed for college aged students through seniors for the study of selected styles and periods of music and performance of selected repertoire. The course curriculum includes discussion of musical elements, composition, vocabulary and history as well as vocal technique.
Susan Horst

Tahoe-Truckee Campus
# 45492 1/26-5/18 (No class 2/16 and 3/30)
Mon., 5:45-8:35pm
Room 231

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  • 333 Sunrise Ave.
    Roseville, CA 95661
  • Fall and Spring M-Th: 8:00am - 4:30pm

    Closed Friday

Shari Smith Program Coordinator, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

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