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Tuition free classes

If you did not take a tuition free class in either the spring or summer 2017 semesters 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, 316 Vernon Street, Suite 200, Roseville, CA 95678

Fall 2017 Classes

Business 0809

How to Construct and Maintain the All-Weather Investment Portfolio

This class helps the student manage their investments before or during retirement. Asset classes of Bonds, Stocks, and Alternatives are covered as well as investment vehicles such as individual securities, mutual funds, etfs, closed end funds, and annuities. The student will also learn valuable methods to either grow their funds or generate an income.
Russ Abbott

Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 229
#86813           11/2-11/30      Thursday        2:00-4:00pm
No Class 11/23

Drama 0809

America in the 1970s Through the Lens of the Motion Picture Camera, Part 1 

Many historians view the decade of the 1970s in America as a continuation of the 1960s but with some important differences. The war in Vietnam was still being waged as were the many protests throughout the country. Women as well as numerous minority groups continued their efforts to attain equal rights. Another group which came to be known as the “New Right” began to mobilize in defense of political conservatism which would ultimately affect our country today. Among those films to be seen are: “Five Easy Pieces” (1970), “The French Connection” (1971), “American Graffiti” (1973), “Jaws” (1975), “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975).
Michael Theodore

Nevada County Campus     Room N12-103
# 86829          9/12-10/10      Tuesday               1:00-4:00pm.

Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 259
# 86827          9/13-10/11      Wednesday             1:00-4:00pm         

America in the 1970s Through the Lens of the Motion Picture Camera, Part 2

The second part of our film series on America in the 1970s will consist of five movies that were produced between 1976 and 1978. Among the films to be shown are: “Network” (1976), “All the President’s Men” (1976), “Annie Hall” (1977), “Being There” (1979), “The Deer Hunter” (1978). You did not have to attend Part 1 to attend Part 2.
Michael Theodore

Nevada County Campus     Room N12-103
# 86830          10/31-12/5      Tuesday            1:00-4:00pm         
No class 11/21

Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 259
# 86831          11/1-12/6        Wednesday             1:00-4:00pm
No class 11/22

Food and Film—How Cinema Uses Food to Elicit Sentiment

The cultivation, harvesting, preparation, and sharing of food dates to the most ancient of civilizations. Regardless of language or location, food transcends cultures and the enjoyment of novel and intriguing culinary secrets are often the first step toward appreciating our unique differences. Over the course of six films, the class will peer into the windows of French, Tunisians, Mexicans, and Americans whose lives are altered by the persuasion and passion of food. Viewing “The Gleaners and I,” “Water for Chocolate,” “Under the Tuscan Sun,” “Babette’s Feast,” “Chocolat,” and “The Secret of the Grain” sets the stage for these windows.
Ellen Sander

Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 259 
# 86814          9/11-10/16      Monday             1:00-4:00pm 

Nevada County Campus     Room N11-102
# 86828
          9/13-10/18      Wednesday             1:00-4:00pm         

English 0814

Memoir Writing—Beginning

Everyone has a tale to tell. How to tell it is the secret. In this class, we will explore writing a memoir incorporating elements of fiction writing: plot, description, dialogue. Participants will explore the emotional truths that live in their memories and focus on ways to bring these stories to life. Please bring writing materials to class.
Judie Rae

Nevada County Campus     Room N7-216
# 86837          9/12-10/17      Tuesday            2:00-4:00pm

Memoir Writing—Continuing

This class is a continuation of an ongoing session. New memoir writers are advised to take the beginning memoir writing class.
Judie Rae

Nevada County Campus     Room N6-204
# 86836          9/11-10/16      Monday             2:00-4:00pm         

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 Library       Willow Room
# 86838          9/12-10/17      Tuesday            2:30-4:00pm

Twelve Bridges Library       Willow Room
# 86839          10/31-12/5      Tuesday            2:30-4:00pm

English 0815

Elements of Short Fiction

Participants each craft a complete short story draft, or revise an already existing one, through a fun progression of theory and exercises. Those with story drafts already in hand will find the exercises useful toward the continued development of characters and scenes. For writers starting from scratch, the material developed in class can help build toward a new complete draft. We will also read and discuss several classic and contemporary stories. The exercises come from Sands Hall and other writing curriculum developers.
William Dane

Nevada County Campus     Room N7-214 
# 86826          9/13-10/25      Wednesday             2:00-4:00pm         
No class 10/18

The Sympathizer by Viett Thanh Nguyen

“I am a spy, a sleeper, a spook, a man of two faces. Perhaps not surprisingly, I am also a man of two minds. I am not some misunderstood mutant from a comic book or a horror movie, although some have treated me as such. I am simply able to see any issue from both sides.” The Sympathizer, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, is sure to be a winner for readers in this class. Join us for a 6-week discussion of this magnificent, powerful epic of love and betrayal, as well as a gripping espionage tale. If possible, buy this book early so you will have time to read it before the class begins.
Sue Clark

Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 255
# 86825          9/11-10/16      Monday              3:30-5:00pm         

The War to End All Wars

“As the Great War descended into mass slaughter, the U.S. stepped in.” Jess Shaara, Special TIME edition editor, stated 100 years later. Most of us studied about World War I in school. But, what about our American soldiers’ firsthand experiences, or the details on our home front, such as the women who stitched cloth to the wings of our warplanes. Let’s research and discuss this war to end all wars before even the history books begin to forget our forefathers who fought in the “unending hell-on-earth.” Order this special TIME edition, World War I, The War That Shaped Our World, Jeff Shaara, by calling 800-327-6388, M-F, 7 AM-9pm Central Time. $13.99 US. IF you have your own books or DVDs about WWI, please bring them to share in our discussions.
Sue Clark

Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 229 
# 86840          10/30-12/4      Monday             3:30-5:00pm         

Women in Mythology - CLASS FULL

Through lecture, presentation, and group discussion, this course explores the literary, psychological, spiritual, and cultural significance of female-centric mythological narratives, images, and historical persons. Come (continue to) journey to the African crossroads, learn about Greek goddesses, gather around for a folktale, watch a film by Maya Deren, sit in Frida Kahlo’s garden, or be mesmerized by poets. Content varies each session.
Angela Sells                                             

Music 0810

Felix Mendelssohn: The Music and the Man—Part 1

Mendelssohn’s Octet and the Midsummer Night’s Dream overture, composed when he was sixteen and seventeen, are often hailed as the greatest manifestations of youthful genius in music history. In 1829 he helped kindle a new appreciation for Bach with a centenary performance of the St. Matthew Passion. Mendelssohn’s affection for his sister Fanny and his high regard of her talent are well documented, although his attitude toward her nascent professionalism was unsympathetic by present standards.
Steve Miller

Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 259
# 86832          9/12-10/17      Tuesday              10:00am-12:00pm

Nevada County Campus     Room N15-101
# 86833          9/14-10/19      Thursday              2:00-4:00pm         

Felix Mendelssohn: The Music and the Man—Part 2

Mendelssohn’s Octet and the Midsummer Night’s Dream overture, composed when he was sixteen and seventeen, are often hailed as the greatest manifestations of youthful genius in music history. In 1829 he helped kindle a new appreciation for Bach with a centenary performance of the St. Matthew Passion. Mendelssohn’s affection for his sister Fanny and his high regard of her talent are well documented, although his attitude toward her nascent professionalism was unsympathetic by present standards.
Steve Miller

Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 259
# 86834          10/24-12/5      Tuesday              10:00am-12:00pm         
No class 11/21

Nevada County Campus     Room N15-101
# 86835          10/26-12/7      Thursday               2:00-4:00pm         
No class 11/23

Truckee-Tahoe 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. Rehearsal includes discussion of musical elements, composition, vocabulary and history as well as vocal technique.
Susan Horst

Tahoe-Truckee Campus     Room 231
# 86841          8/21-12/4        Monday              5:45-8:35pm         
No class 9/4

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