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5 classes to take at OLLI this fall

We’ve got the deets on some of the best courses to take at OLLI this Fall semester.

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Bonus: Be sure to check out their shared interest groups + outings, like this tour of Marathon Motor Works Museum.

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We recently introduced you to OLLI — Vanderbilt University’s no-credit, no-grades lifelong learning program for 50+ Nashvillians. Piqued your interest? Here are five courses to take this Fall:

📖 Reading Shakespeare with Film

  • Oct. 3-Nov. 7, Tuesdays via Zoom | Experience Shakespeare’s written work side-by-side with film depictions, and learn how film aids understanding + enhances his art.

🌳 Music and the Mississippi River

  • Oct. 4-Nov. 8, Wednesdays via Zoom | Discover how the Mississippi River’s people and landscape shaped the soundtrack of America’s rich and diverse music.

🏥 Healthcare Inc.: Understanding the U.S. Medical-Industrial Complex

  • Oct. 2-Nov. 6, Mondays | Discuss the evolution of healthcare and learn about:
    • Physicians
    • Hospitals
    • Pharma
    • Health insurance
    • Quality vs. cost
    • Future impacts of technology + data

📊 Media and Politics in the Modern Age

  • Oct. 2-Nov. 6, Mondays | In time for the 2024 presidential campaign, examine the media landscape, including news sources, spotting real and fake reporting + being an engaged, responsible citizen.

🎼 Choral Singing

  • Oct. 3-Nov. 7, Tuesdays | Take your voice to the next level with instruction in blending tones, vocal techniques, harmony + musicianship. Bonus: Participants will perform for an audience.

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