OLLI expands course lineup for 2017 fall semester

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The Osher Lifetime Learning Institute at American University will offer 94 study groups in the fall 2017 semester, the most in the institute’s 35-year history.

New classes at the institute, known as OLLI, will include astrophysics, the history of the Amazon, a discussion of Henry Fielding’s novel “Tom Jones,” Russian ballet after the revolution, and “Lincoln as Statesman.” Some popular past courses will also be repeated, including one on lesser-known D.C. landmarks.

Each course is eight to 10 weeks long, with weekly 90-minute sessions. Classes begin Sept. 25 and are held at 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Membership is $300 per semester and includes up to three courses.

To learn more, visit olli-dc.org or call 202-895-4860.