• Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-11-2022 to 08-11-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Gwenyth Mapes, Professor of Humanities
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis
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    Ethiopia was the last African country instructor Gwenyth Mapes visited on Sabbatical during fall 2021. A war in the north kept me moving southwest through the Great Rift Valley toward Kenya, meeting and staying with tribes along the way. We will take a romp through some Ethiopian history, and a look at photos I snapped en route and in... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-09-2022 to 12-09-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 12:00 PM-12:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Peter Bolland, MA, Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Southwestern College
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Join us every Friday morning from 10:00-10:30 for Friday Reflections with Peter Bolland as we go deeper to reveal the wisdom hidden just beneath the surface of our everyday lives. New themes, questions, and readings every... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-12-2022 to 12-12-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Lola Sparrowhawk, Int'l Award-Winning Author/Historian
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Ancient documents and archeological sites reveal the story of one of history’s major wars between a military superpower, the Syrian-Greeks, and a Jewish militia in the Judean Hills. The Syrian-Greeks had decided to incorporate Israel into their empire and force all Jews to adopt monotheism. Using guerilla warfare and asymmetrical tactics, the band of... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-16-2022 to 12-16-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 12:00 PM-12:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Peter Bolland, MA, Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Southwestern College
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Join us every Friday morning from 10:00-10:30 for Friday Reflections with Peter Bolland as we go deeper to reveal the wisdom hidden just beneath the surface of our everyday lives. New themes, questions, and readings every... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-16-2022 to 12-16-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Matthew Wion, Ph.D.
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Christmas is sold to us as a time of joy, merriment, celebration, and sheer happiness. But it is not always so. When we are grieving, lonely, are even just 'not feeling it' at Christmastime, we are too often miserable. But what if there is a way to make the holiday meaningful and constructive even when we are down. Come learn about Blue... read more
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  • Sessions: 4
    Class Date(s): 01-12-2023 to 02-02-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 03:00 PM-03:45 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Melynnique Seabrook, MA
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    For beginners or advanced meditators. Learn meditation methods for your everyday life.  Peace and mindfulness, mantra & breathing, guided & relaxation meditations; so many wonderful ways to make your life more peaceful and meaningful. Join Melynnique Seabrook, who has offered Oasis classes that are practical and easy to understand for more... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 01-12-2023 to 01-12-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Mark Carlson, Historian & Author
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Over two hundred years ago, the mighty Royal Navy was the unchallenged master of the seas. But England’s ‘wooden walls’ were the only bastion of security against the ambitions of Napoleon Bonaparte. Only the audacious and clever tactics of a small, frail man who was often seasick stood between Napoleon and his invasion of England. Admiral Horatio... read more
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  • Sessions: 3
    Class Date(s): 01-14-2023 to 01-28-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Saturday
    Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Lynn Morgan, Licensed Instructor
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    This class is for everyone who enjoys music and wants to have fun while getting some exercise. We will dance salsa, merengue, swing and cha-cha using Latin and International music! No experience necessary. Lynn will carefully demonstrate the easy-to-follow movements and help everyone learn in a safe, welcoming... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 01-17-2023 to 01-17-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-02:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Aniko Makranczy, MFA
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Marsden Hartley (1877-1943) was  a pioneer American modernist painter. He created portraits, landscapes, still-life paintings influenced strongly by European expressionism, cubism and fauvism. Towards the end of his life Harley embraced regionalism creating expressive works in his home state of... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 01-18-2023 to 01-18-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Blaine Davies, MA, Professor of U.S. History
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Scientist, writer, publisher, diplomat, inventor, businessman – in his 84 years Franklin did it all. He contributed to the Declaration of Independence and played the key role convincing France to join the United States in the Revolutionary War. When the Articles of Confederation proved too weak, he helped craft the compromise that spurred the... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 01-18-2023 to 01-18-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Lola Sparrowhawk, Int'l Award-Winning Author/Historian
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    A small collection of Turtle Island (North America) tales, overflowing with life and mystery, gives insight into the beliefs and practices of North American Indian Nations before European contact. Many ancient societies depended upon oral history traditions to record historic events, describe symbolically and metaphorically how things came to be, how things... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 01-20-2023 to 01-20-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Mohamed Ben Yahya, BA, MBA Intercultural Communication Consultant
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    This presentation is an introduction to the hidden part of the Arabian Maghreb`s (North Africa) cultural iceberg. The presentation discusses the Arabian Maghreb`s cultural dimensions, attitudes, and perceptions and their effects on people`s behaviors within society, relationship with the Other, decision-making process, and communication. It provides the... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 01-20-2023 to 01-20-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Gwenyth Mapes, Professor of Humanities
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    The Paleolithic period ( roughly 2.5 million years ago to 10,000 B.E.C.) was filled the Neanderthals, Denisovans, etc., hunter gathers who donated some of heir DNA to Homo Sapiens, and left us sophisticated art and some interesting burial... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 01-27-2023 to 01-27-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Holly Wissler, PhD Ethnomusicology, Senior Lecturer at Texas State University and Tour Leader, Cusco, Peru
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    The Q’eros Quechua community from the high Andes of southeast Peru are known for their indigenous customs that are tied to a pre-Hispanic, Inca past. This talk introduces some of the main social and cosmological concepts of the largest empire in the Americas, the Incas, and connects these to the current lifestyle, beliefs and musical rituals of the... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 01-31-2023 to 01-31-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Maria Butler, MA Lecturer Emerita San Diego State University
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    From Olmecs to Aztecs is a brief overview  (2000 BCE – 1325 CE) about the peopling of ancient civilizations that inhabited Mesoamerica and their contributions to the development of their respective cultures. This includes:  horticultural development, mathematics and forms of writing.  This lecture will cover the Olmecs, the greatness of Teotihuacan,... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-01-2023 to 02-01-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Alex Castaneda, Ph.D.
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    America is a nation of many cultures. Entire peoples have visited and occupied this land since very remote times. According to some experts, no person from any country in the Americas - from Canada to Tierra del Fuego - is truly native. America is, apart from a country of immigrants, a country, like no other, of nomads in constant movement. We will talk... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-02-2023 to 02-02-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Mohamed Ben Yahya, BA, MBA Intercultural Communication Consultant
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    This presentation is an introduction to the hidden part of the Arabian Gulf`s (Middle East) cultural iceberg. The presentation discusses the Arabian Gulf`s cultural dimensions, attitudes, and perceptions and their effects on people`s behaviors within society, relationship with the Other, decision-making process, and communication. It provides the attendees... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-02-2023 to 02-02-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Mary M. McKenzie, J.D., Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, University of San Diego
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    At the end of the Second World War, Europe was decimated. Many in the Allied states believed that postwar policy should focus on preventing Europe (i.e., Germany) from ever again being a world power. Then the Iron Curtain descended, dividing Germany and Europe. The Cold War had begun, and the Western Allies decided that a strong western Europe was needed to... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-03-2023 to 02-03-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Shelby Gordon, Senior Marketing Manager at the Hotel del Coronado
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    As we prepare to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Walt Disney Company, the theme parks continue to be a shining gem in a multi-channeled storytelling portfolio. Shelby Gordon, a San Diego native who spent 14 years at Disneyland as a Marketing Manager, will share insights, frameworks, victories, and challenges in marketing the Happiest Place on Earth in... read more
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  • Sessions: 4
    Class Date(s): 02-04-2023 to 02-25-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Saturday
    Time: 11:00 AM-01:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Lynn Morgan, Licensed Instructor
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    This class is for everyone who enjoys music and wants to have fun while getting some exercise. We will dance salsa, merengue, swing and cha-cha using Latin and International music! No experience necessary. Lynn will carefully demonstrate the easy-to-follow movements and help everyone learn in a safe, welcoming... read more
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