• 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
    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 museums.
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 09-30-2022 to 09-30-2022
    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
    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 week.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 09-30-2022 to 09-30-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: James Keeline, Historian & Author
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Walt Disney opened the doors to his famous theme park in July 1955. From the beginning, guests could purchase copies of the monthly newspaper for the park called the Disneyland News. Notably, its articles include details that are absent from many historical retrospectives. Join us for a truly captivating lecture which will highlight the people and places... read more
    Walt Disney opened the doors to his famous theme park in July 1955. From the beginning, guests could purchase copies of the monthly newspaper for the park called the Disneyland News. Notably, its articles include details that are absent from many historical retrospectives. Join us for a truly captivating lecture which will highlight the people and places which make up Disneyland’s lost history. No matter how many times you have visited Disneyland, you’ll be surprised with some of the news that appeared in these papers.
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  • Sessions: 5
    Class Date(s): 10-01-2022 to 10-29-2022
    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
    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 manner.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-05-2022 to 10-05-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Philip R. Pryde, Ph.D, Professor Emeritus SDSU, Author, Lecturer
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    What are the main goals of Russia behind their invasion of Ukraine?  What is the primary reason that President Putin wanted Crimea so badly?  How did Ukraine get its present boundaries? Where else in the former Soviet Union has Russia annexed land since World War II, land that had been part (or all) of other country?  The speaker will be Dr. Philip... read more
    What are the main goals of Russia behind their invasion of Ukraine?  What is the primary reason that President Putin wanted Crimea so badly?  How did Ukraine get its present boundaries? Where else in the former Soviet Union has Russia annexed land since World War II, land that had been part (or all) of other country?  The speaker will be Dr. Philip Pryde, professor emeritus at SDSU, who was a specialist on the Soviet Union and the Russian Federation.  He has written three books about the Soviet Union, and has spent time in 13 of the 15 former Soviet republics.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-07-2022 to 10-07-2022
    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
    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 week.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-10-2022 to 10-10-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:15 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Mark Carlson, Historian & Author
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    In May 1915, during the height of the Great War, RMS Lusitania, queen of the Cunard Line, was carrying 2200 passengers and crew into the War Zone of the British Isles. They had been warned that any ships flying the Union Jack were liable to be torpedoed by German U-boats. In broad daylight in sight of the Irish coast, she was struck by a torpedo from the... read more
    In May 1915, during the height of the Great War, RMS Lusitania, queen of the Cunard Line, was carrying 2200 passengers and crew into the War Zone of the British Isles. They had been warned that any ships flying the Union Jack were liable to be torpedoed by German U-boats. In broad daylight in sight of the Irish coast, she was struck by a torpedo from the U-20 and sank in twenty minutes. The loss of life was second only to Titanic, but the repercussions and blame went much farther and ultimately led to the United States’ entry into the Great War.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-12-2022 to 10-12-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Kim Keeline, Ph.D., Freelance Consultant and Writer
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    King James I of England's interest in witches caused Shakespeare to write Macbeth for his court because of the three witches and their prophesies.  You may have heard of the women (and black cats) who lost their lives in the Middle Ages and later in Europe.  Professor Kim Keeline will give an overview of the belief in witches, the truth of behind the... read more
    King James I of England's interest in witches caused Shakespeare to write Macbeth for his court because of the three witches and their prophesies.  You may have heard of the women (and black cats) who lost their lives in the Middle Ages and later in Europe.  Professor Kim Keeline will give an overview of the belief in witches, the truth of behind the executions, and the effect that the belief in witchcraft had on the culture and literature of Europe, particularly in England.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-14-2022 to 10-14-2022
    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
    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 week.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-18-2022 to 10-18-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    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

    Do you know that disabled persons are guaranteed fundamental rights under both American and International law? This lecture introduces participants to the basic principles of the  Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Additionally, the lecture will explore the evolution of the... read more
    Do you know that disabled persons are guaranteed fundamental rights under both American and International law? This lecture introduces participants to the basic principles of the  Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Additionally, the lecture will explore the evolution of the disability rights movement that made these legal frameworks possible. Before the lecture, it is recommended that you watch the film 'Crip Camp' (Netflix) or 'Peanut Butter Falcon' (Amazon Prime), if possible.  
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-21-2022 to 10-21-2022
    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
    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 week.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-27-2022 to 10-27-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Oliva M. Espín, Ph.D.
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Simone de Beauvoir wrote several philosophical treatises and was one of the contributors to the development of existentialism. De Beauvoir wrote novels in addition to philosophical works making feminist ideas more accessible to all. She is best known for “The Second Sex” which she published in 1949, about the condition of women. This is a pivotal work... read more
    Simone de Beauvoir wrote several philosophical treatises and was one of the contributors to the development of existentialism. De Beauvoir wrote novels in addition to philosophical works making feminist ideas more accessible to all. She is best known for “The Second Sex” which she published in 1949, about the condition of women. This is a pivotal work in 20th century feminism, and despite some limitations, survives the test of time. In this presentation, we will look at the life of Simone de Beauvoir and her theoretical and feminist contributions to 20th century thought.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-28-2022 to 10-28-2022
    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
    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 week.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-28-2022 to 10-28-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: James Keeline, Historian & Author
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    The Haunted Mansion opened in Disneyland on August 9, 1969. It was greatly anticipated because Walt Disney had been talking about it since 1957 and the Mansion itself had been seen on the shores of the Rivers of America for at least six years before it opened its moldering hallways to guests. Part of the delay was due to the evolution of illusion and ride... read more
    The Haunted Mansion opened in Disneyland on August 9, 1969. It was greatly anticipated because Walt Disney had been talking about it since 1957 and the Mansion itself had been seen on the shores of the Rivers of America for at least six years before it opened its moldering hallways to guests. Part of the delay was due to the evolution of illusion and ride systems that made it possible. Another factor was the effort made to design and build several 1964 New York World's Fair pavilions that were later brought back to Disneyland. When it opened, it was a culmination of the artistry and technology that only the Disney company could achieve at the time.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-28-2022 to 10-28-2022
    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

    In the United States we have a long tradition of separating church and state. Even further, many political thinkers have argued that government should be 'morally neutral' regarding the values by which citizens live their lives. Is it desirable? Is it even possible? How can government legislate on matters like abortion or same-sex marriage if it is neutral... read more
    In the United States we have a long tradition of separating church and state. Even further, many political thinkers have argued that government should be 'morally neutral' regarding the values by which citizens live their lives. Is it desirable? Is it even possible? How can government legislate on matters like abortion or same-sex marriage if it is neutral about values?
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 11-02-2022 to 11-02-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Philip R. Pryde, Ph.D, Professor Emeritus SDSU, Author, Lecturer
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    San Diego County was the first Pacific coast site visited by Europeans. In 1850 it was larger than Indiana. It contains more ecological zones, has recorded more bird species, and has more Indian reservations than any other county in the country. Earlier in our history we had the highest dam and the world's most powerful telescope. This informative slide... read more
    San Diego County was the first Pacific coast site visited by Europeans. In 1850 it was larger than Indiana. It contains more ecological zones, has recorded more bird species, and has more Indian reservations than any other county in the country. Earlier in our history we had the highest dam and the world's most powerful telescope. This informative slide show illustrates why San Diego is America's most unique county. Our instructor, Dr. Philip Pryde,  is the author of San Diego: An Introduction To The Region.
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  • Sessions: 4
    Class Date(s): 11-03-2022 to 12-01-2022
    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

    Are you bothered by physical or emotional irritations that are difficult to release? Have you ever wished you could find a way to quiet your mind and let go of negative tendencies? In these classes many methods of meditation will be discussed:  for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health, to quiet the mind and bring peace back into the heart. Some... read more
    Are you bothered by physical or emotional irritations that are difficult to release? Have you ever wished you could find a way to quiet your mind and let go of negative tendencies? In these classes many methods of meditation will be discussed:  for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health, to quiet the mind and bring peace back into the heart. Some practices may go back thousands of years, and other approaches may be modern alternative healing techniques. Students are invited to attend, whether they have been meditating for years or if they are brand-new beginners. Melynnique’s many years of study of the wisdom of the Far East and 20 years of teaching meditation for Oasis allows her to present unique perspectives to enable students to find their own path toward spiritual awareness and peace through meditation.  Each class is designed to bring ever-expansive understanding of the possibilities  of meditation.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 11-04-2022 to 11-04-2022
    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
    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 week.
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  • Sessions: 4
    Class Date(s): 11-05-2022 to 11-26-2022
    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
    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 manner.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 11-09-2022 to 11-09-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Kim Keeline, Ph.D., Freelance Consultant and Writer
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Christopher Marlowe is a romantic figure. A writer who died young under apparently mysterious circumstances, his life has spawned rumors of spying for the government, secret Atheist tendencies or secret Catholic tendencies, homosexuality, and (of course) that he faked his death and became the playwright William Shakespeare.  Learn about “Marlowe’s... read more
    Christopher Marlowe is a romantic figure. A writer who died young under apparently mysterious circumstances, his life has spawned rumors of spying for the government, secret Atheist tendencies or secret Catholic tendencies, homosexuality, and (of course) that he faked his death and became the playwright William Shakespeare.  Learn about “Marlowe’s Mighty Line” and the influence of Marlowe’s plays and life.
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