Fall Term

Great Decisions Course

View the Fall Catalog.

Meet our Study Leaders. Member Testimonial: "Each of the courses I have taken have been better than the course description because the Study Leader brings their energy and uniqueness to the words."

Courses available as of 9/19/2019:

Backstage@NorthernStage: Contemporary Drama - Jess Chayes
Create an Autumn Centerpiece with High Quality Silk Flowers - Priscilla Clark
Moments of Pure Cinematic Joy! - Don Watson
The Art of Cooking for One or Two - Lindsay Smith
The Music of Disney - Ford Daley & Julia Labier
The Well-Told Story - Geoffrey Douglas

Current Affairs
Learning to Have Civil Conversations - Richard Crocker
The Problem of Selective College Admissions - Building a Class - Lewis Greenstein

Reading the Graphic Novel - Rosie Greenstein
The Timeless Nevil Shute - Laura Schneider
Updike's Short Fiction Brings Middle Class Suburbia to Life - Brian Blanchette
What You Always Wanted to Know About Philosophy But Were Afraid to Ask - Larry Crocker
Writing in Circles - Stephen Hackman

DNA & Genealogy - How it Works - Lana Leggett-Kealey
How Much Money is Enough to Retire? - Evan Roberts
Introduction to Curling - Peter LaBelle & Lisa Holt
Mindfulness Meditation: Establishing or Deepening a Daily Practice - Stephen O'Dwyer
Teach a Class for Osher? How to Launch a Course! - Martha Lorden & Melinda Stucker
Useful Tools for Aging with Dignity - Richard Davis

Creativity Spirituality Reality - Charles Johnson
Desert Dreams: The American Southwest Sonoran Desert - Judith Reeve
Feeding Africa – GM Foods and American Foreign Policy - David Henderson

Natural Science
Everything You Wanted to Know About Stem Cells, But Were Afraid to Ask - David Pratt

Social Science
Finding the Political Center - Rachna Shah
From Cinderella to Easy Rider: A Film Series - Beverly Marshall
On Independent Thought and Imagination - Werner Kleinhardt
Thucydides and the Peloponnesian War - Steve Rounds

Open Studio for Enthusiastic Watercolor Painters - Stephanie Reininger
A Naturalist's Guide to Field Journaling - Aliette Frank
Financial Workshop - Dan Willis
A National Treasure: The Appalachian Trail (and Random Acts of Kindness) - Greg Cook
Wikipedia - A Look Under the Hood - Stephen Flanders
The Heroine's Journey - Patricia Cashman
Women Challenging and Changing Power Around the World - Valerie Miller
America's Reluctant Rise to World Leadership - Bob Rougvie
Beekeeping for Beginners - Barbara & Harvey Bazarian
Bread and Soil in Ancient Rome; Environmental Challenges and Cultural Response - Bruce James
How to Build a Habitable Planet - Martin Smith, Rebecca Haynes, Randolph Martin
The History of the Tour de France - Peter Graves

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Guide to Online Registration

Winter Term

January 13 - March 13, 2020

Spring 2020

March 23 - May 22, 2020


Annual Membership: $70 (July 1 - June 30, 2020)
Dartmouth College/DHMC staff, faculty, and students please call 603-646-0154 to join our program.

Course Fees:

  • 8 hours or less: $40
  • 10-12 hours: $60
  • 14 hours or more: $80

Course Materials

  • Welcome Letter: supplied prior to the first class session via e-mail and/or post. (Depends on the preference of the registrant.)
  • Reading Packets: Compiled by the Study Leader prior to the first class. (If the Study Leader is relying on current news items, materials may be distributed on a weekly basis.)
    • Requests for printed copies of materials must be made at least 24 hours in advance of pick-up.
    • If printed materials exceed 50 pages, a fee will apply.


Visit Policies page to read:

  • Code of Conduct
  • Financial Aid
  • Food and Drink
  • Lab & Material Fees
  • Name Badges
  • Photographs & Videos
  • Protocol for Emergency Medical Situations in Class
  • Refund Policy
  • Registration
  • Sexual Harassment Statement

Catalog Cover Submissions

Every term, we invite members of OSHER@Dartmouth to submit images for consideration for the cover of our upcoming catalog. If your image is selected, it will appear on the next catalog cover and you will receive a voucher to cover the cost of one OSHER@Dartmouth course.


  1. Contents must be your original work.
  2. Contents should be suitable for viewing by all ages.
  3. Other than that, it's up to you!

How to Submit:

  1. Make sure you have a digital file of your submission. You can send a jpg/jpeg, a PDF, or a native Photoshop file. (Don't forget, you can use your iPhone or other smartphone to take a photo of your artwork and email it to us!)
  2. Test the file - you should be able to print your image on a standard 8.5"x11" sheet of paper. It should fill at least 3/4 of the page and print clearly - no blurring.
  3. Your image should be presented in "portrait" mode.
  4. Email your file to sarah.chamberlin@dartmouth.edu.

The OSHER@Dartmouth office will announce the winner via our weekly newsletter.

Catalog Archive

For a list of past catalogs, see Catalog Archives.


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