OSHR 1893 - World Geography, Cultures, and Important Sites

  • Noncredit

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

A series of six illustrated lectures will guide class participants across continents and transport them to oceanic islands.

Starting in Central America, the expedition will proceed to South America then move to Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the Pacific islands, and finally to the North Atlantic. In context of world geography, the class will include and engage relevant topics such as historical development of featured nations, cultural characteristics as encountered in various places, and relative economic importance of the many countries visited.

By class end, participants will more fully understand the manner in which many people occupy one world.

Please Note: No class November 21

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.


Kenneth Jessen

(970) 667-8759

Kenneth Jessen has lived in Loveland for 50 years and is author of 20 books on Colorado as well as over 2,000 illustrated stories. He acts as a tour guide and lecturer and has made a number of television appearances

including CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood.

He is best known for his published information on Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, railroad history and the ghost towns of Colorado spread out over its 64 counties. Jessen holds both a B.S.E.E. and M.B.A. and has done post graduate work on communication technology through CU.