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 is a well-published author with 20 books to his credit. He is best known for his series on Colorado ghost towns. Jessen also writes two articles a week for the Loveland Reporter-Herald. He has appeared on CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood and has made seven appearances on Denver Channel 4. Jessen also lectures throughout Northern Colorado and with Osher. His interest in world geography stems from having spent two and a half years touring the world, including four circumnavigations of the globe.