OSHR 3143 - The Wizard of OZ: An Adult Political Satire (Perk Series Lecture)

  • 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.

The Wizard of Oz by Frank Baum originally was no child’s tale. Written during a time period of rapid economic, societal, and political turmoil, it satirizes the
impact of monopolistic industrialization on traditional American values.

Find out the real meaning behind the tornado, Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman, Cowardly Lion, Witches, Wizards and all of the beloved and well-known characters/ features found in the novel.

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


Christine Hays

(970) 490-3626

Christine Hays is a retired high school history teacher and administrator. Her 38-year career spans New Orleans, Berlin, two Fort Collins high schools, and educational support to Japan and Russia. She earned a B.A. and M.A. in history and a social studies teaching certificate.