Beginner Mah Jongg | Osher Lifelong Learning Institute | University of Miami

Beginner Mah Jongg

OSH 252 / Non Credit
Course taught in: English
Locations: TBA
Instructor: Maureen Glabman

Course Description

Make friends and learn how to play a 2000 year-old Chinese tile game. By the end of six weeks, you will be ready to start your own foursomes for years of stimulating fun. Often you will be able to form foursomes from the class.

Note: This is a basic class for students who have never played before or for students who haven’t played in many years. Instructor strictly adheres to the rules established by the National Mah Jongg League. Required: Mah Jongg card purchased from the National Mah Jongg League in New York. It's $8 and can be ordered online.

Week 1  History of Mah Jongg in America, tile identification, structure of the game
Week 2 Understanding the Mah Jongg card, Breaking the Wall, the Charleston, Passing Tiles
Week 3 How to Pick and Discard, Identifying Winning Hands
Week 4 Mah Jongg Mistakes, Supervised Play
Week 5 Wall games, Payouts and Pushke's, Supervised Play
Week 6 Advanced Winning Strategies, Supervised Play

Ms. Maureen Glabman is an OLLI member, a former journalist and medical office manager. She graduated from the State University of New York at Albany with degrees in Philosophy and Journalism. She later attended Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism as a Reuters Fellow in Medical Journalism and Shephard Broad College of Law. Among the awards she has won is the Florida Bar Association Award for Excellence in Journalism. She is currently working on a narrative non-fiction novel about mental illness. Maureen is married to a retired internist and has two exceptional daughters, a veterinarian and an environmental engineer, who are prodigiously working to make the world a better place.

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