Relationship Science: Understanding Close Relationships

UBC Future Global Leaders

This course is part of the UBC Future Global Leaders On-Campus program for high school students ages 15–18.

Close relationships with family, friends and romantic partners are an extremely important part of our day-to-day lives. In fact, close relationships are one of the most important factors affecting life quality and satisfaction.

In this course, we look at how the science of relationships can help us analyze and understand our close relationships, how these relationships begin, grow and decline, and how they change over the span of our lives.

This course is ideal if you’re interested in psychology, sociology or education, or wish to develop your critical, analytical and methodological skills.

Dr. SILVIA BARTOLIC, PhD, is Undergraduate Chair and Associate Professor of Teaching in the Department of Sociology at UBC. She’s a recipient of the prestigious Killam Teaching Prize for her courses in family sociology. Silvia’s research interests lie in the scholarship of teaching and learning, relationship dynamics, family and health.

Course Format

This course is held on the UBC Vancouver campus. You attend class in-person 9am–12pm, Monday through Friday. After lunch, you attend university preparation workshops and participate in group activities on campus from 1:30–3pm. 

You can also join the Virtual Student Lounge, hosted by our UBC Student Ambassadors. Meet other Future Global Leaders from across Canada and around the world.

To Register

After you add the course to your cart, you’re asked to complete your registration by creating a new account or logging in. If you are a parent, guardian or other adult registering for the first time on behalf of your student, please create the account in the name of the high school student attending UBC Future Global Leaders, not in your name.

To register, click “Open all” under Available Sessions, select the applicable Type under Fees / Tuition. You can pay a CAD$500 now or pay in full. Select “Scheduled Payment” if you wish to pay a CAD$500 deposit now and the balance later. We will automatically process the balance owing on June 2, 2023 for the Residence option and July 3, 2022 for the Commuter option. Do not select Scheduled Payment if you wish to pay in full now.

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