The Social Science of Creativity

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

Using interactive discussion and dynamic activities, learn how social forces impact creativity. Apply social science theory and research to understand the social processes of creativity.

Over the course of two weeks, discuss and debate answers to questions such as:

  • Who is a creative person?
  • Is creativity declining?
  • Why is it difficult to be creative?
  • How can we work with others to develop new ideas?
  • Whose ideas get recognized and whose don’t?
  • How is money related to creativity?
  • Why is creativity important?

This is an excellent course for students interested in the arts and humanities, science and technology, and business and entrepreneurship.

Dr. CARRIE YODANIS, PhD, is Associate Professor of Sociology at UBC. She recently developed and teaches a new undergraduate course, The Sociology of Creativity, and is the author of Getting Married: The Public Nature of Our Private Relationships (2016) and Getting Dressed: Conformity and Imitation in Clothing and Everyday Life (2018).  

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 May 13, 2022 for the Residence option and June 10, 2022 for the Commuter option. Do not select Scheduled Payment if you wish to pay in full now.

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