UBC Academic Explorations

UBC Academic Explorations
Join us for an online information session September 1, 11am–12pm, to learn more about Academic Explorations. The session is free, but registration is required.

Feel inspired, stimulated and connected with UBC Academic Explorations. Enjoy an ever-changing line-up of academic topics presented by UBC experts, professors and instructors from across faculties and departments. Choose from eight entertaining and informative courses, each featuring six live online lectures that you can watch live from anywhere.

Dive into a familiar or not-so-familiar subject, from arts, humanities and history, to literature, music, science, politics and more. Gain fresh perspectives and new insights, and view our world through a new lens.

Course Format

Each course is held online once a week on various days for six weeks. Lectures are recorded and shared with students for later viewing.

Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday

Time: 10–11:30am Pacific Time

Your Online Learning Experience

Every week you participate in a live online class with your instructor at a designated time. You can watch the instructor’s lecture live, and ask questions after the lecture.

We use Canvas Catalog for lectures, an intuitive and easy-to-use web-based learning application. You also access Zoom, a web conference app, through Canvas Catalog. We will send you instructions to access these applications three business days before your first class.

So find a comfortable spot, grab a notebook, and enjoy an active learning experience.

UBC Academic Explorations Courses Various Weekdays, 10–11:30am
Academic Explorations Information Session September 1
September-October 2020
African-American Popular Music in the Decade Before Rock 'n' Roll Sept 14–Oct 26
The Psychology of Learning, Remembering …and Forgetting Sept 22–Oct 27
Continuity and Change in Global Politics Sept 23–Oct 28
Perspectives on Canadian and World News Sept 24–Oct 29
November-December 2020
Six Great Cities of the Pre-Modern World Nov 2–Dec 7
Buddhist Philosophy - A Cross-Cultural Dialogue Nov 3–Dec 8
The Workshops of Geniuses - From the Renaissance to the 21st Century Nov 4–Dec 16
Perspectives on Canadian and World News Nov 5–Dec 10

Courses and Programs