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 a wide variety of entertaining and informative courses, each featuring six live online lectures that you can watch 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.
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|
|The Works of Michelangelo||Sep 13-Oct 25|
|Roots and Branches: A History of Jazz (1850-2020)||Sep 21-Oct 26|
|A Brief History of the English Language||Sep 22-Oct 27|
|Perspectives on Canadian and World News||Sep 16 -Oct 28|
|Six Memorable Cities of the Past||Nov 1-Dec 6|
|Healthy Mind, Healthy Body: Ancient Greek Philosophies of Well-Being||Nov 2-Dec 7|
|The Psychology of Personality and Individual Differences||Nov 3-Dec 8|
|Perspectives on Canadian and World News||Nov 4-Dec 16|