Liberal Arts and Sciences

Gain new insights, engage in lively discussions, and develop your own informed opinions on a wide array of subjects.

Our offerings include an ever-changing variety of courses in arts, humanities, history, literature, music and public affairs taught by UBC professors and other leading experts. Find out more about topics you have always wanted to explore with the interdisciplinary perspective that liberal studies affords.

Courses and Programs

Courses

Course Name
International Scene: Perspectives on World Events and Politics (UP030)   
Week 1 Option A: The Sonic Boom of the Baby Boom: How the Boomers Changed Music + The Philosophy of Donald Trump: Plato Meets the President (UT406)   
Week 1 Option B: The Sonic Boom of the Baby Boom: How the Boomers Changed Music + The Psychology of Successful Aging (UT407)   
Week 1 Option C: The Islamic Republic: Politics and Religion in the Modern History of Iran + The Philosophy of Donald Trump: Plato Meets the President (UT408)   
Week 1 Option D: The Islamic Republic: Politics and Religion in the Modern History of Iran + The Psychology of Successful Aging (UT409)   
Week 2 Option A: The Bauhaus and Its Legacy + The Meaning of Life: Death, Love and the Absurd (UT410)   
Week 2 Option B: The Bauhaus and Its Legacy + Armed Conflict in the 21st Century (UT411)   
Week 2 Option C: A Matter of Life and Death: Mortality in Art, Music and Literature + The Meaning of Life: Death, Love and the Absurd (UT412)   
Week 2 Option D: A Matter of Life and Death: Mortality in Art, Music and Literature + Armed Conflict in the 21st Century (UT413)   
Week 3 Option A: A Taste of Paradise: Celebrating Persian Heritage + Artifice and Sophistication: The Art of the Italian Mannerists (UT414)   
Week 3 Option B: A Taste of Paradise: Celebrating Persian Heritage + Varieties of Populism: A Brief International History (UT415)   
Week 3 Option C: Beyond Category: The Music of Duke Ellington + Artifice and Sophistication: The Art of the Italian Mannerists (UT416)   
Week 3 Option D: Beyond Category: The Music of Duke Ellington + Varieties of Populism: A Brief International History (UT417)   

Programs

Liberal Studies

UBC Certificate Program
The UBC Certificate in Liberal Studies offers a structured way to broaden your intellectual horizons and enrich your understanding of the arts, sciences, and humanities. LEARN MORE