Field schools and courses

Students at a the Bridge Glacier during a geography field school

Field Studies in Physical Geography provides an opportunity to observe and study various aspects of physical geography in the field at places like Bridge Glacier, BC.

Students walking alongside the ocean

The Galiano Island field course, offered through Environmental Studies, focuses on regenerative and restorative designs for ecological and social resilience.

Two students measuring a gravestone in the Emanu-El Synagogue Cemetery in Victoria

Anthropology students hone their skills during field courses like the one held at the Emanu-El Synagogue Cemetery in Victoria.

A student with arms raised in a meadow

Field schools offer unique experiential learning experiences that can take you out of the classroom in order to explore new heights.

Two students looking at a map on a bridge

Geography field schools take students to the edge of glaciers, face-to-face with whales, knee deep in mudflats—locally and around the world.

At UVic, learning doesn't just happen in the classroom. Take your learning off-campus by enrolling in one of our field schools.

See a course you want to take but you're not sure you can afford it? The Social Sciences Field Course Student Support Fund has been developed to help with supplementary costs (not tuition fees) of our field schools and courses.

Please note that not all field schools are offered every semester, and course codes may vary. Consult the Academic calendar or visit the anthropology web page for details.

Course code Description
ANTH 393 Selected Problems in Methods and Theory: Heritage and Historical Archaeology Field Course, Emanu-El Synagogue Cemetery
ANTH 393/395 Contemporary Cuban Culture combined with Qualitative and Audio-Visual Field Methods in Ethnography — Cuba Ethnographic Field School: Media and Visual Anthropology under Transformation
ANTH 343/344 Archaeological field school in Barkley Sound (Archaeological Field Techniques Combined with Regional Topics in Archaeology)

Environmental Studies

Please note that not all field schools are offered every semester, and course codes may vary. Consult the Academic calendar or visit the environmental studies web page for details.

Course code Description
ES 441 Advanced Principles and Concepts in Ecological Restoration
ES 380/381/370 Red Fish School of Change
ES 470 Advanced Field Study: Biodiversity and Conservation of Coastal BC
ES 470 Advanced Field Study: Practical Permaculture Applications
ES 470 Advanced Field Study: Community and regional coastal-marine conservation
ES 470 Advanced Field Study: Peru Field School combined with Advanced Ethnoecology: Pre-Colombian Indigenous Permaculture in High Amazon Peru
ES 481 Field Methods in Ethnoecology

Geography

Please note that not all field schools are offered every semester, and course codes may vary. Consult the Academic calendar or visit the geography web page for details.

Course code Description
GEOG 380/391 Northern Europe Sustainability Field School
GEOG 388/391 Cascadia Sustainability Field School
GEOG 474/491 Coastal Field School
GEOG 453 Field Studies in Coastal and Marine Resources
GEOG 477 Field Studies in Physical Geography

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