What is University 101?
University 101 is a program that offers barrier FREE, non-credit, academic courses that will introduce students to a wide range of university topics. Non-credit means that you will get a completion certificate for attending the course, but the course cannot be applied to a degree or diploma program.
We aim to remove the barriers to learning for our students, so meals are provided at the beginning of each class. Bus tickets and child care subsidies are also available.
What is the goal of University 101 and 102?
To provide introductory academic courses to people whose economic and social circumstances normally pose obstacles to university education.
Why do a course like University 101 or 102?
Because critical thinking and a passion for learning are elements of citizenship that can and should be shared amongst everyone. Humanities and social sciences give us ways to understand our own society and history.
Acknowledgement of the territories
Uni 101 respectfully acknowledges that the University of Victoria is situated on the traditional territory of the Coast and Straits Salish peoples and sits on the site of a former Lkwungen village.
Uni 101 studies the humanities; from Plato's Athens to modern advertising. Topics change on a weekly basis, each topic will be presented by honoured proferssors who lecture at UVic. Classes will start in September and end in December.
Uni 102 looks at the social sciences; from ethnobotany to psychology. Topics change on a weekly basis, each topic will be presented by honoured proferssors who lecture at UVic. Classes will start in January and end in April