Course list for first-year students

Your studies are about more than completing the specific courses for your program. Remember to explore a subject you've never studied before.

This page lists courses that are available to all undergraduate students. Use your program worksheet to plan the most appropriate courses for your program.

Use this list to get registration information for your required courses and to find electives to fill your schedule.

Please note:

  • Course names link to more details about the course.
  • The Schedules box at the bottom of the details page shows if the course is offered in a given term.
  • Some courses may not be offered in a given term.
  • Upper-year students - use this list to explore courses in subjects outside your area of study, but refer to the academic calendar for courses at the 300- and 400-level.

Check with your adviser if you have questions.


Courses without pre-requisites
CourseYearUnits
ADMN 200 - International Community Development Through Activism and Capacity Building21.5
AE 103A - Introduction to Art Education I11.5
AE 103B - Introduction to Art Education II11.5
AE 200 - Design21.5
AE 201 - Image Development21.5
AHVS 101 - First-Year Seminar on Art, Images, Experience11.5
AHVS 120 - Exploring World Art11.5
AHVS 121 - Understanding Visual Communication11.5
AHVS 200 - Artists' Materials and Techniques21.5 or 3.0
AHVS 202 - Confronting the Object21.5
AHVS 222 - The Classical Tradition in Western Art21.5
AHVS 223 - Introduction to Western Architecture21.5 or 3.0
AHVS 230 - Monuments of South and Southeast Asia21.5
AHVS 232 - Sacred Form in South / Southeast Asian Art21.5
AHVS 234 - Encountering Renaissance Art21.5
AHVS 241 - The Image of the Artist21.5
AHVS 251 - Introduction to the Arts of Islam21.5
AHVS 260 - Art Icons: Modern and Contemporary21.5 or 3.0
AHVS 264 - Art History and the Lens21.5
AHVS 268 - Introduction to Canadian Art and Architecture21.5 or 3.0
AHVS 284 - Indigenous Arts: Local Themes and Global Challenges21.5
AHVS 292 - Selected Themes in Art History and Visual Studies21.5 or 3.0
AHVS 295A - Introduction to Film Analysis21.5
AHVS 295B - Introduction to Film Studies21.5
ANTH 100 - Introduction to Anthropology11.5
ANTH 150 - Exploring Anthropology11.5
ART 103 - Foundation Drawing and Painting11.5
ART 104 - Foundation Sculpture and Material Methods11.5
ART 106 - Foundation Core Media Technologies and Arts11.5
ART 115 - Exploring Drawing and Colour11.5
ART 116 - An Introduction to Documentary Photography11.5
ART 117 - An Introduction to Observational Drawing11.5
ART 118 - An Introduction to Colour11.5
ART 141 - An Introduction to Contemporary Art Photography11.5
ART 150 - Introduction to Contemporary Art Theory: Practice and Criticism11.5
ART 151 - An Introduction to Contemporary Visual Art11.5
ASL 100A - American Sign Language I11.5
ASTR 101 - Exploring the Night Sky11.5
ASTR 102 - Exploring the Cosmos11.5
BIOC 102 - Biochemistry and Human Health11.5
BIOL 150A - Modern Biology11.5
BIOL 150B - Modern Biology11.5
COM 100 - Introduction to Business Decision Making11.5
COM 290 - Introduction to Canadian Business21.5
CS 001 - Introduction to the Place: the Geography and History of Canada00
CS 101 - Introduction to Canadian Culture11.5
CS 102 - Introduction to Canadian Contemporary Issues11.5
CS 200 - Topics in Canadian Studies21.5
CS 201 - Issues and Ideas in Canadian Environmentalism21.5
CSC 100 - Elementary Computing11.5
CSC 101 - Untangling the Web by Analyzing and Architecting Digital Solutions11.5
CSC 105 - Computers and Information Processing11.5
CSC 106 - The Practice of Computer Science11.5
CSC 130 - World Wide Web and Mobile Applications11.5
CSC 167 - Game Strategy, Interaction and Design11.5
ECON 100 - The Canadian Economy - Problems and Policies11.5
ECON 103 - Principles of Microeconomics11.5
ECON 104 - Principles of Macroeconomics11.5
ECON 111 - The Economy and the Environment11.5
ECON 112 - Strategy, Conflict and Co-operation11.5
ECON 113 - Introduction to Economics for Policy Analysis11.5
ECON 185 - Introductory Topics in Economics11.5
EDCI 208 - Studio Piano Class I21.5
EDCI 250 - Elementary Field Experience Seminar I21.5
EDUC 100 - Introduction to Education11.5
ED-D 101 - Learning Strategies for University Success11.5
ENGL 101 - Fundamentals of Academic Literacy11.5
ENGL 135 - Academic Reading and Writing11.5
ENGL 146 - The Literature of Our Era11.5
ENGL 147 - Great Moments in English Literature11.5
ENGR 100 - Security, Privacy, and You11.5
ENT 100 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship11.5
EOS 110 - Oceans and Atmosphere11.5
EOS 120 - The Dynamic Earth11.5
EOS 170 - Natural Hazards11.5
EPHE 105 - Swimming10.5
EPHE 106 - Track and Field10.5
EPHE 107 - Gymnastics10.5
EPHE 109 - Recreational Dance10.5
EPHE 113 - Golf10.5
EPHE 114 - Creative Dance10.5
EPHE 116 - Badminton10.5
EPHE 117 - Tennis10.5
EPHE 119 - Contemporary Dance10.5
EPHE 120 - Basketball10.5
EPHE 121 - Soccer10.5
EPHE 122 - Volleyball10.5
EPHE 123 - Rugby10.5
EPHE 124 - Field Hockey10.5
EPHE 125 - Softball10.5
EPHE 126 - Orienteering10.5
EPHE 133 - Strength Training10.5
EPHE 134 - Yoga10.5
EPHE 135 - Martial Arts10.5
EPHE 136 - Lacrosse10.5
EPHE 141 - Human Anatomy11.5
EPHE 142 - Personal Health, Wellness and Potential11.5
EPHE 143 - Multidisciplinary Foundations of Physical Activity11.5
EPHE 155 - Introduction to Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies11.5
EPHE 156 - The Science of Batman11.5
ES 200 - Introduction to Environmental Studies21.5
ES 240 - Ecological Processes21.5
EUS 100 - Introduction to European Studies11.5
EUS 200 - Introduction to European Cultures and Identities21.5
FA 100 - Special Topics in Fine Arts11.5
FA 101 - Creative Being11.5
FA 200 - Special Topics in Fine Arts21.5
FA 245 - The Arts and Technology I21.5 or 3.0
FRAN 100 - Intensive French I13.0
FRAN 265 - French Connections21.5
GEOG 100 - Geography for Today11.5
GEOG 101A - Environment, Society and Sustainability11.5
GEOG 101B - Space, Place and Society11.5
GEOG 103 - Introduction to Physical Geography11.5
GMST 100 - Introduction to Germanic Studies11.5
GMST 101 - Beginning German I11.5
GMST 180 - Myths, Fairy Tales and Fantasy Fiction11.5
GMST 261 - Trends in Contemporary Germany, Switzerland and Austria21.5
GNDR 100 - Gender, Power and Difference11.5
GNDR 200 - Popular Culture and Social Media21.5
GNDR 201 - Gender, Food and Power21.5
GNDR 202 - Globalization and Resistance21.5
GNDR 203 - Indigenous Women in Canada21.5
GNDR 204 - Gender, Health, Power and Resistance21.5
GNDR 205 - Girlhoods in Film and Popular Culture21.5
GNDR 206 - Monstrous Women21.5
GNDR 207 - Gender, Globalization and the Love Industry21.5
GNDR 209 - Families, Intimacies and Nationhood21.5
GNDR 210 - The Zombie in Popular Culture21.5
GNDR 219 - Topics in Gender Studies21.5
GREE 101 - Introductory Ancient Greek I11.5
GRS 100 - Greek and Roman Civilization13.0
GRS 101 - Greek Culture11.5
GRS 102 - Roman Culture11.5
GRS 200 - Greek and Roman Mythology21.5
GRS 203 - Classical Archaeology21.5
GRS 204 - The Ancient World on Film21.5
GRS 250 - Greek and Latin Roots of English21.5
HDCC 200 - Introduction to Human Dimensions of Climate Change21.5
HINF 130 - Introduction to Health Information Technology11.5
HINF 140 - Introduction to the Canadian Health Care Systems11.5
HINF 230 - Organizational Behaviour and Change Management21.5
HLTH 250 - Current Issues in Health and Community Services21.5
HLTH 251 - Healthy Sexuality21.5
HS 200 - Health and Society21.5
HSTR 101 - Discovering the Past11.5
HSTR 101A - 10 Days that Shook the World11.5
HSTR 101B - The History of Leisure, Sport and Tourism in North America11.5
HSTR 101C - Epidemics from the Black Death to AIDS11.5
HSTR 101D - History of Money11.5
HSTR 109 - Global Society since 140011.5
HSTR 110 - Conquest and Encounter in the Atlantic World, 1492-170011.5
HSTR 111 - Age of Encounters in the Pacific World, 1700-190011.5
HSTR 112 - World History, 1900 - present13.0
HSTR 112A - World History 1900-194511.5
HSTR 112B - The World Since 1945-present11.5
HSTR 115 - The Second World War11.5
HSTR 120 - History of Human Rights11.5
HSTR 121 - History, Music and the American Century11.5
HSTR 130 - Revolutionary Discoveries in Modern Science11.5
HSTR 131 - History of Technology11.5
HSTR 132 - Disease, Medicine and Society, 1500-present11.5
HSTR 200 - Topics in History21.5
HSTR 210A - The United States to the Civil War21.5
HSTR 210B - The United States from Post-War Reconstruction - present21.5
HSTR 220A - History of England to the Glorious Revolution21.5
HSTR 220B - History of England from the Glorious Revolution - present21.5
HSTR 230A - Canada to Confederation21.5
HSTR 230B - Canada from Confederation - present21.5
HSTR 236 - Medieval Europe23.0
HSTR 236A - The Creation of the Medieval World21.5
HSTR 236B - The European Middle Age21.5
HSTR 240A - Europe, Renaissance to the French Revolution21.5
HSTR 240B - Europe, Napoleon to the European Union21.5
HSTR 265A - China and the Premodern World21.5
HSTR 265B - China and the Modern West21.5
HSTR 267A - The Origins of Modern Japan21.5
HSTR 267B - Japan in the 20th Century21.5
HSTR 275 - Modern South Asia from Early Empires to Gandhi21.5
HSTR 276 - Modern Latin America21.5
HSTR 277A - History of the Middle East, 1789-World War II21.5
HSTR 277B - History of the Middle East since World War II21.5
HUMA 010 - Diploma Orientation Seminar00
HUMA 110 - The Humanities in the Contemporary World11.5
HUMA 120A - Humanities and the Making of the Intellectual Life11.5
HUMA 120B - Post-Medieval Humanities and the Making of the Modern Mind11.5
HUMA 295 - Introductory Topics in Humanities21.5
IED 159 - Indigenous Language I11.5
IED 187 - Special Topics in Indigenous Education11.5
IED 199 - Special Studies in Indigenous Education11.5
IED 287 - Special Topics in Indigenous Education21.5
IS 200A - Indigenous Studies Foundations21.5
ITAL 100A - Beginners' Italian I11.5
ITAL 149 - Beginners' Italian13.0
ITAL 150 - Famous and Infamous Hispanic and Italian Figures (in English)11.5
ITAL 273 - Italian Renaissance (in English)21.5
LAS 100 - Introduction to Latin American Studies11.5
LATI 101 - Introductory Latin I11.5
LING 100A - Foundations in Linguistics I11.5
LING 110 - Language and Thought11.5
LING 177 - Language Myths and Facts11.5
LING 261 - Introduction to Chinese Language and Linguistics21.5
LING 272 - Introduction to Indigenous Languages of British Columbia21.5
MEDI 100 - Entering the Middle Ages11.5
MEDI 200 - Myths and Legends of the Middle Ages21.5
MEDI 210 - Voices from the Middle Ages21.5
MUS 105 - Introduction to Composition12.0
MUS 108 - African Hand Drumming11.5
MUS 109 - Great Film Music11.5
MUS 111 - Elementary Materials of Music11.5
MUS 131 - Introduction to Music Education11.5
MUS 180A - University Orchestra12.0
MUS 180B - University Wind Symphony12.0
MUS 180C - Don Wright Symphonic Winds12.0
MUS 180D - Jazz Ensemble12.0
MUS 180E - University Chorus12.0
MUS 180F - Chamber Singers12.0
MUS 189 - Vikes Band11.5
MUS 207 - Music, Science and Computers21.5
PAAS 100 - Introduction to Pacific and Asian Studies11.5
PAAS 101 - Text, Manipulation, Propaganda11.5
PAAS 103 - War and Peace in Asia and the Pacific11.5
PAAS 105 - Pacific and Asia Today11.5
PAAS 118 - Intensive Beginner Chinese I13.0
PAAS 120 - Introduction to Indonesian-Malay I11.5
PAAS 138 - Intensive Beginner Japanese I13.0
PAAS 150 - Premodern Chinese Culture11.5
PAAS 151 - Modern Chinese Culture11.5
PAAS 152 - Essentials of Chinese Civilisation (in Chinese)11.5
PAAS 170 - Premodern Southeast Asian Cultures11.5
PAAS 171 - Modern Southeast Asian Cultures11.5
PAAS 180 - Premodern Japanese Culture11.5
PAAS 181 - Modern Japanese Culture11.5
PAAS 202 - Topics in Asian Cinema21.5
PAAS 204 - Introduction to Asian Religions21.5
PAAS 206 - Comics and Graphic Novels in Asia and the Pacific21.5
PAAS 207 - Ghosts and Spirits21.5
PAAS 208 - Family and Gender in the Pacific21.5
PAAS 209 - Introductory Special Topics in Pacific and Asian Studies21.5 or 3.0
PAAS 279 - Introduction to the Chinese Language and Linguistics21.5
PHIL 100 - Introduction to Philosophy13.0
PHIL 173 - Reasoning in the Sciences and Engineering11.5
PHIL 201 - Critical Thinking21.5
PHIL 203 - Elementary Formal Logic21.5
PHIL 207A - Introduction to Ancient Philosophy21.5
PHIL 208 - Introduction to Arabic Philosophy21.5
PHIL 209 - Philosophy and First Nations Thought21.5
PHIL 210 - Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy21.5
PHIL 211 - Introduction to Existentialism21.5
PHIL 220 - Introduction to Philosophy of Science21.5
PHIL 223 - Introduction to Philosophy of the Social Sciences21.5
PHIL 225 - Death and Dying21.5
PHIL 232 - Moral Problems of Contemporary Society21.5
PHIL 235 - Ethics of Violence, War and Terrorism21.5
PHIL 236 - Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy21.5
PHIL 238 - Philosophy in Literature21.5
PHIL 239 - Philosophy and Feminism21.5
PHIL 240 - Introduction to Philosophy of Art21.5
PHIL 251 - Knowledge, Certainty and Skepticism21.5
PHIL 252 - Introduction to Metaphysics21.5
PHIL 260 - Introduction to Philosophy of Mind21.5
PHIL 261 - Philosophy of Religion21.5
PHIL 290 - Introduction to Selected Topics21.5 or 3.0
PHYS 102A - General Physics I11.5
POLI 101 - Canadian Politics11.5
POLI 103 - The Worlds of Politics11.5
POLI 201 - Canadian Institutions of Government21.5
POLI 202 - An Introduction to Political Theory21.5
POLI 210 - Comparative Politics21.5
POLI 211 - European Integration and the European Union21.5
POLI 217 - Development and Political Change21.5
POLI 233 - Contemporary Political Problems21.5
POLI 240 - International Politics21.5
POLI 263 - The Politics of Indigenous Peoples21.5
PORT 100A - Beginners' Portuguese I11.5
PSYC 100A - Introductory Psychology I11.5
PSYC 100B - Introductory Psychology II11.5
PSYC 191 - Psychology in Contemporary Society11.5
PSYC 192 - Introduction to Positive Psychology11.5
RS 200A - Introduction to Judaism, Christianity and Islam21.5
RS 200B - Introduction to Asian Religions21.5
SJS 100 - Introduction to Theories of Social Justice11.5
SJS 200 - Introduction to the Practice of Social Justice21.5
SLST 100 - Introduction to Russian Society and Culture11.5
SLST 101 - Beginning Russian I11.5
SLST 111 - Beginning Ukrainian I11.5
SLST 160 - The Culture of the Russian Revolution11.5
SLST 180 - Magic and the Fairy Tale World11.5
SOCI 100A - Introduction to Sociology: Understanding Social Life11.5
SOCI 100B - Introduction to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society11.5
SOCI 103 - Canadian Society11.5
SOSC 190 - Discovering the Social Sciences11.5
SPAN 100A - Beginners' Spanish I11.5
SPAN 108 - The First Global Culture (in English)11.5
SPAN 149 - Beginners' Spanish13.0
SPAN 150 - Famous and Infamous Hispanic and Italian Figures (in English)11.5
SPAN 185 - Hispanic Culture Through Film (in English)11.5
SPAN 205 - Topics in Hispanic Culture (in English)21.5
SPAN 208A - Spanish Culture (in English)21.5
SPAN 208B - Latin American Culture Through Music (in English)21.5
THEA 101A - An Introduction to Western Theatre11.5
THEA 101B - An Introduction to Western Theatre11.5
THEA 102 - Theatre Appreciation: From Page to Stage11.5
THEA 111 - Theatre History I11.5
THEA 122 - The Acting Experience11.5
THEA 132A - Exploring Theatre Through Dramatic Process I11.5
THEA 150 - Public Speaking11.5
TS 200 - Introduction to the Human Uses of Technology21.5
WRIT 100 - Introduction to Writing13.0
WRIT 102 - Introduction to Professional Nonfiction11.5
WRIT 109 - The Writer's World in Books and Film11.5
WRIT 120 - Writing for the Arts11.5
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Course list is current as of April 2018


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