Electives by theme

Not sure what courses to take to round out your first year? After selecting courses required for your program, you'll likely be left with a number of elective slots to fill.

Choosing electives can seem daunting—there are many courses, offered by many academic units, from which to choose. The Faculties of Humanities, Science and Social Sciences have grouped together courses into a number of thematic areas to help you as you explore your options. You can find these electives on our Humanities electives, Science electives and Social Sciences electives pages. These courses are appropriate for first- and second-year students (or above), from any faculty.

Note: You can also review a complete list of 100- and 200-level courses without prerequisites if you would prefer to search by faculty and unit, rather than by theme.

University success

The following courses help support your academic progress. Taking an English course can help improve writing at all levels, while ED-D 101 will help you develop learning strategies for overall success at university.

Courses with an asterisk also satisfy UVic's Academic Writing Requirement.