Students enrolled in UBC Continuing Studies’ Certificate in Liberal Studies (CLS) or the UBC Award of Achievement in Liberal Studies will be able to earn up to 10 hours of course credit by attending Green College Interdisciplinary Series lectures in the arts and humanities.
The UBC Certificate in Liberal Studies is designed for adult learners who want to explore the arts and humanities in more depth than could be achieved by taking non-related single courses, but without having to commit to the expense and time needed to complete degree-credit courses. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the program offers a wide range of part-time courses and lectures, now including selected Green College public lectures, allowing students to sample learning in a variety of different subject areas, including history, literature, art, music, philosophy and public affairs.
The UBC Certificate in Liberal Studies is offered on a part-time basis with year-round admission. CLS students are required to complete a minimum of 150 contact hours in order to be awarded the UBC certificate. In order to apply for the program, participants should have a university degree in any subject or equivalent professional and life experience.
See UBC Certificate in Liberal Studies website for further details on the program.
The UBC Award of Achievement in Liberal Studies is designed for students who want to sample a wide range of liberal arts and science courses, and get recognition for their achievement, without committing to the full certificate program.
The UBC Award of Achievement consists of a minimum of 100 class hours. Students must successfully complete two required, graded courses, Critical Thinking: Theory and Practice and Creative Thinking: Theory and Practice. Students must also complete 68 hours of non-graded elective courses.
Students who complete the UBC Award of Achievement in Liberal Studies can later achieve a UBC Certificate in Liberal Studies by successfully completing the two additional graded components that form part of the certificate program (the Summer Institute of the Arts and an online portfolio project).