The Student Directed Seminars program provides upper-year undergraduate students the opportunity to engage with their learning in a new and exciting way, either as a student seminar coordinator or as a student participant.
Working closely with a faculty member, student seminar coordinators propose, coordinate, and lead a small 3-credit seminar on a topic not currently offered at UBC. Student participants also help to define the direction of the course, learning with and from one another through individual and group projects and discussions.
Topics vary each year, and students may apply up to 6 credits of Student Directed Seminars to their degree (a maximum of 3 of these as a participant). Student Directed Seminar courses may not apply towards specific degree requirements, such as Literature or Research, but can be used as elective credit or, with departmental permission, towards specialization requirements.