Student Directed Seminars

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Program Overview

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, student directed seminars are an expansion of the directed studies option offered by most Departments. The seminars allow upper-year undergraduate students to participate in an enriched educational experience by initiating and coordinating a small, collaborative, group learning experience for their peers on a topic that is not currently offered at UBC Okanagan. Student directed seminars are a learner-centered approach to curriculum development that gives students the agency to be co-creators of their own learning. The seminars are expected to be a peer-based collaborative learning experience.

Only students registered in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences can propose a student directed seminar. Proposals are approved by an Advisory Committee administered by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Dean’s Office.

Once approved, a student directed seminar is open to students from all Faculties as long as they meet the individual seminar prerequisites. Students outside of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences should refer to their own program’s requirements to determine if these seminars are applicable.

Students from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences can enroll in a maximum of two student directed seminars.

Interested students can propose a seminar by completing the student directed seminar application form available on the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences website.

Page last updated: April 27, 2022

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