Looking for meaning? Look within.
Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? In a complex world, our Religion, Philosophy and Psychology courses can help you to better understand these big questions. Expand on your own life experience and perspectives as you search for new knowledge and ideas to shape your view of our changing world.
In our religious studies courses, you'll learn about major world religions and contemporary religious issues, emphasizing the need to understand differences between religions in our increasingly inter-connected world.
Whether it's investigating the nature of happiness or the foundations of logic, philosophy asks us to use our powers of reason to answer the most significant questions about our existence.
And our psychology courses aim to address fascinating questions that lie at the heart of human life experiences, like why we do the things we do.
- Why Philosophy? Aristotle's lost dialogue Protrepticus
- A Buddhist Guide to a Compassionate Life
- An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times
- Being Religious in the 21st Century
- Being Religious in the 21st Century: An Intro to the Sociology of Religion
- Brain-Based Changes in Aging
- Conspiracies and Radicalization in the "Post-Truth" Era
- Doing Philosophy is Learning to Die
- Ecclesiastes and the Meaning of Life
- Freedom from Anger and Resentment
- God and Suffering in the Book of Job
- Hakomi Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy Skills
- Meditation for a Peaceful Heart
- Mindfulness and our Search for Meaning
- Social Anxiety
- The Emotional Language of Music
- The Epicurean Way of Life
- The Myths That Plato Told – Part 1
- The Myths that Plato Told - Part 3
- The Myths That Plato Told – Part 2
- The Wisdom of Proverbs
- Thinking About Religion Today
with instructor Doug Hutchinson By Therese Eley, Marketing Services Since his early 20s, Doug Hutchinson has been living a life of philosophy and scholarship.Read Story
Olav Krigolson is a neuroscientist and UVic professor, and one of our most popular instructors at Continuing Studies. In the four years he's been teaching with us, he's taught 22 courses with over 880 registrations.Read Story
Meet John Meldrum. New to Continuing Studies, John will be teaching his first course with us, More Than Money: Making the Most of Retirement, this fall.Read Story
After nearly a decade working for Continuing Studies at UVic, it goes without saying that Preston Randall is an integral part of the team. He knows the division’s systems, people and workflows like the back of his hand.Read Story
For Elizabeth—or Liz, as she’s known around the office—one of the best parts of her job is meeting those members of the community who consider themselves to be lifelong learners. As a program coordinator within the Division of Continuing Studies’ Arts and Science unit, Liz coordinates the humanities courses, as well as the ever-popular Deans’ Lunchtime Lecture Series.Read Story
As I prepare for graduation and think about my next challenge in graduate studies, I must acknowledge that I would most likely never have attended university had it not been for the Humanities Diploma program.Read Story
"Nan" Walmsley celebrates her 90th birthday this year but shows no sign of slowing down in her quest to learn new things. Since fall 1998, she has taken around 165 courses through Continuing Studies.Read Story