Religion, Philosophy and Psychology
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.
- Enjoy Life in the Present Moment
- An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Apocalypse Now: Christian Right Literature and Politics
- 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
- Hakomi Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy Skills
- How to be Happy for Others
- On the Cannibals: Wondering about Eurocentrism
- Reasons to be Inspired Every Day
- Residing in a Peaceful Heart
- The Emotional Language of Music
- The Epicurean Way of Life
- The First Treaties: The Roots of Indigenous-Settler Relations in Canada
- The Myths That Plato Told – Part 1
- The Myths That Plato Told – Part 2
- The Wisdom of Proverbs
- Thinking About Religion Today
Deans’ Lecture Series
Research is continually reshaping the way we live and think. Meet distinguished members of the faculties at the University of Victoria and learn about their research interests in these FREE online lectures.
In Pursuit of Knowledge - Winter
This series of daytime lectures will acquaint you with UVic faculty and their many areas of interest.
UVic on the Peninsula
Each term we offer a selection of lectures and short courses in Sidney, most of which take place at the Mary Winspear Centre.
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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
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