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Humanities 101

Humanities 101, the cornerstone in UBC's educational outreach in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, is a barrier-free non-credit course provided through the Faculty of Arts to students who have been unable to pursue post-secondary education for financial reasons. With the help of UBC faculty and students, who volunteer their time as lecturers and tutors, Humanities 101 offers an intensive survey of a variety of subjects in the liberal arts and social sciences, including Literature, Film, Philosophy, Social Theory, Anthropology, Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, History, and Architecture.

Each year we accept 25-30 students, providing them with course materials, bus transportation to and from Point Grey campus, meal tickets, and child care if required. Our students receive full access to all university facilities, including the UBC Libraries.

Humanities 101 also operates an adjunct program, Writing 101, organizes Community Reading and Writing Groups in the Downtown Eastside, and holds regular Free Public Lectures at the Carnegie Community Centre.

Admission information is available from Dr. Margot Leigh Butler, Academic Director, 604.822.0028.

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