List of Courses by Category and Discipline

The list below presents the various disciplines under the headings of the categories to which they belong. Please note that several disciplines (e.g. Language and Literature under Humanities) are specific to IDST only and include courses in a number of UBC subjects of instruction.

Some courses are restricted (e.g. to Honours students), have prerequisites, or require special expertise (e.g. Music courses). Before you list any of these, be sure that you have met the prerequisites or that the instructor will allow you into the course even if you are not a student of the specified program.

Courses from outside the Faculty of Arts (e.g. Commerce, Kinesiology, Medicine, Forestry, or Interprofessional Health and Human Service) may be included in an IDST programme, and a partial exemption from the Arts Minimum Requirement may be granted if needed to accommodate such courses.

And courses taken elsewhere, either on exchange or on a letter of permission, may be included as well, but not easily, so if you are planning to include such courses in your IDST programme, read carefully the explanation of transfer-credit articulation for IDST, which you will find at the very end of this long list of courses.

Creative and Performing Arts

Creative Writing: All upper-level courses.

You need to apply and submit a writing sample to CRWR by the deadline CRWR has set for its Majors – usually in March for the following winter session – indicating in your application that you are an IDST candidate. Spaces in CRWR are limited, and you can list CRWR as a discipline only if the CRWR Department has agreed to your doing so.

Film Production: All upper-level courses.

In all likelihood only a few spaces will be available since the Film Program itself is very much in demand, and BFA Film and Film Production students have priority for places in these courses.

Music: (See also under (Humanities)
107 Composition I
207 Composition II
300 Compositional and Analytical Approaches to Post-Tonal Music
301 Compositional and Analytical Approaches to Music Today
307 Composition III
309 Instrumentation
310 Orchestration
311 Fundamentals of Conducting
312 Instrumental Conducting
313 Choral Conducting
319 Introduction to Electroacoustic Music
320 Computer Music
331 Workshop in World Rhythm
333 Accompanying on the Harpsichord
336 Opera Theatre Techniques I
406 Conducting II
407 Composition IV
417 Musical Scoring for Film
433 Accompanying on the Harpsichord II
436 Opera Theatre Techniques II
442 Song Interpretation
443 Opera Coaching
Certain Music courses are not countable in either the Humanities or the Creative and Performing Arts categories of the IDST:

  • Those that carry no credit toward the B.A. (Music) or the B.Mus.
  • Those that are explicitly restricted only to B.A. (Music) and to B.Mus. students.
  • Those that comprise only private instruction.
  • The opera performance courses that non-majors may take only without credit.

But many other Music courses have extensive pre-requisites, require auditions or impose other conditions that may make them, in practice, unavailable to IDST students. So read the UBC Calendar’s course descriptions carefully and do not hesitate to consult the School of Music if necessary.

Theatre: (see also under Humanities)
305 Scenery Design I
306 Costume Design I
307 Lighting Design I
308 Sound Design
317 Introduction to Directing
330 Performance Study II
335 Voice and Movement Study
339 Creating Theatre I
350 Scenery Production I
352 Scene Painting I
354 Stage Management
356 Costume Construction
399 Production II
405 Scenery Design II
406 Costume Design II
407 Lighting Design II
408 Advanced Study in Design and Scenography
417 Directing Lab
439 Creating Theatre
450 Scenery Production II
452 Scene Painting II
454 Production and Theatre Management
456 Costume Construction II
469 Interdisciplinary Projects
499 Production III

Visual Art All upper-level courses.

Humanities

Archaeology: (see also under Social Sciences).

Humanities courses with Archaeology content include
Classical Studies
306 Applied Science and Technology in Classical Antiquity
Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies
319 Archaeology of the Ancient Near East
335 Practicum in Classical or Near-Eastern Archaeology
410 The Archaeology of Ancient Cyprus
Religious Studies
306 Archaeology and the Bible
341 Islamic Art and Archaeology

Art History: All upper-level courses.

Asian Studies (see also under Social Sciences)
300 Writing and Culture in East Asia
304 Survey of South and Southeast Asian Performing Arts
307  Korean Language and Writing in Culture and Society
308 Myth, Ritual and Epic in Ancient India
310 Studies in the History of a Major Asian Civilization
316 Race and Ethnicity in Japanese Literature and Film
325 Hong Kong Cinema
326 Critical Approaches to Manga and Anime
330  Islam in south Asia
331  Islam in Indonesia
332 Confucianism in China and Beyond: Reinventions of Tradition
334  Indonesian Cinema
337 The Korean People in Modern Times
341 Classical Chinese Literature in Translation
342 Chinese Literature in Translation: the Vernacular Tradition
344 Topics in Japanese Cultural History I
346 Topics in Japanese Cultural History II
347 Traditional Korean Literature in Translation
348 Great Literary Works of Classical India in Translation
349 Southeast Asian Literature in Translation
350 Asian Literature in Translation: a Comparative Approach
351 Modern Chinese Fiction in Translation
352 Topics in Traditional Chinese Vernacular Literature
353 Introduction to Hindi Film
354 Introduction to Japanese Cinema
355 Chinese Cinema
356 Korean Cinema
357 Modern Korean Fiction in Translation
358 Literature of Mediaeval India in Translation
359 Gender Relations in Southeast Asian Literature and Cinema
360 A Specific Asian Literature in Translation
361  Modern Chinese Fiction in Translation II
362  Pre-modern Japanese Fiction in Translation
363  Fiction and Film from Modern Taiwan
364 Modern Japanese Literature in Translation
365 Punjabi Cinema
366 Edo-Period Theatre
367 Contemporary Korean Culture
368 Modern Literatures of South Asia in Translation
369 Asian Folklore
370  The Sanskrit Cosmopolis: India and the World, 200-1500 CE
371 Foundations of Chinese thought
372 Development of Traditional Chinese Thought
376 The Sikhs: Formations, Contexts and Historical Development
377 History of Korean Thought
378 Philosophical Wisdom of Early India
381 Daoist Religion and its Philosophical Background
382 Buddhism in China
383 Common Religious Traditions in China
384 The Zuangzi
385  Chan/Zen Buddhism:  Doctrine and Practice
386  Chinese Grammar and Usage
387 Japanese Religions
388 Buddhist, Brahamanical and Jain Philosophers in Interaction
389  Introduction to Classical Chinese I (Non-Heritage)
394  Post-Revolutionary Iranian Cinema
396  Chinese Grammar and Usage II
398 Narrative Literature in Premodern India
399  Introduction to Classical Chinese II (Non-Heritage)
400 Chinese Characters: Script, Languages and Civilizations
405 The Interaction of Science, Religion and Philosophy in East Asia
434 History of Southeast Asia since 1800
441 Masterworks of Chinese Fiction and Drama in Translation
444 Topics in Modern Japanese Fiction and Cultural History
447 Korean Women’s Literature
448 Narrative and Performance in South Asia
450 Special Topics in Buddhist Studies
451 Modern Chinese Authors in Translation
452 Literature of the Korean Diaspora
453 Japanese Travel Literature
454 Japanese Poetry in Translation
455 Adaptations of Japanese Classics
457 The Modern Korean Novel
460 Modern Asian Women in Narrative
464 Japanese Women’s Self-Writing
468  Approaches to the Study of Asian Religions
470 Comparative Conceptions of the Self
476 Topics in Sikh and South Asian Studies
478  The Religious Image in Asia
490. Asian Classics – fourth Year Seminar

Canadian Studies
350 Canadian Studies
450 Senior Seminar in Canadian Studies

Central, Eastern and European Studies
303 Representations of the Holocaust (in English)
305 The Culture of Nazism
307 Witches: Myth and Reality
404 Gender and Nation

Classical Studies (see also under Social Sciences)
311 Women in the Bronze Age, Classical Greek and Hellenistic Cultures
312 Women in the Roman World of Republican and Imperial Times
313 Greek Epic
314 Latin Epic
317 Classical Tragedy
318 Classical Comedy
330 Greek and Roman Art
331 Greek Art and Architecture
332 Roman Art and Architecture
333 Greek Religion
334 Roman Religion
352 The Roman Republic
353 The Early Roman Empire
355 The Athenians and their Empire
356 Alexander the Great and his Empire
360 Life and Society in Classical Antiquity
401 Seminar in Classical History
402 Seminar in Classical Literature
403 Seminar in Classical Art and Archaeology
404 Seminar in the Reception of the Classical World

Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies
316 Gods, Heroes, and Divine Humans in Greco-Roman Antiquity
370 Theories of Myth

Film Studies: All upper-level courses.

Other courses with Film Studies content include:
Asian Studies
334  Indonesian Cinema
353 Introduction to Hindi Film
354 Introduction to Japanese Cinema
355 Chinese Cinema
356 Korean Cinema
365 Punjabi Cinema
394  Post-Revolutionary Iranian Cinema
Italian Studies

385 Italian Cinema: Neorealism
432 Italian Cinema and its Cultural Background
French
336 The Francophone World in Images
German
304 German Cinema (in English)
Hindi-Urdu
450 Hindi Film
Slavic Studies
307 Literature and Film in Eastern Europe
Spanish
404 Topics in Hispanic Cinema

Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice

No IDST programme may include a GRSJ course and a WMST course with the same number.
307 Gender,Race, Sexuality and Popular culture
311 African/Black Women in the Americas
327 Feminist Theories of Representation and Difference
328 Feminist Theories of Subjectivity

Other Humanities courses with Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice content include:
Asian Studies
359 Gender Relations in Southeast Asian Literature and Cinema
447 Korean Women’s Literature
460 Modern Asian Women in Narrative
464 Japanese Women’s Self-Writing
Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies
404 Gender and Nation
Classical Studies
311 Women in the Bronze Age, Classical Greek and Hellenistic Cultures
312 Women in the Roman World of Republican and Imperial Times
French
419 Studies in Women’s Writing
History
434 Gender in Modern Europe
435 Gender and Sexuality in the Modern US
Near Eastern Studies
310 History of Women in Early to Late Mediaeval Muslim Societies
Religious Studies
480 Women and Religion
485 Images of Eve
Russian
410 Women in Russian Literature and Culture
Spanish
406 Gender Representation in Hispanic Literature and Culture
Theatre
443 Women in Theatre and Film

History: All upper-level courses.

Language:

Arabic
300 Introduction to the Grammar and Vocabulary of Classic
400 Intermediate Classical Arabic
420 (Supervised Study in Classical Arabic

Asian Studies (courses in Chinese Language)
386  Chinese Grammar and Usage I
389  Introduction to Classical Chinese I (Non-Heritage)
396  Chinese Grammar and Usage II
399  Introduction to Classical Chinese II (Non-Heritage)

Chinese
301 Advanced Chinese Reading and Writing I (Non-heritage)
303 Advanced Chinese Reading and Writing II (Non-heritage)
304 Intensive Advanced Chinese Reading and Writing (Non-heritage)
305 Advanced Chinese Speaking and Writing I (Non-heritage)
307 Advanced Chinese Speaking and Writing II (Non-heritage)
308 Intensive Advanced Chinese Speaking and Writing (Non-heritage)
309 Media Chinese I (Non-heritage)
311 Advanced Chinese Reading and Writing I (Heritage)
313 Advanced Chinese Reading and Writing II (Heritage)
314 Intensive Advanced Chinese Reading and Writing (Heritage)
315 Advanced Chinese Speaking and Writing I (Heritage)
317 Advanced Chinese Speaking and Writing II (Heritage)
318 Intensive Advanced Chinese Speaking and Writing (Heritage)
321 Business Chinese I (Heritage)
323 Business Chinese II (Heritage)
432 Intensive Classical Chinese II
434 Intensive Classical Chinese (Heritage)
482 Supervised Study in the Chinese Language
491 Readings in Classical Chinese: Philosophical Texts and Commentaries

Cantonese
301 Basic Cantonese
303 Basic Cantonese I
305 Intermediate Cantonese I
307 Intermediate Cantonese II

English
303 Intermediate Composition
304 Advanced Composition
307 Studies in Rhetoric
308 Rhetorical Criticism
309 Rhetoric of Science, Technology and Medicine
310 History and Theory of Rhetoric: Classical Rhetoric
311 History and Theory of Rhetoric: the Later Theory

First Nations’ Languages
301 Advanced Salish Language I
302 Advanced Salish Language II
448 Directed Studies in First Nations Languages
480 Endangered Language Documentation and Revitalization

French
345 Techniques of Oral Expression in French II
351 Corrective French Phonetics
353 French Grammar
355 Advanced Composition
357 Translation I
360 Introduction to Old French
457 Translation II

German
300 Intermediate German III
310 Intermediate German IV
325 German Translation I
400 Advanced German I
410 Advanced German II
414 Business German
420 Advanced German III
430 Advanced German IV

Hebrew
405 Intermediate Hebrew (Biblical)
479 Supervised Study in Classical Hebrew

Hindi and Urdu
301 Advanced Hindi-Urdu I
302 Advanced Hindi-Urdu II
305 Introduction to the Perso-Arabic (Urdu) script

Italian
301 Third-Year Italian I
302 Third-Year Italian II
401 Advanced Studies in Italian Language and Style I
402, Advanced Studies in Italian Language and Style II

Japanese
300 Advanced Modern Japanese Reading and Writing I
301 Advanced Modern Japanese Reading and Writing II
302 Advanced Modern Japanese Conversation and Composition I
303 Advanced Modern Japanese Conversation and Composition II
311 Classical Japanese I
312 Classical Japanese I
401 Classical Japanese II
410 Advanced Oral Communication
411 Advanced Oral Communication
416 Newspaper Japanese
417 Newspaper Japanese
419 Topics in Japanese Language, Culture and Society
420 Grammatical Analysis of Japanese
421 Grammatical Analysis of Japanese

Korean
300 Readings in Korean Topics
301 Introduction to Sino-Korean Readings
412 Korean-to-English Translation
415 Korean Conversation and Composition
440 Supervised Study in the Korean Language

Latin
305 Mediaeval Latin

Near Eastern Studies
313 Introduction to Middle Egyptian
315 Introduction to Akkadian
317 Introduction to Coptic

Persian
300 Advanced Persian I
301 Advanced Persian II

Polish
300 Intermediate Polish

Portuguese
301 Advanced Portuguese

Punjabi
475 Oral Histories in Punjabi

Religious Studies
320 Mediaeval Latin (= Latin 305)

Romance Studies
420 Studies in Romance Languages and Literatures (depending on the topic in a given year)

Russian
300 Third Year Russian
315 Advanced Russian Practice
316 Russian through Film
400 Fourth Year Russian

Sanskrit
300 Further Readings in Sanskrit

South Asian Languages
440 Supervised Study in South Asian Languages

Southeast Asian Languages
440 Supervised Study in Southeast Asian Languages

Spanish
301 Advanced Spanish I
302 Advanced Spanish II
308 Spanish for Business
401 Advanced Translation: Spanish>English
402 Advanced Spanish III
450 Topics in Spanish Language

Linguistics: All upper-level courses

Other courses with Linguistics content include:
Asian Studies
300 Writing and Culture in East Asia
307 Korean Language and Writing in Culture and Society
400 Chinese Characters: Script, Language and Civilizations
English
320 History of the English Language
321 English Grammar and Usage
322 Stylistics
323 Varieties of English
326 Studies in the English Language
328 Metaphor, Language and Thought
330 The Structure of Modern English: Sounds and Words
331 The Structure of Modern English: Sentences and Their Uses
340 Introduction to Old English
French
370 Introduction to French Linguistics
460 Studies in Historical French Linguistics
468 Romance Linguistics (= RMST 468, SPAN 469)
470 Studies in Modern French Linguistics
472 Morphology of the French Language
473 Syntactic Description of the French Language
474 Synchronic Lexicology
475 Canadian French: a Descriptive Approach
Romance Studies
468 Romance Linguistics (= FREN 468, SPAN 468)
German
318 Introduction to German Linguistics
Spanish
403 History of the Spanish Language
468 Romance Linguistics (= FREN 468, RMST 468)

Literature

Asian Studies
300 Writing and Culture in East Asia
308 Myth, Ritual and Epic in Ancient India
324 Literature of Hong Kong
341 Classical Chinese Literature in Translation
342 Chinese Literature in Translation: the Vernacular Tradition
347 Traditional Korean Literature in Translation
348 Great Literary Works of Classical India in Translation
349 Southeast Asian Literature in Translation
350 Asian Literature in Translation: a Comparative Approach
351 Modern Chinese Fiction in Translation
352 Topics in Traditional Chinese Vernacular Literature
357 Modern Korean Fiction in Translation
358 Literature of Mediaeval India in Translation
359 Gender Relations in Southeast Asian Literature and Cinema
360 A Specific Asian Literature in Translation
361  Modern chinese Fiction in Translation II
362 Pre-modern Japanese Fiction in Translation
364 Modern Japanese Literature in Translation
368 Modern Literatures of South Asia in Translation
369 Asian Folklore
378 Philosophical Wisdom of Early India
398 Narrative Literature in Premodern India
392 Classical Persian Literature in English Translation
441 Masterworks of Chinese Fiction and Drama in Translation
442 Lives of Chinese Books
444 Topics in Modern Japanese Fiction and Cultural History
447 Korean Women’s Literature
451 Modern Chinese Authors in Translation
452 Literature of the Korean Diaspora
453 Japanese Travel Literature
454 Japanese Poetry in Translation
455 Adaptations of Japanese Classics
457 The Modern Korean Novel
460 Modern Asian Women in Narrative
464 Japanese Women’s Self-Writing
490. Asian Classics – Fourth Year Seminar

Canadian Studies
350 Canadian Studies (depending on the topic in a given year)
450 Senior Seminar in Canadian Studies (depending on the topic in a given year)

Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies
303 German Representations of the Holocaust (in English)
404 Gender and Nation

Chinese
411 Introductory Modern Chinese Literature I (Non-heritage)
412 Advanced Readings in Twentieth-Century Chinese
413 Introductory Modern Chinese Literature II (Non-heritage)
421 Introductory Classical Chinese Literature: Early Periods (Non-heritage)
422 Twentieth-Century Chinese Literature
423 Introductory Classical Chinese Literature: Later Periods (Non-heritage)
424 Introductory Classical Chinese Literature (Intensive)
431  Classical Chinese I (Heritage)
433  Classical Chinese II (Heritage)
461 Early Classical Chinese Poetry (to Han)
463 Early Classical Chinese Poetry (Han to Tang)
464 Early Classical Chinese Poetry (Intensive)
471 Later Classical Chinese Poetry (Tang)
473 Later Classical Chinese Poetry (after Tang)
474 Later Classical Chinese Poetry (Intensive)
481 Modern Chinese Literature I (Heritage)
483 Modern Chinese Literature II (Heritage)
484 Intensive Modern Chinese Literature (Heritage)

Classical Studies
313 Greek Epic
314 Latin Epic
317 Classical Tragedy
318 Classical Comedy
402 Seminar in Classical Literature

English: All courses with numbers between 343 and 479

FHIS
333 Short Fiction in Romance Literatures

French
328  Selected Works of African and Caribbean Literature in French
329  Selected Works of European French Literature
330  Selected Works of Québécois Literature
407 Studies in Mediaeval French Literature
408 Studies in French Literature of the Sixteenth Century
409 Studies in French Literature of the Seventeenth Century
410 Studies in French Literature of the Eighteenth Century
413 Studies in French Literature of the Nineteenth Century
416 Studies in French Literature since 1900
418 Studies in African or Caribbean Literatures of French Expression
419 Studies in Women’s Writing
420 Selected topics in French Literature and Culture
423 Studies in Theatre
424 Studies in Prose Fiction
425 Studies in French Autobiography
429 Studies in Non-Fiction Prose
430 Studies in Québécois Literature
481 Studies in Literature and the Arts
482 Studies in Literature and Philosophy
483 Studies in Literature and History

German
301 German Literature 1900 – 1945 (in English)
302 German Literature after 1945 (in English)
303 German Literature before 1900 (in English)
360 Heaven and Earth: Studies in German Culture and Literature before 1700
370 Reason and Revolution: Studies in the 18th Century
380 Tradition and Change: Studies in the 19th Century
390 Progress and Disaster: Studies in the 20th and 21st Centuries
401 The Cult of the Hero and its Parody in German Literature
402 Words and Music in German Literature
405 The Literature of Growing Social Consciousness
406 Selected Topics in German Literature
407 The German Lyric from Goethe to the Present

Greek
351 Intermediate Ancient Greek: Prose
352 Intermediate Ancient Greek: Verse
401 Greek Prose
402. Greek Verse

Italian and Italian Studies:
ITAL 303 Italian Literature and Culture of the Medieval and Early Modern Period
ITAL 304 Italian Literature and Culture of the Modern and Contemporary Age
ITAL 403 (ITST 413) Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy
ITAL 404 (ITST 414) Italian Literature of the Middle Ages
ITAL 405 (ITST 415) Topics in the Italian Literature and Culture of the Renaissance
ITAL 406 (ITST 416)  Topics in/Classics of Seventeenth Century Italian Literature and Culture
ITAL 407 (ITST 417)  Topics in/Classics of Eighteenth Century Italian Literature
ITAL 408 (ITST 418) Topics in Nineteenth-Century Italian Literature and Culture
ITAL 409 (ITST 419) Topics in Modern and Contemporary Italian Literature and Culture

Credit may be earned for only one of each pair of ITAL/ITST courses, which are distinguished from one another only by the language in which texts are read and assignments written.

Japanese
401 Classical Japanese II
402 Readings in Japanese Poetry
406 Readings in Modern Japanese Essays
408 Readings in Modern Japanese Literature
452 Researching Modern Japanese Religions

Korean
410 Modern Korean Short Fiction
411 Advanced Readings in Korean Non-Fiction

Latin
305 Mediaeval Latin
350 Latin Literature of the Classical Period (Prose)
351 Latin Literature of the Classical Period (Verse)
401 Latin Prose
402 Latin Verse

Polish
345 Introduction to 20th Century Polish Literature
424 Polish Literature and Film in Translation

Portuguese
392 Studies in Portuguese and Brazilian Literature

Punjabi
400 The Punjabi Novel
401 Devotional Literature in Punjabi
402 Mediaeval and Early Modern Punjabi Literature

Religion Literature and the Arts
371 Seminar in Religion and Literature
372 Topics in Religion, Literature and the Arts (depending on the topic in a given year)
471 Advanced Seminar in Religion and Literature

Religious Studies
311 Jewish Literature in Translation
403 Job and the Problem of Suffering
414 The Gospels and the Historical Jesus
452 Readings in Hindu Religious Texts

Romance Studies
420 Studies in Romance Languages and Literatures (depending on the topic in a given year)

Russian
305 Readings in Russian Literary Texts
306 Russian Literature in Translation
407 Studies in Russian Poetry
408 Studies in Russian Prose before 1917
409 Contemporary Russian Literature after 1917
410 Women in Russian Literature and Culture
411 Tolstoy in Translation
412 Dostoevsky in Translation

Sanskrit
300 Further Readings in Sanskrit

Scandinavian
333 Major Works of Scandinavian Literature (in English)
334 Contemporary Scandinavian Fiction (in English)
335  Vikings and Norse Mythology (in English)
336 Scandinavian Crime Fiction (in English)
411 Scandinavian Drama and Film in Translation
412 The Northern European Epic in Translation
413 The Literatures of the Baltic in English Translation

Slavic Studies
307 Literature and Film in Eastern Europe

Spanish
312 Topics in Latin American Literature in Translation
357 Survey of Peninsular Literature and Culture from the Origins to 1700
358 Survey of Peninsular Literature and Culture from1700 to the Present
364 Survey of Spanish-American Literature and Culture to the 1820’s
365 Survey of Spanish-American Literature and Culture since the 1820’s
406 Gender Representation in Hispanic Literature and Culture
410 Mediaeval Literature
420 Golden-Age Literature
430 Topics in Peninsular Literature and Culture from the 18th Century to the Present
470 Topics in Spanish-American Colonial and 19th Century Literature
490 Topics in Spanish-American Literature of the 20th Century
495 Research Intensive Seminar in Spanish Literature and Culture

Theatre
310 Theory of Drama Performance
311 Studies in Drama
410 Dramaturgy

Medieval Studies
301 European Literature from the 5th to the 14th Century
302, European Literature from the 14th to the 16th Century
310 Topics in Medieval Studies
440 Mediaeval Seminar
490 Research Seminar in Medieval Studies

Music: (Non-performance and music history courses)
328 World Music Cultures
330 Music in Vancouver’s Ethnic Communities
345 Aesthetics and Practice of Film Music
352 History of Mediaeval Music
353 History of Renaissance Music
354 Baroque Music
355 Classical Music
356 Romantic Music
357 History of Music since 1900
358 History of Jazz
363 History and Repertoire of the Guitar and Related Instruments
364 Chamber Music Repertoire
365 Song Repertoire
410 Introduction to Schenkerian Analysis
411 Analysis of Tonal Music
412 Analytical Studies in the Development of Musical Modernism (1860 – 1940)
413 Contemporary Art Music: Theory and Analysis
415 Imagining Musical Performances
428 Area Studies in Ethnic Musics
430 Major Composers
450 Selected Topics in Vocal or Instrumental Genres
454 History of Opera I
455 History of Opera II
465 Song Repertoire II

Philosophy All upper-level courses
Except 400 and 401 (equivalent to 100 & 101)

Other courses with Philosophy content are:
Asian Studies
371 Foundations of Chinese Thought
372 Development f Traditional Chinese Thought
377 History of Korean Thought
378 Philosophical Wisdom of Early India
381 Daoist Religion and its Philosophical Background
384 The Zhuangzi
391 An Introduction to the Indo-Persian Cosmopolis/Knowledge Systems
405 The Interaction of Science, Religion and Philosophy in East Asia

Religious Studies All upper-level courses
Except 320 (a language course)

Other courses with Religious Studies content are
Art History
330 Art and the Christian Transformation of the Roman Empire
331 Art in the Early Mediaeval West
332 Mediaeval Art in the Age of Monasticism
333 Art, Church, Society and their Margins in the Later Middle Ages
351 Islamic Art and Archaeology
352 Historic India: Images, Temples and the Construction of Indian Art History
353 Nepal and Tibet: Art, Ritual and Performance
364 Sacred Art of Japan: Prehistory to the 12th Century
365 Sacred Art of Japan: 12th to 19th Centuries
Asian Studies
330  Islam in south Asia
331  Islam in Indonesia
371 Foundations of Chinese Thought
372 Development of Traditional Chinese Thought
379 The Sikhs: History, Religion and Society
381 Daoist Religion and its Philosophical Background
382 Buddhism in China
383 Common Religious Traditions in China
385  Chan/Zen Buddhism:  Doctrine and Practice
387 Japanese Religions
398 Narrative Literature in Premodern India
450 Special Topics in Buddhist Studies
466 The History of Christianity in Asia
468 Approaches to the Study of Asian Religions
470 Comparative Conceptions of the Self
477 New Religious Movements of East Asia
478 the Religious Image in Asia
485 Inventing Asian Religions in the West/East Encounter
488 Religion, Society and State in Modern India
Classical Near Easter and Religious Studies
316 Gods, Heroes and Divine Humans in Classical Antiquity
Classical Studies
333 Greek Religion
334 Roman Religion
Near Eastern Studies
312 Religion in ancient Egypt
Philosophy
349 Philosophy of Religion

Theatre
301 Styles of Decor and Dress
310 Theory of Drama Performance
311 Studies in Drama
320 History of Theatre I
323 History and Theory of Directing
325 History of Canadian Theatre
340 Studies in Non-Western Theatre
410 Dramaturgy
420 History of Theatre II
421 History of Theatre from 1900 to the Present
425 Topics in Canadian Theatre
430 Theory of Drama and performance
440 Topics in Theatre
443 Women in Theatre and Film

Other courses with Theatre content are:
Asian Studies
366 Edo-Period Theatre
448 Narrative and Performance in South Asia
Punjabi
457 Punjabi Theatre

Social Sciences

Anthropology All upper-level courses

Anthropological Archaeology All upper-level courses

No IDST programme may include an ARCL course and an ANTH course with the same number.

Courses with Archaeology content that were formerly coded ANTH included
305 Theory in Archaeology
306 Summer Field Training in Archaeology
318 Archaeology of Hunter-Gatherer-Forager Societies
319 The Emergence of Complex societies in Eurasia and Africa
321 The Canadian Far West in History
322 Archaeological Foundations of East and Southeast Asia
323 Archaeological Foundations of Mesoamerica
325 Paleoanthropology
326 Primatology
405 Archaeological and Anthropological Mapping
406 Analytical Techniques in Archaeology
420 Archaeology of British Columbia
424 Applied Archaeology
425 Nutritional Archaeology

Asian Studies (see also Humanities)
309 South Asia beyond South Asia
314 Premodern Japan
315 Japan from Feudal to Modern State
317 The Rise of Korean civilization
318 Premodern India
319 History of Indonesian civilization
320 History of Early China
328 Mediaeval India
329 Gender in Southeast Asia
337 The Korean People in Modern times (1600 to the Present)
338 Modern India
339 The Construction of South Asian Communities in the Diaspora
340 History of Later Imperial China
379 The Sikhs: History, Religion and Society
380 Modern Chinese History since 1840
390  History of the Indian Ocean World
391  An Introduction to the Indo-Persian Cosmopolis/Knowledge System
393 History of Iran from the Sasanians to the Safavids
408 Religion, Society and Secularism in Modern India
410 International Relations in Premodern East Asia
411 Chinese Political Thought and Institutions
414  Architecture and Urbanism in Islamic South Asia
418 Social History of India
422 Modern Japanese History since 1800
428 Mughal India
430 International Relations in Modern East Asia: Korea and Japan
438 Twentieth Century South Asia
440 Cultural History of Imperial China
456 History and Culture of Taiwan
466 The History of Christianity in Asia
475 Documenting Punjabi Canada
477 New Religious Movements of East Asia
480 Economic and Social History of Modern China to 1940
484 The History of the Choson Dynasty
485 Inventing Asian Religions in the West/East Encounter
488 Religion, Society and State in Modern India
498  Asia and the Museological Imagination

Canadian Studies
350 Canadian Studies
450 Senior Seminar in Canadian Studies

Classical Studies
307 Greek Law
308 Roman Law
319 The Roman Army
320 Slavery in Ancient Greek and Roman World
360 Life and Society in Classical Antiquity

Critical Studies in Sexuality
300 Introduction to Critical Studies in Sexuality
450 Topics in Critical Studies in Sexuality

Economics: All courses with numbers from 301 to 487
Except 310, 311, 422, 457

Other courses with Economics content include:
Food and Resource Economics

All 300- and 400-level courses
Forestry

318 Forest and Conservation Economics
319 Principles of Forestry Economics
418 Economics of Silviculture
419 Economics of the Forest Sector
Philosophy
362 History and Philosophy of Economics from Aristotle to Adam Smith
363 Philosophy of Economics from Ricardo to Keynes

 

Food, Nutrition and Health
The many FNH courses in Chemistry and the Life Sciences are listed under SCIENCE.
342 Consumer Aspects of Food
355 International Nutrition
402 Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals
403 Food Laws, Regulations and Quality Assurance
455 Applied International Nutrition
473 Nutrition Education and the Community


Family Studies:
All courses with numbers from 312 to 442.

First Nations Studies

Students intending to take a full 18 credits of First Nations Studies should contact the FNSP adviser to discuss a Minor rather than doing the IDST Program with FNSP as the primary discipline. (See also the FNSP website for other courses on First Nations topics: www.fnsp.arts.ubc.ca)

310 Theory Seminar
320 Methods Seminar
400 Practicum/Advanced Research Seminar
401 Special Topics
451 Indigenous Feminisms
452 Indigenous Social Movements

Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (see also Humanities)

No IDST programme may include a GRSJ course and a WMST course with the same number.
300 Intersectional Approaches to Gender Relations
301 Gender and Indigeneity in Canada
302 Social Justice, Work and Education
303 Gender, Law and Social Justice
305 Issues in Community and International Organizing
306 Globalization and Social Justice: Gender, Race and Sexuality in International Politics
310 Issues in Gender and Health
320 Feminist Anti-Racist Pedagogies
325 Decolonizing and Feminist Qualitative Methodologies
326 The Politics of Gender, Families and Nation Building
401 Body, Gender and Society
422 Advanced Research Seminar
425 Special Topics in Gender, Race and Sexuality (depending on the focus in a given year),

Social Science courses with Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice content include
Anthropology
312  Introduction to the Anthropology of Gender
Asian Studies
329 Gender in Southeast Asia
Economics
351  Women in the Economy
Political Science
329  Gender and Politics
Psychology
320  Psychology of Gender and Sex Differences
Sociology
312  Gender Relations
414   Feminist Theory

Geography: All upper-level GEOG courses
(Science Geography courses are entitled GEOB, for Geographical Biogeosciences)

Other courses with Geography content are
Asian Studies

414 Architecture and Urbanism in Islamic south Asia
Community and Regional Planning

425
Urban Studies
400

Haida Gwaii Seminars
No IDST programme may include an HGSE course and a CONS course with the same number.
350 Case Studies in Haida Gwaii
351 History and Politics of Resource Management
352 First Nations and Natural Resources
353 Rainforest Ecology and Management
354 Diversifying Resource-Dependent Communities
355 Applied Ecology of Coastal Terrestrial Ecosystems
356 Biophysical Dynamics of the Marine-Terrestrial Interface
357 Ecology and Management of Island Wildlife
358 Conservation Ecology: Applications of Multiple Sources of Ecological Knowledge
359 Ecosystem-Based Management Seminar

Health and Society All upper-level courses countable toward the Health and Society Minor

International Relations All upper-level courses countable toward the International Relations Major

Interprofessional Health and Human Service
 * Admission to certain IHHS courses is restricted to students in a health care programme, and some others are designated as intended for them, so IDST students may join these courses only with permission of the instructor or of the principal of the College of Health Disciplines.
300 Working in International Health
301* First Nations Health and the Traditional Role of Plants
302* Topics in Health Informatics for Health/Life Sciences Students
400* Health Care Team Development
401* Ethical Decision-Making in Health Care
402* HIV Prevention and Care
403* Interdisciplinary Practice with Children and Families
404 First Nations Health: Historical and Contemporary Issues
405* Palliative Care
406* Aging from an Interdisciplinary Perspective
407 Disability and Justice
408 Topics in Aboriginal Health: Community-based Learning Experience
409 International Indigenous Experiences of Colonization
410* Improving Public Health: an Interprofessional Approach to Designing and Implementing Effective Interventions
411 Violence Across the Lifespan
480 Special Topics in Collaborative Healthcare

Other courses with Interprofessional Health and Human Service are:
Health and Society
400 Sociocultural Determinants of Health
449 Topics in Health and Society

Latin American Studies All upper-level courses countable toward the International Relations Major

Law and Society All upper-level courses countable toward the Law and Society Minor

Natural Resources Conservation (CONS)
320 Natural Resource Communications
340 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems for Forestry and Conservation
370 Aboriginal Forestry
425 Sustainable Energy: Policy and Governance
440 Conservation Policy
481 Conservation Planning and Wildland Recreation491 Issues in Recreation, Natural Areas Management and Resource Conservation
491 Issues in Recreation, Natural Areas Management and Resource Conservation

Political Science: All courses with numbers from 301 to 466
Except 390.

Other courses with Political Science content are
Asian Studies
410 International Relations in Premodern southeast Asia
411 (= Political Science 424) Chinese Political thought
430 International Relations in Modern East Asia: Korea and Japan
Geography
329,
453;
History
432,
435
Latin American Studies
301

Psychology: All courses with numbers from 300 to 359
Except 304, 306, 309, 333, 334, 348, which belong to the Category Science in IDST
All courses with numbers from 401 to 440

(All Psychology courses numbered -60 or higher in the last two digits carry Science credit and so belong to the Category Science in the IDST.)

Other courses with Psychology content are
Counselling Psychology
All courses

Sociology: all courses with numbers from 301 to 495
Except 433 and 449;

Science

IDST students choosing Science as a Category should be aware of certain challenges:

  • Most upper-level courses in the Faculty of Science have lower-level prerequisites, which IDST students wishing to take upper-level Science courses must have.
  • Many spaces in Science courses, and even some complete courses, may be open only to B.Sc. candidates.
  • To be countable toward the IDST Science courses in the following disciplines must carry Science Credit countable toward a degree in Science. Those labelled “Not for credit in the Faculties of Science or Applied Science” or “Not for credit in the Life Sciences” cannot be counted for Science Category.
  • Some courses in different Science disciplines, though not exact equivalents, are nonetheless so similar that credit may be earned for only one of them. Such courses are listed in the Science Faculty’s Credit Exclusion List, near the beginning of the Science section in the UBC Calendar. The Arts Faculty honours this list, so IDST students planning to take courses in more than one Science discipline should consult it.

Anatomy
390
391

Astronomy: All upper-level courses
Except 310, 311

Atmospheric Science: All courses numbered from 301 to 414

Biochemistry: All upper-level courses

Biology: All upper-level courses
Except 343, 344, 345, 346 (which are not for Science credit)
And 398, 399, 498, 499 (which are Co-op Placements)

Chemistry: All upper-level courses
Except 448, 449 (restricted to Chemistry students)
And 398, 399, 498, 499 (which are Co-op Placements)

Cognitive Systems: All upper-level courses

Computer Science: All upper-level courses
Except 301, 430 (non-specialist courses with limited or no prerequisites)
And 448, 449 (with restricted admission)
And 398, 399, 498, 499 (which are Co-op Placements)

Earth and Ocean Science: All courses numbered 320 and above
Except 445, 447, 449 (with restricted admission)
And 398, 399, 498, 499 (which are Co-op Placements)

Food, Nutrition and Health:
The many FNH science courses with restricted admission are omitted from this list. But six social-science courses in FNH are listed under SOCIAL SCIENCES.
300 Principles of Food Engineering
301 Food Chemistry 1
302 Food Analysis
309 Food Process Science
313 Microorganisms in Food Systems
340 Food Theory
350 Fundamentals of Nutrition
351 Vitamins, Minerals, and Health
370 Nutrition Assessment
401 Food Chemistry II
436 Integrated Functional Genomics
439 Laboratory in Integrated Functional Genomics
450 Nutrition Laboratory
451 Nutrient Metabolism and Implications for Health
452 Ruminant Nutrition
453 Monogastric Nutrition
454 Fish Nutrition
471 Human Nutrition Over the Life Span
490 Topics in Food, Nutrition, and Health

Geographical Biogeosciences: All upper-level GEOB courses
Except 449 (Honours Essay)

Mathematics: All upper-level courses
Except 335, 336, 337 (which carry no Science credit)
And 448, 449 (with restricted admission)
And 398, 399, 498, 499 (which are Co-op Placements)

Microbiology: All upper-level courses
Except 430, 449 (restricted to Honours students)
And 398, 399, 498, 499 (which are Co-op Placements)

Natural Resources Conservation (CONS)
330 Conservation Science and Sustainability
370 Aboriginal Forestry
449 Directed Studies in Natural Resources Conservation
451 Integrated Field School
452 Global Perspectives Capstone
453 International Conservation and Forest Ecosystem Management Field School
486 Fish Conservation and Management
495 Principles of Managing Problem Wildlife in Forests and Agricultural Environments

Physics: All upper-level courses
Except 340, 341, 343 (which carry no Science credit)
And 348, 349, 409, 420, 447, 449 (with restricted admission)
And 399, 498, 499 (which are Co-op Placements)

Psychology:
304 Brain and Behaviour
306 Principles of Animal Behaviour
309 Cognitive Processes
333 Memory: Historical, Clinical and Cognitive Perspectives
334 Memory II
348 Directed Studies in Biopsychology
And all upper-level courses numbered 60 or higher in the last two digits

Statistics: All upper-level courses
Except 398, 399, 498, 499 (which are Co-op Placements)

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IDST Requirements and Exchange Study

 

The requirements of the IDST programme in the primary discipline, in the balance of the primary category and in the secondary category can be satisfied only by UBC credits.  This does not mean that courses taken on exchange or under a Letter of Permission cannot be applied to those requirements – they quite regularly are –  but it does entail a two-stage  process that is rarely necessary for the application of exchange credits to discipline-based majors or minors:

  • First, there is the standard procedure for all exchange courses:  each one is submitted through the Transfer Credit Portal to be articulated by Arts Advising, Go Global and the relevant UBC department for tranfer to UBC as a specific course, as unassigned credit in a specific subject or as unassigned credit in ARTS or in the even broader category of ELEV (Elective), to be posted to the returning exchange student’s UBC Academic Record when the transcript arrives.
  • Secondly, the applicability of the agreed UBC transfer credits to the exchange student’s IDST coursework requirements is assessed by the IDST Chair in light of the student’s chosen categories of study and programme statement; and applicable credits are posted to the student’s programme on Degree Navigator to await the arrival of the transcript.

While it is far from being an insuperable barrier to the incorporation of exchange study into an IDST programme, this process does have certain consequences that IDST students going on excchange should bear in mind.

  • First, and most importantly, it means that the IDST Chair alone cannot guarantee the applicability to an IDST programme of any course taken elsewhere.  The applicability of many such courses is, of course, easily predictable:  for example, that a seminar, from the sixth semester of the Sorbonne’s Licence programme, on Voltaire: philosophe et homme de lettres will be welcomed into the coursework of a student whose primary category is the Humanities, whose primary discipline is French Literature and whose programme statement reveals a fascination with the Enlightenment is as close to a done deal as any articulation question could be.
  • But Voltaire also played a major role in 18th century history; he was a political and social thinker and activist; he was fairly prominent in the theatre of his day; and he wrote many works in such an accessible, popular style that he can easily be studied at a lower post-secondary level (or even in high school).  So, a course on Voltaire is not guaranteed to transfer to UBC as French Literature or in the Humanities or at the 300- or 400-level; and this very specific example is meant to explain why students seeking a guarantee that a course that they are planning to take on exchange will find its way into their IDST programme need to turn first to the appropriate UBC department to find out if that department will accept it for upper-level credit in their field and, if so, whether or not they are prepared to link it to one of their specific courses.
  • Sometimes the articulation recommended by a department may be to a course that is already part of the student’s proposed IDST coursework: many students search their host institution’s offerings very thoroughly before choosing their exchange courses, so this result is actually more common than you might expect.
  • In most cases, however, the IDST Chair will then have to be asked to accept the proposed course for inclusion in one of the IDST categories or in the primary discipline:  a request, by the way, to which an answer should be expected quite quickly if it is made at this stage, with the course’s UBC equivalent already determined and with only its relevance to the programme statement still to be determined.