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Love of Learning

Come back to university - on your own terms.

Do you want to take a university course, but don't need the grade or the credit? Take an academic course without the stress of exams or assignments - simply for the love of learning. VIU academic classes that are not full are available to students in the Love of Learning program. Apply now to gain access to a wide selection of courses at only $99 per 3-credit course, plus student society and activity fees.

The Love of Learning program is open to all adults who have completed grade 12 English or equivalent. Transcripts are not required to register, however you should take a look at the course prerequisites (found in the course description). These will give you an idea of how prepared you should be for the level of discussion within the classroom.

You'll love it!

Follow these 4 easy steps to register:
  1. Fill out an application to VIU's Love of Learning program and include the application fee. When your application has been processed you will be sent a student number in the mail.
  2. View the current semester's timetable to find courses that interest you that have available space. (See below for a list of suggested courses to get you started.)
  3. Upon receipt of your confirmation of acceptance to the program you will be given a date to register for courses.
  4. Your course fees will be due upon registration.
Some Suggested Courses for Spring 2014*:

ANTH 112 (Introductory Anthropology: Sociocultural Anthropology)
ANTH 214 (Human Evolution)
ARTS 254 (Painting I)
ENGL 135 (Literature and Criticism)
ENGL 233 (Literature and Film)
FRCH 122 (Intermediate French II)
GEOL 202 (Earth Structures)
HIST 328 (Professional Sports in America Since 1960)
HIST 355H (Topics in Canadian History: Canada and World War One)
INTR 100 (Popular Culture and University Writing)
MARK 352 (Wine Marketing)
MATH 135 (From Puzzles to the Poetry of Patterns)
MUSC 111 (History of Music I)
MUSC 116 (Survey of North American Music Styles II: 1900-Present)
PHIL 361 (The Philosophy of Mind)
POLI 370 (Selected Topics in Provincial Politics)
RMGT 260 (Commercial Recreation and Sport)
RMGT 280 (Leisure and Active Lifestyles)
SOCI 112 (Introduction to Sociology: Canadian Society in the Contemporary World)

*These courses represent a sample of the opportunities available as of December 18, 2013.

For More Information:

Call 250-740-6400 or email

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