Victoria College offers a range of experiential and research-based learning opportunities. Independent Studies allow you to pursue specialized interests beyond the scope of existing courses. Capstone courses allow you to work closely with senior faculty on projects that involve research, leadership, or interdisciplinary components. Both allow you to gain valuable hands-on experience and pursue your intellectual curiosity.

independent studies

Victoria College Independent Studies (VIC390 / VIC391)

A third-year opportunity to design an interdisciplinary course of study not otherwise available within the Faculty. Learn more.

Victoria College Independent Studies (VIC 490 / 491)

A fourth-year opportunity to design an interdisciplinary course of study not otherwise available within the Faculty. Learn more.

Renaissance Studies Independent Study Course

This course provides an opportunity to design an interdisciplinary course of study, not otherwise available within the Faculty, with the intent of addressing specific topics in Renaissance Studies. Learn more

Literature and Critical Theory Senior Research Paper

This course provides an opportunity to design an interdisciplinary course of study, not otherwise available within the Faculty, with the intent of addressing specific topics in Literature and Critical Theory. Learn more. 

capstone courses

vic 476H1f - Capstone seminar in Foreign policy

Senior seminar in the fields of international relations and political science, focusing on current issues of foreign policy from the perspective of a practitioner. Led by Professor David Wright, former Canadian Ambassador to NATO. Learn more

vic 451H1y - Capstone colloquium: Learning communities and higher Education

Capstone course offering guided formation in mentorship and leadership. A consideration of different kinds of learning communities, experiential learning, and educational contexts alongside the practical opportunity to develop mentorship skills with a first-year Vic course. Led by Professor Anne Urbancic. Learn more

vic 493H1y - CAPSTONE colloquium: humanities or social science research

For students registered in Independent Studies, Individual Studies, or Senior Essay courses in the Humanities of Social Sciences. Provides instruction, support, and practical experience through each stage of your research project - from proposal to presentation. Led by Professor William Robins. Learn more

vic 493H1Y - Capstone colloquium: science research

A multi-disciplinary investigation of the nature of scientific research, examining the various stages of academic research in the sciences. Intended to support the independent research activities of students. Led by Professor Emanuel Istrate. Learn more