Field Schools and Intensives

At Coast Mountain College you study, work and play in one of the most spectacular places on earth. Your classroom is connected to place - to rich cultures, rugged landscapes and breathtaking vistas.

Our intensive spring and summer field schools combine a full semester of learning into just a few weeks where you'll experience northwest BC's incredible history, culture and environment.

This is education unbound. 

Registration opens February 15, 2024. 

Programs offered

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    Criminal Justice

    Is our criminal justice system fair and effective? Examine how the police, courts and prison system respond to criminal behaviour.

    May 19 to May 31, 2024

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    Disturbed Environments

    Explore the resilience of our natural world after natural disturbances such as lava, wildfires and floods, and human disturbances such as forestry, road building and industrial development.

    May 6 to May 17, 2024

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    Ethics of Globalization

    Place-based learning that explores the impacts and implications of globalization on small rural communities. Develop your own perspective on these issues.


    May 13 to May 24, 2024

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    GEOG 225 | The Many Geographies of British Columbia

    Students will explore the deep Indigenous roots of British Columbia in the context of colonial interactions, the modern nation-state, and emerging concerns about social and economic sustainability in a global economy. 

    June 23 to June 30, 2024

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  • Haida Gwaii Culture

    Haida Gwaii: First Nations Culture and Language

    Learn from Elders and the Haida people about their history, culture, language, lifeways, connections to the land, and impacts of colonialism.

    May 22 to June 3, 2024

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    Humans and their Environment

    Learn about social applications, resource management, ethics, and local systems of knowledge and practice. Become familiar with alternative cultural ways of knowing and relating to the environment.

    June 3 to June 14, 2024

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    Marine Invertebrate Zoology

    Embark on an exploration to discover the diverse world of marine invertebrates of the North coast.

    April 29 to May 10, 2024

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    People and Place: Indigenous Connections to Place and Landscape in Northwest BC

    Explore the history, archaeology, and culture of Indigenous Peoples living on the shores of the Pacific Ocean in northwestern BC.

    May 27 to June 14, 2024

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    People of the Skeena

    Immerse yourself in the rich and amazing Gitxsan culture and history, while learning about the traditional usages of plants, cedar weaving, and traditional activities such as the preparation of smoked salmon. 

    July 31 to August 13, 2024

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    Planning in Times of Change

    This field school explores the dynamic field of planning from its history to present day and its possible futures. 

    June 16 to June 22, 2024

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  • social-psychology

    PSYC 208 | Social Psychology

    How do groups think and behave in different circumstances? Why do people discriminate against each other? Learn about these topics from a psychological perspective. 

    June 3 to June 14, 2024

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    Rural Challenges in Marketing

    Get out of the classroom to perform research and assist local organizations in designing a marketing strategy that meets the need of their customers.

    August 16 to September 1, 2024

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