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UBC Japanese Language Program

For those interested in a less intensive beginner Japanese course, consider taking JAPN 100 (923) as it spans the full 6-week term instead of the usual 3-week compressed format. This section has just been opened so there are lots of seats available for immediate registration. Register today!

The Spirit of Language

In Japan, there is a common myth or belief that some divine power resides in the Japanese language.

100 Level

Summer 2017

JAPN100 Beginning Japanese IA Sections

An introduction to modern spoken and written Japanese with emphasis on both form (grammar and syntax) and functions (Non-intensive). Not available for credit to students with JAPN 11 and/or JAPN 12. Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 100 or JAPN 160.

Instructor(s): HALL, NICHOLAS Ode, Maki Kazama, Misuzu Fan, Belen Itoh, Ikuko EL-KHOURY, MASUMI ABE MILUTIN, OTILLIA CLARA Suzuki, Michiko

JAPN101 Beginning Japanese IB Sections

Continuation of JAPN 100 (Non-intensive). Not available for credit to students with JAPN 12. Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 101 or JAPN 160.

 

Fuji Mountain in Japan

Vancouver is the closest city to travel in North America from Japan, and Japan is B.C.’s second largest trading partner after the U.S.

200 Level

Summer 2017

JAPN200 Beginning Japanese II A Sections

Continuation of JAPN 101 (Non-intensive). Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 200 or JAPN 102 or JAPN 260.

JAPN201 Beginning Japanese II B Sections

Continuation of JAPN 200 (Non-intensive). Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 201 or JAPN 103 or JAPN 260.

 

Gundam in Odaiba

Love Japanese animation and manga? Astro Boy, Totoro, Hello Kitty, Conan, Dora-emon and Eren…..all speak Japanese!

300 Level

Summer 2017

JAPN320 Intermediate Japanese I A Sections

Integrated coverage of topics on culture and cross-cultural communication designed to develop competencies in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. It is strongly recommended that JAPN 320 and JAPN 321 be taken in the same year. Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 320 or JAPN 210 or JAPN 360.

JAPN321 Intermediate Japanese I B Sections

Continuation of JAPN 320. It is strongly recommended that JAPN 320 and JAPN 321 be taken in the same year. Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 321 or JAPN 211 or JAPN 360.

JAPN322 Intermediate Japanese II A Sections

It is strongly recommended that students plan to complete both JAPN 322 and JAPN 323 within one year. Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 322 or JAPN 212 or JAPN 361.

JAPN323 Intermediate Japanese II B Sections

A continuation of JAPN 322. It is strongly recommended that students plan to complete both JAPN 322 and JAPN 323 within one year. Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 322 and JAPN 212 or JAPN 361.

 

400 Level

Summer 2017