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University of British Columbia: Okanagan Campus

University of British Columbia


Institution: University of British Columbia

About the Okanagan campus library:

Opened in 2005, the Okanagan campus, located in Kelowna, BC, was designed to be a campus for the 21st century. The library opened at the same time, designed to support the needs of the students, faculty, staff, and visiting researchers at the Okanagan campus.

As of January 2014, the Okanagan Library is the only branch of the University of British Columbia Libraries on the Okanagan campus.

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Japanese Studies

  • No degrees offered in Japanese studies

  • Two professors

  • Japanese language courses are offered for undergraduates, from beginning to continuing levels. These will fulfill the language requirement for UBC students.

  • Japanese culture courses, taught in English, analyze anime, gendered language, manga, modern literature, TV dramas, video games, and visual culture. These courses can be counted towards a BA in cultural studies.

URL: Japanese Studies website

Undergraduate and graduate admissions information can be found here.

Other Programs of Interest

A Bachelor's in the Cultural Studies department combines courses from both the Humanities and Social Sciences departments. The program focuses on popular culture in North America, but can also include Japanese culture. A MA or PhD in this department is actually located within the Interdisciplanary Graduate Studies Program.

How to Use the Facility

Library cards
The University of British Columbia library system requires a library card for use. A library card can be obtained onsite at the main library. Further directions for obtaining a library card, and its potential cost, can be found here.

Self-service photocopying and printing is available with a UBC Library photocopy/printing card, which can be obtained at a card machine at any of the branch libraries or circulation desks. Cards require a $1 refundable deposit.

The price of a photocopy or printed page is 7¢ for black and white, or 40¢ for color. A page is defined by the university as one side of a 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper.
For up-to-date photocopying and printing costs and policies, please visit UBC's Photocopying page.

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