This class to include the first human inhabitants of the Japanese Archipelago, the various periods that followed which included Kofun, Asuka, Nara, Heian and all the way to Feudal Japan (1185 to 1600). This would be followed by Early Modern Japan (1600 to 1868). Then Modern Japan from this period to 1912. After this period we would cover Imperial Japan, invasion of Asia, and WWII.
Viv is an undergraduate student at the University of British Columbia studying the sciences. She has experience tutoring different science and math subjects to students in middle school, high school, and university. In addition, she has participated in science outreach for elementary school students.
This course will serve as an introduction to what science is and how we interact with it in our daily lives. Over the period of the course, students will learn fundamental principles of and interactions between the subjects of biology, chemistry, and physics. In the aspect of biology, students will learn the basics behind macromolecules, cellular anatomy and processes, and genetics. In the aspect of chemistry, students will learn about the behaviors of matter in different phases, and how these behaviors are explained by molecular structure. Molecular structure and periodicity will also be studied to further understanding and connections between the different topics. Students will also have the opportunity to learn about how reactions work and how different properties and interactions facilitate them. Finally, physics will cover an introduction to a study of kinematics, dynamics, energy, as well as a brief introduction to electricity.