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Enrich your experience as a lifelong learner and explore our programs for fun, fitness or personal growth. Personal Enrichment programs are designed to help you enjoy life, learn new skills and try new things. Find unique on-campus and online learning experiences year-round.

Online Enrichment Courses

UWF Continuing Education offers a variety of 6-week online enrichment courses. New courses start monthly with all lessons online, giving you the flexibility to gain new skills on your own time. Personal development topics include:

Arts >   Design and Composition >  Health and Wellness >
Languages >   Personal Finance and Investments >
Photography >    Starting a Business >   Writing and Publishing >

Location: Online
Tuition: $100+ 
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Basic Japanese Language and Culture 

Dates: February 8 - March 15, 2022

Designed for students with no prior knowledge of Japanese or beginners in Japanese skills and vocabulary. This course includes useful daily expressions, basic vocabularies and daily conversation. In addition to language, learn about Japanese culture and customs from a native Japanese instructor. Class will be held virtually via Zoom.

Schedule: Tuesdays,
7:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Location: Online
Tuition: $75 Register for Basic Japanese

Course will be held virtually and meeting links will be sent out before each class.

Basic Japanese Writing and Culture

Dates: March 22 - April 26, 2022

Learn Japanese Writing and Culture from a native Japanese instructor. Mastery of the correct stroke orders for Japanese characters will also be covered. Upon completion of the course, you will understand how to read and write Hiraganai. This course is designed for learners with little or no prior knowledge of the written form of Japanese language. In addition to writing, the class will cover topics on Japanese culture and customs. Class will be held virtually via Zoom.


Schedule: Tuesdays,
7:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Location: Online
Tuition: $75
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Intermediate Japanese

Dates: February 2 - April 20, 2022

Learn 1,000 minutes of Japanese with a native Japanese instructor. This course is designed for people who are comfortable with basic Japanese language including useful daily expressions, basic vocabularies, and daily conversation. This course will expand on the basic knowledge by introducing more complex sentence structures, more vocabulary, and more conversation skills. Various teaching materials, cards, video, games, and role play, etc., will be used. In addition to the regular course, each student will schedule a private 40 minute lesson with the instructor. To participate in this course, students should have finished to following level: Minnano Nihongo L13 or Genki L6 or should have knowledge of te-form, I and Na adjectives, and basic language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Class will be held virtually via Zoom.

Schedule: Wednesdays,
7:30 p.m. - 8:50 p.m.
Location: Online
Tuition: $149 Register for Intermediate Japanese

Course will be held virtually and meeting links will be sent out before each class.

Introduction to Fencing: Foil 

Dates: March 22 - May 5, 2022

Fencing is a unique and fun sport that allows participants to develop outstanding physical and mental strength. This course is intended to provide students with the fundamentals of fencing with foil. This includes conditioning, footwork, bladework, drilling, bouting and refereeing. Students will develop the ability to fence comfortably in a safe and competent manner and prepare them for a more competitive/ higher intensity atmosphere. This course will use a combination of lecture, demonstration, group exercise and partner drills. No prior experience is necessary. Fencing gear consisting of a mask, jacket, glove and foil will be provided to course participants. Athletic shoes and long athletic pants are required but not provided. Additional protection for chest and groin is recommended but not required. Please inform the instructor at the beginning of class if there are any health issues that may prevent the student from performing any of the actions during class so that the lesson can be adapted accordingly.

Schedule: Tues. & Thurs., 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
Location: UWF Pensacola Campus, Bldg. 72, Green Studio
Tuition: $175
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Shotokan Karate - Spring 2022

Dates: January 18 - May 12, 2022

Beginner, intermediate and advanced levels welcome! This class examines the methods involved in traditional Karate-do, or 'Way of the empty hand,' through a traditional Japanese style known as Shotokan Karate. With membership in over 100 countries, the JKA is the world’s largest and most prestigious karate organization. Recognized heir to the Shotokan karate tradition, it is the only legal karate entity officially approved by the Japanese government as an association of members for the promotion of karate. This course will further stress the importance of the health benefits and unarmed self-defense techniques resulting from physical conditioning and mental discipline. A plain white Ji (uniform) is required for this class. Uniforms are available from the instructor at an additional cost, or students may provide their own.

Schedule: Tues. & Thurs., 5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. 
Skip dates: 3/15, 3/17
Location: UWF Pensacola Campus, Bldg. 72, Rm. 129 (Green Studio)
Tuition: $249 
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