BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

NSYL-257 - N'syilxcen Immersion Place & Topic II - 3.00 Credits

NSYL-257 - N'syilxcen Immersion Place & Topic II - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course is an advanced total immersion course. It provides students immersion learning tools following the three principles of (a) leaving English behind, (b) relating to every thing and every action in Nsyilxcen and (c) relearning the world in Nsyilxcen. Fluent Nsyilxcen speakers engage students in total immersion sessions focused on increasing the use of Nsyilxcen in real-world social settings including; (a) a story gathering convened by students, (b) a special feast with elders with elders convened by students, (c) a visit to a sacred sited convened by students and (d) a visit to a Winter Dance/Sweat/ or alternative traditional gathering selected by students.
Part of the:
  • UNIVERSITY TRANSFER Department
  • Prerequisites : Indigenous Language Certificate in NSYL and or permission of instructor.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week.
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • verbalize the protocol words and process required to organize and/or attend special Syilx events including story-telling, feast, sacred site visits, and ceremonies in a Nsyilxcen Immersion setting;
  • explain and practice the protocols expected when visiting traditional sacred sites, participating in traditional feasts, and participating Cultural ceremonies;
  • tell Nsyilxcen stories using a higher level of fluency;
  • use Nsyilxcen in a higher level of fluency during special feast situations;
  • use Nsyilxcen in a higher level of fluency during sacred-site-visitation; and
  • use Nsyilxcen in a higher level of fluency during Syilx Ceremonial situations
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    Text and Materials:
  • Mattina, A. Colville-Okanagan Dictionary. Current edition. Missoula, MT. University of Montana.
  • Van Ek, J.A. Threshold. Current edition. Cambridge, England, UK The Council of Europe, Oxford: Cambridge U. Press, UK.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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