BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

SECW-110 - Secwepemctsín Introduction - 3.00 Credits

SECW-110 - Secwepemctsín Introduction - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Secwepemctsín I is a beginning level course that will explore the theme of personal and collective identity (in the Secwepemc Language). Language learning activities are designed to teach students how to identify themselves, tell where they and family members come from, and how to express their ties to their communities. Ancestral and contemporary naming systems (including nicknames) will be explored. Students will also learn how to identify common parts of the body in Secwepemctsín. The course will use communicative style methodologies and focus on oral comprehension and production. Activities will include immersion-like methods, total physical response, total physical response storytelling, storyboards, and the use of traditional texts.
Part of the:
  • UNIVERSITY TRANSFER Department
  • Indigenous Academic Studies Department
  • 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 should be able to:

  • communicate in a variety of cultural situations;
  • demonstrate the ability to introduce themselves by name, family relationships and community;
  • demonstrate a basic comprehension of Secwépemc stories associated with kinship, transformer stories, and ties to Secwépemc territory;
  • show in short dialogues, the ability to use target grammatical constructions; and,
  • produce common phrases.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Kuipers, Aert. Shuswap-English Dictionary. Current Edition Kamloops, BC. SCES.
  • Kuipers, AertEnglish-Shuswap Dictionary. Version 3. Kamloops, BC. SCES.
  • Kuipers, Aert and May Dixon. A Shuswap Course. Current Edition. Kamloops, BC. SCES.
  • Kuipers, Aert. A Shuswap Reader. Current Edition. Kamloops, BC. SCES.
  • Jules, Mona. Stories of the People. Current Edition. Kamloops, BC. SCES.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits:
    Other Information: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca

    Education Council approved October, 2011.