BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

SECW-310 - Secwepemctsín V - 3.00 Credits

SECW-310 - Secwepemctsín V - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
The focus of this course is to maintain and broaden the scope and fluency for proficient language speakers. Students will continue to be immersed in the Secwepemc language. Students will demonstrate a highly advanced ability to understand and speak the Secwepemc language, gaining greater fluency, conversational ability, literary skills, incorporating in-depth knowledge of grammatical concepts and complex sentence structures in Secwepemctsín.
Part of the:
  • UNIVERSITY TRANSFER Department
  • Prerequisites : Completion of Year 2 of the DSTC program, including SECW 211 or permission of the instructor.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 30%, Reflective Journal 10%, Quizzes/Presentation 50%, Participation in class 10%. Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  • demonstrate a high level of proficiency in language usage in a wide variety of situations;
  • demonstrate proficiency in describing and explaining common activities and processes;
  • demonstrate an advanced knowledge of grammatical rules structures of Secwepemctsín;
  • demonstrate an advanced level of vocabulary through stories and conversation;
  • demonstrate a high level of speaking, reading and writing abilities; and
  • demonstrate the ability to speak continuously for 15 minutes or longer.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Secwepemc Language Committee English-Secwepemc Dictionary. Current Edition. Kamloops, BC. SCES.
  • Jules, Mona. Qweleyentwecw. Current Edition. Kamloops, BC. SCES.
  • Dixon & Kuipers. A Shuswap Course. Current Edition. Kamloops, BC. SCES.
  • Dixon, Palmantier and Kuipers. A Western Shuswap Reader. Current Edition. Kamloops, BC. SCES.
  • Kuipers, Dixon, Gardner, Ignace and Jules. Sptekwles re Qelmucw. Current Edition. Kamloops, BC. SCES.
  • Other Resources: Additional cultural resources, such as Elder visits to class, will be an integral part of this course. Students should note that whenever local field trips associated with language learning classes are arranged, these experiences are mandatory.
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved December 11, 2013.