BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

SECW-150 - Secwpemctsín Immersion I - 3.00 Credits

SECW-150 - Secwpemctsín Immersion I - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course is designed to immerse learners in Secwepemctsín in order to develop language competency. This course will provide the learner with an introduction to communication skills as a part of becoming a beginning speaker. It will be delivered in a focused and concentrated time period the course will involve a wide range of activities in a cultural context.
Part of the:
  • UNIVERSITY TRANSFER Department
  • Prerequisites : ENGL 060, ENGL 12 or equivalent.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree or equivalent.
    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:

  • speak and respond in everyday conversational situations;

  • communicate appropriately during simulated community life and events of the Secwépemc;

  • communicate in response to simple commands and greetings in Secwepemctsín;

  • demonstrate an understanding of basic oral traditions and cultural protocols of Secwepemctsín;
  • demonstrate the use of grammatical structures and sounds associated with Secwepemctsín; and
  • demonstrate an understanding of the connections between the Secwépemc and the culturally associated ways of life of the Secwépemc.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Secwépemc Elders Language/Advisory Committee. English – Secwépemc Dictionary, Version 3. Current Edition. Secwépemc Culture and Education Society.
  • Mona Jules. Secwépemc Language Handbook. Current Edition. Kamloops, B.C. Secwépemc Culture and Education Society.

  • Bridget Dan & Cecilia DeRose. Northern Shuswap Language. Current Edition. Kamloops, B.C. Secwépemc Culture and Education Society.

  • Lucy William. Eastern Phrases Handbook. Current Edition. Kamloops, B.C. Secwépemc Culture and Education Society.
  • SCES Language Department. English-Shuswap Word List (W/E). Current Edition. Kamloops, B.C. Secwépemc Culture and Education Society.
  • Other Resources: A fluent Elder speaker will be available to support the class.
    Transfer Credits: Course transfer information can be found at http://www.bctransferguide.ca/.
    Other Information: Additional cultural resources, such as Elders visits to class, will be an integral part of this course.

    Education Council approved May 26, 2010.