BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

SECW-151 - Secwpemctsín Immersion II - 3.00 Credits

SECW-151 - Secwpemctsín Immersion II - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course will provide an immersion in Secwepemctsín that assists students in gaining a greater understanding of grammatical structures and expanding their Secwépemctsin vocabulary. Students will continue to enhance their ability to understand and speak Secwepemctsín, thereby gaining greater fluency, conversational ability and enhanced knowledge of oral traditions.
Part of the:
  • UNIVERSITY TRANSFER Department
  • Prerequisites : SECW 150,
    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:

  • communicate in a wide range of everyday situations including the community life and events of the Secwépemc;

  • respond comfortably to commands and greetings in Secwepemctsín using phrases or short sentences;
  • demonstrate the ability to respond accordingly to cultural protocols of the Secwépemc;
  • demonstrate the ability to respond according to oral traditions of the Secwépemc;
  • demonstrate in conversation use of grammatical structures and sounds associated with Secwepemctsín; and

  • demonstrate an understanding of the connections between Secwepemctsín and the culture associated with the 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.
  • May Dixon and A.H. Kuipers. A Shuswap Course. Current Edition. Leiden.
  • Other Resources: A fluent Elder will be available to support the class.
    Transfer Credits: Course transfer information can be found at http://www.bctransferguide.bc.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.