BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

SECW-251 - Secwpemctsín Immersion IV - 3.00 Credits

SECW-251 - Secwpemctsín Immersion IV - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course will continue to build on the Secwepemctsin skills in SECW 250. Students will advance their understanding of and speaking of Secwepemctsin through increased language proficiency in more advanced and sophisticated conversation. Students will enhance their knowledge of oral tradition.
Part of the:
  • UNIVERSITY TRANSFER Department
  • Prerequisites : SECW 250, or permission of instructor
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters or equivalent.
    Office Hours: 1.5 hours 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 a wide variety of conversational situations;

    • demonstrate Secwepemctsin conversation using more advanced sentence structures that demonstrate enhanced Secwepemctsin vocabulary in classroom, family and community situations; 

    • demonstrate lexically complex Secwepemctsin grammatical structures; 

    • explain orally in Secwepemctsin the relationships between Secwepemctsin knowledge and the territory (eg. Plants); 

    • demonstrate an understanding of the connections between Secwepemctsin and the culture associated with the way of life of the Secwepemc; and

    • demonstrate an understanding of proper use of Secwepemctsin rules.

    Text and Materials:

    • Secwepemc Language Committee, English- Secwepemc Dictionary, Current Edition. Kamloops, BC. SCES.

    • Jules, M. Qweleyentwecw, Current Edition. Kamloops, BC. SCES. 

    • Dane & Derose, Northern Phase Book, 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:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved: June 2011