BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

SECW-350 - Secwpemctsín Immersion V - 3.00 Credits

SECW-350 - Secwpemctsín Immersion V - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Students will continue to be immersed in the Secwepemc language. Students will demonstrate an advanced ability to understand and speak the Secwepemc language, gaining greater fluency, conversational ability, literary skills, and an advanced knowledge of oral traditions. All students in the DSTC program are expected to meet DSTC Language Performance Standards/Competencies related to language proficiency levels set by the Secwepemc Language Authority.
Part of the:
  • UNIVERSITY TRANSFER Department
  • Prerequisites : Completion of Year 2 of the DSTC program, including FNLG 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 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: On completion of this course students should be able to:

  • demonstrate the ability to use advanced and more complicated grammatical structures;
  • use of an extended vocabulary for a greater number and variety of topics;
  • express a range of human emotions in typical and hypothetical situations;
  • demonstrate an enhanced awareness of word usage and enunciation; and
  • develop and tell a unique or personal story in the Secwepemc language.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Secwepemc Language Committee. English-Secwepemc Dictionary Current edition. Kamloops, B.C. Kamloops Secwepemc Cultural Education Society.
  • Jules, Mona. Qweleyentwecw. Current edition. Kamloops, B.C. Kamloops Secwepemc Cultural Education Society.
  • Dan & DeRose. Northern Phase Book, 2011. Current edition. Kamloops, B.C. Kamloops Secwepemc Cultural Education Society.
  • Dixon & Kuipers. A Shuswap Course. Current edition. Kamloops, B.C. Kamloops Secwepemc Cultural Education Society.
  • Dixon, Palmantier and Kuipers. A Western Shuswap Reader. Current edition. Kamloops, B.C. Kamloops Secwepemc Cultural Education Society.
  • Kuipers, Dixon, Gardner, Ignace and Jules. Sptekwles re Qelmucw. Current edition. Kamloops, B.C. Kamloops Secwepemc Cultural Education Society.


  • 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.
    Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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