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SKWX-210 - Skwxwu7mesh Language II - 3.00 Credits

SKWX-210 - Skwxwu7mesh Language II - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Skwxwú7mesh Language II is an intermediate-level course in the Skwxwú7mesh Language. Students will know an additional 250 high-frequency vocabulary items, will have mastered the entire sound system of the language. The student will have an improved knowledge of the grammar, and be able to understand some traditional oral stories taken from the Skwxwú7mesh archives. Students will also produce some short sections from the Skwxwú7mesh Nation archives using the Skwxwú7mesh vocabulary.
Part of the:
  • UNIVERSITY TRANSFER Department
  • Prerequisites : INLG 153,
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Related Master’s and/or Bachelor’s Degree and/or designate of Language authority under auspices of instructor of record.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week.
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Vocabulary quizzes 20%, Presentation 10%, Class Participation 15%, Midterm (written and oral components) 25%, Final Exam (written and oral components 30%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • communicate accurately in a new set of situations;
  • understand, produce and discriminate all the sounds in the language;
  • express sentences at a more advanced level, and be able to process selections from traditional stories, and produce short sections of those stories; and
  • use methodology that continues to use vocabulary games dialogues as in INLG 150 & 153, integrated with careful study of oral texts.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Squamish Language Team and Squamish Language Elders Advisory Team. (Writers/Directors). (2005). The Kal’kalilh game. [CD-Rom]. (Available from the Squamish Nation Education Department. Box 86131 North Vancouver, BC V7L 4J5).
  • Miranda, Chief Louis, PhD. (Writer). (2005). How to write the Squamish language. [CD-Rom/Booklet]. (Available from the Squamish Nation Education Department. Box 86131 North Vancouver, BC V7L 4J5).
  • Jacobs, Peter (Ed.). (2005). Skwxwú7mesh–Xweliten Skexwts (the Squamish-English Dictionary). Squamish, BC: Squamish Nation Education Department.
  • Jacobs, Peter (Ed.). (2005). English–Squamish dictionary. Squamish, BC: Squamish Nation Education Department.
  • Miranda, Chief Louis. (2005). Squamish Legends. Squamish, BC: Squamish Nation Education Department.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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