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SKWX-211 - Skwxwu7mesh Language III - 3.00 Credits

SKWX-211 - Skwxwu7mesh Language III - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Skwxwú7mesh Language III is an advanced course in the Skwxwú7mesh language. Students will know and additional 250 high-frequency vocabulary items, and will have gained control of all of the major inflectional endings in the language. Vocabulary learned will be mainly taken from specific texts. The student will learn to translate orally a fairly long text without aids. The course is designed to be both challenging and fun, and upon completion students will have strong, solid foundation in the language.
Part of the:
  • UNIVERSITY TRANSFER Department
  • Prerequisites : SKWX 210,
    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:
    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 accurately in a new set of situations covered in this course;
  • express sentences at a more advanced level, and be able to process selections from real traditional stories, and produce short sections of those stories;
  • express strong command of all sounds in the language;
  • demonstrate command of all the inflectional endings in the language; and
  • listen and understand a text of some length in the language without aides.
  • 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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