BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

SKWX-110 - Skwxwu7mesh Language Intro. - 3.00 Credits

SKWX-110 - Skwxwu7mesh Language Intro. - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
The Skwxwú7mesh Language Introduction course is for those who have little or no previous Skwxwú7mesh instruction. An intensive study of important aspects of pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar are presented, with the participation of Elder language speakers. The primary area of study will be around family terms, specifically those used in the Kal'kalilh CD-Rom. The students will also be introduced to the Skwxwú7mesh writing system. Other methods of presentation will include audiovisual techniques, drill patterns, flashcards, pictures, and videotapes. Student will know some of the basic Skwxwú7mesh kinship terms, understand the writing system, and will know some basic types of sentences in the Skwxwú7mesh Language.
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  • UNIVERSITY TRANSFER Department
  • Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Related Masters’ 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 about kinship terms in a variety of everyday situations;
  • understand the basic pronunciation of all sounds;
  • produces the basic sounds;
  • understand the Skwxwú7mesh writing system;
  • express simple ideas/opinions in Skwxwú7mesh;
  • produce short sentences; and
  • understand the basics of cultural knowledge on the Skwxwú7mesh kinship terms.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Squamish Language Team and Squamish Language Elders Advisory Team. (Writers/Directors). (Current Edition). 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). (Current Edition). 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.). (Current Edition). 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.
  • Other Resources:
  • Resources may vary by instructor; an example is the “The Salish people". Vol. II: The Squamish and Lillooet” by Charles Hill-Tout.
  • Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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