BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

STLG-110 - St'at'imcets I - 3.00 Credits

STLG-110 - St'at'imcets I - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Students will be introduced to St'at'imcets primarily through listening and speaking. Emphasis will be placed on developing listening and pronunciation skills, conversational ability, understanding of grammatical structures, and sounds associated with St'at'imcets. Students will also be introduced to language protocols and oral traditions. No prior knowledge of the language is expected for this entry level course.
Part of the:
  • UNIVERSITY TRANSFER Department
  • Prerequisites : ENGL 060, ENG: 060, ENGL 12 or English 12 and/or English 12 First Peoples or permission of instructor.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree or equivalent.
    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:

  • use a minimum of 150 St’át’imcets words;

  • communicate in a variety of everyday situations, including the community life and events of the St’at’imc;

  • respond to simple commands and greetings in St’át’imcets using short phrases or appropriate actions;

  • describe and demonstrate an understanding of basic oral traditions and cultural protocols of St’át’imcets;

  • in conversation demonstrate use of grammatical structures and sounds associated with St’át’imcets; and

  • demonstrate an understanding of connections between St’át’imcets and the culture associated with the ways of life of the St'at'imc.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Frank, B. R., Whitley, R. A., Eijk, J. Nqwal'‹ttenlhkalha English to St’át’imc Dictionary Vol. 1. Current Edition Lillooet, B.C. Upper St’át’imc Language, Culture and Education Society.
  • Upper St’át’imc Language, Culture and Education Society. St’át’imc Phrases and Greetings. Current Edition. Lillooet, B.C. Upper St’át’imc Language, Culture and Education Society.
  • Coordinator/Editor Napoleon, M.
    Original Manuscript Peters, D. Et al. Introducing St’át’imcets (Fraser River Dialect). Current Edition. Lillooet, BC Secwepemc Cultural Education Society, Lillooet Tribal Council.
  • Smith, Trefor. Our Stories Are Written on the Land. A Brief History of the Upper St’át’imc. Current Edition. Lillooet, B.C. Upper St’át’imc Language, Culture and Education Society.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca\.
    Other Information: Additional cultural resources, such as Elder visits to class, will be an integral part of this course.

    Students should note that it is mandatory to participate in arranged local field trips associated with language learning.