BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

NSYL-151 - (formerly INST 192) - Special Topics- N'syilxcen Immersion - 3.00 Credits

NSYL-151 - (formerly INST 192) - Special Topics- N'syilxcen Immersion - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course uses a multimedia approach to expose and immerse students in the N'syilxcen language. Students will enhance their basic knowledge and ability to speak the Nsyilxcen language. Students will gain sufficient knowledge to understand, listen and speak basic N'syilxcen. Special topics may include one or more of the following: medicine protocols, roots, berries, feasts, and hunting/fishing protocols, depending on the time of year the course is conducted.
Part of the:
  • UNIVERSITY TRANSFER Department
  • Indigenous Academic Studies Department
  • Prerequisites : INST 191, or permission of 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: Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  • practice basic vocabulary skills that include N’syilxcen words for the types of supplies that are required for various types of trips (i.e. hunting trips, food-gathering trips, fishing trips, etc.);
  • interact with topic mentors through the use of basic N’syilxcen vocabulary;
  • learn and verbalize N’syilxcen words associated with specific selected topics which will change from season to season as appropriate for course deliveries; and
  • increase N’syilxcen knowledge of special topics including that may include traditional ceremonies and feasts, gathering foods, feasts, tool making and arts.
  • Text and Materials:
  • N’syilxcen Dictionary

  • Vocabulary and alphabet handbooks
  • Other Resources: Tapes, and videos held in En’owkin Collection
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: EdCo approved Dec, 2008 & Feb, 2009.