BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

HALQ-214 - Halq'emeylem in Context II - 3.00 Credits

HALQ-214 - Halq'emeylem in Context II - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
The overall goal of the course is to provide students experience at an intermediate level in comprehending extended fluent stories. As in the first course in this series, students will learn to take active and collaborative roles in text and vocabulary analysis, story translation, and sound descriptions. At the end of the course students will be able to follow an extended fluent text in the language without any translation. Student familiarity with vocabulary and structure will be strong enough that they can produce their own, slightly simplified, versions of this more extended text. Students will now be able to approach more extended texts in their language on their own, with confidence and ability. Students will again spend a significant amount of time being mentored in online chat with a fluent elder, and will have a solid foundation in online mentoring methodology.
Part of the:
  • Prerequisites : HALQ 113,
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week.
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • give advanced definitions of words, with citations identification of roots and morphological process;

  • produce without translation the main vocabulary items from an extended fluent story in the language;

  • describe the production of a set of the most difficult non-English sounds in the language, framing their description in non-technical language. This will include the following set of sounds: / tl' /, /th' /, /lh/, and the full series of glottalized and rounded stops;

  • combine words and endings in the language according to the patterns of the language, including the following topics: object endings, embedded subjects (all persons), possessives (all persons), negatives, and sentence connectives;

  • produce their own version of an extended story in the language, with some assistance and aids, using similar vocabulary and sentence building patterns as the original elder's story; and

  • participate in the online chat environment, with a fluent elder and other students.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Main text will be a series of short texts, elements of life stories from the elder Elizabeth Herrling. Audio (mp3) and slide-show movie illustrated versions of the texts will be available on the course site.

  • All stories covered in the course are selections from the Growing up on Seabird Island series in the E. Herrling collection, from Stolo Shxweli Halq'emeylem language archives, used with permission.
  • Other Resources:
  • Sound diagrams (animated cross-sections of mouth) for sounds / tl' /, /th' /, /lh/, and the full series of glottalized and rounded stops, produced by UBC Linguistics dept., used with permission, available on course site.

  • Related phrases, 30-50 phrases with audio and text, available on course site.

  • Example-Sentence summaries for each vocabulary item, organized in an interactive piece for each story, available on course site.
  • 'Screencast' lectures (audio plus video footage of items manipulated on computer screen), covering sentence building patterns for each story, approximately 10 short screencasts for each story.
  • Course dictionary (mainly created by the students themselves, uploading and posting their own definitions), available on course site.

  • Course feedback form.

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  • NVIT Plagiarism Policy
  • Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Students will require access to a computer (PC or Mac) with high-speed internet connection. If your operating system is more than a few years old, you may need to upgrade in order to access all features of the course. Information about installing the appropriate browser and plug-ins is given at the start of the course.

    All NVIT policies are applicable including attendance, plagiarism, student conduct and grading. Course work will be completed online, and student is responsible for attending live chat sessions, and for completing all work within the stated deadlines of the course.