BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

NEHI-110 - Nehiyawewin Introduction - 3.00 Credits

NEHI-110 - Nehiyawewin Introduction - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Students will be introduced to the Nehiyawewin language primarily through listening and speaking. Emphasis will be placed on the development of listening, pronunciation, and conversational skills. Understanding grammatical structures and the sounds associated with Nehiyawewin will be considered essential. Integral to this course will be an introduction to basic language protocols and oral traditions. No prior knowledge of the language is expected for this entry level course.
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  • Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 hours 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:

    • use a minimum of 150 Nēhiyawēwin words;

      communicate in a variety of everyday situations, including the community life and events of the Plain Cree dialect;

    • respond to simple commands and greetings in Nēhiyawēwin using short phrases or appropriate actions;

    • demonstrate an understanding of basic oral traditions and cultural protocols of Nēhiyawēwin;

    • demonstrate listening, understanding and speaking skills in order to discriminate sounds/words;

    • demonstrate in conversation the use of grammatical structures and sounds associated with Nēhiyawēwin; and

    • demonstrate an understanding of connections between Nēhiyawēwin and the cultural context associated with the ways of life of the Cree people.

    Text and Materials: Faculty of Native Studies. (Current Ed.) Introductory Cree, Part 1, NS 152.
    Other Resources: Course Pack
    Transfer Credits: For more information, visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council Approved: January 25, 2017