BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

NLEK-311 - Nle'kepmxcin VI - 3.00 Credits

NLEK-311 - Nle'kepmxcin VI - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
The goal of this course is to develop advanced understanding and speaking skills for Nle'kepmxcin. The content is centered around targeted cultural, traditional, and seasonal practices. Secondary emphasis will be on developing pronunciation and exploring intermediate grammatical structures of the language.
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  • Prerequisites : NLEK 310, or permission of the Instructor
    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:

    • demonstrate listening, understanding, and speaking skills in order for them to discuss and participate in a series of traditional and/or cultural practices entirely in the language;

    • demonstrate an understanding of the key vocabulary and forms of expression relevant for each traditional practice and activity; and

    • apply the language structures, vocabulary, and conversational skills on an ongoing basis in their lives.

    Text and Materials: 1. Thompson, L.C and Thompson, M.T. (current edition). Thompson Language. UMOPL Missoula, MT: University of Montana.
    2. Thompson, L.C. and Thompson M.T. (current edition). Thompson River Salish Dictionary. Missoula, MT: University of Montana.
    Other Resources: Course materials will include an extensive series of narratives by a native speaking elder, describing cultural practices, based on step-by-step illustrations.
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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