BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

SECW-210 - Secwepemctsín III - 3.00 Credits

SECW-210 - Secwepemctsín III - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Secwepemctsín III is a beginning level course that will explore the cyclic activity of the Secwepemc. It is a continuation of Secwepecmctsín II. A major component of the course will focus on seasonal activities, and those associated with each of the 'moons.' The course will enhance knowledge of plant and animal utilization, of resource gathering, and of places associated with activities. Human life cycle rituals, ceremonies, and the specialized language associated with each of these will also be explored. The course will use communicative style methodologies and focus on oral comprehension and production. Activities will include immersion-like methods, total physical response storytelling, storyboards, and will focus on traditional texts.
Part of the:
  • Prerequisites : SECW 111, or permission of the instructor.
    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:

  • communicate in a variety of cultural situations;

  • describe activities associated with the seasonal round and the human life cycle;

  • demonstrate how Secwépemc stories deal with the seasonal and human life cycles;

  • recognize and use yes-no and wh-question strategies;

  • show in short dialogues, the ability to use target grammatical constructions; and,

  • produce common phrases.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Kuipers, Aert. Shuswap-English Dictionary. Current Edition. Kamloops, BC. SCES.
  • Kuipers, Aert. English- Shuswap Dictionary. Version 3. Kamloops, BC. SCES.
  • Kuipers, Aert and May Dixon. A Shuswap Course. Current Edition. Kamloops, BC. SCES.
  • Kuipers, Aert. A Shuswap Reader. Current Edition. Kamloops, BC. SCES.
  • Jules, Mona. Stories of the People. Current Edition. Kamloops, BC. SCES.
  • Other Resources: Additional cultural resources, such as Elder visits to class, will be an integral part of this course. Students should note that whenever local field trips associated with language learning classes are arranged, these experiences are mandatory.
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved October 2011.