BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

SECW-281 - Secwepemctsín: Practical Writing - 3.00 Credits

SECW-281 - Secwepemctsín: Practical Writing - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Secwepemctsín 281 will introduce students to the Secwépemc sound system. Although the phonetic alphabet will be introduced, this course will focus on teaching students the skill of writing Secwépemc using the practical alphabet. The majority of the classes will involve learning to transcribe and produce words and phrases as pronounced by Secwépemc Elders. We will also look at the sound changes associated with the major dialect divisions within the Secwépemc language. Students will also receive practice in transcribing short texts.
Part of the:
  • Prerequisites : None
    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:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the Secwépemc sound system;

  • describe Secwépemc sounds by using articulatory descriptions;

  • transcribe Secwépemc words, phrases and short texts using the practical writing system;

  • understand the major sound shifts that distinguish the major dialect divisions
  • ;
  • produce Secwépemc sounds; and,

  • demonstrate an understanding of the Shuswap English Dictionary.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Kuipers, Aert. Shuswap-English Dictionary. Current Edition. Kamloops, BC. SCES.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved October 2011.