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INLG-160 - Ways of Knowing: Nsyilxcn Social Foundations (previous INST 145) - 3.00 Credits

INLG-160 - Ways of Knowing: Nsyilxcn Social Foundations (previous INST 145) - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course is an introduction to Okanagan Social Foundation. It gives a fundamental overview of the concepts and worldview contained in key Okanagan language words and stories (captikwl). Students are introduced to the roles and responsibilities of individuals as Syilx within their society in relation to the land, to community and to family in the key areas of the use and protection of land and resources, the protection and service to community: the strength of family and roles within family and how each relates education, economics, political and spiritual practice.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Nsyilxcen Language Fluency Diploma Program - Diploma Completion Plan
  • Prerequisites : None
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree or Equivalent
    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 use of the in-depth meanings of the Okanagan language words to describe social roles, relationship and responsibilities of the Syilx people to the land & living creatures, to community, to family and to each other;

    • apply the foundational concepts of Okanagan Syilx society in current context;

    • draw on how the Okanagan oral stories (Captikwl) provide direction in values and social function within Okanagan Society;

    • connect the roles and responsibilities of Syilx people to the land, community and family;

    • apply the basic concepts in relation to land and resource use and protection;

    • describe the role of the Syilx individual within their family, community and society; and

    • demonstrate an ability to identify the role of education, economics, politics, ad spiritual practice.

    Text and Materials:

    • Webber, J. (Current Edition) Okanagan Sources, Penticton, BC, Theytus Books

    • Derickson, D., Younging, G. & Armstrong, J. (Current Edition) We Get Our Living Like Milk From the Land, Penticton, BC, Theytus Books

    • Okanagan Tribal Council(Current Edition) Kouskelowh-A Trilogy of Okanagan Stories, Penticton, BC, Theytus Books

    Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information please visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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