BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

INLG-180 - Dynamics of Indigenous Language Shift - 3.00 Credits

INLG-180 - Dynamics of Indigenous Language Shift - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course will introduces the human dynamics, political, and social factors associated with Indigenous language shift and language loss, including the profound psychological, intellectual and spiritual effect on individuals, families, communities and culture. Language revitalization may be explored as a source of healing and empowerment.
Part of the:
  • UNIVERSITY TRANSFER Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Nsyilxcen Language Fluency Certificate Program - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Nle?kepmx Language Fluency Certificate Program - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree or Equivalent
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    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:



    • develop an understanding of the First Peoples Culture Council Mentor apprentice model of learning for the individuals;

    • demonstrate understanding of the principles of Indigenous language nests globally for infants and toddlers;

    • demonstrate the ability to identify the revitalization practices developed by Indigenous communities that have led to the recovery of language learning; and

    • demonstrate an ability to contextualize the political influence that impacted language loss and trauma within Indigenous.


    Text and Materials: Robinson, H. (1989) Write it on your heart: The epic world of an Okanagan storyteller, Penticton, BC, Theytus Books
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    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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