BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

NLEK-220 - Nle'kepmxcin Oral Tradition - 3.00 Credits

NLEK-220 - Nle'kepmxcin Oral Tradition - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course will examine both traditional and contemporary orality of the Nle'kepmxcin peoples. This course will further expose and immerse students to Nle'kepmxcin, enhance their understanding and speaking ability in conversation and song. Other aspects of the course include exposing the students to various contemporary and traditional activities including celebrations, community and recreational events and everyday events.
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  • Prerequisites : NLEK 111,
    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 the ability to use short phrases
    including greetings and introductions, leaving
    messages, basic chit-chat about people, events,
    food and weather; phrases referring to time,
    days of the week, the seasons and other unique

    • be able to recount, describe and demonstrate
    an understanding of the proper protocol of
    oral tradition and spiritual activities;

    • demonstrate an understanding of the importance
    relationship amongst all entities;

    • demonstrate the ability to present a short
    speech orally and/or present a song in

    • exchange information about a particular
    situation, for example, a legend, historical
    event and places, and other general activities
    through Elder interaction in a natural
    traditional setting;

    • participate in oral tradition activities by
    community visitations or observations;

    • demonstrate an ability to write a short legend
    in the language utilizing approximately 200
    words; and

    • demonstrate an ability to share the language
    with family (elder) and community members.

    Text and Materials: 1. Thompson, M. Terry and Egesdal S.M. (current
    edition) Salish Myths and Legends. Lincoln, NE:
    University of Nebraska Press.
    2. Hanna, D. and Henry, M. (current edition)
    Our Tellings: Interior Salish Stories from the
    Nlha7kapmx People. Vancouver, BC: UBC Press.
    3. Other produced works available.
    Other Resources: 1. Thompson, L. C. and M.T. (1992). Thompson
    Language, Missoula, MO: University of Montana.
    2. Thompson, L. C. and M. T. (1996) Thompson River
    Salish Dictionary, Missoula, MO: University of
    3. Other available Nle’kepmxcin material available.
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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