BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

NSYL-220 - Nsyilxcen Vocabulary in Place and Socio- Spatial Context II (formerly NSYL 257 - 3.00 Credits

NSYL-220 - Nsyilxcen Vocabulary in Place and Socio- Spatial Context II (formerly NSYL 257 - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course provides students with increased active immersion learning tools following the three principles of (a) leaving English behind, (b) relating to everything and every action in Nsyilxcen and (c) re-learning the world in Nsyilxcen. Fluent Nsyilxcen speakers engage students in activities focused on increasing the interactive use of Nsyilxcen in selected topics including (a) a story gathering convened by students, (b) a special feast with elders with elders convened by students, (c) a visit to a sacred sited convened by students and (d) a visit to a traditional gathering selected by students.
Part of the:
  • UNIVERSITY TRANSFER Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Nsyilxcen Language Fluency Diploma Program - Diploma Completion Plan
  • Course offered:
  • Fall 2020 (September - December)
  • 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:



    • demonstrate the ability to verbalize the protocol words and process required to organize and/or attend special Syilx events including story-telling, feast, sacred site visits, and ceremonies in a Nsyilxcen Immersion setting;

    • ¬†demonstrate an ability to explain and practice the protocols, words or phrases expected when visiting traditional sacred sites, participating in traditional feasts, and participating Cultural ceremonies;

    • demonstrate an understanding of Nsyilxcen stories using an increased level of fluency;

    • demonstrate an ability to participate in Nsyilxcen during special feast situations;

    • demonstrate an ability to participate in Nsyilxcen during sacred-site-visitation; and

    • demonstrate an ability to participate in Nsyilxcen during Syilx Ceremonial situations.

    Text and Materials:
    Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information:
    Current Course Offerings:
     
    NSYL-220-01     03 Sep 2020 - 11 Dec 2020