American Indian

Language and Culture

American Indian Languages

Chinuk Wawa (CW 103)
Prerequisite: AIL 102 or CW 102 or consent of instructor. This course is the third course of a three-term sequence of study of the American Indian language, Chinuk Wawa, at the first-year level. Students will achieve beginning listening, oral, cultural, and literacy competency. Determination of competency and instruction will conform to tribeal, state, and college criteria. Language instruction will include activities, dialog, and text analysis. Objectives: Stduents will (1) become proficient in the sound system of Chinuk Wawa to be able to (2) converse in a variety of common everyday settings using sentences, questions, and structures presented in classs. Emphasis is placed on daily speaking, more complex writing, reading and listening of Chinuk Wawa and learning about the cultures of the people who spoke and still speak the language.

Chinuk Wawa (AIL 203)
Prerequisite: AIL 202 or consent of the instructor. This course is the third course of a three-term sequence to ensure students achieve competency in Chinuk Wawa at the second year college level. Competency is defined by benchmarks set by the Tribes, by the state of Oregon and in accordance with Oregon's SB 690 of 2001, and by Lane's language standards. Objectives: Students will (1) learn and discuss the culture and history of the Grand Ronde people; (2) converse in a variety settings; (3) learn to use more advanced grammatical structures; (4) work (a linguistic emplasis) on texts. Emphasis is placed on daily speaking, writing, reading, and listening of Chinuk Wawa and understanding the cultures of the people who spoke and still speak the language..

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