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 Course Title:   Second-year Lushootseed Salish I

 Title Abbreviation:   SECOND-YR LUSED I

 Department:    LUSED

 Course #:    221

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    161001

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

This is the first of three courses in the second year of Lushootseed. The focus is on advanced vocabulary and grammatical structures. Oral comprehension and speaking skills are emphasized through daily practice; reading and writing skills are also emphasized. Course includes cultural aspects of the local indigenous language.

 Prerequisite  

Prerequisite: Lushootseed 123

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Humanities  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
U of W

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate mastery of the Lushootseed Salish sound system and show understanding of the material presented orally by responding appropriately.
  2. Demonstrate reading skills within the confines of the fourth quarter vocabulary and grammar.
  3. Sustain intermediate conversation within vocabulary and grammatical limitations.
  4. Transcribe and translate basic Lushootseed stories.
  5. Convey and understanding of some of the cultural values and beliefs imbedded in the language.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.8 Describe how one’s own preconceptions, biases and values affect one’s response to new and ambiguous situations.
2.9 Apply and/or create problem-solving strategies to successfully adapt to unpredictable and/or changing environments.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.1 Recognize, read, and comprehend academic and/or professional writing.
3.2 Recognize, produce and demonstrate appropriate interpersonal, group, and public speaking skills.
3.3 Demonstrate effective listening skills.
3.4 Produce academic and/or professional writing and integrate it into written and spoken projects.
3.5 Recognize, comprehend, and use non-verbal behaviors appropriate to a given context.
3.6 Recognize, comprehend, and use visual communication appropriate to a given context.

4. Community & Cultural Diversity

Definition: Recognizing the value of human communities and cultures from multiple perspectives through a critical understanding of their similarities and differences.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
4.2 Understand, value and respect human differences and commonalities as they relate to issues of race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities and culture.
4.3 Understand the historically and socially constructed nature of—and the meanings attributed to—human differences.

5. Global & Local Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding the complexity and interdependence of, and stewardship responsibilities to, local and global communities and environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
5.1 Understand the impact of their own and other’s actions on local/global communities and environments and how those communities/environments affect them in turn.
5.2 Identify diverse communities and their shared/competing interests and develop strategies for prevention and resolution of conflict.
5.3 Understand the consequences of choices as they relate to local/global community and environmental issues.
5.4 Understand the concept of local/global stewardship, and its ethical components, to communities and environments.
5.5 Demonstrate ethical practices as part of stewardship to local/global communities and environments.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.3 Apply successful organizational strategies of planning, goal setting, prioritizing, resolving conflict, and managing time to specific goals and/or projects.

Course Contents

  1. Vocabulary and grammar: expanding the breadth of vocabulary and depth of grammatical structures, taking conversation to a more advanced level.
  2. Culture: Various aspects of Lushootseed culture are integrated into the curriculum and may be supplemented with stories from the oral tradition as transcribed and translated by Vi Hilbert, Upper Skagit elder and founding Director of Lushootseed research.