Courses

FNEL courses can satisfy:

  • Faculty of Arts Language Requirement
  • Faculty of Science Arts Requirement
  • Transfer credit to other institutions
  • UBC language entrance requirement
  • BC high school language credits

Our courses are of particular interest to students in:


Language and Methodology Courses for 2017-2018

Courses open for registration for the 2017 Summer session:

FNEL 480A Endangered Language Documentation and Revitalization

Critical study of the historical, social, cultural, political, and economic factors impacting on language loss, retention, and revival. Research on and application of methodologies for collaborative, trans-disciplinary, community-based documentation and revitalization of BC's Indigenous linguistic heritage.

Summer Term: 3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Time: July 24-28, Monday-Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm and July 29, Sat, 8:30am to 12:30pm
Location: Buchanan D, Room 301
Teacher: Darin Flynn

If you have questions, please contact our Program Assistant: fnel.arts@ubc.ca

FNEL 489* Indigenous Languages of BC: Diversity and Vitality

*This course number will be changed to FNEL 483.

This course examines genetic affiliation, areal contact, typological features, and initiatives to sustain the vitality and diversity of BC First Nations Languages.

Summer Term: 3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Time: July 3-14, Monday-Friday, 9:00am to 1:00pm
Location: Buchanan D, Room 301
Teacher: Jorge Emilio Rosés Labrada

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Jorge Emilio Rosés Labrada: jrosesla@mail.ubc.ca


Courses that will be offered during the 2017-2018 Winter session:

FNEL 101 001 Introduction to a Salish Language I: hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ (Musqueam language)

An introduction to hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ /Musqueam language, the Coast Salish language traditionally spoken in and around Vancouver. Emphasis on accurate pronunciation and listening skills, conversational ability, basic literacy skills, an understanding of basic grammatical structures, and the study of oral traditions in their cultural context. No prior knowledge of the language is assumed.

Term 1: 3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30 – 6:00pm
Location: Musqueam Community Centre, 6777 Salish Drive
To view a map, click here.
Teachers: Elder Larry Grant & Fiona Campbell

If you have questions, please contact our Program Assistant: fnel.arts@ubc.ca


FNEL 102 002 Introduction to a Salish Language II: hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ (Musqueam language)

Continued introduction to hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ /Musqueam language.

Term 2: 3 credits
Prerequisite: FNEL 101B
Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30 – 6:00pm
Location: Musqueam Community Centre, 6777 Salish Drive
To view a map, click here.
Teachers: Elder Larry Grant & Fiona Campbell

If you have questions, please contact our Program Assistant: fnel.arts@ubc.ca
 

hay ce:p q̓ə tə xʷməθkʷəy̓əm xʷəlməxʷ.

Thank you to the Musqueam people for sharing their traditional language and oral traditions, and for welcoming UBC students onto their territory and into their community.


FNEL 141 Introduction to a Wakashan Language I and II: Kwak̓wala (Northern Wakashan)

Emphasis on accurate pronunciation, conversation, basic grammatical structures, listening and literacy skills, and the study of oral traditions in their cultural context. No prior knowledge of the language is assumed. Not offered every year. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

Term 1: 3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Time: Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Buchanan B, Room 309
Teacher: Daisy Rosenblum

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Daisy Rosenblum: daisy.rosenblum@ubc.ca


FNEL 142 Introduction to a Wakashan Language I and II: Kwak̓wala (Northern Wakashan)

Continued focus on the diverse range of language learning skills that advance competency in conversational fluency, pronunciation, comprehension, vocabulary, oral traditions, literacy, grammatical understanding, and the cultural contextualization of language use. Not offered every year. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

Term 2: 3 credits
Prerequisite: FNEL 141 in the same language
Time: Wednesday, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Buchanan B, Room 216
Teacher: Daisy Rosenblum

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Daisy Rosenblum: daisy.rosenblum@ubc.ca


FNEL 180 Introduction to Endangered Language Documentation and Revitalization

Foundational concepts in the critical study of cultural, historical, social, and political factors that impact language loss, retention, and revival. Introducing strategies and practical methodologies for collaborative, interdisciplinary, community-based documentation and revitalization projects for First Nations and Indigenous languages.

Term 1: 3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30 – 11:00am
Location: Buchanan D, Room 313
Teacher: Mark Turin

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Mark Turin: mark.turin@ubc.ca


FNEL 201 001 Intermediate Salish Language I: hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ (Musqueam language)

An intermediate level study of hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ /Musqueam language. Emphasis on increasing fluency in conversational ability, enhancing pronunciation and comprehension skills, expanding vocabulary, extending literacy and grammatical understanding, and further study of oral traditions in their cultural context.

Term 1: 3 credits
Prerequisite: FNEL 102B
Time: Monday & Wednesday, 4:30 – 6:00pm
Location: Musqueam Community Centre, 6777 Salish Drive
To view a map, click here.
Teacher: Marny Point

If you have questions, please contact Marny Point: marny.point@ubc.ca


FNEL 202 002 Intermediate Salish Language II: hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ (Musqueam language)

Continued intermediate study of hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ /Musqueam language.

Term 2: 3 credits
Prerequisite: FNEL 201B
Time: Monday & Wednesday, 4:30 – 6:00pm
Location: Musqueam Community Centre, 6777 Salish Drive
To view a map, click here.
Teacher: Marny Point

If you have questions, please contact Marny Point: marny.point@ubc.ca

hay ce:p q̓ə tə xʷməθkʷəy̓əm xʷəlməxʷ.

Thank you to the Musqueam people for sharing their traditional language and oral traditions, and for welcoming UBC students onto their territory and into their community.


FNEL 281 Sounds of Endangered Languages: Conservation and Revitalization 

Development of skills in the perception and transcription of speech sounds in endangered languages, focusing on the diversity within BC Aboriginal languages. Capacity-building techniques for digital recording, editing, analysis, and archiving; guided by community-based ethical protocols and conservation/revitalization goals.

Term 1: 3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 2:00 – 3:30pm
Location: Buchanan D, Room 325
Teacher: Patricia A. Shaw

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Patricia A. Shaw: Patricia.A.Shaw@ubc.ca


FNEL 282 Structures of Endangered Languages: Conservation and Revitalization

Development of skills in the documentation, transcription and analysis of grammatical structures in endangered languages, focusing on the diversity within BC Aboriginal languages. Applied techniques in documentation, workflow and multi-media digital annotation, guided by community-based ethical protocols and conservation/revitalization goals.

Term 2: 3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 2:00 – 3:30pm
Location: Buchanan D, Room 201
Teacher: Daisy Rosenblum

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Daisy Rosenblum: daisy.rosenblum@ubc.ca


FNEL 380 Technologies for Endangered Language Documentation and Revitalization

Digital tools for endangered language documentation, conservation, and revitalization. Overview of best practices, introduction to community engagement and capacity-building, protocols and ethics, project design, cultural context, orthographies, use of audio, video and still photography, data management, archiving, and web publishing.

Term 2: 3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30 – 11:00am
Location: Buchanan B, Room 318
Teacher: Mark Turin

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Mark Turin: mark.turin@ubc.ca


FNEL 381 Biocultural Diversity: Language, Community, and the Environment

fnel_381_2016w_digitalsign1Critical exploration of the links between linguistic, biological and cultural diversity; including connections with linguistic relativity, linguistic identity, language and place; and strategies for collective, interdisciplinary action to promote and support the protection of languages, cultures, and the environment.

Term 1: 3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Time: Monday & Wednesday, 2:00 - 3:30pm
Location: Buchanan D, Room 319
Teacher: Daisy Rosenblum

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Daisy Rosenblum: daisy.rosenblum@ubc.ca


FNEL 482  Applied Research in Endangered Language Reclamation

Application of research skills and methodologies in the design and implementation of a research project relevant to endangered language conservation and/or revitalization. Project co-constructed in collaboration with a First Nations community, guided by community-based ethical protocols. FNEL 481 recommended. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

Term 1: 3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Time: Thursday, 11:00 – 2:00pm
Location: Buchanan D, Room 325
Teacher: Patricia A. Shaw

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Patricia A. Shaw: Patricia.A.Shaw@ubc.ca


FNEL 483* Indigenous Languages of BC: Diversity and Vitality

*This course number was previously listed as FNEL 489.

This course examines genetic affiliation, areal contact, typological features, and initiatives to sustain the vitality and diversity of BC First Nations Languages.

Term 1: 3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Time: Monday & Wednesday, 2:00 – 3:30pm
Location: Buchanan D, Room 207
Teacher: Patricia A. Shaw

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Patricia A. Shaw: Patricia.A.Shaw@ubc.ca


Courses currently being offered in the 2016-2017 Winter session:

FNEL 101 001 Introduction to a Salish Language I: hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ (Musqueam language)

An introduction to hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ /Musqueam language, the Coast Salish language traditionally spoken in and around Vancouver. Emphasis on accurate pronunciation and listening skills, conversational ability, basic literacy skills, an understanding of basic grammatical structures, and the study of oral traditions in their cultural context. No prior knowledge of the language is assumed.

Term 1: 3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30 – 6:00pm
Location: Musqueam Community Centre, 6777 Salish Drive
To view a map, click here.
Teachers: Elder Larry Grant & Fiona Campbell

If you have questions, please contact our Program Assistant: fnel.arts@ubc.ca


FNEL 102 002 Introduction to a Salish Language II: hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ (Musqueam language)

Continued introduction to hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ /Musqueam language.

Term 2: 3 credits
Prerequisite: FNEL 101B
Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30 – 6:00pm
Location: Musqueam Community Centre, 6777 Salish Drive
To view a map, click here.
Teachers: Elder Larry Grant & Fiona Campbell

If you have questions, please contact our Program Assistant: fnel.arts@ubc.ca
 

hay ce:p q̓ə tə xʷməθkʷəy̓əm xʷəlməxʷ.

Thank you to the Musqueam people for sharing their traditional language and oral traditions, and for welcoming UBC students onto their territory and into their community.


FNEL 180 Introduction to Endangered Language Documentation and Revitalization

Foundational concepts in the critical study of cultural, historical, social, and political factors that impact language loss, retention, and revival. Introducing strategies and practical methodologies for collaborative, interdisciplinary, community-based documentation and revitalization projects for First Nations and Indigenous languages.

Term 1: 3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30am – 11:00am
Location: West Mall Swing Space, Room 109
Teacher: Mark Turin

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Mark Turin: mark.turin@ubc.ca


FNEL 201 001 Intermediate Salish Language I: hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ (Musqueam language)

An intermediate level study of hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ /Musqueam language. Emphasis on increasing fluency in conversational ability, enhancing pronunciation and comprehension skills, expanding vocabulary, extending literacy and grammatical understanding, and further study of oral traditions in their cultural context.

Term 1: 3 credits
Prerequisite: FNEL 102B
Time: Monday & Wednesday, 4:30 – 6:00pm
Location: Musqueam Community Centre, 6777 Salish Drive
To view a map, click here.
Teacher: Marny Point

If you have questions, please contact Marny Point: marny.point@ubc.ca


FNEL 202 002 Intermediate Salish Language II: hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ (Musqueam language)

Continued intermediate study of hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ /Musqueam language.

Term 2: 3 credits
Prerequisite: FNEL 201B
Time: Monday & Wednesday, 4:30 – 6:00pm
Location: Musqueam Community Centre, 6777 Salish Drive
To view a map, click here.
Teacher: Marny Point

If you have questions, please contact Marny Point: marny.point@ubc.ca

hay ce:p q̓ə tə xʷməθkʷəy̓əm xʷəlməxʷ.

Thank you to the Musqueam people for sharing their traditional language and oral traditions, and for welcoming UBC students onto their territory and into their community.


FNEL 281 Sounds of Endangered Languages: Conservation and Revitalization 

Development of skills in the perception and transcription of speech sounds in endangered languages, focusing on the diversity within BC Aboriginal languages. Capacity-building techniques for digital recording, editing, analysis, and archiving; guided by community-based ethical protocols and conservation/revitalization goals.

Term 1: 3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 2:00 – 3:30pm
Location: Buchanan D, Room 325
Teacher: Patricia A. Shaw

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Patricia A. Shaw: Patricia.A.Shaw@ubc.ca


FNEL 282 Structures of Endangered Languages: Conservation and Revitalization

Development of skills in the documentation, transcription and analysis of grammatical structures in endangered languages, focusing on the diversity within BC Aboriginal languages. Applied techniques in documentation, workflow and multi-media digital annotation, guided by community-based ethical protocols and conservation/revitalization goals.

Term 2: 3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 2:00 – 3:30pm
Location: Buchanan D, Room 201
Teacher: Daisy Rosenblum

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Daisy Rosenblum: daisy.rosenblum@ubc.ca


FNEL 381 Biocultural Diversity: Language, Community, and the Environment

fnel_381_2016w_digitalsign1Critical exploration of the links between linguistic, biological and cultural diversity; including connections with linguistic relativity, linguistic identity, language and place; and strategies for collective, interdisciplinary action to promote and support the protection of languages, cultures, and the environment.

Term 1: 3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 2:00 - 3:30pm
Location: Geography, Room 201
Teacher: Daisy Rosenblum

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Daisy Rosenblum: daisy.rosenblum@ubc.ca


FNEL 382 Lexicography for Endangered Languages

Foundational concepts in the discipline of compiling, editing, managing and hosting dictionaries, also known as lexicography. Special focus on the technical and ethical considerations for community-based lexicography projects for endangered and BC First Nations languages.

Term 2: 3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 2:00 – 3:30pm
Location: Buchanan D, Room 201
Teacher: Mark Turin

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Mark Turin: mark.turin@ubc.ca


FNEL 389 Collaborative Heritage Research in First Nations Languages: Practicum & Workshop

Hands-on experience planning and producing a Breath of Life Language Reclamation Workshop for endangered BC First Nations languages, during which community-based researchers access and interpret relevant heritage resources at UBC and other local institutions for the revitalization of their languages.

Term 1: 3 credits
Corequisite: All of FNEL 281, FNEL 282. Corequisites can be taken either alongside or prior to FNEL 389.
Time: Wednesday, 2:00 – 3:30pm. Please note that the timetabling for this course is non-standard: the class will meet one afternoon every week in Term 2 (Wed afternoons from 2:00-3:20), plus all FNEL 389 students will participate in an intensive week-long workshop (Sunday May 14 through to Saturday May 20, 2017).
Location: Buchanan B, Room 307
Teacher: Patricia A. Shaw

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Patricia A. Shaw: Patricia.A.Shaw@ubc.ca


FNEL 481 Heritage Resources in Endangered First Nations Language Revitalization

Examines the complementary and intersecting roles of libraries, archives, and museums in collections acquisition, development, curation, preservation, and access traditions pertaining to First Nations languages, to explore how each can contribute to endangered language and cultural heritage sustainability. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. Term 1: 3 credits

Corequisite: All of FNEL 281, FNEL 282. Corequisites can be taken either alongside or prior to FNEL 481.
Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30 - 11:00am
Location: Buchanan B, Room 318
Teacher: Daisy Rosenblum

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Daisy Rosenblum: daisy.rosenblum@ubc.ca


Courses previously offered in the 2015-2016 Winter session: 

FNEL 101 001 Introduction to a Salish Language I: hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ (Musqueam language)

An introduction to hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ /Musqueam language, the Coast Salish language traditionally spoken in and around Vancouver. Emphasis on accurate pronunciation and listening skills, conversational ability, basic literacy skills, an understanding of basic grammatical structures, and the study of oral traditions in their cultural context. No prior knowledge of the language is assumed.

Term 1: 3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Location: Musqueam Community Centre, 6777 Salish Drive
To view a map, click here.
Teachers: Elder Larry Grant & Fiona Campbell

If you have questions, please contact our Program Assistant: fnel.arts@ubc.ca


FNEL 102 002 Introduction to a Salish Language II: hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ (Musqueam language)

Continued introduction to hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ /Musqueam language.

Term 2: 3 credits
Prerequisite: FNEL 101B
Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Location: Musqueam Community Centre, 6777 Salish Drive
To view a map, click here.
Teachers: Elder Larry Grant & Fiona Campbell

If you have questions, please contact our Program Assistant: fnel.arts@ubc.ca
 

hay ce:p q̓ə tə xʷməθkʷəy̓əm xʷəlməxʷ.

Thank you to the Musqueam people for sharing their traditional language and oral traditions, and for welcoming UBC students onto their territory and into their community.


FNEL 180 Introduction to Endangered Language Documentation and Revitalization

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Foundational concepts in the critical study of cultural, historical, social, and political factors that impact language loss, retention, and revival. Introducing strategies and practical methodologies for collaborative, interdisciplinary, community-based documentation and revitalization projects for First Nations and Indigenous languages.

Term 1: 3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Location: West Mall Swing Space, Room 307
Teacher: Mark Turin

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Mark Turin: mark.turin@ubc.ca


FNEL 201 001 Intermediate Salish Language I: hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ (Musqueam language)

An intermediate level study of hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ /Musqueam language. Emphasis on increasing fluency in conversational ability, enhancing pronunciation and comprehension skills, expanding vocabulary, extending literacy and grammatical understanding, and further study of oral traditions in their cultural context.

Term 1: 3 credits
Prerequisite: FNEL 102B
Time: Monday & Wednesday, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Location: Musqueam Community Centre, 6777 Salish Drive
To view a map, click here.
Teacher: Marny Point

If you have questions, please contact Marny Point: marny.point@ubc.ca


FNEL 202 002 Intermediate Salish Language II: hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ (Musqueam language)

Continued intermediate study of hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ /Musqueam language.

Term 2: 3 credits
Prerequisite: FNEL 201B
Time: Monday & Wednesday, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Location: Musqueam Community Centre, 6777 Salish Drive
To view a map, click here.
Teacher: Marny Point

If you have questions, please contact Marny Point: marny.point@ubc.ca

 

hay ce:p q̓ə tə xʷməθkʷəy̓əm xʷəlməxʷ.

Thank you to the Musqueam people for sharing their traditional language and oral traditions, and for welcoming UBC students onto their territory and into their community.


FNEL 281 Sounds of Endangered Languages: Conservation and Revitalization 

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Development of skills in the perception and transcription of speech sounds in endangered languages, focusing on the diversity within BC Aboriginal languages. Capacity-building techniques for digital recording, editing, analysis, and archiving; guided by community-based ethical protocols and conservation/revitalization goals.

Term 1: 3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Location: Buchanan B, Room 309
Teacher: Emily Elfner

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Emily Elfner: emily.elfner@ubc.ca


FNEL 282 The Structures of Endangered Languages: Conservation and Revitalization

FNEL 282

Development of skills in the documentation, transcription and analysis of grammatical structures in endangered languages, focusing on the diversity within BC Aboriginal languages. Applied techniques in documentation, workflow and multi-media digital annotation, guided by community-based ethical protocols and conservation/revitalization goals.

Term 2: 3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30am – 11:00am
Location: Buchanan B, Room 142
Teacher: Daisy Rosenblum

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Daisy Rosenblum: daisy.rosenblum@ubc.ca


FNEL 380 Technologies for Endangered Language Documentation and Revitalization

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Digital tools for endangered language documentation, conservation, and revitalization. Overview of best practices, introduction to community engagement and capacity-building, protocols and ethics, project design, cultural context, orthographies, use of audio, video and still photography, data management, archiving, and web publishing.

Term 2: 3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Location: Buchanan B, Room 304
Teacher: Mark Turin

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Mark Turin: mark.turin@ubc.ca


FNEL 489 Indigenous Languages of BC: Diversity and Vitality

FNEL 489

Home to 34 different First Nations languages belonging to 7 genetically distinct families, BC is renowned not only as a global hot spot of critically endangered linguistic diversity, but also because of the cross-linguistic rarity of the typological features of these languages. Focusing on BC languages and the Pacific Northwest of Canada and the United States more generally, this course examines principles of genetic affiliation, areal contact, and typological diversity in the context of endangered language conservation, revitalization, and cultural teaching. Research skills include critical examination and application of best practices for recording, archiving, and dictionary-making.

Term 2: 3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Location: Buchanan B, Room 141
Teacher: Jorge Emilio Rosés Labrada

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Jorge Emilio Rosés Labrada: jrosesla@mail.ubc.ca


Course previously offered in the 2016 Summer session:

FNEL 480A Endangered Language Documentation and Revitalization

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Critical study of the historical, social, cultural, political, and economic factors impacting on language loss, retention, and revival. Research on and application of methodologies for collaborative, trans-disciplinary, community-based documentation and revitalization of BC's Indigenous linguistic heritage.

Summer Term: 3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Time: July 25-30, Monday-Saturday, 8:30am - 4:30pm
Location: Buchanan D, Room 312
Teacher: Darin Flynn

If you have questions, please contact our Program Assistant: fnel.arts@ubc.ca