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:


These FNEL courses are currently being offered during the 2019-2020 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, 6735 Salish Drive
To view a map, click here.
Teachers: Elder Larry Grant & Fiona Campbell

If you have questions, please contact the CIS Program's Assistant at cis.arts@ubc.ca. If the course is full and you would like to be added to the waitlist, please send your student name and number.

 

FNEL 102 001 Introduction to a Salish Language II: hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ (Musqueam language)

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.

Term 2: 3 credits
Prerequisite: FNEL 101
Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Location: Musqueam Community Centre, 6735 Salish Drive
To view a map, click here.
Teachers: Elder Larry Grant & Fiona Campbell

If you have questions, please contact CIS Program's Assistant at cis.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 141 001 Introduction to a Wakashan Language I: Kwak̓wala (Northern Wakashan)

Emphasis on 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.

Term 1: 3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: Buchanan D325
Teachers: Daisy Rosenblum

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

 

FNEL 180 001 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: Buchanan D313
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, the traditional language of the Musqueam people. 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 102
Time: Monday & Wednesday, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Location: Musqueam Community Centre, 6735 Salish Drive
To view a map, click here.
Teacher: Marny Point

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

 

FNEL 202 001 Intermediate Salish Language II: hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ (Musqueam language)

Continued intermediate level study of hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓, the traditional language of the Musqueam people.

Term 2: 3 credits
Prerequisite: FNEL 201
Time: Monday & Wednesday, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Location: Musqueam Community Centre, 6735 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 241 001 Intermediate Wakashan Language I
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 142 in the same language.
Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Location: Buchanan D325
Teacher: Daisy Rosenblum

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

 

FNEL 282 001 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, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Location: IBLC Rm 157
Teacher: Daisy Rosenblum

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

 

FNEL 380 001 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 1: 3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Time: Monday, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Location: Buchanan D214
Teacher: Candace Galla

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Candace Galla: candace.galla@ubc.ca

 

FNEL 381 001 Biocultural Diversity: Language, Community, and Environment
Critical 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: Wednesday, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Buchanan B219
Teacher: Daisy Rosenblum

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

 

FNEL 481 001 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.

Term 2: 3 credits
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Co-reqs: All of FNEL 281, FNEL 282. (Corequisites can be taken either alongside or prior to FNEL 481.)
Time: Thursday, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Buchanan D306
Teacher: Daisy Rosenblum

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

 

This FNEL course is being offered in the 2019 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: May 13-18, Monday-Saturday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Location: ANGU 335

Teacher: Candace Galla

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Candace Galla: candace.galla@ubc.ca