AIS 310 A: A Linguistic Approach to Culture: Southern Lushootseed Seasonal Calendar

Winter 2023
Meeting:
TTh 12:30pm - 2:20pm / CMU 326
SLN:
22205
Section Type:
Lecture
Instructor:
LUSHOOTSEED IN THE SEASONAL CALENDAR. THIS COURSE BEGINS WITH READINGS AND RESEARCH TO BUILD DISCUSSIONS PERTAINING TO CULTURAL CALENDARS, HISTORICAL WAYS OF LIFE AND CULTURAL SENSITIVITIES. TOPICS OF RESEARCH AND STUDY WILL INCLUDE STORIES OF SEASONS, THE MOON CYCLES TIDES, COMMONLY USED LANGUAGE TERMS AND A GEOGRAPHICAL STUDY THAT DEMONSTRATES PLANT, FOOD SOURCES AN TYPICAL WEATHER ALL OF WHICH TAKES PLACE DURING EACH SEASON AND MONTH. THE HISTORICAL STUDIES WILL PROVIDE THE NECESSARY CONNECTIONS THAT WILL BUILD AN UNDERSTANDING TO WHAT CULTURAL ASPECTS STILL CONTINUE TODAY AND AID IN THE PRODUCTION OF MODERN CULTURAL CALENDARS AS EACH STUDENT WILL CONSTRUCT AN INDIVIDUA CALENDAR THROUGH THEIR OWN RESEARCH ALTHOUGH NOT REQUIRED, THIS COURSE IS AN EXCELLENT AVENUE FOR ADDITIONAL STUDY OF THE 3-COURSE LUSHOOTSEED LANGUAGE SEQUENCE.
Catalog Description:
Analytical study of a language, with special focus on Southern Lushootseed of the Coast Salish. Emphasis on practical application with time devoted to sound transcription practice. Builds an understanding and appreciation of cultural calendars and historical ways of life, related to the cultural relations of the year, seasons, months, and days. Recommended: either AIS 313, AIS 314, or AIS 315.
GE Requirements Met:
Diversity (DIV)
Social Sciences (SSc)
Arts and Humanities (A&H)
Credits:
5.0
Status:
Active
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June 21, 2024 - 1:26 pm