Nez Perce Language Minor

LCSC and the Nez Perce Tribe have partnered to develop the Nez Perce Language minor. The goal of this program is for students to develop considerable fluency in Nez Perce, as well as competency in the culture. First year students learn the foundations of the language and participate in cooking, root digging, and other cultural activities. In the second year, they learn through reading original Coyote stories told by the elders. This provides a strong foundation in the oral literature. Third year students are mentored one-on-one by elders to develop fluency and increase their cultural knowledge. The labs, NP-109 and NP-209, must be taken each semester the first two years. After completing the minor, students may apply for public school certification and complete a Teaching Methods class through the Education Division, a mentorship program, and oral and written exams.

Program Requirements

NP-101ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I4.00
NP-102ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II4.00
Take the following course for two semesters:2.00
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE LAB
NP-201INTERMEDIATE NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I4.00
NP-202INTERMEDIATE NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II4.00
Take the following course for two semesters:2.00
INTERMEDIATE NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE LAB
NP-310NEZ PERCE CONVERSATION/MENTORSHIP I2.00
NP-311NEZ PERCE CONVERSATION/MENTORSHIP II2.00
Program Electives
Select one of the following:3.00
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
HISTORY OF THE NEZ PERCE TRIBE
NATIVE AMERICAN ORAL LITERATURE
Total Credits27.00

Summary

Program Requirements24
Program Electives3
Total27