Georgian College - Course Outline


Term: Winter 2018

Subject Code:
Course Number:
PLA Applicable:
Course Name:
Ojibwe Language and Culture 1
Grade Mode:
Credit Value:
Post Secondary



Co-requisite(s) and Concurrent Prerequisite(s):



GED 9210 Ojibway Language And Culture 1

Students are advised to retain course outlines for future use in support of applications for employment or transfer of credits

Course Description:

Language is culture. Learning the language is learning about the people. In this course, students begin the study of the Algonquin language family. Basic vocabulary, common usage and grammatical structure of the Ojibwe language are introduced. Through the context of language, students gain insight into the history of Indigenous languages as irreplaceable cultural knowledge and the cornerstone of Indigenous community and family values.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

1. identify the impact of language on Indigenous identity, cultural survival and revitalization;
2. describe the link between oral tradition and Indigenous way of life;
3. speak and listen using basic sentences and questions in Ojibwe;
4. develop basic reading and writing skills with the Fiero system.

Course Content:

- Algonquian Language family
- Pronunciation
- Tenses
- Personal pronouns
- Basic sentence/grammatical structures
- Maintaining cultural knowledge, values and ways of being
through language
- Impacts of language loss in Indigenous communities
- Ojibwe dialects and language variance
- language revitalization
- Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action on Language and


Tests/examinations/assignments must be written/submitted at the time specified. Requests for adjustments to that schedule must be made before the test/exam/assignment date to the faculty member. Failure to do so will result in a mark of “0”, unless an illness/emergency can be proven with appropriate documentation at no cost to the College.

The passing grade for all courses is 50%, or letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) unless otherwise noted below. The passing weighted average for promotion through each semester of a program is 60% and is a requirement to graduate.

Evaluation is comprised of:
Presentations 60%
Assignments 40%

Prior Learning Assessment:

This course is eligible for Prior Learning Assessment. If you feel you have acquired equivalent skills and knowledge through life and work experience, you can request an assessment. Contact your program co-ordinator, or the Office of the Registrar.


A student at Georgian College can appeal the following:

  1. a mark on the assignment, test, examination or practical experience;
  2. a final mark for a course or co-op work term;
  3. missing or incorrect assessment information on a grade report and/or transcript

A student cannot appeal a decision regarding whether or not a PLA or Exemption is available for an individual course, nor the method of challenge used.

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