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Queen's University
 

LLCU 102
Beginning Language and Culture II: Mohawk II

Continuation of LLCU 101/3.0: offering a basic level of understanding, speaking, reading and writing in the language.

This course is a continuation of the LLCU 101 Mohawk Language and Culture course. It is especially designed for those who have never been exposed, or have had very little exposure, to Kanien’keha, the Mohawk language, and its traditional societal practices.  Topics in Kanien’keha will include a review on the phonetic sounds, counting, colours, weather, and dialogues; and continue with grammatical features of unincorporated and incorporated nouns, and the present tense of verbs and pronouns – all lending to the basic tools of speaking, reading and writing the Mohawk language.

The cultural component of this Mohawk 2 course will focus on examining the traditional teachings and the formation of the Nation’s political structures and its economic environment from the historical to the contemporary. Examining such topics as the Great Law of Peace, Wampum Belts, Five Nations governance structure, Indian Act interference, economic development and trade, amongst others.

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000