The Department has pleasure to announce three new courses this coming academic year: Mohawk and Inuktitut
This course is an introduction to the study of the language and culture of the Kanien’kehaka, the Mohawk Nation. It is especially designed for those who have never been exposed, or have had very little exposure, to the Mohawk language, and its traditional societal practices. Participants will be provided an opportunity to not only learn some basic Mohawk language but will also gain an understanding of the richness of the Mohawk culture.
Quilt by Hemlocks Mohawk Artists of the Northeast
This course is an overview of the history and culture of the Inuit with particular emphasis on their language, Inuktitut, both written and spoken. Inuktitut refers to the language of Inuit but its broader meaning is “in the manner of Inuit” and with this in mind we will consider Inuit responses to non-Inuit from the first recorded contact with each other over 400 years ago. The main language goal is to familiar students with some Inuktitut vocabulary and basic structures with which they will be able to carry on limited conversation.
Feathered Rainbow by Kenojuak Ashevak