Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

DEPARTMENT OF

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

DEPARTMENT OF

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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Mohawk

The Department offers two semesters of Mohawk language and culture classes. You can count these towards LLCU majorIndigenous Studies minor, World Language Studies minor, Linguistics major or minor, Certificate in Indigenous Languages and Cultures or take as electives.

Course Title Description
MOHK 101/3.0 Beginning Mohawk Language and Culture I Offers a basic level of understanding, speaking, reading and writing for students with no knowledge of the language.
This course is an introduction to the study of the language and culture of the Kanien’kehaka, the Mohawk Nation. 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
MOHK 102/3.0 Beginning Mohawk Language and Culture II Continuation of MOHK 101/3.0: offering a basic level of understanding, speaking, reading and writing in the language.Topics in Kanien’keha will lead 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.
PREREQUISITE MOHK101/3.0 

Courses in  Tyendinaga 

Course Title Description
MOHK 103/3.0 Oral Mohawk Language - Beginning I (TMT)  This course is delivered in Tyendinaga and will offer foundational instruction in Kanyen'kéha, the language of the Mohawk People. It will build oral language skills for everyday communication and lay the groundwork for continuing study in MOHK 104. It is especially designed for those who have never been exposed to Kanyen'kéha as a living language. 
NOTE    Only offered in Tyendinaga 
MOHK 104/3.0 Beginning Mohawk Language and Culture II Tyendinaga  This course will be delivered in Tyendinaga and will be a continuation of MOHK 103/3.0. It will provide further instruction in Kanyen’kéha, the language of the Mohawk People at the beginning level. This course will allow students to continue developing their language abilities at the beginning level for continuing study in MOHK 201/3.0. 
NOTE    Only offered in Tyendinaga. PREREQUISITE    MOHK 103/3.0. 
 
MOHK 201/3.0 Intermediate Mohawk Language and Culture  Students will continue to develop their language skills in Kanyen’kéha (the Mohawk language) beyond the basics and be able to interact meaningfully in a greater number of daily activities. NOTE    Offered only in the Mohawk Territory of Tyendinaga and open only to students registered in the Certificate of Mohawk Language and Culture.
PREREQUISITE    MOHK 102/3.0 or MOHK 104/3.0. 
MOHK 202/3.0 Oral Mohawk Language  This course will finalize the transition from reading to writing to hearing and speaking in Kanyen’kéha (the Mohawk language). It will also give students the tools necessary to learn and improve their abilities in conversation with first language speakers (either in person, in recordings, or in written materials). NOTE    Offered only in the Mohawk Territory of Tyendinaga and open only to students registered in the Certificate of Mohawk Language and Culture.
PREREQUISITE    MOHK 201/3.0.