(School of Arts and Letters, Languages and International Studies Department)
OJB 1101-1104 Ojibwe Language and Culture (III) 2 cr.each A four-part sequence in Beginning Ojibwemowin, implementing the double-vowel system. These courses introduce students to seasonal cultural practices as well as pronunciation, spelling and the usage of basic verbs and nouns (animate and inanimate) in a simple sentence.
OJB 2101 Intermediate Ojibwe I 2 cr. The second phase of the Ojibwe language sequence which adds a class of verbs to the existing vocabulary, builds speaking skills with more complex sentences, and emphasizes translation from English to Ojibwe and Ojibwe to English. Prerequisite: OJB 1104.
OJB 2102 Intermediate Ojibwe II 2 cr. Prerequisite: OJB 2101.
OJB 2777/3777 Ojibwe Language Immersion Camp 2 cr. A summer immersion camp which runs for approximately one week, and includes intensive cultural and Ojibwe language experiences with instructors, elders, and cultural consultants from the Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nations community in Ontario, Canada. Students are encouraged to take the immersion experience during their first and second summers of their language study.
OJB 3101 Advanced Ojibwe I 2 cr. Final phase of the Ojibwe language sequence. This course focuses on themechanics of the language and especially on oral skills in preparation for a final proficiency exam. Some of the linguistic aspects of the Ojibwe language are explored, while adding a final class of verbs and increasing complexity of vocabulary aswell as sentence construction.Prerequisite:OJB 2102.
OJB 4101 Advanced Ojibwe II 2 cr. Prerequisite: OJB 3101.