The Ojibwe language is spoken by many Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) people in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Canada. During recent generations, Anishinaabe communities - in partnership with non-Indian allies - have been engaged in a process of revitalizing the language, nearly lost for a variety of historical reasons. Courses are open to all students who are interested in Ojibwe language and way of life.
The language embodies the beliefs and cultural practices of the Anishinaabe people, so students learn their origins and meanings as well as the language skills. Language and culture complement each other. One cannot be learned without the other. The Ojibwe language describes more than the physical world; therefore, emotions and spiritual states are expressed in the forms of verbs, and many things are understood as animate.
The program offers students the opportunity to develop, in conjunction with faculty, a program of individualized study leading to a self-designed minor in Ojibwe Language and Culture.
Below is a list of some classes you could take as part of this self-designed minor. Please note that you would not necessarily need all of these courses to fulfill a minor. This list doesn't include general education courses. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.
OJB 1111 - Beg Ojibwe Lang and Culture I
OJB 1112 - Beginning Ojibwe Language and Culture II
OJB 2101 - Intermediate Ojibwe I
OJB 2102 - Intermediate Ojibwe II
OJB 3101 - Advanced Ojibwe I
OJB 3105 - Ojibwe Language Immersion II