MVSK 1123-001 Page 1 of 3 College of the Muscogee Nation Course Syllabus (Fall 2013) MVSK 1123–001 BEGINNING MVSKOKE LANGUAGE In this course, students will learn basic phrases, expressions, methods of communication in the Creek language. Beginning level conversational proficiency will be emphasized. Theory. Credit Hours: 3. Total hours of theory per semester: 45; Total hours of lab per semester: 0 Prerequisites: None Instructor Name: Norma Marshall Instructor Phone: (918) 549-2816 Office: Room 116 Instructor email: [email protected] Office Hours: Posted on Room 116 or by arrangement Division Name: College of the Muscogee Nation Division Phone: 918-549-2802 REQUIRED TEXT, REFERENCES, AND MATERIALS Texts: A Dictionary of Creek/Muskogee by Martin, Mauldin. University of Nebraska Press, 2004, ISBN 0-8032-8302-4. References: None required other than those available in the library and on the Internet Materials: None. Estimated Cost for Materials: None. COURSE COMPETENCIES ASSESSMENT OF COMPETENCY (*Denotes Core Objectives) Upon completion of this course, students should be able to Pronounce the Mvskoke (Creek) alphabet correctly. Quizzes 1-5; homework as assigned; class participation Use basic Mvskoke words, phrases, expressions, questions, word order, and methods of communication in the Mvskoke language. Oral proficiency evaluation Communicate orally at the beginning level proficiency of the Mvskoke language. Midterm Exam Understand the fundamentals of the Mvskoke language. Final Exam MVSK 1123-001 Page 2 of 3 COURSE ACTIVITIES In this course students will Participate in class discussions and in-class activities. View videos that depict the various cultural concepts as assigned by the instructor. Review basic Mvskoke grammar and usage. Maintain Mvskoke vocabulary list. Complete class assignments, quizzes, and tests on a timely basis. GRADES WILL BE BASED ON QUALITY AND COMPLETION OF THESE TASKS: Class participation and in-class activity 75 points 20% College of the Quizzes ([email protected] points each) 125 points 20% Muscogee Nation Oral Proficiency Evaluation 50 points 10% Grading Scale Midterm Exam 100 points 20% A = 90.00 - 100.00 Final Exam 100 points 20% B = 80.00 – 89.99 Homework as assigned 50 points 10% C = 70.00 - 79.99 D = 60.00 - 69.99 500 points 100% F = 00.00 - 59.99 AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) According to the ADA, each student with a disability is responsible for notifying CMN of his/her disability and requesting accommodations. If you think you have a qualified disability and need classroom accommodations, contact the OSUIT System Office of Student Disability Service/ADA Compliance (ODS/ADAC). Please advise the instructor of your disability as soon as possible, to ensure timely implementation of appropriate accommodations. Faculty have an obligation to respond when they receive official notice of a disability from ODS/ADAC but are under no obligation to provide retroactive accommodations. To receive services, you must submit appropriate documentation and complete an intake process during which the existence of a qualified disability is verified and reasonable accommodations are identified. Call 293.4988 for more information. ACADEMIC DISHONESTY Academic dishonesty or misconduct is neither condoned nor tolerated at CMN. Any student found guilty of academic dishonesty or misconduct shall be subject to disciplinary action. Academic dishonesty and/or misconduct includes, but is not limited to, the following actions: (1) Plagiarism: the representation of previously written, published, or creative work as one’s own, including resubmitting all or revising portions of one’s own work (selfplagiarism); (2) Unauthorized collaboration on projects; (3) Cheating on examinations; (4) Unauthorized advance access to exams; (5) Fraudulent alteration of academic materials; (6) Knowing cooperation with another person in an academically dishonest undertaking. Students are required to actively protect their work against misuse by others. For details, refer to CMN Student Handbook available in the Office of the Dean of Academic Affairs, each division office, and online at http://www.mvsktc.org/pdf/Student-Handbook.pdf. STUDENT CONDUCT Students are expected to cooperate in maintaining a classroom environment conducive to learning. Courteous and respectful behavior will be expected from all students each day. All pagers, cellular phones, CD and MP3 players should be turned off. CMN is a tobacco free campus. MVSK 1123-001 Page 3 of 3 CLASS ATTENDANCE Students are expected to attend all classes. Due to Title IV regulations, if a student doesn’t attend class for 14 consecutive days, the instructor will notify the registrar, which may affect financial aid. If an emergency situation arises and a student cannot attend a particular class, it is expected that the student contact the instructor prior to the class meeting in writing. COURSE CALENDAR: Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Week 14 Week 15 Introduction and overview of course, Introduction to Mvskoke (Creek) Alphabet and Writing/Reading, Greetings and responses Continue Mvskoke Alphabet, Begin word order in sentences, Writing/Reading simple questions and answers, class participation; Quiz1 Begin continuation of verbs, Writing/Reading singular/plural forms of verbs, 1st, 2nd, 3rd person, class participation Conjugation of verbs, Writing/Reading Singular/Plural sentences, class participation; Quiz2 Vocabulary-Begin numbers/counting, Writing/Reading numbers, class participation Vocabulary-Names of animals, Writing/Reading sentences using animals, class participation; Quiz3 Vocabulary-Descriptive names of animals, Writing/Reading questions/sentences using animal names, class participation Midterm Exam Vocabulary-Names/Descriptive names of objects, Writing/Reading questions/sentences using object names, class participation; Quiz4 Games using vocabulary, Vocabulary-names of days of week/months/ directions/seasons, Writing/Reading Days/months/directions/seasons, class participation Vocabulary-Descriptive Names of occupations, Writing/Reading sentences using occupations, class participation; Quiz5 Vocabulary- Colors/Foods, Writing/Reading sentences using Colors/Foods, class participation Vocabulary - Names of natural things, Writing/Reading sentences using Names of natural things, class participation Conversation/commands, Writing/Reading sentences using common, conversation/commands, Oral Proficiency Evaluation Writing/Reading sentences using sizes, lengths, etc, Singular/plural, Word Games, Hearing Mvskoke words/numbers/names Review for Final Exam; Final Exam Syllabus may be subject to change by the instructor and the College of Muscogee Nation.