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Ojibwe Language Minor

American Indian Studies
College of Liberal Arts
  • Students will no longer be accepted into this program after Fall 2017. Program requirements below are for current students only.
  • Program Type: Undergraduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Required credits in this minor: 18
This minor provides focused coursework on the Ojibwe language, the indigenous language of the region. Ojibwe language study provides students with a unique understanding of Ojibwe culture and the local environment. Students are equipped to participate in a language revitalization program while enhancing their understanding of issues of cultural diversity. The minor addresses the needs of local Ojibwe communities by training Ojibwe language speakers for work in tribal schools, Ojibwe immersion programs, and schools with significant American Indian populations.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Students majoring or minoring in American Indian Studies cannot declare this minor.
Required Courses (18 cr)
Language (12 cr)
AMIN 1103 - Beginning Ojibwe I [LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN] (3.0 cr)
AMIN 1104 - Beginning Ojibwe II [LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN] (3.0 cr)
AMIN 2103 - Intermediate Ojibwe I [LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN] (3.0 cr)
AMIN 2104 - Intermediate Ojibwe II [LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN] (3.0 cr)
Additional Requirement (3 cr)
AMIN 2015 - Ojibwe History and Culture [SUSTAIN] (3.0 cr)
or AMIN 3620 - Ojibwe Literatures: Sovereignty and Survivance [CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
Senior Study of Language (3 cr)
Take for 3 credits.
AMIN 4191 - Senior Study of Ojibwe Language (1.0-6.0 cr)
or an alternative Ojibwe language course may be accepted by approval.
 
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AMIN 1103 - Beginning Ojibwe I (LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Speaking and comprehension of basic Ojibwe speech patterns. Development of rudimentary reading knowledge.
AMIN 1104 - Beginning Ojibwe II (LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Speaking and comprehension of basic Ojibwe speech patterns. Development of rudimentary reading knowledge. prereq: 1103 or instructor consent
AMIN 2103 - Intermediate Ojibwe I (LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Speaking basic Ojibwe sentences and paragraphs at fluent level so listener can understand speaking pattern context. Ability to write and read Ojibwe language proficiently. prereq: 1104 or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for 2203.
AMIN 2104 - Intermediate Ojibwe II (LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Speaking basic Ojibwe sentences and paragraphs at fluent level so listener can understand speaking pattern context. Ability to write and read Ojibwe language proficiently. prereq: 2103 or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for 2204.
AMIN 2015 - Ojibwe History and Culture (SUSTAIN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Credit will not be granted if already received for 2115.
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Anishinabe, Ojibwe, and Chippewa. Origins and lifestyle; relationship between traditional and contemporary times. Emphasis on Minnesota. Through spring 2015 this course will carry Liberal Education Cultural Diversity credit and effective fall 2015 it will carry Liberal Education Sustainability credit. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for 2115.
AMIN 3620 - Ojibwe Literatures: Sovereignty and Survivance (CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Study of a selection of Ojibwe literatures from the 1800s to the present including traditional stories, poetry, political/activist writings, journalism, novels and short stories. Works will reflect the diversity, resistance, adaptation, and survivance of Ojibwe people. prereq: 1106, 1606; 30 credits; Credit will not be granted if already received for 3520.
AMIN 4191 - Senior Study of Ojibwe Language
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 12.0]
Prerequisites: 1103, instructor consent; no grad credit; a total of 12 credits may be taken between AMIN 4191 and AMIN 4302
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Individual opportunity to devise and/or be involved in programs to increase fluency. prereq: 1103, instructor consent; no grad credit; a total of 12 credits may be taken between AMIN 4191 and AMIN 4302