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OJIB 101 Beginning Ojibwe I

Ojibwe is an indigenous language of Minnesota, and students who take this class will begin to learn to speak and use the Ojibwe language at a basic conversational level. The purpose of this class is not merely to gain an appreciation or knowledge of the Ojibwe language, but to gain a rudimentary ability to use and speak Ojibwe in everyday situations. Thus, some instructors may require students to have a tape or digital recorder for homework assignments. The overall goal is to help students gain a strong grammatical and speaking foundation on which to continue their path towards fluency in the Ojibwe language. Students in this class will also begin to read and write in the Ojibwe language
4 Undergraduate credits

Effective May 7, 2012 to present

Meets graduation requirements for

Learning outcomes


  • Students will attain a rudimentary level of reading and writing in the Ojibwe language.
  • Students will attain a rudimentary level of pronunciation in the Ojibwe language.
  • Students will attain a rudimentary speaking ability in the Ojibwe language.
  • Having attained a rudimentary and basic (but thorough) knowledge of these three major areas, students will have begun building their strong language foundations which will allow them to attain fluency at a higher rate of acquisition.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Goal 8: Global Perspective

  • Describe and analyze political, economic, and cultural elements which influence relations of states and societies in their historical and contemporary dimensions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of cultural, social, religious and linguistic differences.
  • Analyze specific international problems, illustrating the cultural, economic, and political differences that affect their solution.
  • Understand the role of a world citizen and the responsibility world citizens share for their common global future.

Fall 2023

Section Title Instructor
01 Beginning Ojibwe I Staff, Staff Books Course details