Ojibwe Language, Certificate

(Code 290-601)

The Ojibwe Language Certificate provides students with the opportunity to become part of the global movement to revitalize endangered Indigenous languages.  Upon completion of this certificate students will be able to: converse in Ojibwe at an intermediate level, have the linguistic and cultural competency to function effectively and appropriately in an Ojibwe cultural setting, be able to conduct future Ojibwe language research, and learn oral presentations skills which can be applied to any language. 

To complete the certificate, students must have a minimum of 15 credits, including:
LANG/AIS 121Beginning Ojibwe I 14
LANG/AIS 122Beginning Ojibwe II 24
LANG/AIS 221Intermediate Ojibwe I4
Remaining credits may be selected from the following elective courses:3-4
Ojibwe Culture and History
Intermediate Ojibwe II

 AIS 111 may be substituted for LANG 121/AIS 121 if the topic is focused on Ojibwe language.


 AIS 112 may be substituted for LANG 122/AIS 122 if the topic is focused on Ojibwe language.

Note: For students pursuing the American Indian Studies Major and Ojibwe Language Certificate as their first and second degree programs to meet graduation requirements, at least 48 unique credits between the major and certificate is required.

Program Learning Outcomes 

Students completing this program will be expected to meet the following learning outcomes:

  • Converse at an intermediate level in the Ojibwe language.
  • Increase their own language fluency.
  • Function effectively and appropriately in an Ojibwe cultural setting (have linguistic and cultural competency).
  • Have the skills to conduct future Ojibwe language research.
  • Have oral presentation skills which they can apply to giving presentations in any language.