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Courses in Swahili

SWAH 101, 102, 103 - First Year Swahili (4,4,4)

Introduction to elementary Swahili. Emphasis on listening comprehension and oral practice, the elements of grammar, vocabulary building, and elementary readings.

 

SWAH 201, 202, 203 - Second Year Swahili (4,4,4)

Intensive review of basic materials introduced in first-year program and further development of communication skills.
Recommended prerequisite: SWAH 103.

 

FL 399 - Directed study in Swahili language and literature (4,4,4)

Advanced reading materials, poetry writing and reading, literary criticism of books written in Swahili, discourse analysis of Swahili texts.
Prerequisite: SWAH 203

 

SWAH 330- Topics in East African Culture and Civilization (4) CBL (fall)

A study of literally forms, theories, and analysis of texts in their socio-cultural contexts. Topics include: Oral literature, folklore, short stories, traditions and modernity, and biographies.

NOTE: Course taught in English. This is a service learning course/community based learning. Students will work outside the regular classroom 50% of the time.

  

WLL 404 -Language, Literacy & Leadership (4) CBL (winter)

Coursework involves strategies for tutoring in general and issues pertaining to Heritage Language learners, Somali and other refugees, and tutees in general Course taught in English.

NOTE: This is a service learning course/community based learning. Students will work outside the regular classroom 50% of the time.

 

WLL 399- Topics in East African Culture & Civilization (4) CBL (spring)

The course examines the people of Africa and selected African traditional cultural practices. The region of East Africa is introduced as a geographical as well as cultural entity, using East Africa languages and literature, cultural movies, other audio visual aids and by East African natives.

NOTE: Course taught in English. This is a service learning course/community based learning. Students will work outside the regular classroom 50% of the time.