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Swahili Courses

SWAH 1010

Fundamentals of the Swahili language and culture. Emphasis on grammar, pronunciation, reading, writing, and conversational skills. Additional laboratory work required.

Course Title: 
Elementary Swahili I
Hours: 
4 hours
Semester course Offered: 
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System: 
A-F (Traditional)
Prefix: 
Oasis Title: 
ELEM SWAHILI I

SWAH 1020

A continuation of Elementary Swahili I. Emphasis on register variation, advanced grammar, and culture.

Course Title: 
Elementary Swahili II
Hours: 
4 hours
Prerequisite: 
SWAH 1010
Semester course Offered: 
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System: 
A-F (Traditional)
Prefix: 
Oasis Title: 
ELEM SWAHILI II

SWAH 2010

Introduction to complex linguistic and cultural structures, role of culture in language learning, reading and writing of literary texts, social history of the language.

Course Title: 
Intermediate Swahili I
Hours: 
3 hours
Prerequisite: 
SWAH 1020 or permission of department
Semester course Offered: 
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System: 
A-F (Traditional)
Prefix: 
Oasis Title: 
INTERMED SWAHILI I

SWAH 2020

A continuation of Intermediate Swahili I. Introduction to literary texts, poetry, newspapers and magazines, and everyday language use.

Course Title: 
Intermediate Swahili II
Hours: 
3 hours
Prerequisite: 
SWAH 2010
Semester course Offered: 
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System: 
A-F (Traditional)
Prefix: 
Oasis Title: 
INTERMED SWAHILI II

SWAH 3010 / AFST 3010 / CMLT 3010

Exploration of the aspects of Swahili literary history and civilization. It will provide knowledge of East Africa (not explored in regular language classes) through geography, history, political, and economic structures. The main focus will be on critical readings on Swahili literature, history, and civilization.

Course Title: 
Swahili Studies I
Hours: 
3 hours
Semester course Offered: 
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System: 
A-F (Traditional)
Prefix: 
Oasis Title: 
SWAHILI STUDIES I

SWAH 3020 / AFST 3020 / CMLT 3020

An exploration of Swahili culture in contemporary literary texts; a discussion on how literary texts about the Swahili language and its speakers are used to manifest the culture and how external influences affect the indigenous Swahili culture. Readings of novels from the target country, documents, and other archival materials will be expected of the students.

Course Title: 
Swahili Studies II
Hours: 
3 hours
Grading System: 
A-F (Traditional)
Prefix: 
Oasis Title: 
Swahili Studies II

SWAH 3990 / AFAM 3990

Independent study and research in Swahili language and literature under the direction of individual faculty members. Focus on reading and analysis of Swahili literary writings (including works in translation).

Course Title: 
Directed Study in Swahili Language and Literature
Hours: 
1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Prerequisite: 
Permission of department
Nontradtional format: 
Directed study.
Semester course Offered: 
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System: 
A-F (Traditional)
Prefix: 
Oasis Title: 
DIRECTED STUDY
 
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