African Studies: East, West & South African Languages: Amharic, Igbo, isiZulu

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  • CAS LD 111: Amharic 1
    First semester four-skill Amharic course leading to proficiency in oral expression, listening comprehension, reading, cultural understanding, and writing using the Amharic alphabet.
  • CAS LD 115: Zulu 1
    First-semester four-skill Zulu course leading to proficiency in oral expression, listening comprehension, reading, writing, and cultural understanding. Course combines face-to-face classes with internet instruction. Students are required to have a computer with microphone, webcam, and a reliable Internet connection.
  • CAS LD 119: Igbo 1
    First semester four-skill Igbo course leading to proficiency in oral expression, listening comprehension, reading, writing, and cultural understanding.
  • CAS LD 211: Amharic 3
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LD 112; or consent of instructor.
    This third-semester four-skill Amharic course develops competence and confidence in the use of Amharic in reading, writing, speaking and listening in culturally acceptable ways. Students learn to communicate at an intermediate mid level of proficiency.
  • CAS LD 215: Zulu 3
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LD 116.
    Continued conversational practice with particular focus on grammatical structures. Readings, writings, and discussions concerning traditional, contemporary, and oral literature. First language speaker available.
  • CAS LD 219: Igbo 3
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LD 120; or consent of instructor.
    This third-semester four-skill Igbo course develops competence and confidence in the use of Igbo in reading, writing, speaking, and listening in culturally acceptable ways. Students learn to communicate at an intermediate mid-level proficiency.
  • CAS LD 311: Amharic 5
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LD 212; or instructor consent
    Designed to help students develop proficiency in the language from the intermediate to advanced level. Study and discussion of various issues in Amharic society, culture and history, and traditional and contemporary literature.
  • CAS LD 315: Zulu 5
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LD 216; or instructor consent.
    This fifth-semester course is designed to take students' proficiency in isiZulu from the intermediate to the advanced level; it includes study and discussion of various issues in Zulu society, culture and history, and traditional and contemporary literature.
  • CAS LD 319: Igbo 5
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LD 220; , or consent of instructor.
    Fifth semester four-skill Igbo course leading to proficiency in speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing. Study of contemporary Igbo social and cultural issues explored through the reading of advanced traditional and contemporary Igbo literary texts.
  • CAS LD 419: Igbo 7
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LD 320; or consent of instructor.
    A continuation of CAS LD 320, Igbo 6, leading to an advanced-low level of proficiency based on ACTFL standards in oral expression, listening comprehension, reading, and writing. Also strengthens students' knowledge of Igbo grammar and culture.
  • CAS LD 491: Directed Study in African Languages and Linguistics
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor and department and approval of CAS Advising.
    Study of the linguistic structure of an African language, or the typology of African language families, or linguistic problems related to African languages.