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 112: Amharic 2
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LD 111; or consent of instructor.
    This second semester four-skill Amharic course leads toward 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.
  • CAS LD 116: Zulu 2
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LD 115.
    Second-semester four-skills Zulu course leading to proficiency in oral expression, listening comprehension, reading, writing and cultural understanding. This course is a continuation of the first semester's work, expanding students' ability to communicate in everyday contexts.
  • 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 120: Igbo 2
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LD 119; or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
    Second-semester four-skills Igbo course leading to proficiency in oral expression, listening comprehension, reading, writing, and cultural understanding. This course builds on the first semester, expanding students' ability to communicate in everyday contexts.
  • 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 212: Amharic 4
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LD 211; or consent of instructor.
    This fourth-semester four-skill Amharic course develops competence and confidence in use of Amharic in reading, writing, speaking and listening in culturally acceptable ways. Students learn to communicate at an intermediate high level of proficiency. Satisfactory completion of LD 212 fulfills the CAS language requirement.
  • 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 216: Zulu 4
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LD 215.
    This four-skills African language course in fourth-semester isiZulu develops communicative competence and confidence in the use of isiZulu in reading, writing, speaking and listening in culturally acceptable ways. Students learn to communicate at an intermediate high level of proficiency.
  • 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 220: Igbo 4
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LD 219; or consent of instructor.
    This fourth semester four-skills Igbo course develops communicative 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 high-level of 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 312: Amharic 6
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LD 311; or instructor consent
    Designed to help students continue to develop proficiency in the language at the 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 316: Zulu 6
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LD 315; or instructor consent.
    This sixth-semester course builds on Zulu 5, helping students to develop their proficiency in the language at the advanced level. Continuing study of various language and cultural issues pertaining to Zulu society.
  • CAS LD 491: Directed Study in African Languages and Linguistics
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor and department and approval of CAS Room 105.
    Study of the linguistic structure of an African language, or the typology of African language families, or linguistic problems related to African languages.
  • CAS LD 492: Directed Study in African Languages and Linguistics
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor and department and approval of CAS Room 105.
    Study of the linguistic structure of an African language, or the typology of African language families, or linguistic problems related to African languages.