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

View courses in

  • 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. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: The Individual in Community.
    • The Individual in Community
  • 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. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: The Individual in Community.
    • The Individual in Community
  • CAS LD 113: Mandinka/Bambara 1
    Introduction to the language as spoken in Senegal and The Gambia. Sounds, greetings, and basic nonverbal sentence types. Emphasis on spoken competence. Introduction to the aspect system.
  • CAS LD 114: Mandinka/Bambara 2
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LD 113.
    Introduction to the language as spoken in Mali. Sounds, greetings, and basic nonverbal sentence types. Emphasis on spoken competence. Introduction to the aspect system. Lab required.
  • 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. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: The Individual in Community.
    • The Individual in Community
  • CAS LD 116: Zulu 2
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LD 115.
    Second-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 require a computer with microphone, webcam, and a reliable Internet connection. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: The Individual in Community.
    • The Individual in Community
  • CAS LD 119: Igbo 1
    First semester four-skill Igbo course leading to proficiency in oral expression, listening comprehension, reading, writing, and cultural understanding. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: The Individual in Community.
    • The Individual in Community
  • 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. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: The Individual in Community.
    • The Individual in Community
  • 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. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: The Individual in Community.
    • The Individual in Community
  • 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. Effective Fall 2018, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub areas: The Individual in Community, Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy.
    • The Individual in Community
    • Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy
  • CAS LD 213: Mandinka/Bambara 3
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LD 114.
    Intermediate study of Mandinka. Intensive conversational practice with continued study of grammatical structures, morphology, and tone. Readings and discussions centering on traditional Mandinka literature.
  • CAS LD 214: Mandinka/Bambara 4
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LD 213.
    Intermediate study of Mandinka/Bambara. Intensive conversational practice with continued study of grammatical structures, morphology, and tone. Readings and discussions centering on traditional Mandinka/Bambara literature. Lab required. Satisfactory completion of CAS LD 214 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. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: The Individual in Community.
    • The Individual in Community
  • 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. Effective Fall 2018, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub areas: The Individual in Community, Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy.
    • The Individual in Community
    • Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy
  • 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. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: The Individual in Community.
    • The Individual in Community
  • 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. Effective Fall 2018, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub areas: The Individual in Community, Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy.
    • The Individual in Community
    • Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy
  • 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.