African Studies: West African Languages: Hausa

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  • CAS LA 111: Hausa 1
    First semester four-skill Hausa course leading to proficiency in oral expression, listening comprehension, reading, writing and cultural understanding. Introduction to reading and writing Hausa in Ajami, an Arabic-based script.
  • CAS LA 112: Hausa 2
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LA 111.
    Second-semester four-skills Hausa 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, and to read and write using both Latin and Ajami scripts.
  • CAS LA 211: Hausa 3
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LA 112.
    Orally oriented approach supplemented by reading and writing. Culturally oriented text involves students in dialogues discussing aspects of Hausa culture and traditions.
  • CAS LA 212: Hausa 4
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LA 211.
    Continuation of CAS LA 211. This fourth-semester four-skill Hausa course develops competence and confidence in the use of Hausa in reading, writing, speaking and listening in culturally acceptable ways. Students learn to communicate at an intermediate high level of proficiency.
  • CAS LA 311: Hausa 5
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LA 212.
    In this fifth-semester course, students study and discuss various contemporary issues in Hausa society and culture, including traditional and contemporary literature written in both Latin and Ajami scripts. Instructional materials include internet resources and Hausa cinema.
  • CAS LA 312: Hausa 6
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LA 311; or instructor consent.
    In this sixth semester course, students continue to study and discuss various issues in Hausa society and culture, including traditional contemporary Hausa literature (folk tales, stories, proverbs, etc.) written in both Latin and Ajami scripts.
  • CAS LA 411: Hausa 7
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LA 312; or consent of instructor.
    This course is designed to take students to advanced-high level proficiency in Hausa. It emphasizes the development of the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) for extended formal and informal discourse in both Latin and Ajami scripts.
  • CAS LA 412: Hausa 8
    A continuation of CAS LA 411. This course reinforces students' advanced-high level proficiency in Hausa. It continues to emphasize the development of the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) for extended formal and informal discourse in both Latin and Ajami scripts.