African Studies: East African Languages: Kiswahili (Swahili)

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  • CAS LE 111: Swahili 1
    Introduction to spoken Kiswahili. Emphasis on communicative skills. Exposure to full system of noun classes and introduction to tense-aspect system. Cultural and historical readings, films, and other visual aids included. Lab required. Four hours weekly.
  • CAS LE 112: Swahili 2
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LE 111.
    This four-skill African langauge course in second-semester Kiswahili leads toward proficiency in oral expression, listening comprehension, reading, cultural understanding, and writing.
  • CAS LE 211: Swahili 3
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LE 112.
    Intermediate study of Kiswahili. Continued emphasis on oral communication skills and the development of reading and writing skills. Exposure to all compound tenses. Readings from traditional Kiswahili literature, oral and written. Lab required.
  • CAS LE 212: Swahili 4
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LE 211.
    This four-skill African language course in fourth-semester Kiswahili emphasizes oral communication skills and the development of reading and writing skills. It exposes students to all compound tenses of the language, and develops students' reading skills in traditional Kiswahili literature.
  • CAS LE 311: Swahili 5
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LE 212.
    Discussions and compositions relating to East African themes and based in readings from traditional literature, political treatises from Kenya and Tanzania, and a modern novel. Advanced grammatical analysis.
  • CAS LE 312: Swahili 6
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LE 311.
    This four-skill African language course in sixth-semester Kiswahili focuses on discussions and compositions dealing with East African themes and based on readings from traditional literature, political treatises from Kenya and Tanzania, and Kiswahili modern novels. Students also study advanced grammar.
  • CAS LE 411: Swahili 7
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LE 312; or instructor consent.
    This course is designed to take students to advanced-high level proficiency in Kiswahili. It emphasizes high-level reading comprehension and leads to the development of communication skills for extended formal and informal discourse.
  • CAS LE 412: Swahili 8
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LE 411; or instructor consent
    Builds on CAS LE 411. Further development of advanced-high level proficiency in Kiswahili. High-level reading comprehension communication skills for extended formal and informal discourse. Readings and discussions focus on social and political development in post-independence Tanzania.
  • CAS LE 491: Ds Swahili
  • CAS LE 492: Ds Swahili