African Studies: West African Languages: Akan Twi, Wolof

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  • CAS LW 111: First-Semester Wolof
    For beginners. Develops proficiency in oral expression, listening comprehension, reading, writing, and cultural understanding. Uses the communicative approach to cover the three main varieties of Wolof as spoken in the Senegambian region.
  • CAS LW 112: Wolof 2
    This four-skill African language course in second-semester Wolof leads toward proficiency in oral expression, listening comprehension, reading, cultural understanding, and writing (using both the Latin alphabet and the Arabic-based script known as Wolofal or Ajami).
  • CAS LW 211: Wolof 3
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LW 112; or equivalent.
    This third semester four-skills Wolof course develops communicative competence and confidence in the use of Wolof in speaking, reading, writing, and listening in culturally appropriate ways. Students learn to communicate with native speakers at an intermediate mid level of proficiency.
  • CAS LW 212: Wolof 4
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LW 211; or consent of instructor.
    This fourth semester Wolof course develops communicative competence, cultural literacy, and confidence in the language in reading, writing, speaking and listening. Students learn to communicate at an intermediate high level of proficiency.
  • CAS LW 215: Akan Twi 3
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LW 116; or consent of instructor.
    Third-semester four-skill Akan Twi course emphasizes oral expression, listening, reading and writing skills, focusing on the culture and the day-to-day life of Akan people. In-class discussions are learner- centered, drawing on experiences of both urban and rural speakers.
  • CAS LW 216: Akan Twi 4
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LW 215; or consent of instructor.
    Fourth-semester four-skill Akan Twi course continues emphasis on oral expression, listening, reading and writing skills, focusing on the culture and day-to-day life of both urban and rural Akan people.
  • CAS LW 311: Wolof 5
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LW 212; or consent of instructor.
    Study and discussion of various contemporary issues in Wolof society and culture, including traditional and contemporary Wolof literature (folk tales, stories, proverbs, etc.) written in both Latin and Ajami scripts.
  • CAS LW 312: Wolof 6
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LW 311; or consent of instructor.
    Study and discussion of various contemporary issues in Wolof society and culture, including traditional and contemporary Wolof literature (folk tales, stories, proverbs, etc.) written in both Latin and Ajami scripts.
  • CAS LW 411: Wolof 7
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LW 312; or instructor consent.
    Develops students' proficiency at the advanced-high level in oral expression, listening comprehension, reading, and writing in both Ajami and Latin scripts. Students apply their language skills to professional fields, the humanities, and social sciences.
  • CAS LW 412: Wolof 8
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LW 411; or instructor consent.
    Continues to develop students' proficiency at the advanced-high level in oral expression, listening comprehension, reading, and writing in both Ajami and Latin scripts, and enables students to apply their language skills to professional fields, the humanities, and social sciences.
  • CAS LW 491: Directed Study: Wolof
    Directed study in Wolof.
  • CAS LW 492: Directed Study: Wolof
    Directed study in Wolof.