CAAS 116 - Elementary Swahili II
Section: 001
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
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Advisory Prerequisites:
CAAS 115 or permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This introductory-level course is designed for students who have successfully completed Swahili I, or who are able to demonstrate a commensurate working knowledge of the language to the satisfaction of the instructor. The goal is to continue to provide students with a basic but solid knowledge of Swahili morphology and syntax, functional vocabulary, and practice in speaking and writing. It is designed to further introduce students to the language and the many facets of the East African cultures in which it is spoken. In this course students will heighten their ability to communicate satisfactorily in Swahili in everyday practical situations while honing the skills necessary for effective reading and writing. Using a variety of written and oral materials, the course focuses on the development of the four language skills necessary for interpersonal communication in Swahili: listening, writing, reading, and speaking. Instructional materials for this course may include Senkoro, F.E.M.K. (2003). Tuseme Kiswahili: A multidimensional approach to the teaching and learning of Swahili as a foreign language. NARLC Press: Madison, Wisconsin.

Crs Requirements: Regular attendance is essential. Participation in class includes asking and answering questions in Swahili, initiating discussion, role playing, and other situational activities. The final grade is based on class participation, journal entries, homework assignments, unit exams, a mid-term written and oral test, and a final written and oral examination.

Intended Audience: Undergraduate concentrators and minors in CAAS, especially those interested in African/East African cultures. Also students in anthropology, history, sociology, political science, and the RC, and/or preparing for study abroad programs.

Class Format: Recitation format meets four days a week for one hour.

Assessment: CAAS typically relies directly on faculty instructors, and when necessary oversight by the Associate Director, for the assessment of student learning. With language courses, such assessments tend to be straightforward and amply reflected in the week-to-week acquisition of language skills.

CAAS 116 - Elementary Swahili II
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001 (REC)
MTuWTh 2:00PM - 3:00PM
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