CAAS 315 - Advanced Swahili I
Section: 001
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Lang Req
Advisory Prerequisites:
CAAS 216.
Lang Req:
This course is part of the Language Requirement sequence.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

While Intermediate Swahili focuses on daily life through an emphasis on conversational and communicative approaches, this course addresses advanced issues related to culture, literature, politics, society, sociological studies, and gender. Samplings of East African films are viewed occasionally to help students improve comprehension and analytical skills. The overall intended learning objective is to enable students to critically analyze Swahili texts and discourse, and express ideas in Swahili at this level. The instructor uses situational dialogues, folk tales and songs and written literature to teach the students about societal issues and values. To reinforce the language learning and its daily uses, students undertake an independent study.

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 engaged in the academic study of African/East African cultures as well as students engaged in similar study in a variety of other programs and departments such as Anthropology, History, Sociology, Political Science, and the RC.

Class Format: This recitation course meets four hours weekly.

CAAS 315 - Advanced Swahili I
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001 (REC)
MW 4:00PM - 6:00PM
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