AAS 115 - Elementary Swahili
Section: 002
Term: FA 2013
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Credit Exclusions:
Students with credit for AAS 115 may only elect AAS 117 for 4 credits.
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The goal of this course is 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 introduce students to the language and the many facets of the East African cultures in which it is spoken. Students will develop their ability to communicate satisfactorily in Swahili in everyday practical situations while acquiring some of 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 include Sharifa Zawawi, Kiswahili Kwa Kitendo: An Introductory Course (Vol. I: Learn Our Kiswahili) and Tujifunze Kiswahili Chetu: Workbook (Vol. 2: Learn Our Kiswahili) as well as the accompanying audio-tapes, Africa World Press, Inc.

Course Requirements:

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

Intended Audience:

AAS majors and minors, 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 Residential College.

Class Format:

This recitation course meets four days a week for one hour.

AAS 115 - Elementary Swahili
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
TuWThF 9:00AM - 10:00AM
002 (REC)
TuWThF 8:00AM - 9:00AM
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