This intermediate-level course is designed for students who have successfully completed the Elementary Swahili sequence, or with the permission of the instructor. It broadens speaking, reading and writing skills as students engage in discussions and writing on more complex topics. Videos, audio tapes, newspapers, magazines and the internet provide resources for the content of materials of the students’ interests as well as exposure to more advanced language. They are encouraged to discuss culture as well as news from Africa. Students begin to read short novels, plays, poetry, and essays. Using a variety of materials, students acquire a solid knowledge of Swahili morphology and syntax, vocabulary, and more complex practice in speaking and writing.
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.