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Elementary Swahili I
Required Sequence: LANG 151 & LANG152
LANG 151
Spring 2008 not offered

This course is an introduction to the study of the Swahili language. Swahili is the most widely spoken African language. It is rooted in the Bantu language family and contains many Arabic influences. This course introduces Swahili through exposure to East African cultural materials and a study of the language through grammar and speech. Swahili verbs and Swahili nouns are both quite different than those of European or Asian languages; while European languages have at most three genders, Swahili has 16 different noun classes. The fall semester class begins with simple greetings, then adds grammatical elements so by the end of the semester, students are able to form and understand complete sentences in a variety of verb tenses, using 12 of the noun classes. The course is ideal for students preparing for junior year studies on East Africa or study abroad in East Africa.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: None
Course Format: LanguageGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFST-MN)

Last Updated on JUN-22-2024
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