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Fall 2012-2013
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Intermediate Swahili I

Fikeni E. Senkoro

This second year Swahili course focuses on enhancing the communicative skills acquired in the first year. Instruction is done through reading, writing, speaking and listening activities on cultural content that review and consolidate already acquired language skills. The course infuses cultural and socio-political aspects of life in East Africa with more complex grammatical concepts such as the subjunctive, grammar infixes, and relative clauses. Students are also introduced to intermediate-level reading and writing in Kiswahili.

Sample reading list:
Hinnebusch, T.J. & Mirza, S.M. 1998, Kiswahili: Msingi wa Kusema, Kusoma na Kuandika, Univ Press
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly language lessons, including reading and composing texts, audio practice, conversation and role-plays, and numerous written exercises, language lab assignments, quizzes and class presentations.

Requirements/Grading:
Final Exam - 20%
Take Home Mid term Exam - 20%
Quizzes - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%
Other (See Instructor) - 30%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
SWA 101 and 102 or instructor's permission..

Equivalent Courses:
SWA 105, SWA 105T are considered equivalent courses and cannot be taken multiple times for credit.

Other information:
This is the third couse in a four-term sequence which will fulfill the university language requirement.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21018 C01 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm M T W Th   Hargadon Hall   G100C   Enrolled:1 Limit:15