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Spring 2012-2013
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Intermediate Swahili II

Fikeni E. Senkoro

This course emphasizes conversational fluency and increased facility in reading and writing skills while introducing students to Swahili literature. This literature forms the basis for a survey on cultural aspects and more advanced grammer. Students will be able to understand and analyze the main ideas and significant details of materials in Swahili such as media articles, short stories, poetry, short novels, films and plays illustrative of East African cultural issues. Covers advanced-level Swahili grammar, as well as the development of expository writing skills.

Sample reading list:
Hinnebusch, T, Swahili: A Foundation for Speaking, Reading and Writing
Walibora, K. (2004), Ndoto Ya Amerika, Sasa Sema Publication, Nairobi
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly language lessons, including reading and discussing selected texts in Swahili literature (a novel, a play, a poem and a film), and numerous written and class presentation assignments.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 20%
Design Project - 20%
Take Home Final Exam - 20%
Quizzes - 15%
Papers - 10%
Oral Presentation(s) - 15%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Intermediate Swahili I (SWA 105 ) or the equivalent level of proficiency..

Equivalent Courses:
SWA 107, SWA 107T are considered equivalent courses and cannot be taken multiple times for credit.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41144 C01 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm M T W Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled