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Fall 2012-2013
SWA 200 / COM 200 (LA)   na, npdf

Readings in Kiswahili Literature and East African Culture

Fikeni E. Senkoro

This advanced Kiswahili course will help students gain a higher level of language proficiency by applying grammatical skills learned in Elementary and Intermediate Kiswahili to topics addressing the language and culture of the Swahili speakers in East Africa. Coursework will focus on readings, writings, and oral performance activities on selected issues related to the history, geography, politics, language, literature, and cultural practices of the people of Kenya, Tanzania, and other Swahili speaking regions of Eastern Africa.

Sample reading list:
Omar, S. and Rushubirwa, F., 2007, Tuwasiliane kwa Kiswahili: A Multidimensional Approach
Mbogo, E., 2007, Bustani ya Edeni
Kobia, J., 2008, Siku ya Ukimwi
Wamitilla, K., 2005, Tamthilia ya Maisha
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Each student will write a one-page essay each week on the week's readings. The best four of the essays will count for 20% of the final course grade and are due on Dean's date. At least two revised essays will be due by midterm.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 20%
Paper in lieu of Final - 20%
Papers - 40%
Oral Presentation(s) - 20%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
SWA 101 through SWA 107, or permission of instructor.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21007 C01 11:00 am - 12:20 pm T Th   Hargadon Hall   G100C   Enrolled:8 Limit:15