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Fall 2012-2013
* SWA 101   na, npdf

Elementary Swahili I

Mahiri Mwita

An introduction to Kiswahili language and culture for students who have no prior knowledge of the language. The course is taught in Kiswahili and focuses on acquiring novice-level skills to perform basic communication functions in the culture of Swahili speakers. Instruction is through performance of cultural themes and experiential activities that enhance the four components of speaking, writing, listening, and reading. At the end of the course, students are expected to acquire simple grammatical skills to perform day-to-day interactions in the language and gain some insight into the culture of East Africa.

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

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly language lessons, including reading, audio practice, conversation and role-plays, and written exercises. Language lab drills. Quizzes and presentations.

Mid Term Exam - 20%
Final Exam - 30%
Quizzes - 20%
Other (See Instructor) - 30%

Other information:
This is the first course in a four-term sequence which will fulfill the University language requirement. No credit is given for SWA 101 unless it is followed by SWA 102.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21006 C01 09:00:00 am - 09:50:00 am M T W Th   Aaron Burr Hall   209   Enrolled:6 Limit:15
23320 C02 12:30:00 pm - 01:20:00 pm M T W Th   Butler Building D Hall   026   Enrolled:5 Limit:15