Swahili (SWHL)

SWHL 1101. Elementary Swahili 1. 4 Hours.

Designed for students with very little or no prior knowledge of Swahili. Focuses on developing the student’s competency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Swahili. An important component in Swahili language is its unique cultural application, which aspects will be highlighted as necessary to help enhance learning. Swahili is the most widely spoken language in eastern Africa and parts of countries such as Somalia, Angola, the DRC-Congo, Burundi, and Rwanda. It is also spoken by a large number of people around the world in the diaspora. This course is designed to build the learner’s ability to communicate in Swahili in different social and professional settings.

SWHL 1102. Elementary Swahili 2. 4 Hours.

Continues to provide students with the opportunity to develop competency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Swahili. Offers progressively more intense practice in spoken and written communication. An important component in Swahili language is its unique cultural application, which aspects will be highlighted as necessary to help enhance learning. Prereq. SWHL 1101 or SWHL 1301.

SWHL 1301. Elementary Swahili Immersion 1. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in a Swahili-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Focuses on standard Swahili. Offers students an opportunity to develop grammatical and conversational competence. Focuses on oral and aural skills that are enhanced by the immersion environment.

SWHL 1302. Elementary Swahili Immersion 2. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in a Swahili-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Focuses on standard Swahili. Offers students an opportunity to continue to develop grammatical and conversational competence. Focuses on oral and aural skills that are enhanced by the immersion environment.

SWHL 1990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

SWHL 2101. Intermediate Swahili 1. 4 Hours.

Emphasizes further vocabulary building. Offers students an opportunity to continue to master the fine points of grammar through written composition, prepared oral reports, and reading and discussion from contemporary Swahili materials. Prereq. SWHL 1102 or SWHL 1302.

SWHL 2102. Intermediate Swahili 2. 4 Hours.

Builds on SWHL 2101 and focuses on further development of vocabulary. Offers students an opportunity to continue to master grammar and conversation through written composition, prepared oral reports, and reading and discussion from contemporary Swahili materials. Prereq. (a) SWHL 2101 or SWHL 2301 and (b) ENGW 1111, ENGW 1102, ENGL 1111, or ENGL 1102.

SWHL 2301. Intermediate Swahili Immersion 1. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in a Swahili-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Focuses on standard Swahili. Offers students an opportunity to continue to develop grammatical and conversational competence. Focuses on oral and aural skills that are enhanced by the immersion environment.

SWHL 2302. Intermediate Swahili Immersion 2. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in a Swahili-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Focuses on standard Swahili. Offers students an opportunity to continue to develop grammatical and conversational competence. Focuses on oral and aural skills that are enhanced by the immersion environment.

SWHL 2900. Specialized Instruction in Swahili. 1-4 Hours.

Designed for individuals whose language skills are at the intermediate level and who seek specially focused language instruction. Such instruction might be the use of the language in specific settings, or it might be focused on specific conversational nuances of the language. Students must have at least an elementary level of competence in the language.

SWHL 2990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

SWHL 3101. Advanced Swahili 1. 4 Hours.

Continues further development of vocabulary. Offers students an opportunity to continue to master grammar and conversation through advanced reading, composition, grammar review, and listening skills. Whenever possible, offers students an opportunity to engage in local community activities to enhance communication skills and cultural knowledge. Prereq. SWHL 2102 or SWHL 2302.

SWHL 3102. Advanced Swahili 2. 4 Hours.

Builds on SWHL 3101 and continues further development of vocabulary. Offers students an opportunity to master grammar and conversation through advanced reading, composition, grammar review, and listening skills. Whenever possible, offers students an opportunity to engage in local community activities to enhance communication skills and cultural knowledge. Prereq. SWHL 3101 or SWHL 3301.

SWHL 3301. Advanced Swahili Immersion 1. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in a Swahili-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Focuses on standard Swahili as well as the local dialect. Offers students an opportunity to continue to develop grammatical and conversational competence.

SWHL 3302. Advanced Swahili Immersion 2. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in a Swahili-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Focuses on standard Swahili as well as the local dialect. Offers students an opportunity to continue to develop grammatical and conversational competence.

SWHL 3800. Special Topics in Swahili. 1-4 Hours.

Focuses on a unique aspect of the Swahili language. The specific topics are chosen to reflect current developments in the language and expressed student interests. Focuses on the use of the language for specific purposes or its use in specialized settings (e.g., media, business, health). Prereq. At least an intermediate level of skill in the language.

SWHL 3900. Specialized Instruction in Swahili. 1-4 Hours.

Designed for individuals whose language skills are at an advanced level and who seek specially focused language instruction. Such instruction might be the use of the language in specific settings, or it might be focused on specific conversational nuances of the language. Prereq. At least an advanced level of competence in the language.

SWHL 3990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

SWHL 4800. Special Topics in Swahili. 1-4 Hours.

Focuses on a unique aspect of the Swahili language. The specific topics are chosen to reflect current developments in the language and expressed student interests. Focuses on the use of the language for specific purposes or its use in specialized settings (e.g., media, business, health). Prereq. At least an advanced level of skill in the language.

SWHL 4990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

SWHL 4991. Research. 4 Hours.

Offers an opportunity to conduct research under faculty supervision.

SWHL 4992. Directed Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers students a way of going beyond work given in the regular curriculum; may also enable students to complete major or minor requirements in certain situations. Priority is given to language majors and to juniors and seniors.

SWHL 4993. Independent Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Course content depends on instructor.

SWHL 5976. Directed Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Course content depends on instructor. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing.

SWHL 5978. Independent Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Course content depends on instructor. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing.

SWHL 6962. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.