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Seyed M Maulana
AFRAM 306
Seattle Campus

Basic Swahili

Structure of spoken and written Swahili. Concentration on the acquisition of elemental conversational skill and an introduction to written texts of graded difficulty.

Class description

AMERICAN ETHNIC STUDIES UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON African-American Studies

FIRST YEAR SWAHILI LANGUAGE AFRAM 306 -AUTUMN - 5 CREDITS AFRAM 307 -WINTER - 5 CREDITS AFRAM 308 -SPRING - 5 CREDITS

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This is the First Year Kiswahili (Swahili Language) course. It is designed to introduce you to Kiswahili and allow you to explore and understand not only the language, but also the diverse cultures and customs of the people of East Africa. The course is intended to provide a basic foundation in speaking, reading and writing. Primary emphasis is place on the basic structure of Kiswahili and its operation.

The course content is divided into three (3) quarters with instructional units to be completed at the end of each week as described in the text book - Kiswahili by Hinnebush and Mirza.

CLASS PARTICIPATION

Attendance in class on time is mandatory. Missing a day with no legitimate excuse will affect your grade. Tardiness will also cost you some points. Late and lame excuses will not be tolerated. So, be punctual if you care about your grade!!!! You are responsible for all class assignments and to hand them -in on time. Late assignments will receive a lesser score. No makeup's for missed exams, unless previously arranged with the instructor.

TESTS

Testing will be done in various modes, structural transformations, fill in the blanks, translation, etc. A quiz will be scheduled at the end of each unit. There will be three exams and a final.

TEXTS

Hinnebusch and Mirza, KISWAHILI (required)

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Seyed M Maulana
Date: 10/08/2007