Minor in Swahili (18 SH)
Study Abroad in Kenya during spring semester: Contact the Office of International Programs, or the Department of World Languages and Cultures for more information.
Kiswahili, or Swahili, is a major African language that serves as an official, national and a lingua franca in several countries in east and central Africa.
Swahili is spoken by more than 100 million people as a first, second, or even third language.
In education, Swahili is the most important and widely studied indigenous language of Africa. It is studied in Asia, Latin America, Europe, and America because of its pivotal role in research, commerce, and interpersonal communication.
Prepare for your study abroad experience by enrolling in Swahili courses.
Complement your undergraduate major by completing the minor in Swahili and learning about the cultures of the Kiswahili speaking world.
The minor in Swahili consists of eighteen (18) semester hours. The intermediate level of the language is a prerequisite to all upper level courses leading to the minor. To satisfy the minor requirements in Swahili, students must complete all the required courses with a grade of C- or better.
SWA 1311 Elementary Swahili I
SWA 1312 Elementary Swahili II
SWA 2311 Intermediate Swahili I
SWA 2312 Intermediate Swahili II
SWA 3301 Swahili Composition and Grammar
SWA 3311 Swahili Culture and Civilization or
SWA 3316 Swahili Conversation and Pronunciation or
SWA 3333 Survey of Swahili Literature
Students enrolled in the minor in a world language may earn up to six (6) semester hours of the minor through study abroad. Curriculum adjustments will be made to accommodate the courses taken during the study abroad experience.
*Students who wish to participate in the study abroad program to Kenya must enroll in AAS 2020 - Study Abroad in the Discipline.