Nov 18, 2018  
2018-2019 Supplemental Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Supplemental Undergraduate Catalog

Swahili Minor

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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.


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