This course is the first in a two-course sequence at the beginning level of Swahili. Designed to provide rapid acquisition of conversational skills, written expression, and reading comprehension, the course also introduces students to various aspects of culture across the Swahili-speaking countries in east and central Africa. The course also focuses on contemporary Swahili expressions in music, social media, Hollywood productions, advertising, political campaigns, and youth slang. Additionally, students will participate in community-based learning projects that entail teaching and mentoring Swahili-speaking refugees at a St. Louis public school. The course also prepares students for study abroad in any of the dozen Swahili-speaking countries in Africa.
Course Attributes: EN H; BU Hum; AS LCD; AS LS