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SWAH 2020

Intermediate Swahili II
Course Time: 
MWF 11:15 - 12:05
3 hours
Spring 2014 Information: 

If you have taken the two elementary Swahili classes (SWAH 1010 AND SWAH 1020) as well as the intermediate Swahili class (SWAH 2010) then you are ready to take this class.

This is a 3 credit hour course; a continuation of Intermediate Swahili I. The course will introduce students to Swahili literary texts, poetry, newspapers and magazines, and everyday language use. Presentation of language structure through popular songs, listening to radio broadcasts, writing letters/emails, and context-based conversation will be used. The use of films and stories will also be utilized to extend the cultural understanding behind the Swahili language and its people.

Course reading:

  • Hinnebusch, J. Thomas & Mirza, Sarah. 1997. Kiswahili: Msingi wa Kusema, Kusoma na Kuandika: Swahili: A foundation for Speaking, Reading, and Writing. (2nd Edition) Lanham, NewYork: University Press of America
  • Moshi, Lioba 1988. Mazoezi ya Kiswahili. Lanham, New York: University Press of America; Perrot, D.V. 1965.
  • Teaching Yourself Swahili dictionary A-Z or English Swahili Dictionary by Willy A. Kirkeby (order through Amazon)

For more information, please contact Dr. Dainess Maganda (

Course Description: 

A continuation of Intermediate Swahili I. Introduction to literary texts, poetry, newspapers and magazines, and everyday language use.

SWAH 2010
Semester course Offered: 
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System: 
A-F (Traditional)
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