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Language Courses


Arabic

ARAB 101
Elementary Arabic 1
Instructor: Badr, Staff
Credit Hours: 4   
Introduction to [GB1] modern standard Arabic, including the Arabic script, basic grammar and vocabulary, and developing skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking.

ARAB 102
Elementary Arabic 2
Instructor: Badr, Staff
Credit Hours: 4   
Prerequisite, ARAB 101 or permission of instructor. Introduction to modern standard Arabic, including the Arabic script, basic grammar and vocabulary, and developing skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

ARAB 123
Conversational Arabic Abroad
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3   
Conversational course introducing one of the major dialects of Arabic. Only offered within the context of a UNC faculty-led study abroad program in the Arab World.

ARAB 203
Intermediate Arabic 3
Instructor: Badr, El Kerdany, Staff
Credit Hours: 4   
Prerequisite, ARAB 102 or permission of instructor. A proficiency-based course centered on reading, writing, speaking, and listening to modern standard Arabic with an emphasis on understanding the application of grammatical structures and vocabulary development.

ARAB 204
Intermediate Arabic 4
Instructor: Badr, El Kerdany, Staff
Credit Hours: 4   
Prerequisite, ARAB 203 or permission of instructor. A proficiency based course centered on reading, writing, speaking, and listening to modern standard Arabic with an emphasis on understanding the application of grammatical structures and vocabulary development.

ARAB 223
Conversational Arabic (Egyptian dialect in alternate years)
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3   
Prerequisite, ARAB 203 or permission of instructor. Conversational course introducing one of the major dialects of Arabic. Egyptian and Levantine dialects each offered in alternate years. Emphasis on building oral proficiency while increasing awareness of Arab culture.

ARAB 305
Advanced Arabic 5
Instructor: El Kerdany, Staff
Credit Hours: 3   
Prerequisite, ARAB 204 or permission of instructor. Intensive reading of a variety of texts; films, oral presentations, and writing; extensive vocabulary development.

ARAB 306
Advanced Arabic 6
Instructor: Badr, Staff
Credit Hours: 3   
Prerequisite, ARAB 305 or permission of instructor. Intensive reading of a variety of texts; films, oral presentations, and writing; extensive vocabulary development.

ARAB 308
Arabic LAC
Instructor: Hamed, Staff
Credit Hours: 1   
Prerequisite, ARAB 203. Arabic Across the Curriculum Recitation. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Arabic recitation offered in conjunction with selected content courses. Weekly discussion and readings in Arabic relating to attached content courses.

ARAB 407
Readings in Arabic 1
Instructor: El Kerdany, Halabi, Yaqub, Staff
Credit Hours: 3   
Prerequisite, ARAB 306. Classical and/or modern readings in Arabic, according to student interest.

ARAB 408
Readings in Arabic 2
Instructor: El Kerdany, Halabi, Yaqub, Staff
Credit Hours: 3   
Prerequisite, ARAB 306. Classical and/or modern readings in Arabic, according to the studentsí interest.


Chichewa

CHWA 401
Elementary Chichewa 1
Instructor: Taught 2006-2009 as non-credit workshop.
Credit Hours: 3   
The course introduces the essential elements of the Chichewa language. Emphasis is on speaking and writing grammatically acceptable Chichewa and on aspects of central African culture.

CHWA 402
Elementary Chichewa 2
Instructor:
Credit Hours: 3   
Prerequisite, CHWA 401. Emphasis is on speaking and writing grammatically acceptable Chichewa to a proficiency level that will enable the student to live among the Chichewa-speaking people of central southern Africa.

CHWA 403
Intermediate Chichewa 3
Instructor:
Credit Hours: 3   
Prerequisite, CHWA 402. Continued instruction in Chichewa following the materials introduced in CHWA 401 and 402.


Germanic Languages

GERM 125
Afrikaans 1
Instructor: Roberge
Credit Hours: 3   

GERM 240
Afrikaans 2
Instructor: Roberge
Credit Hours: 3   


Lingala

LGLA 401
Elementary Lingala 1
Instructor: Fhunsu, Staff
Credit Hours: 3   
Introduces the essential elements of Lingala structure and vocabulary and aspects of African cultures. Aural comprehension, reading, speaking and writing are stressed.

LGLA 402
Elementary Lingala 2
Instructor: Fhunsu, Staff
Credit Hours: 3   
Prerequisite, LGLA 101 or 401. Continues the introduction of the essential elements of Lingala structure and vocabulary and aspects of African cultures. Aural comprehension, reading, speaking and writing are stressed.

LGLA 403
Intermediate Lingala 3
Instructor: Fhunsu, Staff
Credit Hours: 3   
Prerequisites, LGLA 102 or 402. Designed to increase reading and writing skills. Introduction of literature. Aural comprehension and speaking skills stressed.

LGLA 404
Intermediate Lingala 4
Instructor: Fhunsu, Staff
Credit Hours: 3   
Prerequisites, LGLA 203 or 403. Designed to increase reading and writing skills. Introduction of more compound structures.


Swahili

SWAH 112
Intensive Kiswahili 1-2
Instructor: Mutima, Staff
Credit Hours: 6   
The 112 course covers the material in the SWAH I and SWAH II sequence in a single semester.

SWAH 234
Intensive Kiswahili 3-4 (on demand)
Instructor: Mutima, Staff
Credit Hours: 6   
Prerequisite, SWAH 112 or SWAH 402. The 234 course covers the material in the SWAH III and SWAH IV sequence in a single semester.

SWAH 401
Elementary Kiswahili 1
Instructor: Lisanza, Mutima, Staff
Credit Hours: 3   
Introduces the essential elements of Kiswahili structure and vocabulary and aspects of African cultures. Aural comprehension, reading, speaking and writing are stressed.

SWAH 402
Elementary Kiswahili 2
Instructor: Lisanza, Mutima, Staff
Credit Hours: 3   
Prerequisite, SWAH 401. Continues the introduction of essential elements of Kiswahili structure and vocabulary and aspects of African cultures. Aural comprehension, reading, speaking and writing are stressed.

SWAH 403
Intermediate Kiswahili 3
Instructor: Mutima, Staff
Credit Hours: 3   
Third semester Kiswahili, designed to increase reading and writing skills. Introduction of literature. Aural comprehension and speaking skills stressed.

SWAH 404
Intermediate Kiswahili 4
Instructor: Mutima, Staff
Credit Hours: 3   
Prerequisite, SWAH 403. Fourth semester Kiswahili, designed to increase reading and writing skills. Introduction of more compound structures. Emphasis on literature, including drama, prose and poetry and creative writing. Aural comprehension and speaking skills stressed.

SWAH 405
Advanced Kiswahili 5
Instructor: Mutima, Staff
Credit Hours: 3   
Prerequisite, SWAH 404. This course is offered to students who have completed SWAH 404. It is taught in Swahili and aims at enabling students with grammatical and communicative competence.

SWAH 406
Advanced Kiswahili 6
Instructor: Mutima, Staff
Credit Hours: 3   
Prerequisite, SWAH 405. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. This course reinforces and expands the grammatical, cultural, and communicative competence achieved in SWAH 405.

SWAH 408
Swahili LAC
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 1   
Prerequisite, SWAH 403. Swahili across the Curriculum Recitation. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Swahili recitation offered in conjunction with selected content courses. Weekly discussion and readings in Swahili relating to attached content courses.


Wolof

WOLO 401
Elementary Wolof 1
Instructor: Fall
Credit Hours: 3   
Introduces the essential elements of Wolof structure, including present tense and commands, and vocabulary, with an emphasis on conversational skills. Also introduces the culture, artistic tradition and geography of Senegal.

WOLO 402
Elementary Wolof 2
Instructor: Fall
Credit Hours: 3   
Prerequisite, WOLO 101. Continues introduction of conversational skills, building vocabulary and adding verb tenses. Also introduces Senegalese cinema and theater. Prepares students to travel to Senegal and enter in-country intermediate Wolof instruction.

WOLO 403
Intermediate Wolof 3
Instructor: Seck
Credit Hours: 3   
Prerequisites, WOLO 101 and WOLO 102. This course continues conversational and written Wolof is especially appropriate for students planning to travel to Senegal. It will introduce students to Senegalese literature and proverbs.

WOLO 404
Intermediate Wolof 4
Instructor: Seck
Credit Hours: 3   
Prerequisite, WOLO 403. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. This course reinforces studentsí communicative and cultural skills via gradual exposure to increasingly challenging tasks. Reading poetry and prose, and introduction to creative writing will be stressed.