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Arabic

ARAB 101
Elementary Arabic 1
Instructor: Badr, El Kerdany, Kauffman, Shahu, Yaqub, Staff
Credit Hours: 4   
First semester of Arabic language instruction, comprising both Modern Standard Arabic and one spoken dialect. Coursework includes Arabic script, basic grammar and vocabulary, and culturally relevant activities.

ARAB 102
Elementary Arabic 2
Instructor: Badr, El Kerdany, Kauffman, Shahu, Yaqub, Staff
Credit Hours: 4   
Second semester of Arabic language instruction, comprising both Modern Standard Arabic and one spoken dialect. Coursework includes expanded grammar and vocabulary and culturally relevant activities.

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 University faculty-led study abroad program in the Arab world.

ARAB 203
Intermediate Arabic I
Instructor: Badr, El Kerdany, Kauffman, Shahu, Yaqub, Staff
Credit Hours: 4   
Third semester of Arabic language instruction, comprising both Modern Standard Arabic and one spoken dialect. Coursework includes expanded grammar and vocabulary, and culturally relevant activities.

ARAB 204
Intermediate Arabic II
Instructor: Badr, El Kerdany, Kauffman, Shahu, Yaqub, Staff
Credit Hours: 4   
Fourth semester of Arabic language instruction, comprising both Modern Standard Arabic and one spoken dialect. Coursework includes expanded grammar and vocabulary, and culturally relevant activities.

ARAB 300
Arabic Grammar and Composition
Instructor: Badr, Staff
Credit Hours: 3   
Intensive grammar review and composition to improve accuracy and develop writing skills in Modern Standard Arabic. Prerequisite, ARAB 204.

ARAB 305
Advanced Arabic I
Instructor: Badr, El Kerdany, Kauffman, Shahu, Yaqub, Staff
Credit Hours: 3   
Fifth semester of Arabic language instruction, comprising both Modern Standard Arabic and one spoken dialect. Coursework includes intensive reading of a variety of texts; films, oral presentations, and writing; extensive vocabulary development.

ARAB 306
Advanced Arabic II
Instructor: Badr, El Kerdany, Kauffman, Shahu, Yaqub, Staff
Credit Hours: 3   
Sixth semester of Arabic language instruction, comprising both Modern Standard Arabic and one spoken dialect. Coursework includes intensive reading of a variety of texts; films, oral presentations, and writing; extensive vocabulary development.

ARAB 308
Arabic Languages across the Curriculum Recitation (LAC)
Instructor: Kauffman, Staff
Credit Hours: 1    50% Africa Content
Arabic recitation offered in conjunction with selected content courses. Weekly discussion and readings in Arabic relating to attached content courses. Prerequisite, ARAB 204.

ARAB 407
Readings in Arabic I
Instructor: Badr, El Kerdany, Kauffman, Shahu, Yaqub, Staff
Credit Hours: 3   
Classical and/or modern readings in Arabic and discussions in conversational Arabic, according to the students' interest.

ARAB 408
Readings in Arabic II
Instructor: Badr, El Kerdany, Kauffman, Shahu, Yaqub, Staff
Credit Hours: 3   
Classical and/or modern readings in Arabic and discussions in conversational Arabic, according to the students' interest.


Chichewa

CHWA 401
Elementary Chichewa 1
Instructor: Taught 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, Mutima, 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, Mutima, 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, Mutima, 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, Mutima, Staff
Credit Hours: 3   
Prerequisites, LGLA 203 or 403. Designed to increase reading and writing skills. Introduction of more compound structures.


Portuguese

PORT 203
Intermediate Portuguese I
Instructor: R. Anderson, Gomez, Taylor, Vernon, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    50% Africa Content
Further development of language with emphasis on speaking, writing, and a review of grammar. Includes advanced Portuguese structures, cultural and literary texts. Students may not receive credit for both PORT 203 and PORT 212 or 402. Prerequisite, PORT 102, 111, or 401. Note: This semester of Portuguese language study has a regional focus on Lusophone Africa.


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: Mutima, Mwamzandi, 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: Mutima, Mwamzandi, 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, Mwamzandi, 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, Mwamzandi, 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, Mwamzandi, 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, Mwamzandi, 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: Mutima, Mwamzandi, 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 I
Instructor: Camara, Sy
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 II
Instructor: Camara, Sy
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 III
Instructor: Camara, Sy
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 IV
Instructor: Camara, Sy
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.

WOLO 405
Advanced Wolof V
Instructor: Camara
Credit Hours: 3