Course Description

Swahili 1: Elementary Swahili, SWAHILI 1

Lecture, five hours. Major language of East Africa, particularly Tanzania. P/NP or letter grading.

Key Information

Credit: 4 quarter units / 2.67 semester units credit
UC Los Angeles, Linguistics

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
Unit Credit

UC Davis:
General Education: AH, WC.

UC Irvine:
Unit Credit

UC Los Angeles:
General Education: Foreign Language requirement

UC Merced:
Unit Credit (see your Academic Advisor)

UC Riverside:
General Education: Elective Units

UC San Diego:
General Education: ERC-languaage prep, need 3rd sem/4th quarter or could apply to Regional Specialization; Revelle - Foreign Language Requirement - third semester/intermediate level or fourth quarter course required for proficiency; TMC 1 course toward lower division disciplinary breadth if noncontiguous to major; Muir 3 quaerers of Swahili may be petitioned to fulfill GE sequence in foreign language

UC San Francisco:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Barbara:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Cruz:
Unit Credit

More About The Course

Swahili, referred to as Kiswahili when speaking the language, is a major African language. It is the national and official language of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, and one of the four national languages of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Other countries where Swahili is spoken include Rwanda, Burundi, Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi, and Somalia. Swahili is an official language of the United Nations.

This is the first of six language courses offered in the academic year 2016-2017, designed for beginners who want a fast and productive exposure to the language. By the end of the year students will be comfortable talking about everyday activities, understanding mundane conversations, and becoming familiar with diverse cultures of East Africa.

Course Creator

S.A. Achesah
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