Course

Introduction to Swahili Language and East African Culture – Tanzania

SFS 2060

Introduction to Swahili Language and East African Culture – Tanzania

2 credits

This course contains two distinct but integrated modules. The Swahili language module offers listening, oral, and written practice of the Swahili language, at a basic level of proficiency, to increase students’ communication and comprehension skills. Much of the Maasai population does not speak Swahili, but it is the national language in Tanzania; this phenomenon will be explained in the second course module. The sociocultural aspects of Tanzanian tribes module emphasizes understanding of, and direct contact and interaction with, the native communities with which SFS works, primarily the Maasai. This exposure to culture and language is reviewed and processed through lectures, field exercises, and classroom discussion. The sociocultural module is designed to help students engage in the culture and be therefore more adept at working effectively in their Directed Research efforts.

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Semester

Wildlife Management Studies

Tanzania
15 Weeks
18 Credits
Fall 2024
Sep 4 - Dec 15
Closed
Spring 2025
Jan 27 - May 9
Open