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Unformatted text preview: Kiswahili 1001 Syllabus Fa112010 Mwalimu Deogratias k. Tungaraza Office: 450 Hodges Hall; Tel (225) 578-6637 or (225)758—6616 ( leave a ' message) E—mail: mwaldeo@lsu.edu OffiCe hours: MW9:30-10:30am and F10:30~11:30am SWAH 1001(AAA81001) section 001 meets MTWT12:30~1230pm in l 12Prescot HA SWAH 1001(AAA81001) section 002 meets MTWT1:30- 2:30pm in 120Prescot HA SWAH 1001(AAASIOOI) section 003meets T TH 4:3 0-6z30pm in llZPrescot HA Syllabus for: Elementary Swahili Language and Culture I Catalog Statement: SWAH1001 Elementary Swahili Language and Culture I (4) Basic lexicon and structures of Swahili, with emphasis on communicative language skills; introduction to East Africa and its cultures. Cross-listed as: AAAS1001Elementary Swahili Language and Culture I (4). Textbooks: (l) Tuseme Kiswahili; A Multidimensional Approach to the Teaching and Learning of Swahili as a foreign language. F.E.M. Senkoro NALRC Press, Madison, Wisconsin, 2003, 438p, paperback .ISBN: 0—9679587-6-8. Status: Required (2) Swahili and English Dictionary.D.V. Perrot, as revised by Joan Russell, Contemporary Books (Division of McGraw-Hill) 2003, 266p, paperback. ISBN: 007142378. Status: Required Grading Criteria: Class attendance and Participation 20% Homework and other assignments, e. g. quizzes 20% Tests and Mid-semester Examination 30% Semester Final examination 30% Outline of Subject Matter Instruction will follow closely the lesson sequence of the Senkoro: Tuseme Kiswahili textbook, and will proceed thematically, while ensuring students’ solid grounding in the fundamentals of Swahili grammar, learning its basic vocabulary, and developing good listening skills, comprehension and pronunciation skills. It is a hands—on communicative approach, whereby the learner is expected to learn by doing, i.e. learning to do, as opposed to simply learning how to do. There are, as yet, no laboratory tapes that accompany this textbook program. However, work on these is in progress. Besides, the Foreign Languages Laboratory has some tapes sequenced in accordance with the Hinnebusch textbook, which students could utilize to best advantage. Optimally, Swahili, as well as other languages, is best learned by total immersion in the culture, but, unfortunately, it is not possible to move the class to East Africa this term! However, an LSU Swahili Safari program is being planned for the Summer of 201 I. Indeed it is a follow up on one that just took place this past Summer. Students are strongly encouraged to participate. This eye-opener program will afford singular opportunity for strengthening and continuing Swahili studies and proficiency. In the meantime, please, note that 20% of the grade is calculated based on student attendance Ed participation in class learning activities. Note also that 20% of the grade is calculated based on student homework and other in-class assignments. Key Dates: 23August Classes begin oseptember Labor Day Holiday 7 September Classes resume 21-24 October F all Holiday 25 October Classes Resume 11-16 October Mid—Semester Examination Period 24 October Course Scheduling for Spring Semester begins, Sunday 5:00pm 24-28 November Thanksgiving Holidays 29 November classes resume 1-5 Dec. Concentrated Study Period 4 December Classes end. 6-11 Final Examination Period. Main Topics: Week Main Topics (“TK” refers to the Senkoro textbook) 1 Introduction to course syllabus, class requirements and grading system. See (TK) Preliminary chapter lays out the basics and/ or recurring themes in Swahili language and culture, e. g. greetings, family, numbers, etc 10 2 (TK Somo la Kwanza) Politeness in Swahili culture, greetings, introducing oneself, thanking, etc. The Habari greeting, subject pronoun, and other pertinent grammatical and cultural information. Quiz. (TK Somo la Pill ) The family and more on greetings and Swahili tenses; negatives; demonstratives; adjectives and further Counting in Swahili. Cultural note. Quiz (TK Somo 1a Tatu) Names of countries; languages, countries, activities at home, and personal information on likes and dislikes (negating); studying where; M—Wa noun class. Test (TK Somo la Nne) Describing one’s residence and other types of accommodation; ME tense to express a state or condition in which somebody or something is; PO/KO/MO loctives; to be at and there to be, and negative. Cultural note on houses and homesteads. Quiz (TK Somo la Tano) Talking about people, their nationalities and ages. More about counting; Swahili numbers and their grammatical uses. Cultural notes on age and birth days/dates; personal pronouns; nationalities. Review for Mid-Semester Exams (Class attendance greatly urged) Mid—Semester examination Period. (Examination date to be announced in class) (TK Somo la Sita) Personalities: describing people’s personalities and professions; the verb to have (KUWA NA) more about adjectives (adjectives with plural nouns) Quiz (TK Sonic la Saba) Accounting for a trip and one’s plans; the future and past tenses; short (monosyllabic) verbs; the infinitive KU; Cultural note on Tanzania/East African panorama Quiz 11 (TB: Somo la Nane) Means of transportation; names of months (dates) conditional tenses (N GE and NGALI) past tense negative; more on locatives: PO/KO/MO; and negative subject prefixes; and the —JE interrogative. Quiz 12 (TK Somo la Tisa) Clothing: describing what and how people dress; colors; more on ME/JA tense; independent pronouns and abbreviations; relative pronouns; interrogative s, PI? and GANI? Quiz 13 (TK Somo la Kurni) Shopping in shops/stores and in open markets; how to bargain and or haggle; bei gani? JI/Ma (Ll/YA) noun classes; _ imperatives and subjunctives; more on demonstratives. November 25—29 Thanksgiving Holidays 14 Review and test 15 December 1—5 Review and Concentrated Study December 4 Classes end 16 December 6-11 Final examination Period & Schedule: SWAH 1001 (001 - 9 Dec: 12:30 — 2:30 pm) SWAH 1001 (003 -10 Dec: 10:00 — NOON) ...
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