Courses

Undergraduate

SWA 1996 Introduction to Swahili Language and Culture (3 credits)

This is an introductory course to Swahili language and culture. Its goal is to provide students with rudimentary understanding of the language and the ability to use it in daily life situations during the summer program in Tanzania. The course will also make the students culturally aware of Swahili cultural particularities and cultural history.

AFA 4931 Special Topics in African Diaspora Studies: Homo Sapiens' Ancient Origin and the Oral Traditions of the Maasai People of East Africa (3 credits)

This course will explore various oral traditions as practiced among the Maasai people of East Africa. Students will improve their critical thinking skills by engaging in concrete observations, interpreting facts and fiction, evaluating details, and using meaningful connections in comparative and contrasting analysis of the texts.

Graduate

AFA 5932 Special Topics in African Diaspora Studies: Homo Sapiens' Ancient Origins and the Oral Traditions of the Maasai People of East Africa (graduate section) (3 credits)

This course will explore various oral traditions as practiced among the Maasai people of East Africa. Students will improve their critical thinking skills by engaging in concrete observations, interpreting facts and fiction, evaluating details, and using meaningful connections in comparative and contrasting analysis of the texts.

Independent Reading: Swahili Language and Culture (3 credits)

The main objective of the course is familiarize students to Swahili language and culture. Its goal is to provide students with rudimentary understanding of the language and the ability to use it in daily life situations during the summer program in Tanzania. The course will also make the students culturally aware of Swahili cultural particularities and cultural history.