Courses Offered

Please note that number courses 110, 210, 310, and 401 are taught in the Fall, and that the courses numbered 120, 220, 320, 402 are taught in the Spring. 

KISW 110 Elementary KiSwahili I
Five hours of class per week. Basic level or oral fluency and aural comprehension. Vocabulary acquisition, pronunciation, grammar, and writing. Reading of simple texts. Not open to native speakers of KiSwahili. LEC.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Muchira, John
MW 09:00-09:50 AM BA 109 - LAWRENCE
TuTh 09:30-10:45 AM BA 109 - LAWRENCE
5 12042
KISW 120 Elementary KiSwahili II
Five hours of class per week. A continuation of KISW 110. Readings in cultural texts. Prerequisite: KISW 110. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

KISW 177 First Year Seminar: _____
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in KiSwahili. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

KISW 210 Intermediate KiSwahili I
Three hours of class conducted in KiSwahili. Intermediate oral proficiency and aural comprehension. Systematic review of grammar. Writing skills beyond the basic level. Introduction to modern KiSwahili texts and discussion in KiSwahili. Prerequisite: KISW 120. LEC.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Ojiambo, Peter
Muchira, John
TuTh 11:00-12:15 PM WES 4038 - LAWRENCE
3 12043
KISW 220 Intermediate KiSwahili II
Three hours of class conducted in KiSwahili. Continuation of KISW 210. Discussion in KiSwahili of texts studied. Prerequisite: KISW 210. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

KISW 310 Advanced KiSwahili I
A practical KiSwahili language course involving advanced study of the grammar, reading of texts on a variety of subjects, conversation, and composition. Taught in KiSwahili. Designed for students who have had two or more years of KiSwahili study. Open to native speakers. Prerequisite: KISW 220 or consent of instructor. LEC.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Ojiambo, Peter
Muchira, John
MW 03:00-04:15 PM BA 109 - LAWRENCE
3 12044
KISW 320 Advanced KiSwahili II
A continuation of KISW 310. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of KISW 310 or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

KISW 401 Readings in KiSwahili I
Designed for native and near-native speakers, this course involves reading newspapers and other publications in the language intended for native speakers, conversation, oral presentations, and advanced grammar. Prerequisite: Native or near-native speaker proficiency or consent of instructor. LEC.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Wawire, Brenda
Tu 03:00-05:30 PM ST 338A - LAWRENCE
3 17661
KISW 402 Readings in KiSwahili II
Continuation of KISW 401. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

KISW 410 Advanced KiSwahili
The course objective is a sophisticated command of speaking, listening, reading, and writing in KiSwahili. Texts used include newspapers and other KiSwahili publications not expressly for language learners, and spoken material intended for native speakers is introduced. Conversation and oral presentations. Advanced grammar. Available for elective credit in the major. Prerequisite: Native, near-native or second language competence or satisfactory completion of fourth level language proficiency. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

*Graduate-Level Courses Available: Graduate Students may take undergraduate level courses for graduate credit.  Please contact Roxie Lytle (roxie@ku.edu) for permission. 





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