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Academics: summerThe Summer Session (1-month, 6-credits) offers Swahili Language and Tanzanian Culture & Society courses. The Summer Term (2-month, 9-credits) combines Swahili Language and Tanzanian Culture & Society courses with an internship/community service (professional, clinical, humanitarian, etc.). NOTE: This program requires a minimum of 4 students to run. Please have a back-up option in case the program is cancelled.
Course offeringsTanzanian Culture & Society
This course introduces students to present-day Tanzanian culture and society. The course runs as a seminar with guest speakers presenting on a wide assortment of topics, which combined paint a broad picture of Tanzanian culture and society. Each topic includes a theoretical and practical component.
3 credits. Prerequisites: none Swahili Language (Beginner Levels)
This course is intended for students with little or no knowledge of Kiswahili. The course begins with basic lessons such as greetings and finishes up with lessons of self expression in everyday life e.g. at grocery stores, at bank, at post office, making telephone calls etc. The major goals are to enable students to develop communicative skills in Swahili through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. At the end of the course the student will be able to use a set of communication tools to comprehend and speak about a set of social situations. The student will be able to communicate and discuss basic personal history, leisure time activities, work situations and use Swahili for day to day activities such as visiting the market. Essential skills such as asking and answering simple questions will be mastered.
3 credits. Prerequisites: none Swahili Language (Intermediate Levels)
This course is intended for students with beginner knowledge of Kiswahili. Students engage in dialogue, drill exercises and readings. At the end of the course students are expected to show proficiency in general communicative skills, including listening, speaking, reading and writing.
3 credits. Prerequisites: Swahili Language (Beginner) Swahili Language (Advanced Levels)
This course is intended for students with intermediate proficiency. The objective of this level is to prepare students for utilizing KiSwahili is professional and researcher settings. Since this level is advanced and groups are generally very small, lessons are tailored to meet individual needs and interests.
3 credits. Prerequisites: Swahili Language (Intermediate)
Internships & community serviceInternships and community service allow students to learn from practical experience not attainable in a classroom setting. Internships require a commitment of 120 hours (3 credits). Placement is based on professional interests. Positions are available in business, marketing, finance, medicine, health, communications, law, public relations, humanitarian aid, science, engineering, media and many other fields. Learn more about internships
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