The Swahili minor provides a core curriculum in language study, supplemented by coursework in related areas, which students can choose. Students completing the Swahili minor are required to take 4 semesters of Swahili language courses and one elective, for a total of 17 credits. To declare a Swahili minor, students must visit Student Records in 140 Thackeray Hall and submit an Academic Plan Change Form, available in the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences Student Toolkit.
Core Courses (14 credits)
These courses comprise four semesters of language study:
- SWAHIL 0101 - Swahili 1 (4 credits)
- SWAHIL 0102 - Swahili 2 (4 credits)
- SWAHIL 0103 - Swahili 3 (3 credits)
- SWAHIL 0104 - Swahili 4 (3 credits)
1 Elective Course (3 credits)
Below is a list of courses that can be taken as an elective to fulfill the Swahili minor. Other courses may be considered, but require approval by the LCTL Center.
- SWAHIL 0105 - Swahili 5
- SWAHIL 0106 - Swahili 6
- SWAHIL 0107 - Swahili 7
- SWAHIL 0108 - Swahili 8
- SWAHIL 0111 - Introduction to Swahili Language Abroad
- SWAHIL 0112 - Continuing Swahili Language Abroad
- SWAHIL 1615 - Swahili Coastal Culture: Gateway to Africa
- SWAHIL 1909 - Special Topics in Swahili
- LING 1263 - Cross Cultural Communication
- LING 1951 - Languages of the World
- AFRCNA 0127 - Introduction to Africa
- AFRCNA 1725/ANTH 1725 - Social and Health Issues in East Africa
- HIST 1727 - East African History 1500 - Present
For more information about the scope of the Swahili Program at Pitt, see our Swahili Language Page.