Courses in Somali

Somali Language I

SOLA 100     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course provides an introduction to Somali language and culture. Communication skills include: speaking, listening, reading & writing. Sensitivity to cultural differences is emphasized. Simple texts dealing with cultural topics are used to develop skill in speaking. The four skills - speaking, comprehending, reading, and writing - are developed simultaneously. This course is designed for students with very little or no previous experience with the Somali language. (Prerequisites: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test , or completion of READ 0080 and READ 0090 with a grade of C or higher) (MNTC 8: Global Perspective)

Somali Language II

SOLA 102     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course is a continuation of SOLA 100 with increased emphasis of Somali culture and language skills including speaking, listening, reading articles and elementary creative writing, as well as awareness of sensitivity to cultural. This course is interactive and taught in Somali. This course use text books and modern media including audio, video recordings, information printed on websites and news in Somali from across world. (Prerequisite: SOLA 100 or instructor permission) (MNTC 8: Global Perspective)