BA African Language and Culture

SOAS, University of London
En City of London (Inglaterra)

£ 9.000 - (10.576 )
IVA inc.

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  • Bachelor's degree
  • City of london (Inglaterra)
  • Duración:
    4 Years
Descripción

The department houses the world’s largest concentration of scholars devoted to the study of African languages and cultures of sub Saharan Africa. This collective expertise gives us an unparalleled capacity for teaching, learning and research. The languages offered at the degree level (BA African Language and Culture) are Hausa and Swahili. Students of Swahili spend two terms of year three in Zanzibar and Kenya. In the first year the programme's major component is the intensive study of Standard Swahili or Hausa, and two wide ranging courses on Culture in Africa, and Language in Africa. The second year continues the study of Intermediate Swahili or Hausa, and, at the same time introduces the student to Swahili literature. Two additional courses are chosen from the list of approved optional courses. The third year of the course is spent at an African university in Kenya or Tanzania, where students study Swahili in its context, and write an extended essay on a suitable topic of choice during that year. In the final year study of language and literature is continued at the advanced level. In addition, the freedom to select two other appropriate units from the list of options gives students the opportunity of specializing in a field of particular interest.
Language degrees are four year degrees, but students pay reduced fees for the language year abroad.

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¿Qué objetivos tiene esta formación?

As a graduate who specialised in the continent of Africa, you will have gained competency in language skills and intercultural awareness and understanding. Familiarity with the region will have been developed through a combination of the study of language, literature and culture (which can include literature, film, music, art and religion) of various parts of Africa. Graduates leave SOAS not only with linguistic and cultural expertise, but also with a portfolio of widely transferable skills which employers seek in many professional and management careers in both business and the public sector. These include written and oral communication skills, attention to detail, analytical and problem solving skills, and the ability to research, amass and order information from a variety of sources.

Requisitos: No preliminary knowledge of the subject or the language is required, although we do look for ability to learn a language (e.g. language at A level or equivalent). Applicants with non standard qualifications may be invited for interview.

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Dónde se imparte y en qué fechas

Inicio Ubicación
15 octubre 2016
City of London
London, Inglaterra
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¿Qué aprendes en este curso?

Cultural Awareness
Options
IT
Teaching
Communication Skills
Grammar
Punctuation
Writing Skills
Culture
Literature
Linguistics
African Languages
Swahili
Languages
African Literature

Temario

The two major languages available for this degree are Hausa and Swahili, other languages may be taken as part of the degree (see List of Optional Courses). Students must take 4 course units each year according to the syllabus. Students must pass at least three course units in order to proceed to the following year, including any core courses. Students must take a course for the year for which it is intended. Occasionally exceptions can be made in consultation with the Undergraduate Tutor and the approval of the Associate Dean. Year 1 Core Module Module Code Unit value Term Availability Swahili 1 155900985 1 Unit Full Year Compulsory Modules Module Code Unit value Term Availability Language in Africa 155900867 1 Unit Full Year Culture in Africa 155900838 1 Unit Full Year Open Option Choose a related module from another department Year 2 Core Module Module Code Unit value Term Availability Swahili 2a intermediate 155900986 1 Unit Full Year Compulsory Module Module Code Unit value Term Availability Swahili 2b introduction to Swahili literature 155900987 1 Unit Full Year Compulsory Module Module Code Unit value Term Availability African language literatures (oral and written) 155900677 1 Unit Full Year Contemporary African literature 155900839 1 Unit Full Year Open Option Choose a module from the list of optional modules or an open option. Year 3: Year abroad Please see the Teaching & Learning tab for more details. Year 4 Compulsory Module Module Code Unit value Term Availability Swahili 3 155900635 1 Unit Full Year Compulsory Modules Choose modules to the value of 2 units from the list of options Open Option Choose a module from the list of optional modules or an open option.

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OVERSEAS FEES:£16,250