African Studies

The Institute of African Studies (IAS) is Columbia University's central forum and resource for African-centered academic research, program development, curriculum administration, student advisement, and local, national, and international dialogue and action on Africa.

For questions about specific courses, contact the department:

Departmental Office: 1114 International Affairs Building
212-854-4633
ias@columbia.edu

Web: www.ias.columbia.edu


Directory of Classes

The course information displayed on this page relies on an external system and may be incomplete. Please visit Institute of African Studies (IAS) on the Directory of Classes for complete course information.

After finding your course in the Directory of Classes, click on the section number to open an expanded view. The "Open To" field will indicate whether the course is open to School of Professional Studies students. If School of Professional Studies is not included in the field, students may still be able to cross-register for the course by obtaining permission after being admitted to an academic program.


SWHL Q3301 Advanced Swahili I. 3-4 points.

Prerequisites: SWHL W1201-W1202 or the instructor's permission.

An introduction to the advanced syntactical, morphological, and grammatical structures of Swahili grammar; detailed analysis of Swahili texts; practice in conversation. No P/D/F or R credit is allowed for this class.

SWHL Q3302 Advanced Swahili II. 3-4 points.

Prerequisites: SWHL W1201-W1202 or the instructor's permission.

An introduction to the advanced syntactical, morphological, and grammatical structures of Swahili grammar; detailed analysis of Swahili texts; practice in conversation. No P/D/F or R credit is allowed for this class.

SWHL UN1101 Elementary Swahili I. 4 points.

Essentials of grammar, basic vocabulary, practice in speaking and reading Swahili the most widely used indigenous language of East Africa. No P/D/F or R credit is allowed for this class.

Fall 2017: SWHL UN1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
SWHL 1101 001/19020 M T W Th 9:10am - 10:00am
Room TBA
Abdul Nanji 4 14/15

SWHL UN2101 Intermediate Swahili I. 4 points.

Prerequisites: SWHL W1101-W1102 or the instructor's permission.

A review of the essentials of Swahili grammar; detailed analysis of Swahili texts; practice in conversation. No P/D/F or R credit is allowed for this class.

Fall 2017: SWHL UN2101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
SWHL 2101 001/15669 M T W Th 10:10am - 11:00am
Room TBA
Abdul Nanji 4 4/15

SWHL UN2102 Intermediate Swahili II. 4 points.

Prerequisites: SWHL W1101-W1102 or the instructor's permission.

A review of the essentials of Swahili grammar; detailed analysis of Swahili texts; practice in conversation. No P/D/F or R credit is allowed for this class.

Spring 2017: SWHL UN2102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
SWHL 2102 001/77247  
Abdul Nanji 4 3/15

SWHL W1102 Elementary Swahili II. 4 points.

Essentials of grammar, basic vocabulary, practice in speaking and reading Swahili the most widely used indigenous language of East Africa. No P/D/F or R credit is allowed for this class.

Spring 2017: SWHL W1102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
SWHL 1102 001/28597 M T W Th 10:10am - 11:00am
318 Knox Hall
Abdul Nanji 4 5/15
SWHL 1102 002/14602 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
114 Knox Hall
Abdul Nanji 4 7/15

SWHL W1201 Intermediate Swahili I. 4 points.

Prerequisites: SWHL W1101-W1102 or the instructor's permission.

As of academic year 2016-17, this course is now SWHL 2101.  A review of the essentials of Swahili grammar; detailed analysis of Swahili texts; practice in conversation. No P/D/F or R credit is allowed for this class.

SWHL W1202 Intermediate Swahili II. 4 points.

Prerequisites: SWHL W1101-W1102 or the instructor's permission.

As of academic year 2016-17, this course is now SWHL 2102. A review of the essentials of Swahili grammar; detailed analysis of Swahili texts; practice in conversation. No P/D/F or R credit is allowed for this class.

SWHL W3335 Advanced Swahili I. 3-4 points.

Prerequisites: SWHL W1201-W1202 or the instructor's permission.

As of academic year 2016-17, this course is now SWHL 3301. An introduction to the advanced syntactical, morphological, and grammatical structures of Swahili grammar; detailed analysis of Swahili texts; practice in conversation. No P/D/F or R credit is allowed for this class.

SWHL W3336 Advanced Swahili II. 3-4 points.

Prerequisites: SWHL W1201-W1202 or the instructor's permission.

As of academic year 2016-17, this course is now SWHL 3302. An introduction to the advanced syntactical, morphological, and grammatical structures of Swahili grammar; detailed analysis of Swahili texts; practice in conversation. No P/D/F or R credit is allowed for this class.

WLOF N0101 Elementary Wolof, I and II. 0 points.

Same course as Wolof W1101x - W1102y, on a noncredit basis

WLOF N0102 Elementary Wolof, I and II. 0 points.

Same course as Wolof W1101x - W1102y, on a noncredit basis

WLOF UN1101 Elementary Wolof I. 4 points.

Introduction to the basic grammatical structures of Wolof, a major language of West Africa spoken in Senegal and Gambia. No P/D/F or R credit is allowed for this class.

Fall 2017: WLOF UN1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
WLOF 1101 001/69656 M T W Th 12:10pm - 1:00pm
310 Knox Hall
Mariame Sy 4 3/15

WLOF UN1102 Elementary Wolof II. 4 points.

Introduction to the basic grammatical structures of Wolof, a major language of West Africa spoken in Senegal and Gambia. No P/D/F or R credit is allowed for this class.

Spring 2017: WLOF UN1102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
WLOF 1102 001/12862 M W Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
310 Knox Hall
Mariame Sy 4 1/15

WLOF UN2102 Intermediate Wolof II. 4 points.

Prerequisites: WLOF W1101-W1102 or the instructor's permission.

Further develops a student's knowledge of Wolof, a major language of West Africa spoken primarily in Senegal and Gambia. No P/D/F or R credit is allowed for this class.

Spring 2017: WLOF UN2102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
WLOF 2102 001/88651 M W 2:10pm - 4:00pm
351c International Affairs Bldg
Mariame Sy 4 3/15

WLOF W1201 Intermediate Wolof I. 4 points.

Prerequisites: WLOF W1101-W1102 or the instructor's permission.

As of academic year 2016-17, this course is now WLOF 2101.  Further develops a student's knowledge of Wolof, a major language of West Africa spoken primarily in Senegal and Gambia. No P/D/F or R credit is allowed for this class.

WLOF W1202 Intermediate Wolof II. 4 points.

Prerequisites: WLOF W1101-W1102 or the instructor's permission.

As of academic year 2016-17, this course is now WLOF 2102.  Further develops a student's knowledge of Wolof, a major language of West Africa spoken primarily in Senegal and Gambia. No P/D/F or R credit is allowed for this class.

WLOF W3301 Advanced Wolof I. 3 points.

Prerequisites: Two years of Wolof or instructor permission.

WLOF W3302 Advanced Wolof II. 3 points.

Prerequisites: Advanced Wolof I or instructor permission.

The University reserves the right to withdraw or modify the courses of instruction or to change the instructors as may become necessary.