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SLL 208 Kiswahili Morphology and Syntax (2 credits)


Course Description

This course examines the grammatical structure of a word in a language, i.e., its morphology. A word may be composed of one or more grammatical meaningful parts. Linguists refer to those parts as morphemes and morphemes are of different types, therefore, the need to differentiate words and morphemes. They also divide words into the morphemes that form them (words), distinguish different types of morphemes, and use morphophonemic rules to predict the alternate phonetic forms of morphemes.


Course Objectives

The course enables student teachers to:

A: Mophology

  • Examine the grammatical structure of a word in a language

  • Recognize different meaningful grammatical constituents of a word

  • Recognize different types of morphemes

  • Identify different parts of morphemes

  • Form words and coin new words

  • Distinguish different types of morphemes in different words

  • Recognize and use morphophonemic rules to predict the alternate phonetic forms of morphemes

B: Syntax

Rules that one who knows a language uses to construct grammatical phrases and sentences in a language, in this case the student teachers will be able to:

  • Identify and explain lexical categories

  • Tell what principal syntactical categories are found in Kiswahili language

  • Tell how syntactic rules are used in determining acceptable word order in the sentence structure of Kiswahili language

  • Classify language in accordance with the characteristic word order in sentences


Course Content

  • Grammaticality

  • Word classes: nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, etc.

  • Syntactic rules and sentence rules

  • Syntactic categories



SLL 209 The Kiswahili Novel (2 credits)


Course Description

In this course students will discus the meaning and essence of Kiswahili novels. The students should be able to answer the question: What is a novel and trace the origin of the Kiswahili Novel. Traditional and contemporary elements of Kiswahili Novel, historical novel, biographical novel, and adventure novel, dairic novel, romantic novel, and dramatic novel. The course also introduces theoretical and critical approaches to the Kiswahili novel.


Course Objectives

The course enables student teachers to:

  • Identify the concept of a novel

  • Determine elements of a novel

  • Trance the history of Kiswahili novel

  • Identify and classify different Kiswahili genres

  • Differentiate a short story from a novel

  • Apply theoretical and critical approaches to the Kiswahili novel.


Course Content

  • The concept and essence of a novel

  • Elements of a novel

  • The history of Kiswahili novel

  • Identification and classification of Kiswahili novel genres: socially focused novel, psychological novel, historical novel, etc.

  • The meaning and implications of a short story and a novel

  • Liberal and critical theories of the Kiswahili novel

  • Identifying novels suitable to different circumstances.

SLL 210 Kiswahili Poetry (2 credits)


Course Description

In this course students will discus the meaning and essence of Kiswahili poetry. The students should be introduced to what Kiswahili poetry is and its origin. Determine, form, style and different contents of Kiswahili poetry. Student teachers will also be introduced to poetic emotions and Kiswahili poetic genres. The course will also focus on the classifications of Kiswahili poetry from the Nabhany Approach, i.e., shairi, wimbo, utenzi, inshafi, ukawafi, wajiwaji, hamzia, etc. Other approaches used to classify Kiswahili poetry by using the length of poetic lines such as “uwili”, “utatu”, “unne,” etc. will also be examined.


Course Objectives

Student teachers are expected to:

  • Discus the meaning and essence of Kiswahili poetry

  • Define, with clarity, the meaning of poetry, specifically, the Kiswhili poetry

  • Trace the origin of the Kiswahili poetry and determine, form, style and possible content of Kiswahili poetry

  • The role of Kiswahili poetry in expressing poetic emotions

  • Identify, explain and recognize Kiswahili poetic genres

  • Recognize traditional, modern, dramatic poetry and epic

  • Classify Kiswahili poetry from the Nabhany Approach

  • Identify the shortcomings of the Nadhany approach and other approaches used to classify Kiswahili poetry.


Course Content

  • The meaning and essence of Kiswahili poetry

  • Definition of poetry, specifically, the Kiswahili poetry

  • The origins of the Kiswahili poetry

  • Different forms, styles and content of Kiswahili poetry

  • The role of Kiswahili poetry in expressing poetic emotions

  • Kiswahili poetic genres

  • Traditional, modern, dramatic poetry and epic

  • The Nabhany Approach in the classification of Kiswahili poetry

  • The shortcomings of the Nadhany approach and other approaches used to classify Kiswahili poetry.
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