AFR452H1: Kiswahili in a Globalized World


Examines the state and role of Kiswahili in the globalized world of the 21st century. Traces the changes in the roles of Kiswahili over time from its beginnings as a local East African coastal language to its current status as a regional and international lingua franca, and gives students an opportunity to interact with Kiswahili speakers in Toronto. Explores the challenges and opportunities arising from contact with other cultures and languages through globalization. Globalization as a potent force and its effects on Kiswahili are discussed in detail.

Completion of 9.0 credits
Creative and Cultural Representations (1)