Bachelor of Arts In Swahili Programme prepares competent professionals who can handle Kiswahili linguistics issues efficiently and effectively, generating knowledge and teaching in the area of linguistics and giving professional advice in the context of Tanzania and beyond. The programme deals with communication problems within societies of different languages.
It also prepares Kiswahili experts who can generate new knowledge in literature analysis, composition, use and researching in the context of Tanzania and beyond. .
What and how will you learn?
The programme involves studying of techniques and strategies used to compose and write various fiction and nonfiction text. It further deals with research skills helpful to different literature research. Likewise, the programme deals with skills and teaching methodologies which are useful for teaching Kiswahili language and culture especially to the foreigners and in various cultural centers.
It further requires students to learn different theories and skills related to translation, interpretation, and composition of various texts, editing and proofreading, dictionary making and teaching Kiswahili as a Second/Foreign language. This programme involves the in-class studies as well as all field practical..
Entry requirements for Bachelor of Arts In Swahili
Direct entry qualifications
Two principal passes, at least “C” grade in Kiswahili and in one of the following subjects: History, English, Geography, Arabic, French or Fine Art..
Equivalent entry qualifications
Diploma in Translation and Interpretation, Kiswahili, Secondary/Teacher Education (with one of the arts teaching subjects being Kiswahili) or Education (with one of the arts teaching subjects being Kiswahili) with an average of “B’’ or a minimum GPA of 3.0 and four passes at “O” Level.
Graduates of this degree programme are highly needed to offer: i) Evaluation, editing & proofreading, translation and interpretation services and solve communication problems within societies of different languages. ii) Composition and writing of various fictional and non-fictional texts services. iii) Linguistic and literary research services. iv) Compiling and evaluating dictionaries services. v) Teaching of second languages services especially to foreigners.