Aspects Of Kiswahili Culture

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Course Code: 
KSB 3201
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 2
Year of Study: 
Year 3
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
Academic Programs: 
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Course Description & Objectives: 

This course provides the student with a background to culture study and then goes on to look at the Kiswahili cultural practices pertaining to courtship and marriage, conception , birth ceremony, upbringing of children, initiation of girls and boys, death and burial, the widow after a husband’s death, etc. The influence of modern developments on Kiswahili culture will also be looked at.

Learning Outcomes: 
  • describe the general aspects of Swahili culture
  • mention several Swahili proverbs, riddles, superstitions and their role in the Swahili society
  • identify the changes that are apparent in the Swahili society as a result of modernity.
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