Courses Catalogue

Kiswahili Structure

COURSE CODE: KIS1203
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Arts (Primary), B.Ed
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

Introduction to phonetics and phonology (12hours)

  • Speech organs used in pronouncing consonants
  • Pronunciations in Kiswahili
  • The main types of consonants
  • Characteristics of consonants
  • Speech organs in vowels pronouncing vowels

Kiswahili morphology (12Hours)

  • Introduction to morphology
  • Types of morphemes
  • Roots, prefixes and affixes
  • Types of words

Syntax (9hours)

  • Introduction to syntax
  • The main types of sentences

Semantics (12hours)

  • Introduction to semantics
  • The semantics of words
  •  The meaning of sentences
  • Theories of semantics
  • The relationship between semantics and syntax
  • The classification of Kiswahili words semantically.

 MODE OF DELIVERY

  • Lectures
  • Reading assignments
  • Practical assignments
  • Discussions
  • Documentaries

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS / EQUIPMENT

  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Flip charts
  • LCD projects
  • CDs, DVDs and Tapes