Zulu (ZULU)

ZULU 110a, Beginning isiZulu INandipa Sipengane

A beginning course in conversational isiZulu, using Web-based materials filmed in South Africa. Emphasis on the sounds of the language, including clicks and tonal variation, and on the words and structures needed for initial social interaction. Brief dialogues concern everyday activities; aspects of contemporary Zulu culture are introduced through readings and documentaries in English.  L11½ Course cr
MTWThF 11:35am-12:25pm

ZULU 120b, Beginning isiZulu IINandipa Sipengane

Development of communication skills through dialogues and role play. Texts and songs are drawn from traditional and popular literature. Students research daily life in selected areas of South Africa. Prerequisite: ZULU 110.  L21½ Course cr
MTWThF 11:35am-12:25pm

ZULU 130a, Intermediate isiZulu INandipa Sipengane

Development of fluency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing, using Web-based materials filmed in South Africa. Students describe and narrate spoken and written paragraphs. Review of morphology; concentration on tense and aspect. Materials are drawn from contemporary popular culture, folklore, and mass media. After ZULU 120.  L31½ Course cr
MTWThF 9:25am-10:15am

ZULU 140b, Intermediate isiZulu IINandipa Sipengane

Students read longer texts from popular media as well as myths and folktales. Prepares students for initial research involving interaction with speakers of isiZulu in South Africa and for the study of oral and literary genres. After ZULU 130.  L41½ Course cr
MTWThF 9:25am-10:15am

* ZULU 150a, Advanced isiZulu INandipa Sipengane

Development of fluency in using idioms, speaking about abstract concepts, and voicing preferences and opinions. Excerpts from oral genres, short stories, and television dramas. Introduction to other South African languages and to issues of standardization, dialect, and language attitude. After ZULU 140. Course includes students from Cornell University via videoconference.  L5
MW 1pm-2:15pm

* ZULU 160b, Advanced isiZulu IINandipa Sipengane

Readings may include short stories, a novel, praise poetry, historical texts, or contemporary political speeches, depending on student interests. Study of issues of language policy and use in contemporary South Africa; introduction to the Soweto dialect of isiZulu. Students are prepared for extended research in South Africa involving interviews with isiZulu speakers. After ZULU 150. Course includes students from Cornell University via videoconference.  L5
TTh 2:30pm-3:45pm