Universität Wien FIND

140146 KU Hausa: Texts 1 (2019W)

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max. 20 participants
Language: English

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Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 07.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Monday 14.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Monday 28.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Monday 04.11. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Monday 11.11. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Monday 18.11. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Monday 25.11. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Monday 02.12. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Monday 09.12. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Monday 16.12. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Monday 13.01. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Monday 20.01. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Monday 27.01. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Course Description:
This course introduces students to basic literary texts in Hausa. Texts will be drawn from media such as newspaper clippings, abstracts from elementary literary textbooks/ books, comics etc, and the readings will largely mimic F.P. Robinson’s SQ3R technique.
It is intended that by this approach, students may be able to grasp some socio-cultural elements of the Hausa language that may eventually make them functionally proficient enough to appreciate the rich culture and social composition of the Hausa people around the globe.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
°) To be able to read and understand basic texts in Hausa such as newspaper clippings, abstracts from elementary literary textbooks/ books, comics etc
°) To be able to use the texts covered in lectures as prompts for dialogues, discussions, debates, skits and role-plays
°) To be able to analyze the study texts in order to appraise the cultural, social, and even political significance of the issues therein.
°) To provide students with the tools to critically and intelligibly talk about the Hausa people of Africa from a literary perspective.

Format of Class Meetings:
Class interaction will be largely based on Hausa literary texts readings, listening, dialogues, and skits. There will also be photo descriptions, film viewing and analysis for a social-cultural perspective as well as a hint on the various dialects and writing systems of the Hausa people.

Assessment and permitted materials

Active participation during all class sessions will be the key. The course will be assessed as follows:
 Attendance and active participation in and outside the lecture room: 30%
 Mid-term Test: Reading Comprehension and Summary Writing: 30%
 Final reading and textual analysis (including photo descriptions): 40%

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

No previous study on Africa or an African language is required.
Students who graduate from this course are prepared to pursue more advanced courses on African languages and literatures.

Examination topics

Reading list

Teaching Resources – To be announced in first lecture

Association in the course directory

SB1B

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