Wolof Courses

Elementary WOLOF

WLOF 201   Elementary Wolof I   credit: 5 Hours

This course is designed to provide an introduction to Wolof language and culture in the Senegambian region. It aims to help students gain basic proficiency in Wolof language, with a strong emphasis on the communicative approach, and discover the fundamentals of Wolof culture. Participation in the language laboratory. This course is equivalent to AFST 241.

WLOF 202   Elementary Wolof II   credit: 5 Hours

Continuation of elementary Wolof emphasizes more fluency in speaking, reading, and writing simple sentences in standard Wolof coupled with an introduction of more advanced grammar in context. Same as AFST 242. Prerequisite: WLOF 201. Participation in language laboratory required.

Intermediate WOLOF

WLOF 403   Intermediate Wolof I   credit: 4 Hours

This survey course enhances students' ability to converse fluently and improve their writing skills. The course consists of lessons that cover reading, writing, speaking, and listening, as well as provide exposure to authentic cultural contexts and materials. Students will learn both standard and Dakar Wolof texts, grammatical variations, and Wolof vocabulary so that they can construct simple sentences with ease.
Same as AFST 443. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: WLOF 202.

WLOF 404   Intermediate Wolof II   credit: 4 Hours.

Continuation of WLOF 403. Emphasizes ability to engage in reasonably fluent discourse in Wolof, comprehensive knowledge of formal grammar, and ability to read ordinary texts in standard and Dakar Wolof. Same as AFST 444. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: WLOF 403.

Advanced WOLOF

WLOF 405   Advanced Wolof I   credit: 3 Hours

Third year Wolof with emphasis on conversational fluency and on increased ability in reading and comprehending texts, including newspaper prose and West African cultural materials. Course will also deal with the advanced level grammar found in such texts.
Same as AFST 445. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: WLOF 404 or equivalent.

WLOF 406   Advanced Wolof II   credit: 3 Hours

Continuation of WLOF 405 with increased emphasis on conversational fluency and comprehension of advanced-level grammar in the reading of a variety of prose tests on current cultural issues. Same as AFST 446. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: WLOF 405 or equivalent.

WLOF 407   Topics Wolof Lang & Lit I   credit: 3 Hours

Selected readings from modern Wolof authors, with a focus on novels, plays, and basic poetry illustrative of West African cultural issues and advanced level Wolof grammar, as well as development of expository writing skills. Same as AFST 447. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: WLOF 406.