YORUB 1108

YORUB 1108

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

A two-semester beginner's course in Yoruba Language and Culture. Organized to offer Yoruba language skills and proficiency in speaking, reading, listening, writing, and translation. Focus is placed on familiar informal and formal contexts, e.g., home, school, work, family, social situations, politics, etc. Course uses Yoruba oral literature, proverbs, rhetoric, songs, popular videos, and theater, as learning tools for class comprehension. First semester focuses on conversation, speaking, and listening.  Second semester focuses on writing, translation and grammatical formation. Through the language course students gain basic background for the study of an African culture, arts, and history both in the continent and in the diaspora. Yoruba language is widely spoken along the west coast of Africa and in some African communities in diaspora.  Yoruba video culture, theater, music, and arts has a strong influence along the west coast and in the diaspora.A two-semester beginner's course in Yoruba Language and Culture. Organized to offer Yoruba language skills and proficiency in speaking, reading, listening, writing, and translation. Focus is placed on familiar informal and formal contexts, e.g., home, school, work, family, social situations, politics, etc. Course uses Yoruba oral literature, proverbs, rhetoric, songs, popular videos, and theater, as learning tools for class comprehension. First semester focuses on conversation, speaking, and listening.  Second semester focuses on writing, translation and grammatical formation. Through the language course students gain basic background for the study of an African culture, arts, and history both in the continent and in the diaspora. Yoruba language is widely spoken along the west coast of Africa and in some African communities in diaspora.  Yoruba video culture, theater, music, and arts has a strong influence along the west coast and in the diaspora.

When Offered Fall.

Comments This course is part of the Shared Course Initiative and at times may include students from Columbia and/or Yale Universities using videoconferencing technology.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  4763 YORUB 1108   SEM 101

    • MTWRF To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Ademoyo, A

      Britton, E

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    This course is part of the Shared Course Initiative (SCI) and at times may include students from Columbia and/or Yale Universities using videoconferencing technology. Meetings will occur in one of Cornell’s distance-education classrooms at Stimson Hall. Questions relating to the SCI may be directed to Emma Britton, erbritton@cornell.edu.

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5467 YORUB 1108   SEM 102

    • MTWRF To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Ademoyo, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person