INTRODUCTION TO AMHARIC AND ETHIOPIAN CULTURE
|Academic year||2019/2020 Syllabus of previous years|
|Official course title||INTRODUCTION TO AMHARIC AND ETHIOPIAN CULTURE|
|Course code||LT0A10 (AF:301824 AR:165586)|
|Modality||For teaching methods (in presence/online) please check the timetable|
|Degree level||Bachelor's Degree Programme|
|Educational sector code||L-OR/07|
Its formative objectives are within the area of linguistic as well as cultural and humanistic skills learning.
The course will contribute to the whole understanding of culture and language in general and the cultural and linguistic diversity of Ethiopia in particular through acquisition of the basics of speaking, reading, writing and listening skills of the Amharic and exposing to culture of Ethiopia.
- to know and understand basic elements of Amharic writing, reading and speaking
- to know and understand basic issues of culture, history and religion of Ethiopia
Applying knowledge and understanding
- to be able to write Amharic using Ethiopic writing system
- to be able to identify and understand broader cultural issues in Ethiopia
- to know how to communicate using Amharic in different contexts
- to be able to autonomously lay ground for further Ethiopian studies
Lifelong learning skills
- to strengthen people to people relations
II. Cultural Considerations
III. Ethiopic Script
IV. The Basics of Amharic
Bender M. L. (1976a). The Non-Semetic Languages of Ethiopia. African Studies Centre, Michigan State University: USA.
. (1997). The Nilo-Saharan languages: A comparative essay (2ed). Munchen: Lincom Europ.
Dawkins, C.H. (1960). The Fundamentals of Amharic. Sudan Interior Mission. Addis Ababa.
Debebow Zeleke, Mulugeta Andualem. (1964). Amharic Basic Course. Foreign Service Institute.
Tesfaye Baye Assefa. (2009). Amharic for Visitors. Mega Publishing and Distribution. Addis Ababa.
The evaluation will be based on: observation, presentation, quiz and test, written work, oral exam, teachers' oral feedback
- dialogue; presentation; demonstration; reflection; question and answer; visit and observation; discussion (pair, group); debate; game; drama; conversation; individual, pair and group work