Amharic (AMHR)

AMHR 240 Elementary Amharic I

The Elementary Amharic I course can be taken to fulfill a language requirement, or for linguistic preparation to do research on Ethiopia/Africa-related topics. The course emphasizes communicative competence to enable the students to acquire linguistic and extra-linguistic skills in Amharic. The content of the course is selected from various everyday life situations to enable the students to communicate in predictable common daily settings. Culture, as it relates to language use, is also part of the course content. Offered through Penn Language Center.

For BA Students: Language Course

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit

Notes: Offered through Penn Language Center

AMHR 241 Elementary Amharic II

Continuation of Elementary Amharic I. Amharic belongs to the southern branch of Hemeto-Semitic languages, which is also referred to as "Afrasian." Amharic is the official language of Ethiopia and is spoken by 14 million native Amharas and by approximately 18 million of the other groups in Ethiopia. This course continues to introduce basic grammar, vocabulary, and the reading and writing of Amharic to new speakers. Prerequisite: If course requirement not met, permission of instructor required. Offered through Penn Language Center.

For BA Students: Language Course

Taught by: Hailu

Course usually offered in spring term

Prerequisite: AMHR 240

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit

Notes: Offered through Penn Language Center

AMHR 242 Intermediate Amharic I

Offered through Penn Language Center

For BA Students: Language Course

Taught by: Hailu

Course usually offered in fall term

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit

Notes: Offered through Penn Language Center

AMHR 243 Intermediate Amharic II

Offered through Pann Language Center.

For BA Students: Last Language Course

Taught by: Hailu

Course usually offered in spring term

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit

Notes: Offered through Penn Language Center

AMHR 247 Advanced Amharic

An advanced Amharic course that will further sharpen the students' knowledge of the Amharic language and the culture of the Amharas. The learners communicative skills will be further developed through listening, speaking, reading and writing. There will also be discussions on cultural and political issues. Offered through Penn Langauge Center.

For BA Students: Advanced Language Course

Taught by: Zemichael

One-term course offered either term

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit

Notes: Offered through Penn Language Center

AMHR 649 Amharic Language and Culture

For BA Students: Advanced Language Course

One-term course offered either term

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit