Master of Arts (Institutional Based Mode of Study)
Duration and Pattern of the Course
The masters of Arts degree in the Department shall extend over a period of at least eighteen months (18).
The degree will be offered in two patterns. Either, Coursework examination and project, Or Coursework, examination and thesis.
The language of instruction and the writing of all assignments (including the thesis) will be Kiswahili except for the general linguistics and General Research Methodology Courses, which may be taught and examined in English. In the first year, all students will take a minimum of EIGHT (8) Units and a maximum of TEN (10) Units. In the second year, students taking pattern A will take four (4) units in the first semester all of which will be elective. In the second semester, the students will write a project. The project will be equivalent to four (4) units. In the second year, students following pattern B will concentrate on their research work and submit a thesis. The thesis will be equivalent to eight (8) units.
Unit Code and Title
Level 800 (1st Year)
AKS 800: Trends in Linguistic Theory
AKS 801: Advanced Kiswahili Structure
AKS 802: Historical Development of Kiswahili
AKS 803: Theories of Literary Criticism and Textual Analysis
AKS 805: Field Methods in Language and Literature
AKS 806: Advanced Sociolinguistics
AKS 809: Kiswahili Literature in History
Level 800 (2nd Year)
AKS 815: Contemporary Kiswahili Literature
AKS 817: Advanced Oral Literature in Kiswahili
AKS 823: Advanced Comparative Literature
AKS 826: Advanced Semantics
AKS 827: Project