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Setswana

Tswana, or Setswana, is a language spoken in Southern Africa by about 4.5 million people. It is a Bantu language belonging to the Niger–Congo language family within the Sotho languages branch of Zone S (S.30), and it is closely related to the Northern and Southern Sotho languages, as well as the Kgalagadi language and the Lozi language.

Tswana is an official language and the lingua franca of Botswana, as it is spoken by almost 1.1 million of its inhabitants. However, the majority of Tswana speakers are found in South Africa, where 3.4 million people speak the language. Until 1994, South African Tswana people were notionally citizens of Bophuthatswana, one of the few bantustans that actually became reality as planned by the Apartheid regime. A small number of speakers are also found in Zimbabwe and Namibia, where 29,400 and 12,300 people speak the language, respectively.

Current Course Offerings:

Term A = Spring

Term B = Summer

Term C = Fall


Course Title Term Time
AFST 490-685 AFST490 - SETSWANA-AFR LANG ELEM I 2012C TBA TBA-
AFST 490-685 AFST490 - SETSWANA-AFR LANG ELEM I 2013C TBA TBA-
AFST 490-685 AFST490 - SETSWANA-AFR LANG ELEM I 2014C WF 0600PM-0800PM
AFST 491-687 AFST491 - SETSWANA-AFR ELEM II 2015A MW 0500PM-0700PM
AFST 490-685 AFST490 - SETSWANA-AFR LANG ELEM I 2015C CANCELED
AFST 492-687 AFST492 - SETSWANA-AFR LG INTER I 2015C WF 0600PM-0800PM
AFST 491-687 AFST491 - SETSWANA-AFR ELEM II 2016A MW 0500PM-0700PM
AFST 493-687 AFST493 - SETSWANA - INTER II 2016A WF 0600PM-0800PM
AFST 597-687 AFST597 - SETSWANA - INTER II 2016A WF 0600PM-0800PM
AFST 492-687 AFST492 - SETSWANA-AFR LG INTER I 2016C WF 0600PM-0800PM
AFST 596-687 AFST596 - SETSWANA-AFR LG INTER I 2016C WF 0600PM-0800PM
AFST 493-687 AFST493 - SETSWANA - INTER II 2017A CANCELED
AFST 597-687 AFST597 - SETSWANA - INTER II 2017A CANCELED
AFST 490-689 AFST490 - SETSWANA-AFR LANG ELEM I 2017C TBA TBA-
AFST 492-687 AFST492 - SETSWANA-AFR LG INTER I 2017C CANCELED
AFST 596-687 AFST596 - SETSWANA-AFR LG INTER I 2017C CANCELED