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Somali, Introduction Course

Bachelor's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: SO1102
Autumn 2020
25% Distance
Period: 31 August 2020 - 17 January 2021
Spring 2021
25% Distance
Period: 18 January 2021 - 6 June 2021
2 Opens 15 September GU-26103
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

GU-16102: The language of instruction is Swedish.
GU-16103: The language of instruction is English.

The introductory course is aimed at complete beginners in Somali. It focuses on the grammar and central vocabulary of standard Somali. The course is based on reading of simple Somali texts and translation of these texts into English. Basic structures are also practiced through exercises and translation into Somali. Further, the course gives a short introduction to Somali’s formation process, its geographic distribution and regional variation. The course is completely net-based and it requires approximately 10 hours of active work each week: individual reading and active participation in obligatory activities, i.e. e-lessons, discussion fora, assignments and web-based exercises.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: General entrance requirements for university studies. Exemption can be given from Swedish when the course is given in English.

Selection: Selection is based upon average grade from upper secondary school (34 %), the number of credits from previous university studies (33 %) and Högskoleprovet - Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (33 %)

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 10 750 SEK
First payment: 10 750 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance



Department of Languages & Literatures
Box 200
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Renströmsgatan 6

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