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African American and African Studies  
Institution name: University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Address: 810 Social Sciences Building
267 19th Ave S

Minneapolis, MN 55455
Telephone: (612) 624-8947
Web address: http://aaas.umn.edu/ugrad/
Name: Angaluki Muaka
Title: Teaching Specialist
Address: 810 Social Sciences Building
MinneapolisMN  55455
Email: muaka@umn.edu
Telephone: (612) 625-0185
Purposes and goals of the program:
In addition to its five areas of concentration, the undergraduate major fully integrates languages into its undergraduate degree curriculum. Our heritage language program prepares students intellectually to explore and participate in an ethno-national culture and for world citizenship. We currently offer courses in Swahili and Somali. Courses in Arabic are offered through the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures. According to Professor Muaka, "The Twin Cities area provides the largest reservoir of heritage learners of Swahili that any university can possibly have," he said. "When some of these heritage learners return to their African ancestral countries, fully equipped with Swahili, they will be testimony to the University's contribution to effecting change and development in such countries."
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    This program was created by Grace Sullivan June 13, 2013.