The Department of African American & African Studies will place you within the lower division Somali or Swahili language sequence upon individual consultation with the instructor. A combination of oral and written methods may be used to determine which class you should start in.
The CLA Testing Program administers the Language Proficiency Exam (LPE) to students at the end of the fourth semester or for placement into upper division courses. Neither Somali nor Swahili has an LPE. Students requesting to use Somali or Swahili for their second language requirement and are not taking courses would need to meet with their CLA advisor for referral.