The Department of Modern Languages at The University of Mississippi is now offering Swahili-language courses. We are very excited to initiate an eleventh language program in our department. A three-hour course in Swahili (SWA 101) is now available this fall and will be followed by SWA 102 in the spring of 2015, SWA 101 and SWA 201 in the fall of 2015 and SWA 102 and 202 in the spring of 2016. Students will be able to use SWA 201 and 202 to satisfy the College of Liberal Arts foreign language requirement. This year’s endowed Christopher Longest Lecture will feature Swahili and African language study in the United States. The lecture will be held on Monday, October 27th (place and time TBD), and will feature Professor Antonia Schleicher of Indiana University. Stay tuned for additional information on the development of our new Swahili-language program.