Oct 22, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
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ANTH 4500 - Language and Culture

3 hours

Introduction to linguistic anthropology, designed to acquaint students with some of the ways in which languages and cultures are connected to each other, in that communication patterns are culturally structured. Three broad areas: how language offers resources to individuals to help them accomplish their goals; how language offers resources to institutions and social groups that help them maintain their power; and how language shapes our thought patterns. Students learn the basic techniques of analyzing conversations by working on a semester-long project.

Prerequisite(s): None.

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