Anthropology
 

Language, Culture, and Society

Language, Culture, and Society
Linguistic anthropology as a way of doing ethnography; language as symbolic form, vehicle of thought, and instrument of social interaction; speech events as cultural texts.
ANTHR
309
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesNone
 TaughtFall, Winter Contact Department
 ProgramsContaining ANTHR 309
Course Outcomes: 

Language, Culture, and Society

  • Develop an enhanced understanding of human language.
  • Prepare to do effective ethnography, to eventually produce an accurate and insightful interpretation of another system of thought and tradition of communicative practice.
  • Describe the positions, ideas, and approaches that will most help you to make sense of speech acts and events, or to "interpret social and cultural systems through the manifold lenses afforded by language and speech."
  • Demonstrate the ability to think soundly, to communicate effectively, and to write a clear and convincing essay.