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(ANTH 270) Language in Culture and Society: A survey of the role of language in life

This course discusses the role of language in culture and society. It is also a survey of subfields of linguistic scholarship and professional application of language and covers topics from anthropological linguistics to forensic linguistics (solving crimes with language).

Credit Hours 3.0 Lecture
Prerequisites None
Offered Fall, Winter
Programs Cultural Anthropology (B.A.)
Cultural Anthropology Minor

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Know the difference between prescriptive and descriptive grammar;
  • Understand and develop egalitarian views of language;
  • Develop an awareness of cross-cultural communication and of the role of language in daily life;
  • Draw an articulatory tract and know how speech sounds are produced.