ANTH 240 : Language and Culture

Transcript title

Language and Culture



Grading mode

Standard letter grades

Total contact hours


Lecture hours


Recommended preparation

WR 121Z.

Course Description

An introduction to the relationship between communication and culture. Designed to help students become familiar with and understand the mechanics of language from brain structure to how we make sounds; cross-cultural and historical variations between and within communicative systems; and language as a form of social interaction, specifically exploring the complex and diverse relationships between language, socio-cultural, politics and identity.

Course learning outcomes

1. Know the key concepts and terminology related to the production, structure, and social context of communicative systems.
2. Apply linguistic anthropology skills and concepts to practical, everyday situations.
3. Analyze the dynamic connections between systems of communication and culture, social groups, political relations, and personal experience.
4. Synthesize and analyze ideas and information from various sources relevant to linguistic anthropology to improve academic writing skill.

General education/Related instruction lists

  • Social Science
  • Cultural Literacy

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