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Anthropology (ANTH)
308 Condon, 541-346-5102
College of Arts & Sciences
Approval Required- Dept or Instructor approval required; check course details for effective dates. When approved, use the Add/Drop menu to add the course by entering the CRN directly
Course Data
  ANTH 280   Intro Lang & Culture >2 4.00 cr.
Relationship and methodology of language and culture.
Grading Options: Graded for Majors; Optional for all other students
Approval Required Instructor Approval required
See CRN for CommentsPrereqs/Comments: cancelled 11/22/13 MF
 
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  28145 cancelled 1200-1350 mw   tba See CRN for CommentsApproval Required
Academic Deadlines
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January 5:   Process a complete drop (100% refund, no W recorded)
January 12:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded)
January 12:   Process a complete drop (90% refund, no W recorded)
January 13:   Drop this course (75% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
January 13:   Process a complete drop (75% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
January 15:   Add this course
January 15:   Last day to change to or from audit
January 19:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
January 26:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
February 2:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
February 23:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
February 23:   Change grading option for this course
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Expanded Course Description
This course is concerned with the relations between language, thought, and culture. The first half of the course centers on how language as a system of signs makes culture possible. It looks at some basic questions about the nature of human language and its implications for how people make sense of the world. We ask such things as these: What do we share with other animal systems of communication and what is particular about human language? How does language shape the way we perceive and think about the things around us-and how does the world shape language? How does language let people mean things? The second half of the course focuses on language in action and interaction. We explore the dynamics of everyday conversations, the artful uses of language in performance, and aspects of power such as the politics of gender, national identity, and social status. Although most of the readings are drawn from anthropology, we will also venture into closely related areas in linguistics, sociology, and psychology. This course does not assume any background in linguistics.
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