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ANTH 281 - Introduction to Language

(3 units)
Nature and function of language, including an introduction to the linguistics subsystems of modern English and the development of the English language. (ANTH 281 and ENG 281 are cross-listed; credit may be earned in one of the two.)

Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall and Spring
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course:
1. Students will be able to identify fundamental concepts within linguistic anthropology which address issues of human communicative behavior.
2. Students will be able to use proposed theories from anthropology, linguistics and other social sciences together with empirical evidence to provide logical, substantiated arguments in support of or in opposition to those theories and that evidence.
3. Students will articulate an awareness of some of the central historical and present diversity issues addressed in the course, including race, ethnicity, gender, social class, sexual identity, national origin, or other identities, in relation to linguistic practice.
4. Students will be able to analyze and interpret information about cultural and linguistic differences, rules, and biases in their own society or about non-dominant or marginalized groups.
5. Students will be able to articulate ways in which social identities such as race, class, and gender intersect in order to influence individual life experiences and/or perspectives and in turn, communicative behavior.


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