Anthropology 104: Language, Culture, and Society/ English 110: Literacy and Language
Language plays a very important role in our everyday life. Not only is linguistic behavior the central focus of many social settings, but it is also on linguistic evidence that we base many of our evaluations of the world around us. This course surveys anthropological approaches to the relationships among language, culture, and society. In English 110, students will explore the relationships between language and literacy to ask how these concepts help us construct identity and define ourselves in the world. Students will also explore how language, and the cultural and social means of language acquisition, shapes and dictates how we think, learn, and write.