Prerequisite/Corequisite: GE A1 requirement.
Examines ongoing issues concerning cognitive and social aspects of language. In exploring both popular and scientific perspectives on language, students develop skills in critical thinking while exploring elements of linguistic analysis.
Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or GE Composition (Area A1).
General introduction to roles that the world's languages have played historically, socially, culturally and politically. Nature of language, how languages operate, differ, and relate to each other. Contact between languages and change over time. Spoken and written forms of language.
Prerequisite/corequisite: Any GE Foundation course.
Nature of language; its relation to culture; language structure and processes of change; language universals, contrasts and relationships.
Same course as ANTH 170. Not open for credit to students with credit in ANTH 170.