Culture and Communication
ANTHRO XL 4
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This course is an introduction to study of communication from an anthropological perspective.
What you can learn.
- Compare formal linguistic methods with ethnographic methods
- Study language in everyday life and in ritual events
- Study phenomena including socialization, literacy, multilingualism, and miscommunication
- Explore political discourse and art-making as a cultural activity
About this course:
(Formerly numbered XL 33.)
This course is an introduction to study of communication from an anthropological perspective. Formal linguistic methods compared with ethnographically oriented methods focused on context-bound temporal unfolding of communicative activities. Topics include language in everyday life and ritual events, socialization, literacy, multilingualism, miscommunication, political discourse, and art-making as cultural activity. Transferable for UC credit.