Culture and Communication

ANTHRO XL 4

This course is an introduction to study of communication from an anthropological perspective. 

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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. 

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