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2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
    
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ANTH 340 - Language and Culture


Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-D
Language as a social and cultural phenomenon.  The structured nature of language, key approaches to the study of language and culture, and linguistic-anthropological research on language-related social issues.

Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area D1-3 requirements.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better.
Possible Instructional Methods: Hybrid or Online Asynchronous.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UD-D - Upper Division Social Sciences
Course Typically Offered: Variable Intermittently


Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
 

  1. define and explain essential terms and concepts in linguistic anthropology;
  2. analyze different approaches to the study of language in culture;
  3. use linguistic-anthropological frameworks to analyze language-related social issues;
  4. apply concepts, methods, and theories from linguistic anthropology to language-related problems that they encounter in their everyday and professional lives;
  5. analyze and evaluate opposing viewpoints using evidence rather than preconceived notions;
  6. discuss how they can use the knowledge of diversity and intercultural understanding acquired in this course to promote equity and social justice in their community.


UD-D. Upper-division Social Sciences Learning Outcomes
 

  1. analyze how power and social identity affect social outcomes for different cultural and economic groups using methods of social science inquiry and vocabulary appropriate to those methods;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply accurately disciplinary concepts of the social or behavioral sciences; and
  3. demonstrate an understanding of and ability to effectively plan or conduct research using an appropriate method of the social or behavioral sciences.



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