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2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
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ANTH 140 - Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology

Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-D1-2
An anthropological exploration of the human communicative capacity, starting with the communicative modalities of language and the body and culminating in the study of contemporary language and media.

Possible Instructional Methods: Online-Asynchronous.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-D1-2 - Lower 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 the anthropology of communication;
  2. compare and contrast human language with animal signaling systems;
  3. compare different modalities of human communication;
  4. compare norms of communication in different culture;
  5. discuss how language communicates information about power and social hierarchies;
  6. use linguistic-anthropological frameworks and theories to analyze mass media messages.

D1-2. Lower-division Social Science Electives Learning Outcomes
  1. specify how social, political, economic, and environmental systems and/or behavior are interwoven;
  2. explain how humans individually and collectively relate to relevant sociocultural, political, economic, and/or environmental systems-how they produce, resist, and transform them;
  3. discuss and debate issues from the course’s disciplinary perspective in a variety of cultural, historical, contemporary, and/or potential future contexts; and
  4. explore principles, methodologies, value systems, and ethics employed in social scientific inquiry.

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