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Linguistic Anthropology Immersion

Language is a fundamental property of being human. Linguistics, the study of human language, is one of the four branches of anthropology. Linguistic anthropology explores the dynamic interrelationships among language, culture, and society, how human beings make sense of the world, and participate in social life through creative speech acts and linguistic play. Courses familiarize students with a range of theoretical and analytic approaches, including general linguistics, sociolinguistics, theories of languages, communication, semiotics, and literary studies. 

Notes about this immersion:

  • This immersion is closed to students majoring in anthropology and sociology who have chosen the cultural anthropology track. 
Required Course
ANTH-104 Language and Linguistics
Choose two of the following:
   ANTH-201    Ethnographic Imagination: Writing about Society and Culture
   ANTH-220    Language and Culture: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
   ANTH-285    American Indian Languages
   ANTH-290    Language and Sexuality
   ANTH-305    Comparative and Historical Linguistics
   ANTH-312    People Before Cities
   COMM-304    Intercultural Communication
   PHIL-414    Philosophy of Language