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Anthropology 4304: Language, Culture and Society

Note: This is an online course that requires no on-campus class meetings.

This course focuses on the complex interrelationships between language, culture, and society. It studies the role of language in fostering cultural practices and social institutions and structures. Methods of sociolinguistics, theories of sociolinguistics, and current issues regarding the nature of language variation and change will be emphasized. In-depth understanding of this field enhances the ability to gain entrance into the field of forensic linguistics. The use of language occurs in a cultural context that includes the ontological beliefs of the speaker/hearers in addition to varying identifying markers. By combining knowledge of the formal properties of language with its cultural base; it is possible to provide technical forensic information in aid of social and legal issues.

  • Instructor: Dr. Augustine Agwuele
  • Note: For specific course information including CRN, start & end dates, times, locations and cost, please visit the course listing in the CatsWeb - Schedule of Classes.
  • Applying and Registering: Please review the information provided on our webpage - Registering for Extension.
  • For more information about the content of this course, contact Dr. Augustine Agwuele.

For more information about applying and registering for this course, contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning.