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Linguistic Anthropology

 

The Linguistic Anthropology Minor introduces students to the comparative and interdisciplinary study of language as a cultural resource and speaking as a cultural practice. In its study of the ways in which language and culture are interrelated, linguistic anthropology often draws from linguistics, sociology, psychology, philosophy, communication studies, as well as education, semiotics, and ethnic and literary studies.

The Minor consists of 12 or more credits from any of the following courses, or other courses with approval of the departmental undergraduate advisor. In order to graduate with a Linguistic Anthropology Minor, students must earn a C grade or better in all the courses counted towards the minor.

ANTHC 151 INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS (3 Cr)
ANTHC 320.76 LANGUAGE, SEX AND GENDER (3 Cr)
     Prereq: ANTHC151 or instructor permission
ANTHC 351 LANGUAGE IN CULTURE AND SOCIETY (3Cr)
     Prereq: ANTHC151 or instructor permission
ANTHC 320.81 LANGUAGE AND POWER (3 Cr)
     Prereq: ANTHC101 or instructor permission
ANTHC 352 LANGUAGE IN SOCIETY (3 Cr)
     Prereq: ANTHC 151 or instructor permission
ANTHC 354 GRAMMATICAL ANALYSIS (3 Cr)
     Prereq: ANTHC 151 or equivalent
ANTHC 401.00 SEMINAR: LINGUISTIC FIELD TECHNIQUES (3 Cr)
     Prereq: ANTHC 151 or instructor permission
ANTHC 401.76 DISCOURSE PRAGMATICS (3 Cr)
     Prereq: ANTHC 151 or instructor permission
ANTHC 401.91 LANGUAGES IN CONTACT (3 Cr)
     Prereq: ANTHC 151 or instructor permission

Students will acquire a familiarity with the subfield of anthropology concerned with the interrelationship between language and culture. This includes familiarity with formal linguistics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, theories of language, conversation and discourse analysis, communication studies, and critical approaches to the situated study of language in society.

A Linguistic Anthropology Minor will provide Hunter College students with a short introduction to the interrelationship between language and culture.  Linguistic anthropology is a comparative and interdisciplinary field that both draws on and complements other majors and minors, such as linguistics, English and psychology.  A Linguistic Anthropology Minor will offer students a short program that will act as a significant complement to these major and minor programs.