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  Oct 21, 2017
 
 
    
Course Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANTH 243 - Language and the Body: Embodied Communication in Cross-cultural Perspective


Semester Offered: Second Semester
Credits (Range): 3 hours
Attribute: 3SS, CD
This course introduces students to anthropological perspectives on embodied communication, including natural and experimental studies of primate communication, and cross-cultural studies of body language, gesture, and sign languages in human societies. Our approach to these topics will draw on biological, cultural, and linguistic anthropological perspectives. Students will conduct research projects that they will present to the class in the form of a paper, a poster project, or a video project.
Enrollment Limit: 25
Instructor: E. Hoffmann-Dilloway
Prerequisites & Notes
One introductory course (100 level) in Anthropology or the equivalent.


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