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Course Detail

Degree
Bachelor
Standard Academic Year
2 - 4
Course delivery methods
Hybrid or Others
Subject
Social studies, Languages
Program
School
School of Social and International Studies
Department
College of International Studies
Campus
Tsukuba Campus
Classroom
Course Offering Year
2022-2023
Course Offering Month
April - June
Weekday and Period
Tue1,2
Capacity
Credits
2.0
Language
English
Course Number
BC11511

Linguistic Anthropology University of Tsukuba

Course Overview

An introduction to linguistic anthropology, this course explores the relationship between language and culture, especially on how language reflects culture and how culture creates language. Through the lectures, required readings, group discussions, and student projects, we will learn the roles and functions of language in creating universal as well as cultural-specific worldviews. Enrollment will be limited to 100 students.

Learning Achievement

Drawing upon basic linguistic and anthropological concepts as well as analytical procedures, we will explore the answers to the following questions: What is the role of language within human social and cultural conducts? What do language structure and linguistic practices reveal about culture specific worldviews? How does language index social identities, such as ethnicity, generation, and gender? How and why does cross-cultural miscommunication occur? How is language used in multilingual communities? What is the status of endangered languages in the world? In sum, we will try to understand the idea that “Language is the essence of culture.

Competence

An introduction to linguistic anthropology, this course explores the theories and concepts that help us understand the dynamic relationship between Languages, culture, and society. The class will be based on the lectures by the instructor and in-class activities in a pair or group format.

1. General-propose competence: critical and creative thinking skills, broad perspective and internationalism, collaborative, independent & autonomous skills.
2. Special competence: understanding international relations, understanding international development, analytical skills on international relations.

Course prerequisites

No previous knowledge on linguistics or anthropology necessary.

Grading Philosophy

Based on Attendance and participation (40%), Reading review tests (30%) and final paper presentation (30%)

Course schedule

Course type

Lectures

Online Course Requirement

Instructor

Ide Risako

Other information

First period only in Room 3A403
Identical to BE22501.
Lecture is conducted in English.
JTP. Hybrid or Others
Conducted online (on-demand) in principle, with about two simultaneous interactive groupwork sessions.
(former "Anthropological Linguistics")  An introduction to linguistic anthropology, this course explores the theories and concepts that help us understand the dynamic relationship between Languages, culture, and society. The class will be based on the lectures by the instructor and in-class activities in a pair or group format.

Site for Inquiry

Please inquire about the courses at the address below.


Link to the syllabus provided by the university