Linguistic anthropological approaches to popular culture, covering different levels of linguistic form and discourse structure. Ethnography of communication, performance, discursive and semiotic practices, varieties of language.
The program lacks a lower level introductory course in linguistic anthropology. The proposed course will expand undergraduate offerings and contribute to a cross-disciplinary conversation around popular cultural forms. It is also designed to attract more students to the Linguistics minor. This course contributes to both the Carolina core and the General Education requirements in the College of Arts & Sciences as it promotes global awareness of cultural and linguistic diversity while at the same time providing students the opportunity to develop the analytic reasoning and problem-solving skills associated with formal analysis of linguistic and discourse structure.
As a joint member of the Department of Anthropology and the Linguistics Program, and a representative of both, I affirm that the Department of Anthropology approves of the cross-listing of this new course proposal. In fact I designed an earlier iteration of this course back in 2010 thought at that time I was unable to teach it as part of my regular course rotation. Once we hired our colleague, Sherina Feliciano-Santos, she has implemented and updated the proposal. As it has become a regular course in her teaching rotation, the Department of Anthropology is anxious to have it finally made a permanent course offering.
Please make sure you insert the umeric designator for both the ANTH and LING courses in the proposed syllabus
The syllabus does need a grading scale.
Also, there needs to be a parallel new course proposal for ANTH 271.
Please let me know if you have any other questions.
cross-listed with ANTH 271
Thank you for submitting your proposal to the Committee on Curricula & Courses. We appreciate your patience and commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.