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Department of Anthropology

Linguistic

Spring 2022

 

ANTH 371.001 / Ethnography of Communication

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Professor: Sherina Feliciano-Santos

(3 credits)

Fulfills the Linguistic Requirement for the Anthropology Major and

Graduation with Leadership Distinction (GLD): Professional Civic Engagement

AND

Integrative Requirement (INT)

Course Readings:

Please go to the USC Bookstore to find what books you will need for this course:

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Course Description:

This course will introduce students to the empirical study of language and communication in context.  Using a cross-cultural approach, students will explore how norms and expectations for what are considered appropriate ways of talking and interacting (including things like gaze, spatial organization, hand gestures, and bodily positioning for example) differ across social events and cultural locales.  In fact, we will consider how such norms and expectations might help us constitute “identities” and “communities.”  Additionally, students will familiarize themselves with ethnographic and analytical methods in the study of communication, which they will apply to a short research project.


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