Feb 19, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
    
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog

ANT6912 INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTIC ANTHROPOLOGY COURSE PROCEDURE


ANT6912 INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTIC ANTHROPOLOGY

   3 Credit Hours

Student Level:

This course is open to students at the freshman or sophomore college level.

Catalog Description:

ANT6912 - Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology (3 hrs)

[KRSN ANT2010]

An introduction to the basic principles and methodology and of linguistic research as applied by anthropologists to sociocultural questions.

Course Classification:

Lecture

Prerequisites:

None

Controlling Purpose:

This course is designed to introduce students to the principles and practices of linguistic anthropology, and establish for the student the place of linguistics in the four-field approach to anthropology.

Learner Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course the student will develop a working knowledge of the basic principles, methodology, and application of linguistic anthropology.  The student will develop research, writing, critical thinking and communications skills.

Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation

The following outline defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period.  Instructors may add other material as time allows.

UNIT 1: Linguistics in Anthropology

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Define anthropology as a four-field discipline, and define the place of linguistics in the overall anthropological method
  • Define & describe culture as a system of ideology, technology, social organization and environment
  • Define & describe the anthropological method, including the concepts of fieldwork and participant observation
  • Define folk models, and construct analytical models

UNIT 2: Language and Culture

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Define & describe the ways in which language defines culture
  • Discuss the concept of linguistic relativity
  • Define & describe the ways in which language, thought and culture interact
  • Express and interpret the relevant theories and some case-study data pertaining to the relationship of language & culture

UNIT 3: Phonology

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Define phonemes
  • Define & distinguish among acoustic phonetics, auditory phonetics, and articulatory phonetics and descriptive phonetics
  • Explain & interpret standard phonetic systems
  • Describe the mechanics of human sound production

UNIT 4: Morphology

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Define free morphemes and bound morphemes
  • Define & distinguish among descriptive grammar, generative grammar and prescriptive grammar
  • Define & apply the central concepts and techniques of  morphological analysis
  • Define and distinguish between syntax and deep structure
  • Understand basic rules of linguistic syntax

 

UNIT 5: Language in Use and Practice

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Define, describe and apply the basics of conversation analysis and discourse analysis
  • Define and apply the concepts of communicative competence, linguistic competence, mutual intelligibility, linguistic community and community of practice
  • Define & describe the linguistic genres
  • Define with examples linguistic instrumentalities
  • Define and apply basic ethnography of communication
  • Define and apply basic ethnography of speaking

UNIT 6: Nonverbal Communications and Writing Systems

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Define the broad concept of nonverbal communication
  • Define & apply the concepts of paralanguage, proxemics and kinesics
  • Define and distinguish between alphabetic, complete, logographic, syllabic, partial and pictographic writing systems
  • Define and distinguish between graphemes and lexemes
  • Define phonetic and semantic determinatives

UNIT 7: Language Acquisition & Change; The Practice of Linguistic Anthropology

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully…

  • Define and describe various theories that address the processes of language acquisition, including knowledge of associated regions of the brain
  • Recognize the conditions and mechanisms of language change, and apply these principles in one or more case studies
  • Describe the relationships among language use, language change, cultural identity and power
  • Recognize the conditions that lead to languages becoming threatened, and identify currently threatened and extinct languages
  • Understand the process of language revitalization, and the work of linguistic anthropologists in the field to assist threatened languages

Projects Required:

Research paper

Language learning project (i.e. learning a story, poem, song, etc in a field language and performing it)

Textbook:

Contact bookstore or instructor for current textbook.

Materials/Equipment Required:

Attendance Policy: 

Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Grading Policy:

The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Maximum class size:

Based on classroom occupancy

Course Time Frame:

The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission, and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching, and assessing the educational aspects of the college. A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time. The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.

Refer to the following policies:

402.00 Academic Code of Conduct

263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades

403.00 Student Code of Conduct

Disability Services Program: 

Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability.  If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.