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ANTH 217 Culture and Communication

The study of communication; the relation between communication and its cultural context with emphasis on verbal and non-verbal communication, cross-cultural communication, and cultural differences in the use of oral, literate, and electronic media.

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Credits: 3

Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
ANTH 217 002Web-Oriented Course2 Tue Thu14:0015:30

ANTH217 (Culture and Communication):

This course introduces you to the central concepts and methods anthropologists use to understand the relation between culture and communication. Communication is key to both the maintenance of culture and cultural change. We explore the complex relationship between communication process and cultural practices to provide an understanding of culture necessary for studying communication, and vice-versa. Some discussions include: How does culture influence the communication process?; What is the relation between culture, communication, and identity?; Do we think differently because we use different languages to communicate?; How do various societal factors, including values, influence intercultural communication?