101-1 People and Their Language (SBU) - online (4 units)

Summer 2011

Meetings

Summer session 1 (5/16/11-6/6/11) - Online

Website

http://people.umass.edu/jjmccart/ling-101-online-description.html

Instructors

John McCarthy []

Description

Language is a uniquely human instinct. It is also our most important cultural artifact. This course examines language as an instinct and as a social construct that dynamically shapes and is shaped by history, class, status, ethnicity, gender, and institutions like the media and the law. For information about textbook and grading, see http://people.umass.edu/jjmccart/ling-101-online-description.html.

Prerequisites

Offered through Continuing and Professional Education. See http://www.umassulearn.net to enroll.