ANT4200 Language, Culture & Thought

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Samuel Dira

Course Description:

Investigation of the relationship between language, thought, and belief systems. The course also examines a wide variety of cultures and evaluates how languages shape thought patterns and everyday communications.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Language and culture are interrelated concepts that influence our behaviors and daily communications. This course will provide different approaches and frameworks to analyze connections between the two and how the interconnections could simplify or complicate conversations across cultures.

Why This Course Is Important:

Language, culture, and thought function in our daily communications. Delivery of the Gospel message can be more successful in cross-cultural contexts when students learn the theoretical and scientific frameworks about how culture interacts with diverse environments, how culture influences our thought processes, and how it shapes our behavior and speech.