About ANP 420

ANP 420: Language and Culture introduces students to the relationship between language and culture, and seems to examine the ways in which language shapes cultural meaning.  Students will examine the role of language in social life, including how language simultaneously reflects social roles and helps to create them. Finally, the course addresses some of the important consequences of language and power, including the role of language in producing social inequality.

Students can take this course online from anywhere in the world and make progress towards their degree. All that students need is a computer, a modern browser, and a broadband internet connection. None of the anthropology online classes have an on-campus component or require that students purchase expensive textbooks.