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Language, Mind, Body: Philosophies of Linguisitics

COL 112
Spring 2007 not offered
Course Cluster: Linguistics

What is language? What is thought? What do they have to do with one another? And what does each have to do with the body? Western thinkers have pondered such questions, in one form or another, for more than two thousand years. In this course we will examine some of the most important answers that have been proposed: from classical Greece and Rome through Medieval, Renaissance, and Modern times down to the present. Along the way we will consider how the various views of language have each been appropriate to their time, how they have intersected and continue to intersect not only with changing language technologies (such as writing, printing or audio recording), but also with other intellectual disciplines (including philosophy, physics, theology, chemistry, biology, mathematics, history, anthropology, sociology, computer science and psychology).

Essential Capabilities: Speaking, Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA COL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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