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Holly M. Barker
ANTH 369
Seattle Campus

Special Problems in Anthropology

Delineation and analysis of a specific problem or related problems in sociocultural anthropology.

Class description

Anth 369, Linguistic Ethnography: The Discourse of Climate Change (5 credits). Language is a social practice. Through our social and linguistic relationships, we construct and negotiate meaning. Our class will focus on discourse, or the social context in which language is used. Through a series of class projects, the course will apply theories of discourse analysis to examine how a variety of social actors talk about climate change (governments/politicians, media, corporations, non-government organizations).

Student learning goals

Understand how a variety of social actors construct messages about climate change.

Apply the theories and methods of discourse analysis to media, text, and speech.

General method of instruction

Workshop format. Group discussion.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Holly M. Barker
Date: 11/03/2009