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Language Before History

Instructor
Ringle

This course considers three questions concerning the early history of language: 1) at what stage of human evolution did language appear; 2) what were the reasons behind the spread of the major language families; 3) when and where did literacy first develop and under what circumstances.

Satisfies a major requirement in Anthropology
Satisfies the Liberal Studies distribution requirement.


Prerequisites:

(Not offered 2015-2016; offered in alternating years.)