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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.

Students entering 2012 and after: satisfies Liberal Studies distribution requirement.
Students entering before 2012: satisfies Social Science distribution requirement.


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(Not offered 2014-2015; offered in alternating years.)