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Language Before History


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 & minor requirement in Anthropology.

Satisfies the Liberal Studies requirement.


(Not offered 2016-2017; offered in alternating years.)