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Course Overview

A comprehensive introduction to the science of language and communication. Topics include an introduction to levels of language and language study, language variation, discourse analysis, language in context, communication process models, cross-cultural communication; language issues in social stratification, and a brief introduction to the academic study of translation and interpretation. In conjunction with the lectures, students will spend at least seven hours observing situations where interpreting occurs.

Credits: 3
Distribution: Graduate
Prerequisites: permission of the instructor

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Admissions Requirements

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