Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC, CSU
This course is for students majoring in anthropology or anyone interested in learning about the diversity of communication forms and language systems around the world. The course investigates the development and evolution of language, the structure and sound systems of different languages, language loss and conservation, and the variations in different languages such as dialects and the social situations in which they are used. The different forms of verbal and non-verbal communication are studied across cultures with special attention paid to the use of technology like social media and the problems that arise in communication between people of different classes, genders, and ethnicities in our globalized world.
Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.
Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601
Phone: (562) 692-0921