21A.503J Language and Technology


Class Info

Examines cultural impact of communication technologies, from basic literacy to cell phones, and computer-based social networks on patterns of verbal interaction. Introduces theories and methods of linguistic anthropology pertinent to technologies that make it possible for people to communicate across distances in space and time. Students develop their own research projects exploring the cultural dimensions of technologically enhanced communication.

This class has no prerequisites.

21A.503J will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by G. Jones.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.

You can find more information at the MIT Anthropology: Undergraduate Subjects site.

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