AL5314 - Culture, Language and Mind
(3 semester hours)
After completing this course, students will be able to formulate a principled basis for how people form concepts, structure their knowledge of the world and develop a worldview. They will be able to discuss such models as those of componential analysis, folk taxonomies, cultural and linguistic frames, prototypes, schemas, as well as worldview. They will be able to integrate the fact of cultural diversity and relativism with the notion of universals and absolutes. They will be able to articulate a model of how people think as they interpret their life experience and what motivates them to change their worldview for another. They will have completed either a field work project or an integrated paper demonstrating their ability to apply the concepts they have learned.