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ANT 651: The Anthropology of Literacy.

3 hours, 3 credits. Examination from an anthropological perspective of the origins and development of writing systems and of literacy practices in Western and non-Western societies. Topics include: oral vs. literate societies; debate over the social, cultural, and cognitive consequences of literacy; ethnographic approaches to literacy acquisition and development. PREREQ: *ANT 501 or permission of instructor.

Last modified: 8/4/2015