Aims/Description: This interdisciplinary module draws on the fields of social and cultural anthropology, cultural studies, women's studies, semiotics and sociolinguistics, to examine both how we study cultures and subcultures (both our own and others), and to explore how meaning is constructed and communicated through language, signs and symbols, and social practices. You will then be able to apply this to the study of a culture (which could be a national or regional culture) or subculture of your choice.

Staff Contact: HALE SARAH
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Department for Lifelong Learning):

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK