45.305 Language Signs and Symbols

Language Signs and Symbols

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5514
Status Active

An examination of the various grammars of human expressions from the point of view of a general theory of signs. Among the topics to be treated are: a) the nature of signs, symbols, and meaning; b) the structures and functions of language; c) the relations between language, thought, and reality, especially as manifested in metaphor; d) the social dimensions of signification and symbolization; and e) the relations between the different linguistic, sign, and symbol systems.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Requisite: Sophomore level or higher.