The title of this course is General Semantics: An Approach to Effective Language Behavior.
In the Concerning Expectations video you viewed in Week 1, we asked you to consider what the course title might mean. We asked:
- What other "approaches" to "language behavior" (effective or otherwise) are you familiar with?
- How familiar to you is the phrase "language behavior"? Are you more familiar with "language" and "behavior" used separately? Do they even belong together?
- And what about "effective"? What do you think that means?
Final Assignment - 100 points
In no more than 250 words, provide your evaluative response to this question:
After experiencing this introduction to General Semantics, what will you take away from the course that might contribute to the effectiveness of your own language behavior?
To submit the assignment: Click on the Submit Assignment link in the upper right of this page. You can then type your essay in the editing box, or copy/paste from another application.