Words and the World, ONLINE COURSE with Philip H. Farber
January 18 – February 29
Our ancestors once had to hunt for words in libraries and bookstores. Today, vast torrents of words pour into our homes via modems and networks. The new familiarity with flowing, scrolling text gives many of us a new ease with words – and yet we rarely lift the lid on the word machine to learn what makes them effective, how we respond to language patterns, and what distinguishes fantastic and inspiring prose from ordinary efforts.
Words and the World will explore the structure of textual interaction to gain insight into how to get the most from our own words. In the process, we’ll highlight how our minds use words to create beliefs, belief systems and the models that we sometimes mistake for “reality.”
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