January 2014 – Canvas Network to Provide Free Six-Week Online Course in General Semantics

Starting January 13, 2014, a free online course in general semantics will be offered on Canvas Network (http://www.canvas.net).

“General Semantics: An Approach to Effective Language Behavior” is a six-week online course on the Canvas Network, a leading platform for delivering massive open online courses (MOOCs). The free course is based on a for-credit course offered by Manchester University in Indiana.  It will be taught by:

  • Mary Lahman, Ph.D., Professor of Communication Studies at Manchester
  • Greg Thompson, Ph.D., Brigham Young University
  • Steve Stockdale, former executive director for the Institute of General Semantics

From the flyer for the course:

The course provides an introduction to General Semantics — the study of how we transform our life experiences into language and thought. Students will learn how language habits and behaviors — how they think about and share experiences are what make them uniquely human. In other words, students will discover the critical, but sometimes subtle, distinctions between what happens in their lives and how they talk about what happens.

Note: This course is neither sponsored by nor affiliated with the Institute of General Semantics.

2014-03-27T18:20:44+00:00 January 7th, 2014|Classes & Seminars, Events, News|2 Comments


  1. Vaughn Braeuninger December 1, 2013 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    I’m on the canvas.net website to enroll and it may be that registration is unavailable until tomorrow or another date. I tried to register on canvas.net and could not do so. Excited for the course when it becomes available!

    Thank you,


    • IGS Webmaster December 2, 2013 at 10:43 pm - Reply

      You’re welcome.

      This is not an IGS event, so if you have questions about registration, you should defer them to Canvas.net or one of the speakers.

      We’re excited that the course is being offered!


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