LING058 - Lang & Social Identity: Language and Social Identity

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
301
Title (text only)
Lang & Social Identity: Language and Social Identity
Term
2020C
Subject area
LING
Section number only
301
Section ID
LING058301
Course number integer
58
Registration notes
Course is available to Freshmen.
Freshman Seminar
Meeting times
TR 01:30 PM-03:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Description
Language is an important part of both human cognition as well as social organization. Our identities, our societies, and our cultures are all informed by and how we use language. Language interacts with the social, political and economic power structures in crucial ways. This course will focus on the ways in which language and the social facts of life are dependent upon each other. In this course, we will examine issues related to class, race, gender, culture and identity, as well as how language exists to both challenge and uphold systems of power.
Course number only
058
Use local description
No