LING 102 - First Year Seminar (Humanities)
Section: 001 Language and Sexuality
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Linguistics (LING)
Department: LSA Linguistics
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
5
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course explores the use of language in relation to sexuality, with particular emphasis on the development of sexual identities. We examine how speakers use different aspects of language, such as narrative, word choice, and pronunciation, to point to socially relevant notions of sexuality, such as sexual orientations and behavioral categories, e.g. slut, stud, or prude. We also explore the relationship of language and sexual identity to expressions of desire and look at the ways in which both language and sexual identities are intertwined with other salient ways of interacting in the social world, including in terms of gender, social status and class, ethnicity and other kinds of cultural affiliations. Students become familiar with current research in language and sexuality as well as the fundamentals of designing and interpreting socially-oriented linguistic research.

LING 102 - First Year Seminar (Humanities)
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
23724
Closed
0
1CSP Y1
2Y1
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (SEM)
P
25752
Open
1
3Y1
-
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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Coursepack Location:
ELECTRONIC RESERVES/DOLLAR BILL COPY, 611 CHURCH
Note:
You can access coursepack materials from the electronic reserves through the library OR purchase a copy from Dollar Bill Copy, 611 Church St.
ISBN: 0521009693
Language and sexuality, Author: Deborah Cameron and Don Kulick, Publisher: Cambridge Univ. Press Reprinted. 2003
Required
ISBN: 0415363071
The language and sexuality reader, Author: edited by Deborah Cameron and, Publisher: Routledge 2005
Required
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