RCCORE 100 - First Year Seminar
Fall 2022, Section 013 - Language, Culture, and Identity
Instruction Mode: Section 013 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: RC Core Courses (RCCORE)
Department: LSA Residential College
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Consent:
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
SWC Writing Assessment. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

When speakers of British English say “pissed,” they mean “drunk”; when speakers of American English say “pissed,” they mean “angry.” This difference in meaning has likely led to some (amusing?) cross-cultural misunderstandings!  But language differences can also have more significant consequences. In 1979, the author James Baldwin wrote that language is a political instrument which “reveals the private identity, and connects one with, or divorces one from, the larger, public, or communal identity.”  We will examine Baldwin’s assertion and ask: How are perceptions of individual and group identities tied to language? How much does language reveal about us—about our age, race, ethnicity, politics, and worldviews? Our study of language will cover a range of topics including accents, linguistic profiling, gender-neutral pronouns, code switching, regional language variations (soda or pop?), language evolution and extinction, translation, sign language, slang, swearing, and invented languages. Course materials will include articles by linguists such as David Crystal and John McWhorter, as well as podcasts, documentaries, movie clips, Youtube selections, and sketch comedy (Key & Peele, etc.).

 

This class fulfills LSA’s First-Year Writing Requirement (FYWR). Over the course of the semester, students will develop their attentiveness to language in their own writing. Assignments will provide the opportunity to write in a variety of modes including informal journal entries, reading responses, personal narratives, peer reviews, and two research-based analytical essays. Multiple revisions will be required of all formal writing assignments. In consultation with the instructor, students will generate their own topics for the final essay of the semester based upon individual interest.

Schedule

RCCORE 100 - First Year Seminar
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