ANTHRCUL 370 - Language and Discrimination: Language as Social Statement
Winter 2020, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology

Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS, RE
Other:
Theme
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Who speaks "correctly"? Which languages are taught in schools? Who gets to be bilingual? In this course, we explore how language is used to construct and suppress identity, from the level of the individual all the way up to global declarations of language rights. As we investigate the relationship between language and power across time and space, we will also make connections with our own life experiences and with current events. Topics covered include the intersections of race and ethnicity with migration, language policy, pseudoscience, media representation, and multilingualism.

Course Requirements:

Students will be asked to engage with readings (a mix of scholarly and popular press articles), discuss concepts and analyze examples in small-group discussions and activities in class, reflect on their learning via short writing assignments (culminating in a Linguistic Autobiography), and to notice and contextualize examples of language and discrimination in their daily lives.

Intended Audience:

This course assumes no background in Linguistics or Anthropology, and all students are welcome to enroll.

Schedule

ANTHRCUL 370 - Language and Discrimination: Language as Social Statement
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
19406
Open
1
 
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TuTh 3:00PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
19425
Closed
0
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
19426
Closed
0
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
19427
Open
1
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
25095
Closed
0
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
29475
Closed
0
 
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Th 5:00PM - 6:00PM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
29476
Closed
0
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM

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