WesMaps - Wesleyan University Catalog 2024-2025       Summer Session       Winter Session       Home       Archive       Search
Language and Politics: Making and Unmaking of Nations
GSAS 210
Spring 2025
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: CGST 229, CSPL 212

This course explores the key topics at the intersection of language and politics, including language choice; linguistic correctness; (self-)censorship and hate speech; the performance of ethnic and national identity in language; gender politics and "powerful" language; rhetoric and propaganda; and changing conceptions of written language, driven in part by technological advances. One of the examples of such topics is Tweet politics or incivility on the web around the globe. This course consists of three modules. In the first two modules the above-mentioned topics will be discussed in general, while in the last module we will see how preferences in language policies and politics played a significant role in making and unmaking of nations in different parts of the world, from South Asia to East Asia to North America.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS GSAS
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HRAD-MN)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on JUL-19-2024
Contact wesmaps@wesleyan.edu to submit comments or suggestions. Please include a url, course title, faculty name or other page reference in your email ? Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 06459