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How Language Works: The Beliefs and Bias that Affect our Social World (FYS)
Fall 2021 not offered
Crosslisting: CGST 213F

This first-year seminar takes an in-depth look at how we communicate. What do we believe about language? How does that affect our interactions on personal and societal levels? Drawing on readings from the fields of linguistics and anthropology, we will challenge common language myths and beliefs related to multilingualism, language and dialectal stereotypes, gendered language, and language learning. To synthesize those ideas, students will write reflectively and discuss their own oral and written language, conduct short research projects, and synthesize their ideas into a final paper related to a topic in the course.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA WRCT
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode:
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on JUL-23-2024
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