Language and Social Justice
In this seminar we will explore questions: What is the relationship between language and power? How does linguistic prejudice contribute to social inequality? Is language a human right, and if so, what are the implications? We will engage with scholarly, journalistic, and artistic works, including writings by Julia Alvarez, James Baldwin, Deborah Cameron, Lisa Delpit, William Labov, Rosina Lippi-Green, Thomas Ricento, Richard Rodriguez, Amy Tan, and many others. Students will develop a range of reading, writing, and oral presentation skills, and will receive frequent feedback on their work throughout the semester. 3 hrs. sem.
- Fall 2013
- Warner Hall 507(WNS 507)
- 9:30am-10:45am on Tuesday, Thursday at WNS 507 (Sep 9, 2013 to Dec 6, 2013)
7:30pm-10:25pm on Tuesday at AXN 104 (Sep 9, 2013 to Dec 6, 2013)
- Shawna Shapiro
- First Year Seminar
- First-Year Seminar Program
- Requirements Fulfilled:
- CW SOC
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