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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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POSC 250 - Language and Power


Description:
This course surveys political uses of language and consequences for society.  It covers concepts in cultural politics, identity politics, and sociolinguistics. Students propose plans to use language to make societies more just and sustainable. WLC 250 and POSC 250 are cross-listed courses; a student may not receive credit for both. Course will not have an established scheduling pattern.

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Recognize, define, and explain key concepts in cultural politics, identity politics, and sociolinguistics
  • Recognize and reflect on how key concepts in cultural politics, identity politics, and sociolinguistics inform their own experiences with language, power, and wellbeing in their personal, social, professional and economic lives
  • Identify and describe relationships between the exercise of power and use of language in politics, public policy, education, the work place, media, and the arts
  • Recognize, appraise, and compare beneficial and detrimental consequences to individuals, communities, and societies of different uses of language for specific purposes and in different places and historical periods
  • Propose and outline plans to use language to improve political participation, systems of justice, community development, employment policies, public funding for the arts and media, K-12 education, second-language education, or language revitalization programs to make multicultural and multilingual communities and societies more healthy, just, and sustainable.
Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
12/21/17



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