Jul 07, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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WGSS 384 - Language and Gender

This course is designed to guide students to explore the active and rapidly expanding field of gender studies and language research dealing with how biological and cultural awareness of sexes are reflected in speech. WGSS 384 and ANTH 384 are cross-listed courses; students may not receive credit for both. Formerly WGS 384; students may not receive credit for both.

Credits: (4)

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

  • Demonstrate knowledge of how language participates in gender practice and how language encodes attitudes about gender
  • Examine issues of method and analytic practice in language and gender research
  • Define concepts and tools for understanding of the patterns of human communication based on gender differences toward explaining dominance of a certain gender via language
  • Describe gender inequities and sexually- oriented expressions in language and with the adjustments being made to rectify them
  • Identify how different genders pursue conversational strategies to establish status and authority and how different ethnic backgrounds can complicate communication between men and women
  • Locate sexual inequalities in language and the role of language in nurturing and identifying gender differences in society

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