Dec 04, 2023
SLHS 306 - Multilingualism in the United States
Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-D; Diversity
Designed for students interested in gaining a deeper understanding of some of the linguistic and cultural groups that make up U.S. society and the issues that surround them. This course will incorporate topics from linguistics, sociology, anthropology, psychology, and education.
Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area D1-3 requirements.
Prerequisites: GE Areas A1, A2, A3, and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UD-D - Upper Division Social Sciences, Overlay - Diversity
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Gain a deeper understanding of linguistic diversity in the United States through an examination of American English and its varieties, world languages in the U.S., and the experiences of minority language speakers.
- Promote an understanding of individual and societal bi/multilingualism.
- Explore political, social, educational, and moral questions and issues that relate to language diversity in the U.S. and take position.
UD-D. Upper-division Social Sciences Learning Outcomes
Diversity Overlay Learning Outcomes
- analyze how power and social identity affect social outcomes for different cultural and economic groups using methods of social science inquiry and vocabulary appropriate to those methods;
- demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply accurately disciplinary concepts of the social or behavioral sciences; and
- demonstrate an understanding of and ability to effectively plan or conduct research using an appropriate method of the social or behavioral sciences.
- describe the histories and/or experiences of one or more U. S. cultural groups and the resilience and agency of group members;
- identify structures of oppression and the diverse efforts and strategies used by groups to combat the effects of oppressive structures;
- analyze the intersection of the categories of race and gender as they affect cultural group members’ lived realities and/or as they are embodied in personal and collective identities;
- recognize the way that multiple differences (including, for example, gender, class, sexuality, religion, disability, immigration status, gender expression, color/phenotype, racial mixture, linguistic expression, and/or age) within cultural groups complicate individual and group identities.
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