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2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
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ANTH 341 - Linguistic Diversity and Social Justice

Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-D; Social Justice
An examination of language as a potential site of social conflict and social justice, particularly with respect to questions of “race” and ethnicity.  Topics include multilingualism, regional and ethnically linked dialects, and language-based discrimination in various public and private contexts.

Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area D1-3 requirements.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better.
Possible Instructional Methods: Hybrid or Online Asynchronous.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UD-D - Upper Division Social Sciences, Overlay - Social Justice
Course Typically Offered: Variable Intermittently

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. critically analyze their own and others’ beliefs about language and language variation;
  2. interpret findings of sociolinguistic and linguistic-anthropological research on the relationship between language and social perception;
  3. analyze public discourse about language in an informed manner;
  4. conduct research on ideologies about language and language variation;
  5. discuss how they can use the knowledge of diversity and intercultural understanding acquired in this course to promote equity and social justice in their community.

UD-D. Upper-division Social Sciences Learning Outcomes
  1. 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;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply accurately disciplinary concepts of the social or behavioral sciences; and
  3. demonstrate an understanding of and ability to effectively plan or conduct research using an appropriate method of the social or behavioral sciences.
Social Justice Overlay Learning Outcomes
  1. use a disciplinary perspective to analyze issues of social justice and equity;
  2. describe the challenges to achieving social justice; and
  3. identify ways in which individuals and/or groups can contribute to social justice within local communities, nations, or the world.

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