Nov 30, 2023
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:
- critically analyze their own and others’ beliefs about language and language variation;
- interpret findings of sociolinguistic and linguistic-anthropological research on the relationship between language and social perception;
- analyze public discourse about language in an informed manner;
- conduct research on ideologies about language and language variation;
- 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
Social Justice 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.
- use a disciplinary perspective to analyze issues of social justice and equity;
- describe the challenges to achieving social justice; and
- identify ways in which individuals and/or groups can contribute to social justice within local communities, nations, or the world.
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