Dec 08, 2023  
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 [Archived Catalog]

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COMM 4620 - Language and Culture

This course examines the role that language plays in the production of social identities and cultural assumptions about the world. Course topics include: language and worldview; linguistic contact and change, language ideology and nationalism, religious language, “politically correct” speech, and the key role that language plays in structuring race, gender and class-based systems of social inequality. Guest lectures from the Languages faculty. This is a communication-intensive course.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisites:  COMM 1510 or Language Minor, or permission from instructor.

When Offered: Spring term annually.

Credit Hours: 4

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