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SOCIOLOGY

SOCY-310 Language, Culture, Power (3) Course Level: Undergraduate

Language, Culture, Power (3) This course cultivates insight into the ways that language and representation can (re)produce, maintain, and subvert relations of power, social identities, and social hierarchies. Discussions and readings develop insights into the various ways in which gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, and ability are constructed and contested through systems of language and representation. The course is hands-on and students draw from course readings to examine a range of data including popular film, advertisements, newspaper articles, and social interactions. Usually Offered: spring.