University General Course Catalog 2021-2022 
    Jun 25, 2022  
University General Course Catalog 2021-2022
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WMST 416B - Language and Gender

(3 units) CO10
Using sociolinguistic methodology, explores how men and women use language differently and how these differences are biologically and socially conditioned. (ENG 416B and WMST 416B are cross-listed; credit may be earned in one of the two.)

Prerequisite(s): ENG 281  or ENG 282  or ENG 412A ; ENG 303  or Junior standing.

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall - Even Years

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. define key concepts in language and gender studies.
2. articulate, in written materials and in class discussion, the different approaches of language and gender researchers and the socio-historical context in which they emerged.
3. articulate arguments about the naturalization of gender in our social world by examining and synthesizing primary research articles and summary texts.
4. display through class presentations and written materials an informed perspective on the question of how the gender order is enacted and reproduced through linguistic variation.
5. show mastery of basic field based methodological concepts and the scientific method through our own fieldwork and research.
6. identify, through class discussion and written materials, the reality of and main forces behind beliefs about gendered speech.

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