FYSB BC1105 Language and Power. 3 points.
This course will address the relationship between language and power from a philosophical perspective. We will investigate questions such as: How does language influence the way we think of gender, race, society, and politics? What are the limits, if any, on free speech? In what ways, if any, can language be used to harm people? Some topics we will discuss include hate speech, trigger warnings, slurs, dog whistles, propaganda, and silencing. Readings will include philosophical papers and recent op-eds.
Spring 2018: FYSB BC1105
|Course Number||Section/Call Number||Times/Location||Instructor||Points||Enrollment|
|FYSB 1105||001/01105||T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
306 Milbank Hall