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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 2019: FYSB BC1105
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
FYSB 1105 001/01105 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
Karen Lewis 3 16/16