Exploring Linguistic Paradigms and their Implications for Social Justice

Schools of Public Engagement: TESOL

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Social Justice Linguistics

Spring 2020

Taught By: Leo Schmitt

Section: A

CRN: 5185

Credits: 3

This course will explore how injustice can be perpetuated through the use of language and how language can similarly be a tool for creating a more just world. The course will critically examine popular views of language held by different speech communities and their impact on social reality. It will also explore how these views often reinforce existing cultural practices, social perspectives, and even power structures. During the course, participants will explore their own perceptions of language and how those influence their own stances with regard to social justice. Particular attention will be paid to the role of English in the world, second language acquisition, and the implications for teachers in the language classroom. Those interested in enrolling must contact Lesley Painter-Farrell, the program director, at painterl@newschool.edu.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: TESOL (NMAT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: May 13, 2020 (Wednesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:32am 5/29/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1200B

Date Range: 1/23/2020 - 5/7/2020