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ENG 315

Language, Writing and Power

This course offers intensive practice in academic writing across a variety of genres on the subject of language and power. Students will write about a range of issues such as varieties of Englishes around the world, dying or extinct languages, how language evolves, perceptions of proficiency and its relationship to power, the politics of official languages, and controversies surrounding bilingual education. They will develop and enhance their own writing process and their skills as editors of their own work and examine the choices writers make as they work to improve their texts. Readings will cover the ways in which language intersects with issues of privilege and power. Open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors (First-Year students by permission). Priority will be given to multilingual students, including international students and students for whom English was not the primary language spoken at home. International students must have completed or tested out of ENG 115.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Arts and Humanities 1 course