Learning Objectives


Learning Objectives:

  • Learn sociolinguistic principles of linguistic variation and the ways in which power affects that variation.
  • Understand differences between spoken and written language.
  • Understand how categories of difference are socially constructed.
  • Understand systems of privilege and authority locally and globally.
  • Become more aware of the relationship between language and culture.
  • Develop a foundational understanding of several key social theorists' perspectives on power.
  • Apply anthropological and linguistic concepts to better understand your own culture.
  • Improve your skills in reading, writing, verbal communication, public speaking, research, and group collaboration.