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1ANTH 303: GENDER AND LANGUAGESYLLABUS | UARIZONA | SUMMER 2022Instructor: Neşe Kaya ÖzkanEmail: [email protected]Course Dates: July 11-August 10, 2022Location: OnlineD2L course websiteZoom Office hours: Mondays 09:00 AM-11:00 AM or by appointment.Section I: Course Description and ObjectivesCourse DescriptionGender is deeply embedded in our beliefs, ideas, actions and institutions and impacts howwe think, feel and act in the world. Ideas about gender and sexuality begin in infancy oreven before we are born and impact how we are expected to act and communicate. Thiscourse introduces students to the study of language and gender. The primary goal of thiscourse is to engage students in a critical examination of the relationship between genderand language. Students will be introduced to a broad range of interdisciplinary literatureon language and gender, and analytic tools for critiquing the relationships amonglanguage and gender. It will also provide students with opportunities to apply thesetheories in exploring linguistic data in the context of the United States or languages andcommunities of their interests.A major social category in all societies, gender is also intensely personal as wellas intimately connected to what are often fundamental beliefs held about ourselves andsocial order. Some of the content of this class may be upsetting to some students. Yourcontinuing enrollment in this course indicates your willingness to take on these complextopics and to talk about them with the class through online discussions, in open andrespectful ways that are conducive to maintaining a positive learning environment.Hence, our course demands courtesy and sensitivity from all participants, especiallywhen discussing the complex topics that are at the heart of this class: gender variation,sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, class, culture, politics, et cetera.Course Objectives1.Students will gain an understanding of sociolinguistic and anthropologicaltheories and approaches to the study of language, gender and sexuality as well asthe relations among them.2.Students will have an understanding of how gender and sexuality are discursivelyand performatively constructed.3.Students will gain an understanding of the role language plays in the creation ofsocial meaning and the construction and maintenance of gender order.4.Students will gain an understanding of how to critically read studies of language
2and gender, research design, research processes and outcomes.Expected Learning Outcomes:By the end of the semester, students will be able to:1.Describe social inequality. Students will explain and analyze how genderdifferences are linked to inequality and the distribution of power and how peopleengage in practices that are influenced by both local and global dynamics.

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