ENGL 270 A: The Uses Of The English Language

Creating, Maintaining, and Challenging Borders

Meeting Time: 
MW 1:30pm - 3:20pm
Location: 
SMI 405
SLN: 
13793
Instructor: 
Yasmine A Romero

Syllabus Description:

This course focuses on the uses of the English language in creating, maintaining, and challenging borders found in a wide-range of contexts from popular media to language-learning classrooms.  By introducing students to the theoretical concepts and methodological tools necessary when discussing borders, we will work together not only to understand how borders are articulated in our increasingly multicultural and globalized world, but also to develop unique ways to challenge and/or cross those very borders that may limit and/or hinder us.

Updated electronic syllabus:  Syllabus_5.5.15_YasmineRomero_English270.docx

Additional Details:

This course focuses on the uses of the English language in creating, maintaining, and challenging borders found in a wide-range of contexts from popular media to language-learning classrooms. By introducing students to theoretical concepts and methodological tools necessary when discussing borders, we will work together not only to understand how borders are articulated in our increasingly multicultural and globalized world, but also to develop unique ways to challenge and/or cross those very borders that may limit and/or hinder us.

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Catalog Description: 
Surveys the assumptions, methodologies, and major issues of English in its cultural settings. Connects English language study with the study of literature, orality and literacy, education, ethnicity, gender, and public policy.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Writing (W)
Other Requirements Met: 
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
March 16, 2016 - 11:20am