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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Language, Culture and Communication


Language is an important cultural and political force that shapes all aspects of our individual lives and shared experiences as communities. This class explores the causes and consequences of how people learn to use language, of common beliefs about "accents," and of how language changes over time. We will investigate the power of language in many current issues such as health, climate change, racism, and transphobia. (Gen.Ed. SB, DG)
Course Details

Winter 2021

Dec 7, 2020 - Jan 16, 2021
Ana Del Conde
Base Cost: $1,608 ($402/credit)
Term Fee: $47
Start date: Dec 07, 2020
End date: Jan 16, 2021
Last day to add: Dec 11, 2020
Last day to drop: Dec 11, 2020
Last day to withdraw: Dec 31, 2020