Fall 2020 - EDUC 360 E100

Language in Education and Society: Inequality in Globalization (4)

Class Number: 6690

Delivery Method: Remote

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    We 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    60 units; recommended as a prerequisite or corequisite for EDUC 467.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

This course critically examines how language intersects with nation-states, social class, race, religion, gender, sexuality, and ability in ways that perpetuate inequality. Juxtaposing scholarly and popular media products, students examine how such inequality plays out in the mass media, home, classroom, church, workplace, court, and other social institutions. Students who have taken EDUC 386 ST-Lang in Educ/Society may not take EDUC 360 for further credit.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course will be delivered remotely online. Enrolled and waitlisted students will receive a Zoom meeting link at least three days prior to the first class.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

  • To raise participants’ critical awareness of how language has played an important role in constructing various forms of inequality locally and globally
  • • To help participants identify and critically analyze how language functions to construct inequalities in texts, media and everyday interactions relevant to them today;
  • To help participants produce materials to critically dialogue with self and others about the linguistic dimensions of globalized inequalities.

Grading

  • Attendance and participation 10%
  • Weekly reading reflections 20%
  • Quizzes 10%
  • Project 1 (individual) 15%
  • Project 2 (Individual) 15%
  • Project 3 (Collaborative) 30%

NOTES:

There is no final exam for this course.

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Detailed course syllabus, all course readings, instructor’s PowerPoint presentations, detailed instructions and criteria for each assignment, as well as the online discussion tasks, and any other course material will be available on Canvas.

REQUIRED READING:

None. All readings will be available through SFU library, or electronically on Canvas: Please be certain you know how to use and access SFU Library databases and Canvas.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020

Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).