This course is concerned with the role of language in legal processes. We begin by examining several approaches: the ethnography of law, sociolinguistic research on trials and disputes, and studies of law as ideology and representation. Through discourse analysis we will explore the power dynamics behind conflict resolution, especially as concerns gender, race, and class. Attention will be directed to language, conflict, and resolution processes on campus. A significant portion of the course will be devoted to learning methods of discourse analysis and using them to illuminate the dynamics of legal processes. Students will analyze data from court cases, media representations of law, and their ethnographic studies.
COURSE FORMAT: Lecture
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ANTH Grading Mode: Graded
Prerequisites: NONE Links to Web Resources For This Course.
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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