PSYC 232 Psychology of Gender and Language

Spring, Fall

Students will consider research and theory on the ways that gender is established and enacted in language structures and in discourse practices. We will critically examine research on gender differences in language use and we will play with linguistic forms and speaking styles that seem to be gendered in some cultural communities. Students will collect data on their own and their classmates’ speech habits and will endeavor to develop discourse skills that allow them to be intentional about appropriating and resisting gender norms, as the situation demands.