ROMST 195FS - Cognition, Identity, and Linguistic (Human) Rights

Explores identity with respect to cognitive or mental processes that guide social interaction and how people negotiate identity, particularly in situations of linguistic discrimination. Examines linguistic, cultural, and minority rights from a cognitive and social perspective and how people adjust their cultural competence in situations of multiculturalism and multilingualism; all in connection to the right of maintaining one’s identity as well as sustaining human rights in general. Readings and case studies will focus mostly on situations involving Spanish and languages in contact with Spanish. Open only to students in the Focus Program. Department consent required. Instructor: Paredes
Seminar (CCI) Cross Cultural Inquiry (EI) Ethical Inquiry Cross-listed in another department Cannot Add Cannot Drop Focus Program students only (SS) Social Sciences
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