About this course [see course flyer]
"Women talk more than men!"
"Texting means the end of literacy!"
"The language you speak limits the thoughts you can think!"
We often hear claims like these, but are they true? And what kind of information would show us the answer? Join in some fun and lively debates about language, while gaining skills in reading and interpreting media reports, research results, basic statistics, and data graphics.
The facts are out there! Let's find them.
- Attendance and class participation
- Preparation for class discussion:
- Discussion questions
- Individual and group presentations
- Midterm exam
- Myth-busting final project
TextbookKaplan, Abby (2016). Women talk more than men ... and other myths about language explained. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.