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LANGUAGE, POLITICS, AND THE MEDIA
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Japan - International Christian University - 'International Christian Univ.', 'International Christian Univ. with Internship'
UC Course SubjectLinguistics
Sociology
Communication
Number & Suffix: 130
Full UC Title: LANGUAGE, POLITICS, AND THE MEDIA 
Transcript Title: LANG/POLITICS&MEDIA 
UC QTR Units - Division: 4.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: Language is the primary form of social life. Language is used to influence the majority population. It is the paramount political tool to craft public support. A slogan, a statement quickly becomes co-opted as a symbol of identity—It's Morning Again in America, Ronald Reagan, 1984; Jai Jawan Jai Kisan (Hail the Soldier, Hail the Farmer), Prime Minister Shastri,1965; or Je Suis Charlie, France, 2015. Through language we interpret the world. We talk about ourselves, about other people, and about events in the world of reality. This course provides an overview of the role of language and communication in the global society, specifically in the political world. It covers language and freedom, power and influence, propaganda, public apologies, the Japanese constitution, and Chomsky's philosophy of language and critique of the media. Assessment: attendance (40%), midterm reading club (10%), essay (50%). 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: LANGUAGE, POLITICS AND THE MEDIA 
Partner University Department: Media, Communication and Culture 
Partner University Course Number: MCC219E