In this course we will address questions like 'what language(s) shapes your identity?', 'what aspects of your identity are tied to which language(s) you use?', 'does your language(s) matter in how people perceive you and respond to you?', 'how do things like ethnicity, social class, gender, sexuality, etc affect how you learn, choose and use language?', 'what is the connection between power and language?'
This course will have readings in English language, but class discussions can be done bilingually (Sinhala-English).
Applied learning entails gaining knowledge and skills through direct, structured, and applied engagement. This monitored hands-on approach combines in-class and real-world settings, where students (a) learn of theories and concepts on data collection to subsequently conduct direct research; (b) gain skills and abilities necessary for short-term internships; and (c) develop skills, knowledge and disposition necessary to network and plan, organize and implement events.
Name of Lecturer(s) : Dr. D A C Silva
- Teacher: Amala De Silva