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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: ANT                                     Course Number: 328                                    
Course Title: Forensic Linguistics: Language as Evidence in the Courts
Subject: Anthropology
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Forensic linguistics explores the complex relationship between linguistics and the law. The course will consider critically the role of language and its power in the legal process. It will also examine how oral and written argumentation can be used or misused to the disadvantage of social groups and thus to the detriment of minorities, including women, children and nonnative speakers of English. The involvement of linguists as expert witnesses in the legal process will also be explored. One court visit is required. This course is especially helpful for Forensic Psychology majors.

Prerequisite: ENG 201
  
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  • This course is crosslisted as:   ENG 328
     
  
Start Date:    06/30/2013                         End Date: