Schedule of Classes Course Description

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


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.

Prerequisite: ENG 201
  • One court visit is required. This course is especially helpful for Forensic Psychology majors.

  • This course is crosslisted as:   ANT 328
Start Date:    06/30/2013                         End Date: