Forbidden Language
0.5 Credit

Hours per week:
  • Lecture/Discussion: 3

An examination of language, belief, and social power through the topic of taboo language. We explore the sometimes-insidious cultural, religious, and psycho-social power of bad, impure, or "dirty" words, from profanities and sacrilegious curses, blasphemous speech, swears, censoring, slurs, and slip-ups, to forbidden topics, terms, and forms.

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