Fall/Winter courses

We’re excited to announce the return of our popular Language & Power course as well as a brand new offering, Reflective Practice. Learn about both fall/winter 2021-22 course offerings below.

Reflective Practice – LING 4P11

For the very first time the Department of Applied Linguistics is offering Reflective Practice (LING 4P11). Reflective practice has become a mark of professional competence in many disciplines and generally means that practitioners subject their principles and practices to systemic critical analysis so they can take more responsibility for their actions. Course instructor, Professor Tom Farrell, has published numerous books in the area of Reflective Practice and is known internationally as an expert in the field. In this course participants will learn tools of reflective practice and develop resourcefulness and resiliency to face challenges and change in their future professional practice. Suitable for upper-year students from a variety of backgrounds. No pre-requisites. 3 hours per week. Lecture and seminar.

Language & Power – LING 2P93

Our popular Language & Power (LING 2P93) course returns in 2021-2022. Join Professor Ron Thomson in an exploration of the relationship between language use and the attainment of power in society. You’ll examine differences in language use related to age, gender, race, and politics and explore the use of language in the news and in social media. No prerequisites. 3 hours per week. Lecture and seminar. Look for LING 2P93 in the list of D3 offerings for 2021-2022.

“This course was not only interesting and incredibly informative, but extremely relevant. I enjoyed this course so much and learned so much from it. I believe that every Brock student should have to take this course, as it provided a respectful and safe space to share viewpoints and allowed students to learn from each other along with the content of the course”

– Emma Grylls, BA Social Sciences