Unit III: Exploring Your Academic and Professional LanguageCommunity

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In the third and last unit, you'll take the analytical skills you learned in the first two units and apply them to an extremely important language community: your chosen academic and professional field. You'll analyze the language of this community, and interpret for yourself and your audience what it will mean for you to become a part of it and how you'll learn its language.

Exploring Academic and Professional Discourse Essay, 20%

Man acts as though he were the shaper and master of language, while in fact language remains the master of man.

Martin Heidegger (1889-1976), German philosopher. "Building Dwelling Thinking," lecture, 5 Aug. 1951 (published in Poetry, Language, Thought, 1971).