Description: Lecture, four hours. Survey of selective language structures through their occurrence within contemporary cultural and societal topics within thematic, content-based English language learning environment. Focus on understanding and applying these structures to improve fluency while enhancing critical thinking skills. Meaningful discussions in conjunction with salient written/spoke assignments that situate language within authentic contexts. Topics may include gender, sexuality, politics, humor, intercultural communication, media, environmental issues, and local/regional identities. P/NP or letter grading.