ENGLISH 308 - History of the English Language
Fall 2020, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature

Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Our language has changed dramatically in the twelve hundred years of its recorded history. We would not recognize speech (Old English) of the first Germanic peoples who migrated to post-Roman Britain in the fifth century; Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (Middle English) might seem to be written in a foreign language; even Shakespeare's (early Modern) English requires special efforts. Our main task will be to understand something of sounds, words and structure of English at each of these earlier periods, but especially we will work to understand why and how a language changes (or doesn't). The major prerequisite is that you come prepared to have fun.

Intended Audience:

Not compatible with Online-only students.

Class Format:

Exams: Asynchronous and Online/In-Person

Lectures: Synchronous and Online/In-Person

Class Discussions: Asynchronous and Online/In-Person

Schedule

ENGLISH 308 - History of the English Language
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 Online
33670
Open
18
 
-
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM

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