English 104

Introduction to Old English

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Fall 2021 Miller, Jennifer
TTh 2-3:30 12 Haviland

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This course is aimed at beginners, whether graduate* or undergraduate, familiarizing them with the principles and practice of linguistic decoding and the grammar and vocabulary of, primarily, Old English prose: historiographical (histories), hagiographical (saints' lives) and homiletic (sermons). By the end of the semester, you will be competent, if not virtuosic, readers/interpreters of Old English prose, and know a decent amount about the culture that produced the books in which it survives.

*graduates, please contact me for enrollment information and a review of the requirements

This course satisfies the pre-1800 requirement for the English major.


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