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ENGL 500 Old English Language and Literature (Humanities Elective)

(Second semester—even years/3 credits) 

This course will teach you the elements of Old English, the distant ancestor of the language we speak today, which flourished between ca. 500-1100 A.D. By our sixth class meeting, you will be translating Old English. By our fifteenth class meeting, you will be translating complete texts and placing them in the cultural context of Anglo-Saxon England. The work we do in this course will expose you to the very roots of the language and culture that anchored England, and then America.