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ENGL 300 Really Old English: Anglo-Saxon Language, Literature and Culture (CORE— Western Civilization)

Prerequisites: Junior standing and completion of the Aesthetic Appreciation/Literature requirement or ENGL 210, ENGL 222, or ENGL 223 or permission of the instructor. (Second semester—odd years/ 3 credits) 

An introduction to the earliest forms of English language and literature, and to the culture and history that produced it. This course will cover the basic elements of Old English (the oldest form of the language we speak today), and teach students how to read and translate Old English prose and poetry. The course will also explore a range of Anglo-Saxon literature, some in the original Old English, and some in translation, with an eye to understanding the nature, history and eventual end of the Anglo-Saxon world.