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ENGL 318 Chaucer

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

A study of the selected works of the medieval poet who helped start the tradition of writing poetry and prose in English. The class will focus primarily on The Canterbury Tales; it will also introduce students to Middle English, so that the poetry may be appreciated in Chaucer’s own language. Special attention will be given to the history and culture of England during Chaucer’s lifetime.