Units of Study

ENGL3633 - Introduction to Old English

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Daniel Anlezark

Description

Old English was the language of England from the fifth century until the twelfth. This earliest phase of the English literary tradition evolved against a background of cultural encounters: as the Anglo-Saxons encountered the culture of Rome, as they adopted and adapted the Christian religion, and as they reflected on their origins on the European continent. This unit introduces students to the language spoken and written by the Anglo-Saxons, and presents the opportunity to translate and read Old English texts.

Assessments

1x1000wd translation exercise (20%), 1x1500wd essay (40%), 1x1.5hr exam (40%)

Textbooks

A Guide to Old English (Mitchell and Robinson, 7th edition)

Classes

1x1-hr lecture/week,
2x1-hr tutorials/week

Prerequisites

18 Senior credit points from English or Australian Literature

Prohibitions

Students who have completed ENGL3621, ENGL3622, ENGL3631, ENGL3632 must consult the unit co-ordinator.

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