Units of Study

ENGL3633 - Introduction to Old English

Semester 1, 2018  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: James Henry Kane
Email: james.kane@sydney.edu.au


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.


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


1x1hr lecture/week, 2x1hr tutorials/week


18 Senior credit points each in any of (English or Australian Literature), Linguistics or Celtic Studies


ENGL3621 or ENGL3622 or ENGL3631 or ENGL3632


  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm






  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm





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