Old English-the ancestor of Modern English-was the language of England from the fifth century until the twelfth. Literature written in Old English includes the epic Beowulf beside a rich variety of other poetry, as well as historical texts. This unit introduces students to the language of the Anglo-Saxons through the study of Old English texts.
1x1hr lecture/week, 2x1hr tutorials/week
1x1.5hr Exam (35%), 1x2000wd Essay (50%), 1x1000wd equivalent Translation exercise (15%)
ENGL3621 or ENGL3622 or ENGL3631 or ENGL3632 or ENGL3633