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Course Description

Academic Year 2019-2020 • Grade 7 and above • ModernLanguages Sequence

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Old English

A fairly rigorous introduction to the language and literature of Anglo-Saxon England. This will be a demanding course, covering in a year about what a one-semester college course would cover. We will cover the fundamentals of Old English morphology and syntax, and read an assortment of works, including prose histories, sermons, and poetry including "The Wanderer" and "The Seafarer", and segments of Beowulf.

Course Website: Old English

Sections and Teachers

Section 1:

Instructor: Bruce McMenomy

Starts: September 6, 2019
Ends: May 29, 2020

Friday 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET

Tuition: $550.00



Prerequisites

None.

Recommended background

A good solid familiarity with English (both in its historical variety and its grammar) is virtually essential.

Textbooks and Materials

This item is required:

A Guide to Old English [Edition or Version: 8], Authors: Bruce Mitchell, Fred C. Robinson

ISBN: 0470671076

Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore


This item is required:

Word-Hoard: An Introduction to Old English Vocabulary [Edition or Version: 2], Authors: Stephen A. Barney

ISBN: 0300035063

Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore


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