Course: Old English

V Old English • Offering for 2017 • Grade 7 or above • ModernLanguages Sequence
* Primary Instructor
Bruce McMenomy
* Sections
[Enrolled students will be notified if teacher schedules change between course posting at the time enrollment opens and the scheduled start of classes. Please see Tuition and Fees for refund policy.]
Section 1 Instructor: Bruce McMenomy
Classes meet from September 5, 2017 to June 1, 2018
Dates and times to be arranged with enrolled students.
Enrollment Policy: Full Year Only
Tuition: $500.00

* Website
Please review more extensive materials at the teacher's Old English website.
* Description
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.
* Meetings
This course meets once a week for discussion and review of assigned homework.
* Homework
There will be weekly reading assignments from the latest (8th) edition of A Guide to Old English, with specific areas of grammatical study, together with application in texts from the start. We will also do some vocabulary using the Old English vocabulary lists in Word-Hoard.
* Prerequisites
None.
* Recommended background
A good solid familiarity with English (both in its historical variety and its grammar) is virtually essential.
* Instructor's Notes
I am offering this course late due to a barrage of requests from various students. If we do not achieve a certain minimum level of enrollment, it will be cancelled.
V Textbooks and Materials
* A Guide to Old English (Edition: 8)
Bruce Mitchell, Fred C. Robinson
This text is required.
ISBN: 0470671076
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore
* Word-Hoard: An Introduction to Old English Vocabulary (Edition: 2)
Stephen A. Barney
This text is required.
ISBN: 0300035063
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore


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