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Type A: Humanities - Chaucer and His Contemporaries

English 3015 Chaucer and His Contemporaries
A study of Chaucer's poetry and prose in Middle English with excerpts from other English writers of the 14th and 15th centuries. Students will learn to read and pronounce Chaucer's Middle English and will be introduced to the various forms in which Chaucer wrote. Writers to be read in excerpt may include Langland, the Gawain-poet, Gower, Hoccleve, Lydgate, Julian of Norwich and Kempe. Lectures will situate the readings in a variety of linguistic, rhetorical, historical, and cultural contexts, which may include religious controversy, political contexts, gender and sexual politics and social history.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in English, including at least one half-course at the second-year level, or permission of the Chair of the Department

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in English 3005 may not take English 3015 for credit. English 3015 counts toward fulfillment of the Area 1 requirement.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities