Old English III will use the tools and knowledge acquired in previous terms of Old English to read the monsters section of Beowulf with critical and philological skill. We will pay attention to language, literary, and scholarly issues, including more in-depth study of Old English poetic form and also approaches to translating literature from one language to another.
Upper-division Elective courses allow students to choose (or “elect”) courses or faculty specific to their own developing interests, enabling them thereby to shape their own educational experience.
English Minor courses offer students centuries of cultural experience and representation in poetry, prose, drama, film, TV, new media, and folk artifacts. The English minor can focus and extend the values of a liberal arts education, while also providing extensive training in writing, speaking, and critical thinking.