Eng Grad: A. Pre-1500


Bayless, Martha

In this course we will examine how medieval culture defined magic, how magic reflects the medieval understanding of the universe, and... (read more)


Laskaya, C. Anne

The course has two general aims: to examine late medieval English education (Chapel Schools, Trivium, Quadrivium, Rhetoric, Inns of Court, select university... (read more)


Bayless, Martha

This class will look at the cultural and literary significance of tales normally overlooked by modern scholarship: the legends, rumors, and scandals of medieval England and Wales.  These informal stories are the medieval equivalents of internet memes and conspiracy theories, TV tabloid... (read more)


Clark, Stephanie

OEII puts the grammatical concepts learned in OEI to use as we read shorter poems and prose, some famous, some delightfully obscure, in Old English. Adding to students’ knowledge of Anglo-Saxon literature and culture, the course culminates with a reenactment of the Battle of Maldon. OEII will... (read more)


Clark, Stephanie

Introduction to Old English, the language in which Beowulf was written. OEI is the first of a three-course sequence studying the language and culture that flourished in England from the 5th-11th centuries. In this class, you’ll learn the basic grammar and... (read more)