> Humanities & Social Sciences
Course No: ENGL.3070-031; SIS Class Nbr: 13089
Explores the origins and structure of the English language, tracing the ways that English has evolved from Old English through Middle English to the varieties of Modern English in England and its former colonies, including the United States. We will also examine the literary, social, and political implications of these developments, for instance the evolution of Standard English or the use of dialects. The course does not assume any knowledge of Old or Middle English.
Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor
- Special Notes:
- Section Notes: P: ENGL.1020; How has the English language changed from Beowulf to the text message you sent five minutes ago? This course explores the linguistic, literary, and sociocultural processes by which English has evolved and expanded over its 1500-year history. We will consider dynamic and hybrid "Englishes" from the prehistoric roots of English to today's language in Great Britain, the United States, and worldwide. No previous experience with linguistics or early forms of English is necessary for this course.
- Credits: 3;
- Instructor: Katherine Shrieves
UMass Lowell Bookstore
When Offered & Tuition
- Online Course
- Fall 2016: Sep 01 to Dec 03
- Chat Hours: Thu 9-10pm*
- Course Level: Undergraduate
- Tuition: $1110
- Note: There is a $30 per semester, nonrefundable registration fee for credit courses.
*Chat Hours provide an opportunity for the instructor and students to communicate
in "real time". It is an informative and interactive session where course related questions, answers,
and discussions take place. While student attendance during chat hours is not required, it is highly recommended.
Weekly chat sessions are archived for students who are not able to participate in the live chat sessions at the
Related Programs: B.L.A. in Liberal Arts, B.A. in English
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