History of the English Language

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Course No: ENGL.3070-031; SIS Class Nbr: 2177; SIS Term: 2640
Course Status: Open

Course Description

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

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  • Credits: 3;
  • Instructor: Katherine Shrieves
  • UMass Lowell Bookstore

When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • Summer 2017: May 15 to Aug 05
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Tuition: $1125
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester, nonrefundable registration fee for credit courses.

Related Programs: B.L.A. in Liberal Arts, B.A. in English

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