Old English - the ancestor of Modern English - was the language of England from the fifth century until the twelfth. Literature written in Old English includes the epic Beowulf beside a rich variety of other poetry, as well as historical texts. This unit introduces students to the language of the Anglo-Saxons through the study of Old English texts.
1x1hr lecture/week, 2x1hr tutorial/week
1x500wd translation exercise (15%), 1x2500wd Essay (50%), 1x1.5hr exam (35%)