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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2023-24

ENGL 47 History of the English Language

This course traces the development of English as a spoken and written language belonging to the Indo-European language family. We will work forward from Proto-Indo-European through Old English (Beowulf), Middle English (Chaucer), and Early Modern English (Shakespeare), up to contemporary American English. Our focus will be on the structural history of the language, especially changes in pronunciation and grammar, and the implications of those changes for English as spoken and written today. Open to all classes.

Cross Listed Courses

LING 018

Degree Requirement Attributes

Dist:QDS; WCult:W; Lang:LRP. This course has been renumbered to ENGL 55.24.

The Timetable of Class Meetings contains the most up-to-date information about a course. It includes not only the meeting time and instructor, but also its official distributive and/or world culture designation. This information supersedes any information you may see elsewhere, to include what may appear in this ORC/Catalog or on a department/program website. Note that course attributes may change term to term therefore those in effect are those (only) during the term in which you enroll in the course.

Department-Specific Course Categories

Course Group IV. This course was renumbered to ENGL 55.24.