Engl. 3396: Swords and Songs; Exiles and Elegies
An Introduction to Old English Language and Literature

MWF 10:30-11:20 a.m.

 

Instructor: Dr. Andrea Schutz
Office: EC 319
Office Hours: Mondays, 1:30-4:30 or by appointment
email: schutz@stthomasu.ca


Course format: Lecture/discussion. MW - grammar or textual study; F - culture and quizzes

Textbooks:
Bruce Mitchell and Fred. Robinson, A Guide to Old English. Sixth ed. (Blackwell) In Bookstore
Michael Alexander, trans. Beowulf. (Penguin) In Bookstore
Ishtla Singh, The History of English: A Students' Guide (Oxford) In Bookstore
David Johnson and Elaine Trehearne, Readings in Medieval English Literature (Oxford) In Bookstore

Evaluation:
First Term

Grammar journal 10%
In-class participation and attendance 10%
Quizzes (10) 10%
Jigsaw presentation and paper 20%

Second Term

Culture paper (due Jan. 13, 2006) 10%
Literature journal 10%
In-class participation and attendance 10%
Translation quizzes (5) 10%
Literature paper 10%