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Introduction to Medieval Language and Literature

This course aims to give all students on it an introduction to the study of literature which is written in Old and Middle English, and predates the period of Narrative Texts. By the end of the course students will have an acquaintance with the range and variety of this literature and some fluency in reading it. In addition to completing the chronological range of English literature, this course prepares students for the study of Chaucer in the second year and for the optional medieval courses.